ESR Technology Grows in Aberdeen


Due to continued growth, our commitment to deliver projects locally, and in order to respond rapidly to customer needs in the Aberdeen energy market, ESR Technology are delighted to announce the leasing of new larger premises in the new 1 Marischal Square development. Our new office will allow us to comfortably continue growing and providing our clients with the highest level of service from the heart of Aberdeen.

The new address is: ESR Technology, Office 84, Spaces, 1 Marischal Square, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1BL, UK.

For further information please contact Chris Proud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0)1224 039 480.


Andrew Gibson joins ESR Technology’s Space Business

It is with great pleasure that ESR Technology can announce that Andrew Gibson has joined our space business. Andrew will lead our space and vacuum mechanism design and development activities, drawing on his extensive experience as a senior technology and engineering developer, in which he encountered and resolved many key thermal, mechanical and project issues.

Andrew will also lead ESR’s business development activities in space, vacuum and other challenging environments, developing and progressing innovative ideas and developments that can positively increase our contribution to the constantly growing space sector.

Having previously worked for major companies and organisations in the UK and Canada, Andrew has an excellent understanding of the space industry on both sides of the Atlantic. As such, he will serve our existing clients and also extend ESR Technology’s space offering to new markets.

For more information, please contact Andrew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0)1925 843414, or email Simon Griffin on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ESTL contributes to ESA workshops

ESTL ESA Final Presentation Days


ESTL recently attended the 2019 Mechanisms Workshop & Final Presentation Days hosted by ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, with six people attending this two-day conference. The event presented various development activities to interested parties from the ESA member states. ESTL provided five presentations in total, covering a range of fluid and solid lubrication activities demonstrating the cutting edge in vacuum & space tribology:

  • Ongoing and Future Tribology Activities in ESTL – 2019
  • Characteristics of Low-Cost Solid Lubricants
  • Mechanisms of Fluid Lubrication Perspectives from Use of the ABTR
  • Environmental and Storage Effects on the Tribological Performance of MoS2
  • Overview of Long-Term Storage Effects on Mechanism Elements (LTS) Activity at ESTL

These presentations can be accessed via the ESTL Members Area, which is open to organisations based in the ESA Member States and Canada and contain over 250 technical reports and presentations.

ESTL also attended the B2B Space Mechanisms Legacy from New ESA players workshop, fostering cooperation and collaboration between newer and more experienced ESA member states in a changing Space 4.0 environment.

ESTL’s attendance at these events cements our place as Europe’s experts in vacuum and space tribology within these new and expanding fields.

ESR Wins Award in The Future of Rail Young Engineers Competition

Greg Kelly, a rising star within ESR Technology’s National Centre of Tribology (NCT), was awarded second place in a regional competition hosted by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) this week.

The competition was based on “The Future of Rail”, with candidates using a recent project to show how their company can contribute to the future of the rail industry. The technical presentations were judged on technical content, presentation skills and future planning.

Greg presented NCT’s recent forensic investigation into a catastrophic failure on a train, highlighting the technologies and techniques used, demonstrating our capabilities for the future. The evening was filled with interesting presentations, promising a bright future for the rail industry through the application of exciting new technologies.

NCT’s heritage stretches back over 50 years, but its vision is firmly fixed on the future. It has recently entered into an exciting new collaboration with the Henry Royce Institute. Events like this demonstrates the uniqueness of NCT’s expertise, and why it will be needed to solve problems across the engineering industry in the future.

For more information, please contact Greg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0)1925 843494, or email Rory Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him on +44 (0)1925 843459.

ESTL’s Space Tribology Course for New ESA Player States



Due to the very high level of applications to attend our Space Tribology Course, it is now full and is unfortunately closed for new registrations. All successful applicants have already been informed of their acceptance by email.

However, we will keep a reserve list of qualifying applicants to whom we may offer attendance at short notice, since it is possible that some people who have already registered may be unable to attend.

Thank you for your understanding.


ESTL has pleasure to announce that we will present our highly acclaimed and technically detailed two-day Space Tribology Course in Warsaw on 9th and 10th April 2019. The course is only open to participants whose organisations are located in one of the ‘new ESA player’ states. As ESA will fund the course, it will be delivered to the eligible participants free of charge!

Delegates who are located in the following states are warmly invited to attend the course and take away a wealth of information; Romania, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia. It will be held at the NIMBUS Conference Centre in Warsaw and presented by Simon Lewis and Michael Buttery from ESTL, the European Space Tribology Laboratory which is part of ESR Technology Ltd and supported by ESA.

For more details about the course, please visit our website or complete and return your registration application form (which can be found here) to confirm your place on the course. Please be quick, as places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’.

If you can’t make the course for whatever reason, please be aware that we will be holding an open version of our two-day Space Tribology Course on 16th and 17th September in Munich. These are the two days before the prestigious ESMATS event, but unfortunately this version of our course will not be free! We hope to see you soon!

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