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16/03/2011 Renewable energy vital to hit UK EU carbon commitment Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne needs to include a central role for renewables in next week's Carbon Plan, according to mO3 Power. » Read More

15/03/2011 Outsourced MRO stores at Liverpool print works The Prinovis site in Liverpool has signed a five-year agreement with Eriks Integrated Solutions for the provision of MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) equipment procurement and stores management at its Liverpool site. » Read More

14/03/2011 Oliver Twinsafe valves installs Hodge Clemco blast room Specialist pipeline valves manufacturer Oliver Twinsafe has upgraded its production facilities, with a self-contained Enviraclean blast room with abrasive recovery system and sound insulation from Sheffield-based Hodge Clemco. » Read More

11/03/2011 Carbon cutting lighting service aims to ease plant retrofits Low-carbon retrofit technologies specialist Energys Group has launched a service providing hands-on training for sites wanting to install its lighting converter, Save It Easy. » Read More

10/03/2011 Kemira Chemicals cuts costs with condensate recovery system Kemira Chemicals UK is reporting considerable energy and cost savings since installing a CORsys condensate recovery system from ARI-Armaturen. » Read More

10/03/2011 Siemens Mechanical Drives passes first apprentice graduate Leeds-based Siemens Mechanical Drives' first graduate apprentice has just come through his four-year course with flying colours. » Read More

10/03/2011 Rushlift wins JP Corry forklift fleet deal Independent forklift truck dealer Rushlift has won a deal to supply JP Corry, Northern Ireland's largest builders merchant, with specialist equipment from forklift manufacturers Doosan and Combilift. » Read More

09/03/2011 INEOS finds hidden potential in plant decommissioning INEOS ChlorVinyls is reporting "previously unconsidered opportunities and cost benefits" since appointing RVA to manage decommissioning projects at its Barry and Runcorn plants. » Read More

09/03/2011 British Safety Council calls for debate on health and safety regulation The British Safety Council (BSC) is calling for a public debate on the future of health and safety regulation, following the news that Health and Safety Executive inspections could be reduced due to budget cuts. » Read More

09/03/2011 New ABB partners bring automation to smaller plants ABB has launched a partner programme that, according to the automation giant, will bring process automation to smaller plants. » Read More

08/03/2011 CRC Energy Efficiency scheme is way forward for saving money With effect from April 2011, companies responsible for plants using more than 6,000MWh per year of electricity, will have to pay £12 for each tonne of CO2 they emit, rising to £14 per tonne from 2013. » Read More

08/03/2011 Back to the future for Ener-G engineering apprentices Three engineering apprentices, from Salford-based clean technology business Ener-G, have restored an historic engine that powered the post industrial revolution. » Read More

07/03/2011 Drives refurbishment completes at UPM Shotton paper mill UPM Shotton Paper's recycled fibre plant reports that its extensive low voltage ac drive refurbishment programme has been successfully completed, and that uptime has been massively improved. » Read More

04/03/2011 A350 landing gear gets bespoke hydraulic test rigs Messier-Dowty has installed two new hydraulic fill and level acceptance testing rigs, designed and developed by Branch Hydraulic Systems, for the Airbus A350 main landing gear assembly project. » Read More

04/03/2011 Tubosider reports huge improvements with new machine control system Improved capacity, better tolerances and reduced scrap are being reported at Tubosider UK on its multi-stage rolling mill. » Read More

03/03/2011 Castrol signs Eriks to distribute industrial lubricants range Castrol Industrial UK and maintenance, repair and overhaul equipment and services firm Eriks have signed a deal that will see the latter providing national distribution of Castrol Industrial's lubricants. » Read More

02/03/2011 Midlands partnership aims for engineer apprentices Midland Tool and Design has joined forces with Dudley College in a bid to improve take-up of engineering apprenticeships in the West Midlands. » Read More

02/03/2011 Paper merchant rolls out Michelin tyres across entire fleet Essex-based Ovenden Papers is to fit Michelin tyres on its entire forklift truck fleet, as well as its delivery vehicles, following a puncture-free 12-month trial. » Read More

01/03/2011 Polestar awards five-year MRO contract to Eriks Print giant Polestar has signed a five-year agreement with Eriks Integrated Solutions for MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) procurement and stores management at its five largest sites in the UK. » Read More

28/02/2011 Bosch Rexroth signs to ODVA and EtherNet/IP Bosch Rexroth has become a principal member of ODVA, the interoperable open communications technologies association best known for its DeviceNet community. » Read More

25/02/2011 30% rise in daily rates for oil and gas engineers Day rates for oil and gas contractors increased by 30% last year (2010), indicating that the UK oil and gas industry is on a strong recovery curve following the tough times of 2008. » Read More

25/02/2011 Fivefold growth brings plant MRO facilities to Kings Lynn As a result of an astonishing fivefold growth in its business over the past four years, Erks' Kings Lynn distribution branch has moved to new, much larger facilities. » Read More

24/02/2011 Weg wins Outotec sulphuric acid plant MV motors contract Electric motors giant Weg is nearing completion of a major contract to supply sulphuric acid plant engineering firm Outotec with 21 MV (medium voltage) motors and associated equipment. » Read More

24/02/2011 New boiler house for Spirax Sarco Spirax Sarco, one of the world's largest manufacturers of steam equipment and services, has opted to install new steam generators into its new central boiler house in its Cheltenham based manufacturing facility. » Read More

23/02/2011 Paper maker fined after fatal roof fall A paper manufacturer has been fined £260,000 after a worker fell through a fragile roof to his death. » Read More
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