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TTE trainees take to Sky News to tell the world: Middlesbrough is a great place for girls

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Technical & Engineering Training | September 2016 TTE trainees stood up for Middlesbrough on Sky News to counter a report that said the town is the worst place in England and Wales to grow up as a girl. Second-year learners Bethan Lynas, Bailey Mercer, and Rachel Young … find out more TTE trainees take to Sky News to tell the world: Middlesbrough is a great place for girls »

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First-of-a-kind carbon capture plant could decarbonise soft drink bottle supply chain

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Carbon Capture Storage | September 2016 A contract that puts Teesside at the forefront of innovative carbon capture and usage technology has been awarded today by Teesside Collective, the leading cluster of energy-intensive industries working together to establish Europe’s first clean industrial zone. The move comes as … find out more First-of-a-kind carbon capture plant could decarbonise soft drink bottle supply chain »

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Lucite’s Largest European Site Will Keep its Cool for Another 25 Years

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Petrochemicals | September 2016 The world’s largest supplier of methyl methacrylate (MMA), Lucite International is set to continue to be the driving force behind the world’s best known branded acrylic products by investing in a bespoke, zero carbon ammonia refrigeration plant that will ensure their successful operation … find out more Lucite’s Largest European Site Will Keep its Cool for Another 25 Years »

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Biomass Boost for PX

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Renewable Energy | September 2016 Teesside based PX Group has secured a three and a half year deal with MGT Teesside Limited.  PX will supply owner’s engineering (OE) and project management services, as the world’s largest new build biomass combined heat and power (CHP) station is constructed and … find out more Biomass Boost for PX »

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Apprenticeships – invest in the future of the Tees Valley

Process & Energy North East | Apprenticeships | Sponsored | TTE Funding for up to 700 apprenticeship places have now been made available through the Tees Valley Apprenticeship Grant for Employers Programme (TVAGE), and we need your help to fill them. As a specialist skills provider in key sectors such as engineering, manufacturing, fabrication & welding … find out more Apprenticeships – invest in the future of the Tees Valley »

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OGA exploration licence competition makes final awards

Process & Energy North East | UK | North Sea | August 2016 The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded more than £200,000 in the final stage of its exploration licence competition which was launched earlier this year to stimulate further interest in offshore oil and gas exploration activity in the United Kingdom Continental … find out more OGA exploration licence competition makes final awards »

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Tees Valley Supports Carbon Capture and Storage Testing Project

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | CCS | August 2016 Tees Valley is enhancing its Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) credentials after being chosen by Edinburgh University as the location for a CCS project. Tees Valley Combined Authority is committed to become a high-value, low-carbon economy and to support energy intensive companies in the … find out more Tees Valley Supports Carbon Capture and Storage Testing Project »

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£30m Investment at new green energy park

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Renewable Energy | August 2016 The first phase of a new green energy park in Hartlepool will result in £30m of investment and up to 80 construction jobs. Work is expected to get underway in the next few weeks at the Biopower Group Ltd development on the … find out more £30m Investment at new green energy park »

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TTE supports Tees Valley small businesses accessing new apprentice funding

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Apprenticeships | August 2016 TTE Technical Training Group has introduced a new service to support Teesside small engineering businesses access new apprenticeship funding from the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers 16-24 (AGE) scheme provides funding of up to £3,500 for small businesses to … find out more TTE supports Tees Valley small businesses accessing new apprentice funding »

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MPI Adventure installs the first offshore wind turbine on Sandbank

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Renewable Energy | July 2016 MPI have announced that their Wind Turbine Installation Vessel, MPI Adventure, installed the first of 72 SWT-4.0-130 offshore wind turbines on the Sandbank offshore wind farm. MPI Adventure is capable of installing 6 of these complete offshore wind turbines per cycle. After MPI Adventure … find out more MPI Adventure installs the first offshore wind turbine on Sandbank »

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OGA launches 29th Offshore Licensing Round

Process & Energy North East | Oil & Gas | UK | July 2016 The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched the 29th Offshore Licensing Round with more than 1200 blocks on offer to support the OGA’s objective of maximising economic recovery (MER) from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Companies can now apply for … find out more OGA launches 29th Offshore Licensing Round »

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Sellafield deal for Teesside tech experts

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Nuclear | July 2016 A well-known Teesside business, with a reputation spanning over 20 years, has secured a major contract to provide the UK’s largest nuclear site with state-of-the-art software. Stokesley-based Opentree provides document management software for sectors such as steel, manufacturing, rail, oil and gas and … find out more Sellafield deal for Teesside tech experts »

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Engineering students get a glimpse into the future

