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Oil & Gas News, September 2017

North Sea oil and gas producers have pulled out of the “death spiral” that had threatened to send the basin into precipitous decline according to industry leaders.   However, exploration remains at its lowest level since the 1970s and the UK faces a battle to compete against lower cost oil and gas elsewhere in the world.   The chief executives of Royal Dutch shell and BP, the UK’s largest oil groups and pioneers of the North Sea industry, both said they were optimistic about the ... Read more

The Way Back – Reshoring the UK Supply Chain

Reshoring UK is the unique collaboration of leading industrial engi-neering associations and Manufacturing Catapults, led by the GTMA, to support both UK and inward investment companies to find trusted accredited suppliers. With support and funding by Innovate UK, a web-enabled Manufacturing Tier 3 Resource Database and Search Tool has been developed for the Reshoring UK website,   The new website, as you can see in our report on page 6, is a big step forward and delivers a significantly enhanced ‘ease of ... Read more

Manufacturing News, September 2017

A new £25m centre of excellence in metrology will save British industry millions of pounds and hours in new ‘smart factories’, an audience of industry experts has been told in Huddersfield.   The Future Metrology Hub, one of eight EPSRC-funded future manufacturing hubs, headquartered at Huddersfield University, will organise the research and development of a range of new measurement methods that form part of accelerating Britain’s manufacturing into the “fourth industrial revolution”.   Millions of components are machined and fabricated every day and measured and ... Read more

Realities of Reshoring: a UK Perspective

  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 ... Read more

Rail News, August 2017

William Cook Rail has won export orders that it said could be worth “millions of pounds” to supply critical components to a world leader in light rail systems.   The family-owned business will manufacture structural parts for bogies on Alstom’s range of Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for service in Ottawa, Canada.   The complex and highly specified cast steel components will be precision engineered at the company’s new £15m rail plant in Leeds.   The Citadis Spirit vehicles are designed for high capacity transport of passengers ... Read more

Aerospace & Defence News, August 2017

Derby based Rolls Royce have announced profits rising 148% for the six months to 30 June.   The firm made a profit of £287m during the past six months, compared to £104m last year. Revenues were also up slightly – by 6% to £6.9bn.   Warren East, chief executive, said: “Rolls-Royce delivered encouraging year-on year operational progress in the first six months of the year.   Civil Aerospace large engine deliveries increased 27% and we made good further progress improving Trent XWB OE economics. Restructuring savings were ... Read more

Oil & Gas News, August 2017

Chevron is preparing to affirm its commitment to the North Sea, restarting a bidding process to help unlock the region’s single biggest undeveloped field and considering extending the life of one of its key assets in UK waters.   The US oil major is looking again at developing the Rosebank oil and gas field north-west of the Shetland Islands, which it holds a majority stake. It was discovered in 2004 but higher costs owing to the deep water and hostile weather have deterred ... Read more

Manufacturing News, August 2017

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre has made a £2.3m investment in a new radial forge as it seeks to enhance the competitiveness of the UK manufacturing.   The AFRC has purchased a radial forge from Austrian machining company, GFM GmbH, which it describes as being the only machine of its kind available in the UK for R&D and demonstration purposes.   Senior manufacturing engineer at the AFRC, Dr Alastair Conway explained: “Having access to this machine could be a real step-change for ... Read more

Power Generation News, August 2017

Business secretary Greg Clark has granted consent for or offshore wind turbines with a tip height of 247m for the East Anglia THREE project, which will have a total output of up to 1200MW. This output would require up to 172 individual turbines across an area of 305 km2, 69 km east of Great Yarmouth. A company spokesman told The Engineer that no decision had yet been taken on the source of the turbines.   Scottish Power Renewables chief executive Keith Anderson commented ... Read more

Automotive News, August 2017

From rumblings of inner-city bans of older diesel cars to German carmakers paying customers to trade in their vehicles for electric alternatives, diesel is once again under a choking cloud of bad publicity.   Sales of diesel cars in Britain fell by a fifth in July, while online searches for second-hand electric vehicles have risen by 700%, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and Auto Trader, respectively.   Diesel’s share of the new car market has been falling steadily for many years. ... Read more
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