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22/07/2016

A final investment decision is to be made next week on a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Developer EDF Energy confirmed a meeting will be held on Thursday, 28 July to decide whether to build two new EPR reactors at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) facility. The £24.5 billion project
22/07/2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has secured a four-year pay increase deal with trade union Unite. The 4.5% rise involves a 2% increase in wages from October this year, with a further 2.5% rise from October 2017. Increases to weekly sickness and accident benefits, along with ra
22/07/2016

Gatwick Airport has selected 17 contractors for its £1.2 billion Capital Investment Programme. The five-year initiative will focus on developing the airports existing infrastructure as well as increasing future passenger capacity. In addition, Gatwick is awaiting a final decision to be made on pro
22/07/2016

Network Rail has reached a milestone on the Crossrail project in London. Engineers building the new dive-under at Acton have reached structural completion and the development is on schedule to open in 2017. The project involved over 34,000 tonnes of earth being excavated from the five-metre wide s
22/07/2016

Work is to begin next week on a road maintenance project in East Yorkshire. Contractors will start resurfacing sections of the westbound M62 between junction 37 at Howden and junction 38 from Monday, 25 July. The project is to take place between 7pm – 7am and includes repainting white lines and re
22/07/2016

Willmott Dixon has been selected to carry out a refurbishment project for the University of Chester. The contractor will redevelop a building at the University's Thornton Science Park to house a multi-million pound Intelligent Energy System Demonstrator (IESD) programme. The scheme is being projec
22/07/2016

Infrastructure investment firm First Reserve has agreed to purchase Morrison Utility Services (MUS). The company will acquire MUS from Bregal Capital and Motion Equity Partners by November 2016, subject to European Commission antitrust approval. Bregal Capital and Motion Equity Partners purchased
22/07/2016

A company has been fined after an employee fell down a service riser shaft and sprained both his ankles at a construction site in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Meldrum Construction Services (MCS) Limited of Panteon Building, Lancaster Road, Dunston, Gateshead, was fined £120,000 and ordered to pay £1,969 in
22/07/2016

Amey has appointed three Managing Directors (MD) to lead new divisions in the company. The firm's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andy Milner, has selected James Haluch as MD of Highways, Nicola Hingle as MD of Consulting & Rail, and Rob Edmondson as the MD of Environmental Services. Since Mr Milne
22/07/2016

The Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University's brand new Bay Campus concentrates its research in the energy sector. The Institute is supported by industry sponsors. It focuses on the safety issues surrounding the development and expansion of existing energy processes, as well
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