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Xylem

Xylem acquires analytics firm Pure for $397m

Added: 15 Dec 2017

Water technology business Xylem has acquired diagnostic and analytics solutions firm Pure for $397 …

Fusion research

Government invests £86m in nuclear fusion research

Added: 11 Dec 2017

The government has invested £86 million in the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) nuclear fusion …

Production of 500 daily litres of bioethanol from food waste

Bioethanol plant to stay closed unless change in market

Added: 7 Dec 2017

Britain’s biggest bioethanol producer, Vivergo, said it would ‘closely monitor the market’ before c…

EDF Hinkley Point C nuclear power wide

Wood wins £12 million Hinkley Point C contract

Added: 7 Dec 2017

Wood has won an £11.9 million contract to be sole supplier of inspection qualification services to …

GE announces more than 1,000 UK power jobs to go

Added: 7 Dec 2017

General Electric is to shed more than 1,000 UK jobs from its power division, as part of swingeing c…

UK manufacturing boosted by European performance

Added: 4 Dec 2017

European markets continue to play a key role for British manufacturing toward the end of this year,…

Nuclear industry makes ‘key contribution to Britain’s GDP’

Added: 4 Dec 2017

Britain’s civil nuclear industry contributed some £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year, claims …

Professor Quentin Ramasse

EPSRC invests £7m in materials research at SuperSTEM microscopy lab

Added: 4 Dec 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £7 million in new equip…

Xylem chief takes over as BPMA head

Added: 4 Dec 2017

Xylem Water Solutions managing director Duncan Lewis has officially taken over as the president of …

Process leaders on industrial strategy: good but not sufficient

Added: 28 Nov 2017

Welcome for the Government’s newly unveiled industrial strategy has been tempered by demands from t…

IET rankin

IET research shows majority of children see engineering as male profession

Added: 24 Nov 2017

Research by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) reveals only 9% of children aged be…

Chancellor

Process industries provide a Budget welcome, but with caveats

Added: 23 Nov 2017

The first Autumn Budget in 20 years received a mostly favourable welcome from the process sectors b…

north sea

Ineos acquires North Sea exploration licences

Added: 21 Nov 2017

Chemicals giant Ineos has acquired a majority stake in two exploration licences in the Northern Gas…

BSC opens Mumbai base after deal with leading Indian safety trainer

Added: 20 Nov 2017

India’s leading safety training organisation has joined forces with the British Safety Council in o…

Graduates

STEM grads more likely to be out of work says CIPD report

Added: 17 Nov 2017

Young people who study STEM subjects have the highest rate of graduate unemployment immediately aft…

Engineering firm sentenced over legionella risk at powder coating plant

Added: 17 Nov 2017

De-Met Colourcoat has been sentenced after failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bac…

Earthquake hero and outstanding apprentice win top IET awards

Added: 16 Nov 2017

The IET has awarded its Armed Forces Technician of the Year prize to a soldier who returned to his …

Environmental prize for water facility

Added: 15 Nov 2017

Marks & Spencer’s Plan A Award for Environmental Leadership has gone to a water treatment facility …

UK and EU chemical bodies demand sector guarantees against no-deal withdrawal

Added: 14 Nov 2017

British and Europe-wide chemical industry associations have issued a joint statement calling on the…

Scuoler to chair key UK export body

Added: 13 Nov 2017

Retiring chief executive of manufacturers’ organisation the EEF, Terry Scuoler is the new chair of …