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Engineering | July 2016 Fourteen students from the university’s School of Science & Engineering took part in SABIC’s first Engineering Summer School, featuring a range of practical and theoretical exercises that aimed to boost their confidence and employability for their future careers within the industry. Named UK … find out more Engineering students get a glimpse into the future »

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SSI employees find work with px

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Oil & Gas | July 2016 Two former SSI employees that lost their jobs in the wake of the Teesside Steel Works’ closure, have secured new jobs with the px group. John Hodgson, 37, from Marske was working as a project engineer in a team tasked with … find out more SSI employees find work with px »

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Teesside based SABIC named chemical company of the year

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Petrochemicals | July 2016 Teesside chemical company SABIC has been named Company of the Year by the Chemical Industries Association in recognition of its demonstrated business growth and sustained contribution to the economy. SABIC, which has major operations at the Wilton International site near Redcar, has made … find out more Teesside based SABIC named chemical company of the year »

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North Yorkshire Biogas Facility Opens

Process & Energy North East | Energy | Bio Gas | July 2016   A packed out marquee event, which included including a large number of regional and local businesses, celebrated the opening of the Leeming Biogas facility, North Yorkshire. The Leeming Biogas facility is one of the largest anaerobic digestion plants in the country … find out more North Yorkshire Biogas Facility Opens »

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PD Ports signs historic pact with Northern ports

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Logistics | June 2016 PD Ports has signed an agreement with other major ports across the North in an unprecedented collaboration to ensure its unified voice is heard by Government to improve freight and transport links across the North. The award-winning ports and logistics company with operations … find out more PD Ports signs historic pact with Northern ports »

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Army veteran, Simon Weston CBE helps celebrate success of aspiring engineers

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Apprenticeships | June 2016 TTE has celebrated the achievements of its Study Programme students and employer-sponsored Apprentices at a special event, which was held at Middlesbrough Theatre. Guest of Honour at the event was army veteran, Simon Weston CBE, who gave a moving and motivational speech about … find out more Army veteran, Simon Weston CBE helps celebrate success of aspiring engineers »

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Safety is Golden at px Group

Process & Energy North East | Oil & Gas | Teesside | June 2016 A company which operates some of the UK’s most potentially hazardous energy processing and storage facilities has won a string of top safety awards. Teesside based Px group, which runs power stations, gas processing plants and fuel storage depots from Aberdeen … find out more Safety is Golden at px Group »

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PD Ports announces Freight Management Partnership to support Teesport growth

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Logistics | June 2016 PD Ports is spearheading an initiative to maximise transport routes serving Teesport by promoting greater use of rail and short-sea shipping and reducing the environmental impact of road haulage. The Freight Management Partnership has been launched in collaboration with multi-national shipping companies, Network … find out more PD Ports announces Freight Management Partnership to support Teesport growth »

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Teesside Companies Collaborate to Create Industry Recruitment Force

Process & Energy North East | Engineering | Recruitment | June 2016 Teesside and Aberdeen based Prosafe Engineering have announced that they have signed an agreement with recruitment specialists Jazz Personnel to provide staffing and recruitment solutions to the technical & engineering industry sectors. The collaboration sees the technical & engineering expertise of Prosafe Engineering … find out more Teesside Companies Collaborate to Create Industry Recruitment Force »

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EDF Energy Renewables Starts Work on the Blyth Offshore Wind Farm

Process & Energy North East | Renewable Energy | June 2016 EDF Energy Renewables is to build a new offshore wind farm off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland. Construction work for the project has begun onshore and offshore work will start in 2017 to install five turbines of 41.5MW in capacity. The turbines, will … find out more EDF Energy Renewables Starts Work on the Blyth Offshore Wind Farm »

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Former TTE Young Scientists nominated for National Awards

Process & Energy North East | Apprenticeships | Teesside | June 2016 Three former TTE students, Megan Todd and Liam Wintrip, who completed the Young Scientist Programme and Hallam Wheatley, who completed the Laboratory Technician programme, have been shortlisted for highly prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry awards. Megan and Hallam have both been nominated for … find out more Former TTE Young Scientists nominated for National Awards »

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Owen Pugh is fired up to deliver £3Million power plant work

Process & energy North East | Supply Chain | Renewable Energy | June 2016 A NORTH EAST CIVIL ENGINEERING FIRM HAS SECURED A £3MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BIOMASS COMBINED HEAT-AND-POWER PLANT (CHP) LOCATED IN CRAMLINGTON, NORTHUMBERLAND. The Owen Pugh Group, which is headquartered close to the site in Dudley, has been … find out more Owen Pugh is fired up to deliver £3Million power plant work »

