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Buncefield2

Industry's safety record is just not good enough

Added: 23 Apr 2013

London – Harrison firefighters battle blaze at plant … Dexter wastewater treatment plant explosion …

Eni chemicals plant

Carbon vote a victory for EU industry

Added: 16 Apr 2013

London – MEPs have narrowly voted down a proposal in the European Parliament to rescue the EU’s ail…

thatcher42

The legacy of Margaret Thatcher

Added: 9 Apr 2013

London – The passing of Margaret Thatcher is already generating conflicting reactions from across t…

skils minister hancock2

Factory visits are not enough

Added: 2 Apr 2013

London – For the past couple of years or so it has been hard to avoid TV images of ministers – usua…

Drax Power Plant 2

The truth about energy?

Added: 26 Mar 2013

London – This week sees a further widening of the chasm between the Government’s view of the UK’s e…

BIU energy2

Shale gas a turning point?

Added: 22 Mar 2013

London – Forget the improved deals around national insurance, R&D tax credits, and even the surpris…

jenny apprentice2

Job swap

Added: 14 Mar 2013

Following all the recent hype about apprenticeships it is surprising to see a worthwhile initiative…

EDF Hinkley Nuclear

Government in a corner over new nuclear

Added: 6 Mar 2013

With so many billions of pounds, euros and yen at stake - negotiations around the programme to buil…

Petrofac oil rig  operations2

Now help other process industries

Added: 26 Feb 2013

With just a few tweaks of its tax rules – plus some gentle persuasion by industry in the form of UK…

Honeywell enterprise software launch

Mind the gap between process and IT

Added: 20 Feb 2013

The need for closer co-operation between process control and IT departments has been flagged up cle…

Milk production factory

Playing chicken with horsemeat

Added: 14 Feb 2013

The horsemeat scandal has opened the lid on shady supply-chain practices whereby processed meat is …

A recipe for contract disputes?

Added: 7 Feb 2013

Engineers need a proper understanding and experience of project requirements

London – There are typi…

ICL control room for carbon capture plant

Integration is the way forward

Added: 1 Feb 2013

New thinking is always welcome in industries, such as process, that encompass such a wide range of …

Kids Schools Skills2

New apprenticeships era or wasted opportunity?

Added: 30 Jan 2013

London – Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, is j…

BP Texas refinery

Lessons from Algeria

Added: 24 Jan 2013

London – With the benefit of hindsight, it is clear that much greater security should have been aff…

Process blast

Losing sight of process safety?

Added: 18 Jan 2013

London – Earlier this week almost 100 offshore workers were evacuated from a North Sea platform, lo…

Lab

Integration can help bridge skills gaps

Added: 9 Jan 2013

‘Integrated industry’ has been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution, following on from the steam…

Skills show1

Flexible working or hire and fire?

Added: 1 Jan 2013

Got to be careful here: many of our readers are employers or senior managers who see good sense in …

Nat Grid gas pipeline Tirley12

A dash of common sense

Added: 13 Dec 2012

With the dust now settling around the Energy Bill, Autumn Statement and related announcements, such…

A skiils show front kids2

Don't blame the kids

Added: 28 Nov 2012

London – A lack of interest in science and engineering amongst kids is a major factor behind the sk…