Steel giant Tata has been fined £200,000 after three workers sustained serious burns when a ladle holding 300 tonnes of molten steel became detached from a crane, spilling its white hot load, which then ignited the factory floor. A simple two-hour camera repair could have prevented this fire, the subsequent enquiry found, but also the lighting...
The Philips Foundation is to collaborate with global aid charities the Red Cross and UNICEF with the aim of improving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people. Philips healthcare systems are part of this, but so is solar PV lighting. By James Hunt:
Newly published studies by two market research organisations show that the ability to provide higher energy efficiency and precise motion control are once again speeding the uptake of electric drives and motions controls sectors in Europe and beyond. By James Hunt:
Burnell Switchgear has integrated ABB’s Slimline XR ITS2 switches into the massive Southwick solar photovoltaic (PV) farm near Portsmouth, which has a capacity of 48 MWp – large enough for 12,000 homes. This farm now has inbuilt metering and communications to enhance its operations. By James Hunt:
The Manchester hospital, which is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe, will save hundreds of thousands of pounds following a review of its energy management system and completion of a modernisation of the energy infrastructure by Schneider Electric. By James Hunt:
It has been announced that Liz Male, chair of quality mark TrustMark, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List. This award is in recognition of her long term services to construction and consumer protection. James Hunt reports: