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15/04/2010 P&M Pumps secures framework deal with Southern Water Solids pumping and mixing specialist P&M Pumps has secured a framework agreement with Southern Water to supply pumps and mixing systems. » Read More

15/04/2010 New oil cargo vessels relies on electrical generation Oil giant Petrobras reports success with the first of a new generation of cargo vessels, built by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore. » Read More

15/04/2010 JCB takes new twist with Archimedes screw A modern version of one of the world's oldest engineering wonders has just been installed at the new JCB Academy – and will be responsible for generating most of its electricity. » Read More

14/04/2010 BOC air separation plant to get green government investment BOC has been awarded a grant of more than £600,000, from the government's Tees Valley Investment Programme, to modernise and upgrade its facilities at Middlesbrough. » Read More

14/04/2010 McCambridge Foods set mince pies on PIAB pumps McCambridge Foods reports that strains put on mince pie production at its Blackburn plant, following bumper sales orders, were solved by Thorite, which supplied three additional PIAB vacuum pumps. » Read More

13/04/2010 Heraeus Infra-Red helps Eurobond handle cold steel Carbon medium wave infra-red equipment is helping Eurobond to improve its adhesive processes for structural panel manufacture in cold weather. » Read More

13/04/2010 GE to create 1,900 clean energy jobs in UK offshore wind by 2020 GE says it will develop a new offshore wind turbine manufacturing site in the UK, with a planned investment of €110 million. » Read More

12/04/2010 WCL take delivery of new reclaimer from Finlay West Midlands quarry firm WCLsays it is cutting down on waste and generating revenue from surplus material, following installation of a Terex Finlay 883 Reclaimer from Finlay Central. » Read More

12/04/2010 Technology park firms drive down electricity costs for manufacturers Sensdata and Drive Management Services (DMS), both located at the AMP Technology Centre, are working together to deliver an innovative system to cut costs and make lower carbon manufacturing processes a reality. » Read More

09/04/2010 Floating 100 tonnes on air transforms warehouse capabilities Hovair air film technology, combined with new flooring has effectively doubled capacity at London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) warehouse at Burntwood, Staffordshire. » Read More

09/04/2010 Drives scrappage scheme is popular with export markets In its first three months, IMO Precision Controls' Drives Scrappage Scheme has generated nearly 100 new enquiries from the USA and Canada, as well as the Philippines, India and China. » Read More

08/04/2010 EDF selects UK supplier for West Burton combined cycle plant ducting Specialised ductwork at EDF Energy's new high efficiency West Burton combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station, due to enter service in 2011, is being supplied by Senior Hargreaves, under a £2 million deal. » Read More

08/04/2010 GE Technology bringing efficiency and low emissions to Portugal’s refineries Galp Energia's Matosinhos cogeneration plant near Porto – one of the largest cogeneration facilities in Portugal – expects the commissioning of two Frame 6B gas turbines and auxiliary equipment from GE to increase the plant's efficiency ... » Read More

07/04/2010 BOCM Pauls saves £95,000 on steam traps TLV has won a contract to provide regular steam trap surveys on all 13 BOCM Pauls animal feed processing sites throughout the UK. » Read More

07/04/2010 Share safety alerts All sectors of industry are being urged to share information to help prevent accidents. » Read More

06/04/2010 Six auto de-raggers make it at Millbrook Following trials to test claims that Mono's EZstrip pump can be de-ragged in two-and-a-half minutes and stripped down and maintained in just 30, Southern Water has installed six at its sludge treatment centre in Millbrook. » Read More

06/04/2010 Asset tracking keeps tabs on mobile plant Mobile plant rental firm Flannery Hire says that installing a geofence antitheft system on its excavators and telehandlers has already helped to recover one unit within a few hours. » Read More

01/04/2010 ABN saves 30% energy costs with ABB motor drives Animal feed manufacturer ABN reckons it has been saving more than 30% off its electrical motors energy bill since installing 33 ABB low voltage ac drives on its pig and poultry feed production plant. » Read More

01/04/2010 Carbon Reduction Commitment applies to more plants than thought With the mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme now live, plant managers that have so far taken no action are being urged to do so urgently. » Read More

31/03/2010 SOE invites members to debate the general election 2010 With general election fervour heating-up across the country, SOE (Society of Operations Engineers) wants to open a debate with its members about what engineering professionals want from their political leaders. » Read More

31/03/2010 Gas power generators take on high electricity tariffs UK plants suffering the high costs of fixed energy tariffs levied from September 2008, could be cutting their bills in half and improving flexibility of supply. » Read More

30/03/2010 Same day gearmotor With UK assembly at Nord Gear's Abingdon facility for cast aluminium Nordbloc 1 series gearmotors now up and running, and the German assembly line also in full production for larger cast iron sizes, the company is now offering a same-day ... » Read More

30/03/2010 Bearing design rev revolutionises wave power technology Working with engineers from Pelamis wave power, Schaeffler's bearing specialists have enabled what's being hailed as a breakthrough in the design of next generation wave energy converters. » Read More

29/03/2010 Engineering profession launches manifesto for the UK Eight of the UK's engineering big guns have launched a call to action, in a bid to maximise the profession's impact on Britain's biggest challenges. » Read More

27/03/2010 SOE tops engineering poll for fourth year The SOE (Society of Operations Engineers) has registered more members at EngTech (engineering technician) than any other engineering institution for the fourth year running, according to Engineering Council year-end figures. » Read More
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