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Bernadette Redfern


  • 1973: Balfour Beatty wins the contract to erect transmission lines in Iraq

    Lack of export credit cover hampers Iraq energy projectsSubscription

    17 February 2011

    Plans for private sector investment in infrastructure to deliver Iraq’s 20 year electricity masterplan are at risk because of a lack of cover from export credit agencies experts have warned.

  • Lakeside EfW

    Political digestSubscription

    10 November, 2010

    As the dust settles on last month’s Spending Review it appears plans to boost the generation of energy from waste remain high on the government’s agenda. Bernadette Redfern reports.

  • EdF's Flamanville nuclear power station

    The obstacle raceSubscription

    4 August, 2010

    Developers of new nuclear projects are facing a challenging time with changes to the planning system and new financial obligations. Report by Bernadette Redfern.

  • Tracklaying underway

    Beside the seasideSubscription

    7 July, 2010

    A trip down Blackpool’s famous century-old promenade will be made smoother thanks to the speedy tram improvements currently taking place.

  • Artist's impression of the planned Winwick wind farm with reduced numbers of wind turbines as suggested by the CEEQUAL assessment

    Green Cross CodeSubscription

    1 July, 2010

    From a local wind farm to London’s 2012 Olympic sites, an increasing number of schemes are choosing to demonstrate and improve sustainability criteria using CEEQUAL. Bernadette Redfern reports.

  • Qatar Bahrain Friendship Bridge

    Row could end Bahrain-Qatar bridge projectSubscription

    01 July 2010

    A political dispute between the governments of Bahrain and Qatar has triggered fears that a planned £2.6bn causeway to connect the two countries could be in doubt.

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    Investigation into Australian civil engineer shortagesSubscription

    24 June 2010Comments (6)

    A shortage of civil engineers in Australia is threatening to derail major road and rail projects, an industry body has warned its government.

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    Engineer's paradiseSubscription

    23 June, 2010

    Demand for civil engineers in Australia has never been higher. Despite a decision by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to tighten up the rules for admitting foreign professionals, foreign civil engineers remain at the top of the “most wanted” chart.

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    Spotlight falls on rail efficiency numbersSubscription

    10 June 2010

    Network Rail came under fire this week for failing to deliver efficiencies demanded by the rail regulator.

  • Asset management system is criticised by rail regulatorSubscription

    10 June 2010Comments (2)

    Network Rail’s asset management regime has been branded unsatisfactory in the rail regulator’s latest performance review.

All by Bernadette Redfern