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UK project could halve titanium parts production costs

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th April 2018 The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced late last month that its Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (officially abbreviated to Dstl) had, in cooperation with the University of Sheffield, developed of a radical new method of producing titanium parts. Dstl has so far invested almost... 

Jacobs Arup JV and Transport Scotland Deliver Queensferry Crossing

8th September 2017 Royal opening of largest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation DALLAS – Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Arup celebrate the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing by Her Majesty The Queen. The Jacobs Arup Joint Venture (JV) has worked with Transport Scotland since 2007 to... 

Here we are . . .

By: Riaan de Lange     28th July 2017 Born to be kings. We're the princes of the universe. These are the opening lyrics of British rock band Queen’s 1986 song, Princes of the Universe, and they resonate with me as my car grinds to a halt and I step outside to appreciate the most glorious view I have ever beheld. As to where I am . .... 

Nevsun taps UK-based Aggreko to provide 29.5 MW solar-diesel hybrid power to Bisha

By: Henry Lazenby     4th May 2017 Canadian base metals producer Nevsun Resources has signed a ten-year deal with Glasgow-based Aggreko to provide solar-diesel hybrid power to Nevsun’s flagship Bisha mine, in Eritrea. Aggreko will supply 22 MW of diesel and 7.5 MW of solar-generated power for the company’s copper and zinc... 

Africa’s first Radisson RED hotel to open in V&A Waterfront Silo District

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th April 2017 Africa’s first Radisson RED hotel is set to open in the third quarter of 2017 at the V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District, in Cape Town. The hotel chain, which successfully launched RED hotels in Brussels, Belgium, and Minneapolis, in the US, and with RED hotels in Campinas, Brazil, and... 

Aggreko Hosts Argentine Parliamentary Delegation at Dumbarton Facility

3rd February 2017 Glasgow, Scotland: Aggreko today hosted a delegation from the Argentine Parliament at its global manufacturing and technology facility in Dumbarton. The visit was part of the group’s wider mission to the UK aimed at strengthening political, trade and cultural ties between the two countries,... 

Ecosse Subsea Systems Double Up On Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm Project

1st August 2016 Subsea technology specialist, Ecosse Subsea Systems, has extended a trenching scope on the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea with the award of a seabed clearance project.   The Scottish company was last year awarded a contract by main contractor Prysmian Group to carry out pre-cut... 

The danger of an underdog becoming a top dog

By: Riaan de Lange     29th July 2016 Nestled on the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, but not quite at its tip, is a country – a British overseas territory or self-governing territory; well, not according to the United Nations, but that is a story for another day. Some call it an island, which it was not so long ago, but the... 

World Canals Conference speakers announced

10th June 2016 The 2016 World Canals Conference is shaping up to be the best yet, with a trio of high-profile experts from the Americas the latest additions to an array of world-renowned speakers set to take part in the prestigious event in Scotland this September. Hosted on the banks of the majestic Caledonian... 

World Canals Conference speakers & sponsors announced

15th March 2016 The 2016 World Canals Conference is shaping up to be the best yet, with an array of world-renowned speakers and high-profile sponsors signing up to take part in the prestigious event in Inverness this September. Hosted on the banks of the majestic Caledonian Canal, the conference will see... 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff bucks the trend within engineering sector with merger milestone

7th December 2015 Over 110 employees from WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the recently merged global professional services and engineering consultancy, have come together in their first joint office in Glasgow today (Monday, 7 December). The move to 110 Queen Street marks a major milestone for the combined business,... 

Modular pneumatic control solution installed at Scottish factory

16th October 2015 The combination of fluid control systems provider Bürkert Fluid Control Systems' AirLINE Ex 8650 valve islands and multinational engineering company Siemens’ intrinsically safe Simatic ET 200iSP distributed input/output (I/O) system is providing an ideal, safe, compact and modular pneumatic... 

Slurry pump scale model receives royal visit

2nd October 2015 During a visit to the engineering business Weir Group’s Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, UK monarch Queen Elizabeth was shown a scale model of the Warman slurry pump, says the company. Warman slurry... 

Project managers chosen for UK nuclear power stations

17th July 2015 Engineering, procurement and construction contractor Foster Wheeler announced in March that it was awarded a contract by UK-based energy provider EDF Energy to provide project management services to all of its UK nuclear power stations and technical offices in Gloucester and East Kilbride. 

M&R’s Clough snaps up Scottish engineering firm for £9m

By: Natalie Greve     5th September 2014 Following the establishment of its engineering centre in Glasgow earlier this year, engineering and project services company Clough, which is a subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, on Friday, announced the acquisition of a privately-owned Scotland-based engineering services company Booth Welsh for... 

Distell buys international whisky distilleries for $244m

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th April 2013 South African wines, spirits and flavoured alcoholic beverage producer Distell is expanding its global exposure with the acquisition of Scotch whisky producer Burn Stewart from CL World Brands (CLWB) and Angostura for $244-million. The deal would see the JSE-listed group take over three... 

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