All Power & Water

Danfoss drives set for maximum energy efficiency for water applications

Added: 26 May 2017

The VLT AQUA Drive from Danfoss is designed to offer a unique combination of three strengths: energ…


Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

Case study: monitoring is the key to water flow

Added: 22 May 2017

Standalone monitoring ensures bearing faults don’t result in a loss of water supply.

Improved use of resources drives development in the water industry

Added: 22 May 2017

At a time when operating margins in water and wastewater are under growing pressure, the need to co…

Graphene breakthrough could massively cut nuclear energy costs

Added: 9 May 2017

Manchester University researchers are claiming a breakthrough that could reduce the CO2 emissions a…

Manufacturing Barometer

Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

UK and France sign nuclear agreement

UK and France agree to strengthen nuclear skills development

Added: 26 Apr 2017

The National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) and the Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nuc…


Energy efficiency ‘most important area’ for government to focus on, report finds

Added: 24 Apr 2017

Improving energy efficiency is the “single most important area” for the government to focus on if i…

In full flow: Totex is finally taking effect in the water sector

Added: 4 Apr 2017

A sector once seen as slow moving and traditional is now in its most dynamic period for decades. To…

David Peattie

Former BP engineer David Peattie named nuclear authority CEO

Added: 1 Mar 2017

Former BP engineer David Peattie has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer (CEO) at…

EPSRC invests £4.6m in nuclear robot development

Added: 28 Feb 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.6 million in the dev…


Brexit could threaten new nuclear reactor build in the UK, says report

Added: 16 Feb 2017

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) could threaten nuclear fuel supplies and new nuc…

Cyber security

Quantitative methods could protect plants from hacks, say researchers

Added: 12 Feb 2017

Using quantitative methods to prioritise cyber security will help protect power stations from hacks…

Managing the impact of extreme rainfall events

Added: 2 Feb 2017

The changing climate is affecting the day-to-day operations of industrial businesses, with the risk…

Climate change and the risk to business: adaptation, innovation and resilience

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Climate change will have significant implications for industrial businesses and their water process…

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£660m nuclear industry pension cuts ‘a point blank betrayal’

Added: 8 Jan 2017

The GMB, Unite, Prospect and ASLEF/TSSA unions are meeting on Monday (9 January) to discuss strike …

Plant Equipment: how efficient are thermal fluid systems?

Added: 3 Jan 2017

Thermal fluid-based heat transfer systems offer an efficient alternative to the steam variety, but …

Nuclear waste

Manchester Uni makes nuclear waste recycling leap

Added: 2 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have used pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) …

tank water

CMA upholds £2.6m water tank cartel fine

Added: 21 Dec 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has imposed fines of more than £2.6 million on three bu…

SSE Ferrybridge coal power station

ABB handed Ferrybridge demolition contract

Added: 15 Dec 2016

Energy firm SSE has appointed ABB’s engineering and consultancy division to handle decommissioning …