The NEXUS project is being carried out by a consortium (co-led by ARTTIC and Rolls-Royce Marine) made up of 6 recognised and experienced key players from 4 different EU member states. The consortium consists of ARTTIC, Rolls-Royce Marine AS, University of Strathclyde, GONDAN Shipbuilders, DNV GL AS, Global Marine Group and SINTEF Ocean.


The University of Strathclyde (UoS) is a leading international technological institution ranked among the top-20 research-intensive university in the UK, and two faculties are involved with NEXUS: the Maritime Safety Research Centre (MSRC) based within the Engineering Faculty and the Strathclyde Business School (SBS).

Role in the project

The MSRC has the role of scientific/R&D contributor. In WP1, MSRC coordinates all the data collection, analysis and reporting. In WP2, MSCR brings expertise in energy efficiency, alternative fuel, control systems and other existing and emerging technologies and methods. In WP3, MSRC brings expertise in maritime safety, cyber-security and reliability, with the corresponding developments to be used to inform design and operational requirements, as well as the development of specialised safety rules for service operation vessels

Management Science researchers in SBS are developing the business risk modelling framework to support key decision-makers in making evidence-based choices to achieve marketability of the new vessel solution. SBS leads WP4 and plays key roles in WP5, WP7 and WP9 as these use of the outputs of business risk analysis.  SBS will also draw upon analysis in all other WP as these provide insights into factors relevant to the business risk model, such as market uncertainties and information from sub-system test and analysis.