The energy sector is at the forefront of delivering a more sustainable future for our planet.

We work with customers and partners to develop a full spectrum of technologies to enable companies to make this transition a success.  From small incremental product improvements to full-scale transformational innovation, composite materials can offer immediate benefits through light-weighting to eliminating corrosion during the product life cycle, to using more sustainable materials.

Find out how composite materials can support your goals for a lower carbon future.

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Improve through-life cost benefits

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Delivering engineering solutions that substantially reduce the product weight, enabling significant through-life cost benefits for your product.

Feasibility Assessment

Composites to meet performance

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Feasibility Assessment

Structured assessment process to determine whether the use of new composite materials and manufacturing methods meet your performance and financial requirements.

Manufacturing at Scale

Prototype to representative scale capabilities

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Manufacturing at Scale

Producing composite components at representative scales for the energy sector.  Enabling functional prototyping to de-risk technology implementation.


Advances in materials and life cycle analysis

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Delivering engineering solutions with a high emphasis on sustainability, whether using recycled materials, naturally derived materials and end-of life strategies.


Delivering transformational solutions

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Innovation in the design, rapid manufacture and industrial exploitation of composites to deliver low-weight, corrosion resistant, high-strength composite solutions.

Collaborative R&D

De-risk and accelerate innovation

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Collaborative R&D

Access our world-class technology centre and over 350 specialist composites engineers to build collaborative R&D partnerships with the NCC to de-risk and accelerate innovation.

Recent Activities

  • News
    Read more about Largest ever UK Government R&D investment will make UK composites world leader

    Largest ever UK Government R&D investment will make UK composites world leader

    10 Dec 2018
    National Composites Centre announces major new research and development (R&D) investment programme that will help define the future of composites. £36.7m is being invested in 10 new technologies, tailor-made to NCC specifications, in order to speed the development of new processes for all forms of composite manufacturing.
  • NEC, Birmingham
    Read more about Advanced Engineering Show 2019

    Advanced Engineering Show 2019

    30 - 31 Oct 2019
    Advanced Engineering is the UK's largest annual exhibition and conference for advanced manufacturers & supply chain professionals.

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COVID-19 update - Easter shutdown and new working pattern

The NCC is taking a break for the Easter holidays and will be completely shutdown from Good Friday (10th April), returning on Monday 20th April.

From 20th April, all NCC staff will work a 4-day week, from Mondays to Thursdays. We will be completely shut on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We will also re-open our workshop to support customer work and the national ventilator and recovery efforts, following a message from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the UK manufacturing sector. We will have a phased return to the workshop for some of our manufacturing team, observing special measures for social distancing. 

The majority of our staff will continue to work from home. You can get in touch with us through your usual contacts via email and phone, or please email

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We will continue to update our website and social media channels to keep you informed.