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Solvent handling and glove guide released

The European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) has released guidelines for handling solvents with gloves. The organisation aims to promote the use of organic solvents, and offer advice and guidance to meet legislative requirements.
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Electric bus batteries installed in 200kWh solar cell trial

Batteries from electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden, are getting a second lease of life for solar energy storage.
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Sulzer Wood wins contract extension with BP

Rotating equipment services provider Sulzer Wood has been awarded a five-year contract extension to provide pump maintenance services for BP operations in the North Sea.
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First EPR, French civil nuclear reactor design, enters commercial operation

The Taishan 1 EPR reactor in China, in Guangdong province, has now entered the commercial operation phase.
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Kent high-voltage line completed

National Grid and its contractors Murphy Eltel Joint Venture have finished building a new 20km high voltage electricity line between Richborough and Canterbury.
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Receiving operations begin at wind power project

ALE has started the receiving operations of GE wind turbines components in Oman for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) first-ever large-scale wind farm.
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Spidex wins Mainsaver CMMS support contract at Dounreay

Software products supplier Spidex Software has been awarded the contract for technical support of software management systems for maintenance and health & safety at Dounreay, Scotland.
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GE Power Conversion partners with Sulzer for parts, services, and equipment

In a move to increase services, parts and new equipment availability, minimise repair times, and reduce downtime, GE Power Conversion has signed an agreement with Sulzer, making it an authorised parts, new equipment, and service provider.
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Schaeffler to acquire Elmotec Statomat

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has concluded a contract to acquire Elmotec Statomat Holding GmbH (Elmotec Statomat), a manufacturer of production machinery for the high-volume construction of electric motors, in ...
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Multi-Fan Systems sets out expansion plan with appointment

A Shropshire specialist in customised air movement, filtration and extraction systems has made a high-profile appointment to help it meet ambitious plans to increase its current £6m turnover by 40% over the next three years.
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Siemens supplies ‘world’s first’ lithium-ion battery solution for offshore ...

Siemens is claiming a world first by supplying an energy storage solution (ESS) to an offshore drilling rig.
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Winners named at the AEMT Awards 2018

The winners of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) Awards 2018 were announced during a Gala Presentation Ceremony in Coventry on Thursday 29 November.
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Babcock Wanson launches BOAS Cat 5 training for coil boiler operators

Babcock Wanson has launched a Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) Cat 5 training course for Coil type Steam Boiler Operators in the UK, in conjunction with the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA).
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EnerSys to present its latest motive power innovations at LogiMAT 2019

EnerSys will present its latest innovations for motive power batteries and their related infrastructure at LogiMAT 2019 - the International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management – on 19-21 February 2019 in ...
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The case for choppers

According to distributor P&M Pumps, 80% of the 366,000 sewer blockages occurring in the UK are caused by non-flushable items, of which the biggest offender is wet wipes.
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T Cards Online takes off at Meggitt

Aerospace and defence component manufacturer Meggitt PLC employs around 12,000 people at manufacturing facilities around the world.
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Researchers developing self-healing concrete

University of Cambridge researchers are using microencapsulation technologies developed by Dolomite Microfluidics to develop self-healing construction materials.
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Weston College to open Construction Training Centre

Weston College is to open a state-of-the-art industry focused training centre.
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Travis Perkins order for JCB

A UK builder’s merchants has invested in 500 new JCB machines worth more than £7 million for its Tool Hire division.
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Hydrogen tests begin on gas distribution infrastructure

TUV SUD NEL in East Kilbride, Scotland has begun a research project that might help determine the distribution infrastructure for hydrogen and other clean gaseous fuels.
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SJD research highlights gender pay gap in engineering

Research conducted by Hemel Hempstead-based SJD accountants has found that men in engineering earn up to 30% more than women in the same roles.
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InSite Technical Services celebrates 4th birthday

Pembrokeshire-based InSite Technical Services, which supplies technical consultancy and operational services to the oil, gas, metals, chemicals, renewables, technology licensing and financial industries, will celebrate four years of growth ...
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Apprentice engineer looks to ‘keep growing’

Eighteen-year-old apprentice engineer Miguel Mari is pursuing his dream job as an inventor and problem solver with Rotech, a designer of feeding and coding systems.
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Emtec introduces JCB Teletruk technology

Louvres and acoustic products manufacturer Emtec has introduced JCB Teletruk technology, improving operational efficiency by freeing up outside space at its High Wycombe-based production and distribution facility.
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RTITB: Agency workers at risk due to lack of lift truck training

RTITB has warned that workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities are frequently occurring because employers are failing to check the qualifications and training credentials of agency staff working in lift truck operations.
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