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International Launch for PD Ports’ new £35 Million Quay at Breakbulk

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Logistics | May 2016 Launching PD Ports’ new £35 million Number One Quay at Breakbulk Europe are (l-r) Sean Beach, Operations Manager Hartlepool, Chris Broughton, Business Development Manager and Roy Merryweather, General Manager Business Development. PD Ports is formally declaring its 550m deep water quay at Teesport … find out more International Launch for PD Ports’ new £35 Million Quay at Breakbulk »

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TTE launches new partnership with Whitby College

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Apprenticeships | May 2016 TTE has entered into a partnership with Whitby’s Caedmon College, which will be offering a new Level 3 BTEC in Engineering from September that includes vocational training at TTE’s industry standard facility. Caedmon College are commencing the new BTEC in response to the … find out more TTE launches new partnership with Whitby College »

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Senvion contracts MPI Enterprise for turbine installation on Nordsee One

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Offshore | Renewable Energy | May 2016 MPI Offshore have announced that that they have been awarded a contract to install wind turbines on the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm. In a short ceremony held earlier this week in Hamburg, the contract was signed by representatives from Senvion and … find out more Senvion contracts MPI Enterprise for turbine installation on Nordsee One »

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Third Energy Granted Approval for Fracking in North Yorkshire Moors

Process & Energy North East | North East | Oil & Gas | May 2016 Third Energy, the gas exploration and production company, has had its planning application to hydraulically fracture its KM8 well validated by North Yorkshire County Council. The application meets all the council’s requirements in the required format, and the county council announced … find out more Third Energy Granted Approval for Fracking in North Yorkshire Moors »

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Technicians travel more than 3,700 miles for TTE Training Programme

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Technical Training | May 2016 The TTE Technical Training Group has secured a training contract with AMPCO, an Equatorial Guinea-based methanol production company, which will see it deliver a 26-week course to eight process technicians. The trainees, who have travelled more than 3,700 miles on their journey … find out more Technicians travel more than 3,700 miles for TTE Training Programme »

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Bibby Offshore Wins a Further Two Contracts with Major Operators

Process & Energy North East | Offshore | Oil & Gas | May 2016 Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce two contract wins with a multimillion pound combined value. The first contract win is a comprehensive DSV IRM campaign at two fields in the … find out more Bibby Offshore Wins a Further Two Contracts with Major Operators »

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SABIC Celebrates Super-Sized Saltholme Water Donation

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Petrochemicals | Charity | May 2016 SABIC has marked a unique community donation that has seen the petrochemical giant pump enough water to fill 100 Olympic-sized swimming pools to the neighbouring RSPB Saltholme every year for almost a decade. When SABIC hosted an Industry and Nature visit … find out more SABIC Celebrates Super-Sized Saltholme Water Donation »

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Tekmar Energy and JDR Cables sign Collaboration Agreement

Process & Energy North East | Offshore | Renewable Energy | May 2016 JDR the leading Subsea cable & umbilical specialists and  Tekmar Energy a prominent cable protection supplier have signed an Agreement to work together collaboratively on technology and value engineering projects to support the industry drive for cost, risk and lead time reduction. … find out more Tekmar Energy and JDR Cables sign Collaboration Agreement »

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How to minimise maintenance costs with exchanger leak testing

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Case Study | May 2016 Detecting and identifying small leaks in heat exchangers can be an extremely difficult and time consuming task for many operators and plant personnel. Product quality, process efficiency and the time and cost associated with maintenance and potential shutdowns caused by a leaking vessel … find out more How to minimise maintenance costs with exchanger leak testing »

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Quantech takes competency specialism to OTC in Houston

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Industry Training | Sponsored Industry competency specialists Quantech is making its inaugural appearance at the offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2016. The UK-based consultancy provides services to prove and enhance workforce competence, which are delivered at customer sites across Britain and internationally.  Technical Sales Manager Chris Marron is … find out more Quantech takes competency specialism to OTC in Houston »

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PD Ports’ further expansion of container terminal capacity with £10m investment

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Logistics PD Ports has significantly increased the volume of containers it can handle at Teesport with the installation of new multi-million pound cranes, offering global shipping lines direct access to UK Northern markets. As part of its continued growth, £3.2m has been invested in three 24.6m tall … find out more PD Ports’ further expansion of container terminal capacity with £10m investment »

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Business Benefits of Employing an Apprentice

Process & Energy North East | Apprenticeships | 2016 Sponsored by TTE Hiring an apprentice can help your business to grow your own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Level 3 Apprenticeships are equivalent to approximately 3 A Levels. TTE can also support your existing workforce to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship qualification. Click on … find out more Business Benefits of Employing an Apprentice »

