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Emerson’s Paradigm takeover will boost position in exploration software

Added: 17 Oct 2017

Emerson has positioned itself as the largest independent provider of exploration and production sof…

Three firms fined over £1.5m as worker suffers life-changing injuries

Added: 17 Oct 2017

Three companies have been fined in excess of £1.5 million after a worker suffered life-changing inj…

Chemicals giant Bayer sells seeds business to BASF for €5.9bn

Added: 13 Oct 2017

German chemicals manufacturer Bayer has sold a number of its crop seeds business units to BASF for …

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Tomorrow’s Engineers launches skills partnership for English schools

Added: 12 Oct 2017

Tomorrow’s Engineers and education provider STEM Learning have launched a skills partnership design…

Amec Foster Wheeler takeover provides North Sea entry for WorleyParsons

Added: 11 Oct 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler’s North Sea oil and gas maintenance business arm is to be sold to WorleyParsons…

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British Safety Council honours 72 companies for excellence

Added: 11 Oct 2017

Some of the biggest names in the global process industries are among a host of firms honoured for t…

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GMB accuses Sellafield of going back on undertakings and says strike back on

Added: 10 Oct 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility have announced plans to strike this month over an ongoi…

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Unite announces Sellafield strike action as pay dispute rumbles on

Added: 6 Oct 2017

Sellafield nuclear site’s 1,100 Unite union members have announced plans to strike over an ongoing …

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Quantum dots trigger antibiotic treatment boost, research finds

Added: 5 Oct 2017

Research by the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests light-activated nanoparticles could be u…

UKOOG: ‘Scottish Government fracking ban harms economy and environment’

Added: 3 Oct 2017

The chief executive of trade body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) has condemned the Scottish Governm…

IET unveils apprenticeship and Forces awards shortlist

Added: 2 Oct 2017

An army sergeant whose innovative airplane runway achieved cost savings of 80% and an apprentice wh…

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Filter removes almost all bacteria from contaminated water, research suggests

Added: 28 Sep 2017

A filter developed by researchers at Swansea University is designed to remove more than 90% of hydr…

Oil storage firm fined £100k after chemical explosion

Added: 26 Sep 2017

Oil storage firm ESL Fuels has been fined £100,000 after contractors cut into a sealed pipe causing…

CCS

Half of British public would support coal plants with CCS, survey finds

Added: 25 Sep 2017

Half of the British public would support the construction of new coal and gas-fired power plants if…

ABB

ABB buys GE Industrial Solutions for $2.6 billion

Added: 25 Sep 2017

Engineering giant ABB has acquired GE Industrial Solutions for $2.6 billion (£1.92bn), thereby stre…

Tata Steel

Unions ‘cautiously welcome’ Tata Steel merger but demand assurances for staff

Added: 20 Sep 2017

UK trade unions have “cautiously welcomed” the planned merger between Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp, …

French environmental testing group buys PARC laboratory

Added: 20 Sep 2017

UK environmental testing laboratory PARC Ltd (Product Assessment and Reliability Centre) has been b…

Stamps honour legendary safety engineer John C Taylor’s inventions

Added: 19 Sep 2017

The inventor of the kettle switch used a billion times a day worldwide has been honoured with a ser…

Labrador secures £1m investment for smart energy device

Added: 19 Sep 2017

Smart energy company Labrador has announced it has raised in excess of £1 million from more than 30…

Sheffield Uni AMRC deal creates manufacturing centre in Oman

Added: 19 Sep 2017

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has launched a project with Om…