News - Reshoring UK

Aerospace & Defence News, July 2017

The Aerospace Technology Institute has created a framework using insights gathered from the sector to represent the possibilities digital technologies offer. Digital technologies and advances are becoming more important and its impact is beginning to be realised throughout UK aerospace. Digital transformation is driving change in many areas such as integrated supply chains to new business growth opportunities via service delivery. The ATI highlighted three key value creation themes, increasing in their sophistication and transformative potential; integrated supply chain, sector servitization and digitally-enabled ...Read more

Rail News, July 2017

The Department for Transport has unveiled plans for a £17.2 million new railway station in Warrington. It is among five new stations to be built across England and Wales as the Government invests more than £16m in schemes under the new stations fund. The DfT will contribute £4.23m towards the new station Warrington West in Cheshire, which will have two platforms and a 268-space car park. Other stations are being built as part of the project are at Horden Peterlee in County Durham, ...Read more

Oil & Gas News, July 2017

Maersk Oil announces it is on track to deliver first gas from a major North Sea oil field in 2019.The Culzean field, which lies around 145 miles east of Aberdeen is expected to produce 60-90,000 barrels of oil per day. Maersk claimed the field could meet 5% of the UK gas demand by 2020-21.Read more

Manufacturing News, July 2017

 Sheffield Forgemasters International has announced a £2m investment into its melting facility to make refined steel with reduced energy consumption. Forgemasters inward investment is part of the company’s turnaround plan and drive towards operational efficiency improvements, and follows its announcement of a new intake of apprentices for 2017 across all of its business divisions. Operations director, Gareth Barker explained: “The investment and subsequent project to overhaul and upgrade the primary electric arc furnace is one of the largest infrastructure projects we’ve undertaken at ...Read more

Power Generation News, 2017

The University of Strathclyde and Babcock are to lead an industrial partnership worth £4.2m with the aim of making nuclear assets safer and more reliable. The Programme will develop advanced inspection techniques, biotechnology solutions for infrastructure repair and new products and processes for managing nuclear power facilities and extending their lifetime. The project forms part of a £138m investment in research-business partnerships announced by the UK government and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The project involves Babcock, EDF Energy, Kinectrics ...Read more

Automotive News, July 2017

Germany’s transport minister has announced a recall of 22,000 Porsche cars to remove what he says is illegal emissions-controlling software.  He said that luxury marque Porsche would bear the cost of the recalls of the affected 3-litre Cayenne models. It comes as Porsche’s sister firm Volkswagen says it will refit almost a million more diesel cars in Germany.  Allegations about Porsche first emerged in German in magazine Der Spiegel last month. It said it was told by a source that the Porsche Cayenne ...Read more

Realities of reshoring: a UK perspective

More and more companies are realising that overseas production is not as cost effective as it used to be. With factors such as increasing supply chain costs and workers’ wages, overseas operations are no longer the most efficient way to operate. This has led to the business practice of reintroducing domestic manufacturing, known as reshoring, becoming more common in recent years.GTMA will be demonstrating their new ReshoringUK website as the Association launches their collaboration with eleven Trade Associations of the engineering skills ...Read more

Aerospace & Defence News, July 2017

French 3D printing specialist Prodways Group has unveiled a new additive manufacturing process claimed to be ideal for producing large titanium parts for the aerospace industry.  The company claims that its so-called Rapid Additive Forging (RAF) process represents a significant improvement over existing titanium component production methods, which often involve a combination of forging and machining techniques. ‘’Certain titanium parts have manufacturing lead times of more than 12 months and implies significant metal wastes.” said the company. The technology uses a robot ...Read more

Rail News, July 2017

A £900m train order that once looked destined for Germany has been won by the Bombardier plant in Derby. A fleet of 90 commuter trains for the South West franchise will be built in Britain, in a boost for the country’s oldest train manufacturing site, one of only two left in the UK.The order for 750 Aventra carriages, similar to the trains being built for Cross rail’s Elizabeth Line and parts of the London Overground, is a boost to the Derby ...Read more

Oil & Gas News, July 2017

The first delivery of oil from of the largest new drilling operations in the North Sea has been welcomed. Located around 125 km east of the Shetland Islands, the £2 billion investment in the Kraken oilfield by oil and gas development and production company EnQuest, was made possible by the UK Government’s support for the sector. The oilfield is expected to contain around 128 million barrels of oil and support more than 1,000 jobs in the UK for each year of Its ...Read more
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