Oil / Gas / Energy

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Energy case file: Soft(ware) skills


Durham-based Altec Engineering Group, a supplier to oil and gas markets, has invested more than £1.5 million in CNC machine tools alone recently, including two large Mazak 5-axis machines (01905 755755), a Studer CNC ...

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WFL goes large(r)


News that expert large mill-turn lathe maker WFL has developed a larger example maybe doesn’t sound like earth-shattering news. But making a larger machine doesn’t just mean simply stretching the previous model, as ...

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Blue gold


Natural gas may soon become the fastest-growing fossil fuel, supported by its environmental credentials and its most improbable trait, transportability, thanks to liquefaction technology. Will Dalrymple explains

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Life in the old girl yet


Even before the fall in oil prices, the oil and gas industry recognised that there were problems with the way the North Sea offshore industry works, so the current cycle of cutbacks could be seen as long-overdue. But ...

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Rising fortunes: NCMT Open House


Buoyed by aerospace business, machine tool dealer NCMT showed off its latest solutions for grinding, turning and milling during an Open House in May. Will Dalrymple was there

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DMG/Mori Seiki global expansion


Andrew Allcock attended the annual DMG/Mori Seiki Open House event in Germany, held during late January. Global plans, market opportunities and the unveiling of more new machine tools were on the menu, including ...

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Energy sector invests to satisfy demand


The demand for power shows no signs of letting up. Steed Webzell reports on a positively vibrant energy sector, for manufacturers prepared to invest, that is

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MTL's success is result of strategy


MTL Group is a fast growing medium to heavy fabrication specialist that has gained leading positions in construction, defence and renewables. Andrew Allcock paid a visit to its newly opened Rotherham factory to hear ...

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A world of technology


Andrew Allcock reviews the use of latest manufacturing technology employed by those serving the energy sector. A clean working environment and large capacity lathe investments both figure

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Oriental manoeuvres


Andrew Allcock examines the recent purchase of Precision Technologies Group by Hong Kong-listed Chongqing Machinery and Electric Co