Category: Environmental Services

Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum, Hamburg

October 17, 2017 Natural Power’s Market Analysis Manager, Jeff Bryan, will be speaking at the Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum in Germany this week. His presentation ‘Using data to improve O&M efficiency and drive down the LCOE’ will take place on 18th October at 09.25 hours in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg. Natural Power’s advisory and analytics team, comprising performance analytics, market analysis and due diligence provides in-depth analysis and insight to key renewable energy and infrastructure markets. The team employs a combination of bespoke in-house tools, industry standard models and desktop research to uncover the issues...

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Unlocking local potential: talking garden villages

Earlier this year, the government named the first ever garden villages. This new initiative has the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes across England. From Long Marston in Stratford-on-Avon to West Carclaze in Cornwall; from Welborne in Hampshire to St Cuthberts in Cumbria, the 14 new villages will have access to a government fund of £6million over the next two financial years. It’s an investment which emphasises the need for locally-led development. Much rests on it. Get these right, and we will create welcoming, enterprising new places which will help to address the real and pressing need for...

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Wales’ finest – announced

Watch this space – we’ll be announcing the finalists for the 2017 Wales Green Energy Awards tomorrow! #GreenEnergyWales @WGEA17 pic.twitter.com/zDwwt94Wdj — David Clubb (@davidoclubb) October 16, 2017 We’re delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 Wales Green Energy Awards. They are listed, along with additional information about the awards ceremony, in our awards brochure. From a strong initial set of candidates, the field has been whittled down to twenty-one finalists across our seven categories. Further information on how to buy tickets for the awards ceremony, which will be on 10th November at the St David’s Hotel and Spa...

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Latest Scottish wind farm nears completion as reinstatement work finishes

Reinstatement works on one of Scotland’s biggest current wind farm sites are nearing completion. The balance of plant at Clyde wind farm extension, has been delivered by Jones Bros Civil Engineering in a joint venture with civils partner Balfour Beatty, on behalf of the client Clyde Wind Farm (Scotland) Limited, one of the UK’s biggest wind farms. The construction engineering works were completed in time for a handover to the client at the end of August, while the landscaping and reinstatement work on the wind farm, which comprises 54 Siemens turbines, is on course to be finished by the end of October. Under the contract, as well as turbine bases and crane pads, a total of 32km of tracks were constructed, to allow heavy plant to travel across the site. From a total construction workforce of 90 at its peak, there are now 25 employees completing reinstatement at the site, located between Biggar, Abington and Moffat. During the lifetime of the construction work, the joint venture employed local labour where possible. They included several Scottish plant operative apprentices and a number of labourers recruited from the surrounding area. In addition, the site recruited trainee civil engineer Alistair Dow, 25, from Symington, South Lanarkshire. Alistair put the skills learned on his HNC (higher national certificate) in civil engineering into practice, working as a setting out engineer, preparing the ground for...

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Administrative Assistant

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation employing over 300 people. With over 60 years’ experience, our teams deliver high quality environmental and civil engineering solutions, safely, for a diverse range of projects and clients. Our flat management structure results in a flexible organisation where self-motivated, practical, problem solvers will thrive.This position will suit a clear communicator, able to use their own initiative. The role’s responsibilities will...

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BMT Secures Further R&D Funding for Hazardous Scene Responders

12-Oct-2017 BMT has secured funding through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), to build a prototype Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which will allow a team of responders to remotely assess a scene for potentially hazardous materials and predict the likely impact.  The system will be able to autonomously gather up-to-date information of the terrain, structures, weather and hazardous gases and then present the user with a 2D and 3D map of the area of interest in a matter of minutes in a familiar form. Antony Waldock, Principal System Analyst at BMT explains: “Responders to potentially hazardous scenes are required...

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RCG expands, opening Scotland office at inovo

Glasgow, Scotland – Wednesday October 11, 2017 – The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) announced today that it had signed a lease agreement with Scottish Enterprise to establish an office at the prestigious inovo building in Glasgow. “The move is reflective of RCG’s continued organic growth, the firm’s successful business model, and our commitment to be closer to RCG’s numerous clients in Scotland” said Sebastian Chivers, Chief Executive Officer, RCG. “This is a really exciting time for the business and we are delighted to add Glasgow to our list of global strategic offices.” RCG worked closely with Scottish Development International,...

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Leading civil engineers complete two landfill projects in the east of England

Work has been completed on the construction of two engineered landfill cell projects for client Augean South Limited. Jones Bros was appointed by the leading hazardous waste management company to carry out works at two landfills near Peterborough; the East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF) near Kings Cliffe and Thornhaugh Landfill Site. The contract was worth £1.5m. Work started at the ENRMF in May. Jones Bros’ civil engineers excavated 85,000m3 of earth before installing an engineered clay liner, an artificial sealing liner of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) with a protective geotextile layer and finally leachate collection sumps and a leachate drainage layer of crushed aggregate to form a landfill cell designed to give a high level of environmental protection. The ENRMF operates as a hazardous landfill, which includes the acceptance of low level radioactive wastes, typically transported from decommissioned nuclear power stations and other industrial sources. Thornhaugh, which is located closely to the ENRMF, operates primarily as a non-hazardous landfill site with the capability to accept certain types of hazardous wastes. Work started on this site in July, with 50,000m3 of earth excavated and the cell lined with clay, HDPE, and baled tyres as a drainage layer. Geraint Thomas, regional manager at Jones Bros, said: “These are our first projects for Augean South Limited and we’re pleased with how they have gone. “We’ve had 15 lads working on site,...

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