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Heathrow whittles down potential third runway innovators to just 37

  Heathrow Airport has revealed the final 37 firms who are in the running to be partners on an anticipated third runway with each shortlisted option now invited to pitch their ideas on how to deliver expansion. In July, bosses stated how they had received more than 150 expressions of interest from companies looking to…

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Government launch call for evidence to be geospatial world leader

Sector and beyond urged to take part and share views on geospatial future vision, as part of a call for evidence launched today. The government is urging the UK’s geospatial sector and beyond to take part and share views on their future vision, as part of its call for evidence launched today. The creation of…

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£36m for Swansea research on power-generating buildings

The technology, using heat and light to make electricity, could replace conventional walls, roofs and windows. The power could be used in homes, workplaces, schools and hospitals, with the energy stored and released by “smart energy systems”. Mr Hammond said the aim was to cut energy bills and carbon emissions. Excess power could be sold…

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Network Rail reveals third-party pipeline

Network Rail has published a comprehensive list of major development opportunities available for third parties to fund, finance or deliver. The pipeline covers all aspects of rail upgrades that have been deemed open to third parties including station refurbishments, new routes, electrifications, signalling and capacity improvements. The projects cover all eight route areas including Scotland…

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Murphy wins £57m human waste power station deal

Murphy has won a £57m contract to construct a new facility in West Yorkshire that will convert human waste into electricity. The contractor has been chosen by Yorkshire Water for treatment works in Brighouse near Huddersfield, which will process human waste to make electricity. When completed, the new plant will receive sludge and waste water,…

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