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Cordell Secures New Contracts

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Supply Chain | April 2016 Cordell Group has made an excellent start to 2016 by securing multiple contracts rapidly approaching £10M ranging across various disciplines utilising the Teesside workshops (both Cordell and DarbyTech Training Equipment Inc.), South East based Cordell Southern Technical Services and Middle East based … find out more Cordell Secures New Contracts »

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Darlington high risers go back to their roots

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Supply Chain | April 2016 Stone Technical Services (STS) has announced plans to expand its STS Maintenance and Facilities Management division thanks to an influx of contracts since the start of the year. The company, which started life specialising in industrial steeplejacks in 1998, has recently secured … find out more Darlington high risers go back to their roots »

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Investment boost for expanding Teesside company px Group

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Oil & Gas | April 2016 Rapidly expanding energy, engineering and process industries specialist, the px Group, has secured a significant new investor. Blue Water Energy (BWE), a leading global energy private equity firm has taken a controlling stake in the business. The agreement provides access to capital … find out more Investment boost for expanding Teesside company px Group »

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MPI Dulcinea commences contract with Siemens

Process & Energy North East | Offshore | Teesside | March 2016 Teesside based MPI offshore have announced that the MPI Dulcinea has commenced a two-year contract with Siemens. The vessel will be working on the Teesside Wind Farm, operating from Hartlepool. Teesside Wind Farm, also known as Redcar Wind Farm, is a 27-turbine 62-MW capacity … find out more MPI Dulcinea commences contract with Siemens »

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Jee to Host Decommissioning Webinar

Process & Energy North East | Courses | Oil & Gas Webinar to discuss innovation and efficiency in offshore decommissioning. Subsea engineering and training company, Jee Ltd, will draw on its offshore decommissioning expertise to host a free-to-attend webinar exploring the topic on 13 April 2016. Available to a global audience, the webinar – ‘Innovation … find out more Jee to Host Decommissioning Webinar »

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PD Ports talks apprenticeships and how they can help climb the career ladder

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Logistics | March 2016 As part of National Apprenticeship Week, PD Ports’ HR Director, Russ McCallion, has been speaking out about the opportunities apprenticeships can bring to young people and how they can lead to achieving great things. PD Ports has been providing apprenticeships at Teesport for … find out more PD Ports talks apprenticeships and how they can help climb the career ladder »

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Biochemica Fishes Out New Skills For Apprentices

Process & Energy North East | Apprenticeships | March 2016 The North East’s largest independent water management company, Biochemica UK Ltd has unveiled a novel approach to teaching its apprentices new skills as it celebrates National Apprenticeship Week. National Apprenticeship Week, which launched today (14 March 2016) promotes the benefits and positive impacts apprenticeships bring … find out more Biochemica Fishes Out New Skills For Apprentices »

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TTE apprentices volunteer to help Zoë’s Place

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Apprenticeships | Charity | March 2016 As part of National Apprenticeship week (14-18 March), five young people from Middlesbrough-based TTE are giving up their time to help the charity, Zoë’s Place. The second year electrical apprentices, Joshua Wade, Eleanor Bage, Alfie Wren, David Churm, Lewis Steele and … find out more TTE apprentices volunteer to help Zoë’s Place »

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Three UK suppliers for array cables at Race Bank offshore wind farm

Process & Energy North East | Supply Chain | Renewable Energy | March 2016 ​DONG Energy has placed contracts with three different UK companies for the array cables at its Race Bank offshore wind farm, located off the North Norfolk Coast. Array cables connect each of the wind turbines in the offshore wind farm to … find out more Three UK suppliers for array cables at Race Bank offshore wind farm »

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Galloper substation platform award to HFG

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Offshore | March 2016 Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has been awarded from Petrofac an AFC contract for fabricating the substation platform for Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL). Heerema Hartlepool is fabricating the unmanned offshore substation platform. Project engineering and procurement are being undertaken by Petrofac as part … find out more Galloper substation platform award to HFG »

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BIOCHEMICA BOSS OPENS SEARCH FOR NEXT ‘APPRENTICE GREAT’ WITH NECC

Process & Energy North East | Apprenticeships | News | March 2016 A Teesside water management company has launched a search to find its first Laboratory Technician Apprentice – the role which kick started the career of its Managing Director and gained him recognition as one of the region’s most successful business leaders. Billingham headquartered … find out more BIOCHEMICA BOSS OPENS SEARCH FOR NEXT ‘APPRENTICE GREAT’ WITH NECC »

