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Steel fabrication expertise in the Antarctic

02 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity
A steel fabricator has lent its bespoke steel fabrication expertise to the Antarctic during the relocation of an important British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research station.

A steel fabricator has lent its bespoke steel fabrication expertise to the Antarctic during the relocation of an important British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research station.

ECS Engineering Services lent its support to BAS during a massive project to relocate Halley VI Research Station 23km to a different part of the Brunt ice shelf.

Rob Butts, production manager at ECS, said: “To withstand the polar environment, we use impact tested S355K2 grade materials, galvanised to 140 microns. In some cases, we have also painted the steelwork."

UK auto investment on track

01 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity
The UK automotive industry remains resilient despite ongoing uncertainty presented by the global economy and the UK’s future relationship with the EU, according to new research released today by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

The UK automotive industry remains resilient despite ongoing uncertainty presented by the global economy and the UK’s future relationship with the EU, according to new research released today by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Investment in R&D looks to future-proof sector Lloyds Bank’s third annual survey of the UK automotive manufacturing sector and its supply chain analyses the state of the industry today and the opportunities and challenges it faces in the future.

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