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Network Rail announces £750m contract awards to deliver signalling nationwide

Network Rail has announced the award of six multi-million-pound framework contracts to deliver signalling and telecoms across the country, worth an estimated £750m for Control Period 6 (2019-2024). The signalling and telecoms (S&T) frameworks, which are split into six geographical lots, have been awarded to VolkerRail Special Businesses Ltd (London North West), Atkins Ltd (Anglia,…

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Government needs to get serious about infrastructure, says NIC chair

National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt has called for the UK to build a shared vision for infrastructure’s role in the economy, to unite people, mend fractures in society and build a true sense of community for millions of people. Speaking to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Infrastructure, Armitt said there was an urgent…

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Conference to look at future of consultancy and engineering industry

As part of its ongoing Future of Consultancy campaign, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) is holding a special conference on Thursday 6 June 2019. The event will enable business leaders and clients in the engineering and consultancy worlds to come together to explore opportunities to drive business transformation and value through innovation. ACE’s…

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Giant polyhalite mine announces landmark £2.9bn funding deal

Giant potash mine developer Sirius Minerals have today announced a major £2.9bn funding plan to complete one of the UK’s biggest construction projects. The company say the new debt and equity deal will guarantee the next stage of the giant Woodsmith mine in North Yorkshire, just south of Whitby, both completing the mine and seeing…

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Call for Innovation: Physical Asset Management.

Sellafield Ltd and EDF Energy are seeking innovative asset management solutions which will enable them to uniquely identify new assets throughout their entire lifecycles from procurement through to decommissioning. Applications are invited for technological solutions to meet this challenge. Deadline for applications is 21 June, 2019 at 12:00   Click here for more information

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i3P- All you need to know..

It’s been a busy start to the year and as we fast approach Spring/Summer, we thought it would be  a useful opportunity to update you on all of the exciting things that are happening and how you can get involved. I3P Priority Projects The foundations were laid in 2016/17 with the setting up of a…

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i3P seeking case studies of carbon reduction initiatives

Significant challenges remain with implementing carbon reduction across a project life-cycle. To combat this, i3P have set up a project to engage with the infrastructure industry to identify case studies that demonstrate pragmatic carbon management and reduction. The case studies will include: • what carbon reduction opportunities and solutions look like, and the benefits of…

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Sharing engineering data for the public good

Join the Open Data Institute, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering to discuss the challenges and opportunities around sharing engineering data to drive innovation and increase safety. Speakers will include Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Professor Richard Clegg and Dr Jeni Tennison, with more industry speakers to be announced shortly. In 2017 the National Infrastructure Commission published its Data…

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Arup and Jacobs named as Environment Agency flood defence consultants

As part of the Environment Agency’s search for a new generation of engineers, Arup and Jacobs have been chosen to consult on future flood and coastal erosion projects that will keep the public and wildlife better protected. With an ever-changing climate, the need to reduce the risk of flooding has never been more pertinent with…

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Innovate UK’s Smart programme – information

Innovate UK’s Smart programme is for the very best ideas from business, no matter what field they are in or the stage of innovation they are at, from testing the feasibility of an idea through to development and prototyping. The programme is for business innovation projects that offer a major step-change, either to what’s already…

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