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BIOCHEMICA GOES FOR GROWTH WITH SENIOR TEAM EXPANSION

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Supply Chain | March 2016 Water management company, Biochemica UK Ltd has made a succession of senior appointments as it targets national and global expansion. As part of its ambitious growth strategy, Biochemica has appointed Managing Director of Focus on Success, Gary Lumby MBE, to its Board … find out more BIOCHEMICA GOES FOR GROWTH WITH SENIOR TEAM EXPANSION »

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BioConstruct sign EPC contract for Teesside BioGas Plant

Process & Energy North East | Renewable Energy | Teesside | February 2016 BioConstruct GmbH, succeeded in signing an EPC contract with AVG Imperial Ltd. for a waste-to-energy anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in England. The construction works on the biogas plant began in December 2015 so that the combined heat and power generators (CHPs) can … find out more BioConstruct sign EPC contract for Teesside BioGas Plant »

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JDR Awarded two Umbilical Contracts in Middle East

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | February 2016 JDR, the UK-based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, has been awarded two umbilical contracts by McDermott Middle East Inc., for undisclosed operators. The umbilicals will be delivered to two projects in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The … find out more JDR Awarded two Umbilical Contracts in Middle East »

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British engineering rides into Indonesia with a new partnership with FKA Global

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | February 2016 As part of Datum360’s expansion into South East Asia, the company recently entered into a partnership with one of Indonesia’s leading engineering solutions providers, FKA Global. FKA Global are well known in across multiple industrial sectors including; telecommunications, engineering, mining and plant solutions. They will … find out more British engineering rides into Indonesia with a new partnership with FKA Global »

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Providing teachers with the tools to support young people’s careers

Process & Energy North East | Apprenticeships | February 2016 Jim French, Director of PD Portcentric Logistics, part of the PD Ports Group, shared his knowledge of the maritime and logistics sector with head teachers and careers staff at the FutureReady Conference held in Newton Aycliffe. The conference, organised by SCHOOLS NorthEast, the first and … find out more Providing teachers with the tools to support young people’s careers »

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TTE welcome Shell Iraq trainees for residential training programme

Process & Energy North East | Technical & Engineering Training | Teesside | February 2016 Twenty-eight technicians from Shell Iraq will call North East England home for the next 16 weeks as they complete a specialist training programme at Middlesbrough-based TTE Technical Training Group. The trainees, who will be accompanied by a supervisor from Shell, … find out more TTE welcome Shell Iraq trainees for residential training programme »

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Middlesbrough Engineering Firm Appointed to £160 million Biomass Plant

Process & Energy North East | News | Teesside | February 2016     WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Glennmont Partners to provide design and engineering services on the £160 million biomass plant in Teesside. Set to enter commercial operation in 2018, the Port Clarence Renewable Energy Plant will generate electricity to … find out more Middlesbrough Engineering Firm Appointed to £160 million Biomass Plant »

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JDR Scoops two gongs at SUBSEA UK awards

  Process & Energy North East | News | Subsea JDR, a leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the global offshore energy industry, is celebrating today after winning the Global Exports and Young Emerging Talent categories at the Subsea UK Awards. The awards ceremony – hailed as the most prestigious in the … find out more JDR Scoops two gongs at SUBSEA UK awards »

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TTE search for next generation of skilled engineers

Process & Energy North East | Apprenticeships | January 2016 TTE is hoping to find the next generation of skilled engineers at a special open event, after the Royal Academy of Engineering suggested that the UK needs more than one million new technicians in order to bridge the existing skills gap. Aspiring engineers from across … find out more TTE search for next generation of skilled engineers »

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JDR Awarded North Sea Umbilical Contract

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Supply Chain | January 2016 JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by Marathon Oil for the design and manufacture of 11.3 kilometres of power and static subsea umbilicals with accompanying termination hardware for the West Brae … find out more JDR Awarded North Sea Umbilical Contract »

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Chemoxy Wins Prestigious Company of the Year Award

Process & Energy North East | Process Industry | January 2016 Chemoxy was the winner of the SME Company of the Year Award at the NEPIC awards event attended by over 400 chemical industry delegates on the 15th January 2016. Chemoxy will donate the £2000 prize money, from sponsors HFL Ltd, to Breckon Hill Primary … find out more Chemoxy Wins Prestigious Company of the Year Award »

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Teesside Firm Datum 360 Successfully Deliver on Azerbaijan Project

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Oil & Gas James Michael – Commercial and Finance Manager, Dave Mitchell – Co-founder and Director, Steve Wilson – Co-Founder and CEO, Lin Whitworth – Director of Client Services A leading global engineering information management specialist has been awarded – and has already successfully delivered – a contract … find out more Teesside Firm Datum 360 Successfully Deliver on Azerbaijan Project »

