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News
14/02/2020

JCB to reduce output due to anticipated component shortages caused by coronavirus

JCB announced on Thursday 13 February that it is set to reduce production levels at UK factories due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The move will mean a shorter working week for around 4,000 JCB and agency shopfloor employees from Monday 17 February. This follows an immediate ...
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13/02/2020 New Business Secretary named Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, has been named as Secretary of State for ... » Read More


13/02/2020 Decarbonising steel industry Scientists at Leeds University and Sheffield University have secured ... » Read More


12/02/2020 Mine truck project begins Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and global mining company Anglo ... » Read More
11/02/2020 Contract secured by maker Thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) manufacturer Airborne Oil & Gas has ... » Read More


10/02/2020 Danfoss electrification tools Danfoss Editron has released two new online tools – the latest offerings ... » Read More


07/02/2020 Grist picks JCB excavator Waste management and recycling specialist Grist Environmental has taken ... » Read More
Features
05/02/2020

Ship shape

From the advanced polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough to the new £6.2 billion Queen Elizabeth Class carriers, on-board water systems are playing a vital role at sea

RRS Sir David Attenborough (SDA), one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world, is about to transform the way British Antarctic Survey (BAS) conducts its ...
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05/02/2020 Comment: Floating cities The November 2019 issue of Operations Engineer featured an interview with new SOE patron Sir John Parker, a near 60-year veteran of industry who started his career in shipbuilding. Among other comments, he said: “Ships have every ... » Read More


05/02/2020 Joining plastic pipe High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is the polymer used for water and wastewater pipes. In thicker formulations, the same material is also used for buried gas lines. Sections can be joined together under heat and pressure, and there are ... » Read More


05/02/2020 Protecting nature Water companies need to adopt efficient ways of reducing phosphorus levels in water, in order to banish harmful algae from rivers and lakes » Read More
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