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Nuclear power SMRs

Rolls-Royce goes full throttle for SMR role

Added: 9 Jan 2017

Rolls-Royce is to play a lead role in a partnership that aims to construct a fleet of small modular…

Government gives £60 million for manufacturing innovation

Added: 7 Dec 2016

Universities and science minister Jo Johnson has given £60 million to fund six new research hubs to…

Plant maintenance: a new smart era of condition monitoring approaches

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Smart devices, sensing equipment and Industry 4.0 connectivity are creating a new world of conditio…

Downing Street promise of £2bn R&D increase applauded by sector

Added: 21 Nov 2016

Science and engineering leaders have been quick to welcome Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcemen…

Shale gas fracking

GMB union demands open debate on fracking in UK

Added: 18 Nov 2016

Britain needs an ‘honest and open’ debate on the viability of fracking, said Stuart Fegan, National…

Pounds sterling

Graduate engineering pay on the increase, says EEF report

Added: 16 Nov 2016

The average pay for engineers in the UK has risen 2% on last year, while graduates’ pay has seen a …

Philip Hammond

Autumn Statement: EEF makes its case to the Chancellor

Added: 14 Nov 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to use next week’s Autumn Statement (23 November) as a mea…

Solvay chemicals plant, US

Trump win could unsettle European chemicals market, says Cefic

Added: 9 Nov 2016

Chemical businesses within the European Union face a short-term period of uncertainty following the…

food and drink

Physics focus ‘can help’ food & drink manufacturing post-Brexit

Added: 26 Oct 2016

The president of the Institute of Physics (IOP) has said a focus on physics could help UK food and …

Industry ‘vigilant’ over Brexit negotiations

Added: 19 Oct 2016

A report published by Engineering the Future looks at the impact leaving the EU could have on the w…

food and drink

Brexit vote chips food & drink confidence

Added: 12 Oct 2016

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has rocked confidence among the UK’s food and drink manufacturers, a…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Renewed call for more women in engineering

Added: 11 Oct 2016

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) president Naomi Climer says getting more women invo…

Drax White Rose CCS

Norway invests £130m in CCS

Added: 10 Oct 2016

The Norwegian government has announced plans to invest NOK 1,314 million (£130m) in developing carb…

Fracking shale gas

Government approves Cuadrilla fracking application

Added: 6 Oct 2016

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for Cuadrilla to conduct fracking activity at …

Industry analysis: unleashing the potential of the IIoT

| Added: 3 Oct 2016

Technologies that connect us to the Internet of Things already exist, but don’t expect everyone to …

Food & drink: tackling the threat of product recalls

| Added: 3 Oct 2016

Product recalls are an unwelcome feature in the manufacturing landscape, so what will it take to ma…

Nuclear power SMRs

Small modular reactors ‘by 2030’

| Added: 29 Sep 2016

A report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) says small modular reactors (SMRs) could come o…

EU/UK flags

‘Clumsy’ Brexit deal could do lasting damage says EEF

Added: 21 Sep 2016

A report by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, suggests that rushed Brexit negotiations could do…


Engineering facing skills and diversity crisis

Added: 20 Sep 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) latest skills report reveals the majority of …

Hinkley Point C

Government approves Hinkley Point deal

Added: 15 Sep 2016

The UK government has today given approval for Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, but has introduced a …