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Learn how Discovery™ can provide huge cost savings when inspecting subsea pipelines

Sponsored by Tracerco Revolutionise your subsea pipeline inspection technique and save over a third on the cost versus conventional scanning techniques   Presented by Tracerco’s Head of Subsea Services Lee Robins, the free webcast provides you with an opportunity to learn how Discovery™’s field proven CT scanner technology can save you up to a third on … find out more Learn how Discovery™ can provide huge cost savings when inspecting subsea pipelines »

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MPI Resolution contracted by RWE for removal of IJmuiden Met Mast

Process & Energy North East | Offshore | Teesside MPI Offshore have announced that their wind-turbine-installation vessel, (WTIV) MPI Resolution, has been contracted by RWE for the removal of the IJmuiden Met Mast. In 2011, RWE installed a 100m high met mast in waters up to about 26m, approximately 85 km off the Dutch coast. … find out more MPI Resolution contracted by RWE for removal of IJmuiden Met Mast »

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CPI to collaborate with Calysta to develop advanced gas fermentation technology

Process & Energy North East | Processing | Teesside The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Calysta (UK) Ltd have entered into a collaboration to develop the production process for FeedKind™ protein, a new fish feed ingredient to reduce the aquaculture industry’s use of fishmeal.  The companies have been working on the feasibility study for … find out more CPI to collaborate with Calysta to develop advanced gas fermentation technology »

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Lagan Construction starts work on £160 million Teesside Biomass Plant

Process & Energy North East | Teesside | Renewable Energy Lagan Construction Group have started construction of a £160 million biomass plant at Port Clarence, Teesside, which is expected to become a major outlet for waste wood in the North East of England. The Port Clarence Renewable Energy Plant will have capacity to treat an estimated … find out more Lagan Construction starts work on £160 million Teesside Biomass Plant »

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Teesside Exports Scale New Heights

News | Teesside | Port Logistics Teesside’s exports reached new heights as the biggest loaded cargo vessel in history ever to pass under Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge set sail for overseas markets. The giant ship, Skala which measures a colossal 172 metres long and 28 metres wide, docked at AV Dawson’s Teesside North Sea Supply Base Terminal … find out more Teesside Exports Scale New Heights »

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MPI Demonstrator Space Upgrade Complete

News | Teesside | Process & Energy North East | December 2015 The SME Technology Centre has been set up to help businesses by supporting them to develop, commercialise and improve technology. This support includes on-site pilot plant, scale up and demonstrator facilities enabling businesses to test, develop and demonstrate new technologies without the risks … find out more MPI Demonstrator Space Upgrade Complete »

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Third Energy awarded Teesside Oil & Gas exploration licenses

News | Oil & Gas | Teesside | Process & Energy North East Third Energy have been awarded two licences as Operator in the 14th Onshore Licensing Round announced 17th December 2015. The onshore licences, awarded in partnerships with groups operated by Third Energy UK Gas Limited, are in paired block NZ51 (pictured above) and … find out more Third Energy awarded Teesside Oil & Gas exploration licenses »

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Wood Group commences $250m Central Area Transmission System contract

News | Oil & Gas | Teesside Wood Group today (Thursday, December 17) commences a new contract with CATS Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Antin Infrastructure Partners, to provide operating services for the Central Area Transmission System (also known as CATS) in the North Sea. Wood Group PSN will have day-to-day responsibility for … find out more Wood Group commences $250m Central Area Transmission System contract »

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Bibby Offshore secures multimillion pound subsea project with BP

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a multimillion pound contract by BP to replace subsea infrastructure in the Central North Sea. The work is part of the $1billion Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) Life Extension Project announced by BP in the summer. ETAP is one … find out more Bibby Offshore secures multimillion pound subsea project with BP »

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CPI Project Aims to Produce Bio-Methane from Seaweed

News | Innovation | December 2015 The Wilton Centre-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a £2.78 million UK based collaboration to help strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in industrial biotechnology. The three year project – ‘SeaGas’ – is working on producing bio-methane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion (AD). The project … find out more CPI Project Aims to Produce Bio-Methane from Seaweed »

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Swagelok Teesside become part of Redcar & Cleveland College

News | Technical & Engineering | 10th December 2015     Redcar & Cleveland College has teamed up with Swagelok in a bid to develop the next generation of engineering talent.  Swagelok has opened a centre within the Oil & Gas International Training Academy, a move that is designed to position the academy as a … find out more Swagelok Teesside become part of Redcar & Cleveland College »

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Elringklinger(GB) Speed into 2015 with new facilities and fresh turnover target

News | Manufacturing | 5th December 2015 NORTH East Manufacturer of the year ElringKlinger (GB) is celebrating the final stage of its 50thyear by officially opening two new on-site facilities and committing to double its turnover to £35m by 2019. Ian Swales MP was on hand at the Redcar site to oversee the official opening … find out more Elringklinger(GB) Speed into 2015 with new facilities and fresh turnover target »

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Opinion | Can you accurately predict the oil price?

