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News
22/04/2019

Bilfinger wins mechanical & electrical project for Welsh power station refurbishment

Warrington-based engineering and services provider Bilfinger UK has won a multi-million-pound contract with German hydropower specialist Voith Hydro to deliver a range of mechanical, electrical, maintenance and installation services at the Ffestiniog power station in North Wales.

The deal forms part of significant restoration project set to be ...
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18/04/2019

‘Concreteberg’ found in sewer

Thames Water is to remove what it says is a record-busting ‘concreteberg’ ...
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18/04/2019

Manus award winners named

An offshore inspection unit from remote intervention tooling and subsea ...
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17/04/2019

Radius acquires Plant-i

Crewe-based Radius Payment Solutions, the group behind the telematics and ...
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16/04/2019

Amey secures new contracts

Public services provider Amey has been appointed by United Utilities to ...
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15/04/2019

New fleet for Ecolab

Ecolab, a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and ...
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12/04/2019

TÜV: IoT cellular test service

TÜV SÜD has launched its new Internet of Things (IoT) cellular testing ...
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Features
04/04/2019

They came… They thaw… They conquered

Engineers and scientists have taken industry standard equipment to Antarctica and used a hot water drill to break through the ice. From there, a string of instruments has been used to understand ice flow and history

For UK engineers, industry standard equipment is a necessity. From Cornwall to Kent, and all the way up to Scotland, such equipment ...
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04/04/2019

Comment: Head in the sand?

A workshop from Make UK’s National Manufacturing Conference is profiled this month. Entitled ‘monetising your digital future’, the session gave speakers from across different manufacturing sectors a chance to talk about their own, ...
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04/04/2019

Hydrophonical

Water supply utility Anglian Water has begun installing thousands of leak sensors across its network, as well as trialling a new kind of pressure sensor to stop a big cause of leaks; transient surges
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04/04/2019

Seismic sensing

This article discusses the latest trends in seismic monitoring and protection systems for nuclear plants, including technologies adopted and current best practice driven by enhanced risk management demands
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