Monthly Archives: October 2010

£100m Manchester opera house put on hold

Arts project cuts sink plans for Royal Opera House North
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Interserve scoops £42m of schools contracts

Three education deals include a £23m contract for refurbishment of Farney Park High School in Leeds
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Rok wins repair deal for Tesco’s home insurance customers

Extended contract means Rok now handles half of Tesco’s claims work
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Davis Langdon win Peterborough energy centre contract

QS appointed to oversee construction of recycling and energy centre
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Cat catches MWM

Caterpillar is buying German engine manufacturer MWM Holding from private equity company 3i for £514m in cash.
MWM specialises in engines powered by natural gas and special gases as well as diesel. This includes a combined heat and power systems and trigeneration solutions that can operate on a wide range of fuels including natural gas, [...]

FTA blasts TfL over Congestion Charge hike

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has accused Transport for London (TfL) of using underhand tactics to bury an increase in the London Congestion Charge amid news of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
That TfL’s announcement of the £2 per visit increase came on the same day as the Comprehensive Spending Review was ‘not purely a coincidence’, [...]

Skyjack and Shaughnessy part company

Steve Shaughnessy has left Skyjack. He was president of the Canadian access platform manufacturer but no details are currently available regarding the cause or nature of the split.
Shaughnessy is also President of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and recently opened the Federation’s new headquarters (pictured).
In a statement IPAF said Shaughnessy had agreed [...]

Siltbuster cracks concrete washwater conundrum

Wastewater management specialist Siltbuster has developed a system to capture and treat high pH water generated when washing out of concrete trucks on construction sites. It said many contractors resort to capturing the highly alkaline concrete wash water in polyethylene-lined skips and dispose of it without treatment - in contravention of the Environment Agency’s Pollution [...]

Engcon’s B-series is now complete!

Engcon has reported that all B-models are now in production and available for purchase. The company has recently confirmed its presence at SED 2011 at Rockingham Motor Speedway 17, 18, 19 May next year.
“The upgrading has taken us about a year - including a lot of tough tests, both in the factory and out [...]

‘Quick change’ Roadhog launched

GenQuip has upgraded its Roadhog mobile welfare unit to allow the pod to be swiftly removed from the vehicle chassis. This is because the welfare pods have an average life of 10 years but the 3.5t chassis cabs on which they are mounted are often leased for three or four years. The company will be [...]