Opinion  |  Soufyane Teffahi CEng MIChemE  |  27th November 2015 Opinion: Can you accurately predict the oil price? Although it may seem complicated, oil price is simply based on solving the supply and demand balance equation. The current low oil price is simply because the demand for oil is being met with an over supply. … find out more Opinion | Can you accurately predict the oil price? »

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Mid North Sea High seismic data acquisition programme completed

The Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has announced that a £20million government backed seismic survey which collected over 40,000 square kilometres of seismic data has now been completed. The programme was initiated to significantly improve the previously sparse seismic coverage in the Rockall Trough and Mid-North Sea High (MNSH) regions which were recognised as underexplored … find out more Mid North Sea High seismic data acquisition programme completed »

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Cordell Complete Successful Delivery of 3 Day Shutdown at Key Client Site

Cordell has successfully completed a critical shutdown involving the dis-investment of the redundant regeneration gas separator vessels for key client based at Seal Sands, Middlesbrough. The challenging project involved breaking into the pipe work system and disconnecting inlet and outlet pipe work to the vessels, effectively tying them out of the system. A new pipe … find out more Cordell Complete Successful Delivery of 3 Day Shutdown at Key Client Site »

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DEEPOCEAN Awarded Installation Contract for Nemo Link Interconnector between UK and Belgium

Darlington based DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd have announced that the company has been awarded a contract by J-Power Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, for the provision of all marine works for the Nemo Link Interconnector Project. Project Description The Nemo Link® interconnector will deliver a 1000 MW electricity link between the … find out more DEEPOCEAN Awarded Installation Contract for Nemo Link Interconnector between UK and Belgium »

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Aspiring engineers encouraged to attend open events

TTE is hosting two open events, which will provide young people from across the Tees Valley with the chance to tour its specialist training facility and learn more about their options after Year 11. South Bank-based TTE will open its doors on 10 and 12 November between 5-7pm to aspiring engineers, looking to learn more … find out more Aspiring engineers encouraged to attend open events »

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World’s largest offshore wind farm to go ahead

Dong Energy have announced that they are to press ahead with plans to construct the 660 MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 km off the west coast of Britain. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities, completing site assessments and having signed … find out more World’s largest offshore wind farm to go ahead »

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Iindustrial Carbon Capture & Storage network powers ahead with addition of Sembcorp

Teesside Collective today announced the addition of a major industrial player to the group of companies working to create Europe’s first Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) equipped industrial zone. Sembcorp Utilities UK, which provides energy and water services to customers at the Wilton International site on Teesside, has become the latest member of the project, … find out more Iindustrial Carbon Capture & Storage network powers ahead with addition of Sembcorp »

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DeepOcean awarded North Sea Race Bank Wind Farm array cable installation contract

DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), who’s UK Marine Base is based at Teesport Commerce Park South Bank, has been awarded a contract for the provision of cable installation and trenching work for DONG Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind farm. Offshore work will be undertaken in 2016/2017 with DeepOcean’s … find out more DeepOcean awarded North Sea Race Bank Wind Farm array cable installation contract »

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PD Ports Sees JDR Expand Service Footprint at Port of Hartlepool

JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has expanded its service footprint with PD Ports in Hartlepool to support its continued growth in the oil and gas and renewables sectors. JDR has been a tenant at the Port of Hartlepool since first acquiring 97000 ft2 (sq.ft.) of warehouse space in … find out more PD Ports Sees JDR Expand Service Footprint at Port of Hartlepool »

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Huntsman UK trials new waste-heat power system

Redcar based DRD Power has installed its first heat recovery system, which uses Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology to generate electrical power using waste heat from industrial process and manufacturing plants. The system is one of the first in the world to generate electricity from low-grade heat, in the form of waste steam or hot … find out more Huntsman UK trials new waste-heat power system »

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TTE support Northumbrian Water’s workforce development

TTE has welcomed nine aspiring engineers from across the UK to Teesside after they were accepted onto Northumbrian Water Group’s (NWG) prestigious apprenticeship scheme. The apprentices, who are a mix of electrical and mechanical engineers , will spend two years at TTE’s Southbank facility, in Middlesbrough, before shadowing experienced Northumbrian Water engineers for the remaining … find out more TTE support Northumbrian Water’s workforce development »

