Oil / Gas / Energy

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A carbon-free energy future on the horizon


The UK is playing a leading role in the development of nuclear fusion energy and new technological advancements have been made. The potential energy source is seen as the answer to a carbon-free sustainable future

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Driving high-tech manufacturing in Cornwall


​A wealth of new high-tech manufacturing opportunities exist in Cornwall over the next few years and Feritech Global is on a mission to drive the county and the region across all sectors, when it moves into a new £3m ...

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Decarbonising UK energy


​An innovative decarbonising energy project that will help increase the amount of renewable energy transmitted on the UK electricity system and prevent power blackouts, is taking shape and on target to be operational ...

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MACH 2020 preparations


MACH2020 (www.machexhibition.com) will take place from 20-24 April, 2020 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. It will be the second show since the move to new halls, with the event last year attracting 25,000+ ...

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Bubbling under


If you’ve been happy enough with a lower price for the fuel you put in your car, the other side of this has been a large negative industrial impact. Andrew Allcock reviews the UK oil and gas industry’s position

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A freshening breeze


As a £290 million government allocation round for energy contracts, including offshore wind, is scheduled to begin in April for projects delivered in 2021-22 and 2022-3, wind turbine manufacturing activities are picking ...

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Electric thinking


The Blue Arc electro-erosion process will drastically reduce roughing times in hard-to-machine alloys such as aero-engine parts, says inventor and developer GE. An adapted Mitsui Seiki machine tool has been delivered to ...

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Science non-fiction


The Advanced Forming Research Centre could reasonably be accused of hiding its light under a bushel. But it is now revealing more of its work and future direction, which is taking in more metalcutting, but with a ...

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Energy case file: investing in in-sourcing


Guided by a desire to bring machining of rings and discs in house, Graham Hart (Process Technology) has bought a Hankook vertical turning centre from T W Ward CNC Machinery (0114 276 5411).

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Energy case file: getting with the program


In Derby, Manthorpe Engineering specialises in the machining of difficult-to-manufacture, performance-critical components, from small prismatics to rings and casings up to 3.4 m in diameter. It fabricates, machines, ...