Power Generation News – Late August 2021

Renewables and nuclear power accounted for a record 66% of electricity production across the EU during the first half of 2021, with clean energy proving far more resilient to the pandemic than fossil fuels according to a new analysis from climate think-tank Ember; the latest in a series of bi-annual updates on electricity generation and demand in the EU. Ember’s figures show that nuclear and renewable generation accounted for 66% of electricity generation across the bloc between January and June 2021, up ... Read more

Oil & Gas News – Late August 2021

 Plans for a green hydrogen production hub in Carrington, near Manchester, have taken a step forward with the submission of a planning application. The developers are hoping to bring it online in 2023. The plans have been drawn up by Trafford Green Hydrogen subsidiary Carlton Power and were submitted to Trafford Council earlier this month. They outline how a green hydrogen production facility could be created on land owned by the business at its existing power station site. The facility would include an ... Read more

Energy News – Late August 2021

Thousands of UK homes could soon be warmed using heat generated from electricity grid transformers, which would have otherwise gone to waste. National Grid has forged a partnership with SSE’s Energy Solutions arm to explore how to capture the heat generated by the transformers and redirect it into district heating networks. National Grid owns the transformers while SSE operates a string of district heating network projects across the UK. In total, SSE manages 18 heating and cooling networks, collectively serving more than ... Read more

Aerospace News – Late August 2021

The Airbus wing-making plant at Broughton has received a boost following Delta Air Lines’ decision to order an extra 30 A3210 aircraft.  The plant, near Chester, employs around 4,500 staff making wings for all the group’s commercial airline clients. Delta has ordered 30 more A321neo (new engine option) aircraft to help meet its future fleet requirements. The newly-ordered aircraft are in addition to the airline’s existing orders for 125 of the type, bringing the outstanding orders from Delta to a total of 155 ... Read more

Automotive News – Late August 2021

UK car production fell sharply last month, marking the worst July performance for the industry since 1956, a trade group has said.  The global microchip shortage, staff being affected by the so-called pingdemic, and shutdowns meant just 53,438 cars were built in the month. That was a drop of 37.6% compared to July last year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.  It comes as sales of second-hand vehicles are soaring. Overall car production in the year to date is almost ... Read more

Rail News – Early August 2021

A major new body of research argues a lack of urgency and vision on delivery of transport infrastructure across the North and Midlands is undermining “levelling up”. It warns that without greater connectivity within and between cities, as well as into HS2 and the rest of the national rail network, city regions will continue to lag behind. Jointly commissioned by not-for-profit trade bodies Sheffield Property Association and London Property Alliance, which together represent over 500 leading property companies across South Yorkshire and London, ... Read more

Power Generation News – Early August 2021

Rolls-Royce has agreed to sell its Bergen Engines business in Norway to Retford-based Langley Holdings in a deal worth £60m.  The deal is part of the Derby manufacturer’s plans to dispose on non-core businesses and save £2bn. The sale includes the Bergen Engines factory, service workshop and foundry in Norway; engine and power plant design capability; and a global service network spanning more than seven countries. Bergen Engines employs more than 900 people worldwide including 650 in the main factory in Hordvikneset. Langley ... Read more

Oil & Gas News – Early August 2021

A newly-released report by Scottish Enterprise says that Scotland can become a world-leading producer and exporter of clean hydrogen within the next ten years due to its unique geography, infrastructure and energy expertise. It also finds that the development of clean hydrogen technologies and large-scale deployment will be paramount to the success of Scotland’s target of net zero by 2045. The report was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise and undertaken by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre, ... Read more

Manufacturing News – Early August 2021

The University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Precision Technologies will receive £3m over the next five years to lead research programmes to drive significant advancements in machinery design and performance. The news follows the Government’s recent announcement that over £100m of new investment through its Strength in Places Fund will support five new landmark regional programmes. One of these is the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester based Advanced Machinery and Productivity Initiative, known as AMPI, which consists of 10 partners, including the Centre for ... Read more

Automotive News – Early August 2021

Bentley Motors has posted the company’s 2021 half-year performance, with sales and profit levels unmatched in Bentley’s 102-year history. This includes an operating profit of €178 million, greater than any profit figure posted for a full-year period by the company. Moreover, retail sales increased by 50% from a pre-COVID 2019 figure of 4,785 to 7,199 in 2021. These sales were well-balanced between the luxury marque’s three model lines, Bentayga (2,767), Continental GT (2,318) and Flying Spur (2,063). https://www.mtdmfg.com/news/bentleys-sales-and-profit-levels-unmatched-in-its-102-year-history/ Some of the UK's largest commercial ... Read more
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