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Tracerco – Discovery™ completes successful deployment on Shell assets in the gulf of mexico

Discovery™ (pictured), the world’s first subsea CT scanner for flowlines, has successfully completed the first deep-water deployment on Shell-operated flowlines in the Gulf of Mexico. Tracerco (part of the FTSE100 Johnson Matthey Plc), who’s UK headquarters are in Billingham, North East England, developed Discovery™ in response to an industry need for a non-invasive method of … find out more Tracerco – Discovery™ completes successful deployment on Shell assets in the gulf of mexico »

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TTE set to begin vocational training of more than 300 young Teessiders

TTE has maintained its position as one of the leading technical training providers on Teesside by welcoming more than 300 new young people on to its training programmes. The 2015 intake means that TTE now has approximately 600 students in total, which is the largest group in its history. New starters will begin a range … find out more TTE set to begin vocational training of more than 300 young Teessiders »

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£38 Million National Biologics Manufacturing Centre Launched

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has officially launched the new £38m National Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Darlington, Co. Durham. The new Centre was opened by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science and Steve Bagshaw, CEO of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies. The new Centre will provide companies with open access facilities and expertise to help … find out more £38 Million National Biologics Manufacturing Centre Launched »

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TTE launches competency assessment business, Quantech

The TTE Technical Training Group has launched Quantech, a new company that will help address workforce productivity challenges facing the oil and gas, engineering and chemical industries. Quantech provides services to prove and enhance workforce competence, which are delivered at customer sites in the UK and internationally. By identifying areas for development, training and systems … find out more TTE launches competency assessment business, Quantech »

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£160 million to be invested in 40MW CHP Waste Wood Power Station

Eco2 Ltd, a Welsh renewable energy company, and Temporis Capital LLP, a London-based renewable energy investment firm, announce the sale of the Port Clarence Energy project to Glennmont Partners. The sale is part of a £160m investment programme that will lead to the building of a 40 MW waste wood fired power station at Able … find out more £160 million to be invested in 40MW CHP Waste Wood Power Station »

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Culzean Jackets to be Constructed at Hartlepool Yard

More jobs are set to be created in the North East as Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) have announced that they have been awarded the Engineering, Procurement & Construction contract of the Culzean jackets for both the central processing facilities platform and the utility & living quarter platform. The announcement comes not long after the successful … find out more Culzean Jackets to be Constructed at Hartlepool Yard »

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TTE Apprentices start work at Greenergy fuel terminal

Four TTE students, aged 17-18, have started work as apprentices for Greenergy on Teesside. Maddie Byrne from Redcar, Tom Wallace from Guisborough and Tom Berry are based Greenergy’s biodiesel manufacturing plant at Seal Sands. Maddie Byrne and Tom Wallace are both Apprentice Process Technicians and Tom Berry is an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter. All three are … find out more TTE Apprentices start work at Greenergy fuel terminal »

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Potential for Onshore Oil & Gas Exploration on Teesside

A much needed boost for Teesside industry could potentially be on the horizon as the UK Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has formally announced that a total of 27 blocks from the14th round of UK Onshore Oil & Gas Licencing will be formally offered to private companies. They also announced that a second group of 132 further … find out more Potential for Onshore Oil & Gas Exploration on Teesside »

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Major North Sea Gas Project Approved, Gas to Come Ashore Teesside

The development of the largest new field discovered in the UK North Sea for a decade* has been approved by the UK Oil & Gas Authority. The Maersk Oil operated high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) Culzean field in the UK Central North Sea is expected to produce enough gas to meet 5% of total UK … find out more Major North Sea Gas Project Approved, Gas to Come Ashore Teesside »

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TFS seek further opportunities in Process & Energy industries

Teesside based fire & gas detection company TFS Ltd have completed two major projects in the local Process & Energy sectors, and now they are hungry for more. Following the successful supply & installation of the fire detection system at the Bio-Fuels plant, Seal Sands, the company then recently completed a full upgrade of the … find out more TFS seek further opportunities in Process & Energy industries »

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MacDonald Offshore Solutions going from strength to strength

After being established in 2014 by Teesside businessman Steve MacDonald, MacDonald Offshore Solutions Ltd (MOSL) and sister company Protective Systems Ltd (PSL) have both seen substantial growth in little over one year of business. During that period MOSL & PSL have acted as consultants to assist Newbridge Engineering, Hartlepool, in securing almost 1000ton of steelwork … find out more MacDonald Offshore Solutions going from strength to strength »

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