Network Rail has announced it has produced “an affordable costs package” to deliver the elements of the £15.9bn Crossrail project that the rail infrastructure owner is responsible for.
From next year, renewable energy producers will be paid by the government. Gemma Goldfingle finds out how the scheme will work.
Cornwall’s geothermal secretSubscription
On a site outside Redruth a truly groundbreaking project is poised to start drilling in search of not oil or gas, but conditions hot enough for a commercial geothermal plant capable of powering 20,000 homes. Gemma Goldfingle reports.
A luxury hotel development in Knightsbridge is pioneering an innovative method of placing pipework in a basement diaphragm wall. Gemma Goldfingle reports.
Chile quake takes out vital infrastructureSubscription
Engineers this week said that damage to vital infrastructure such as highways and airports would hamper Chile’s efforts to recover from a massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the nation on Saturday.
A judge last week adjourned the first case to be tried under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 until October because the director of the company charged needs “urgent and intensive” medical attention.
Britain’s new nuclear programme is poised to take a major step forward next week with tenders due in for the earthworks contract for the first new plant planned at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
The tale of the Tyne TubeSubscription
Immersed tube elements for the New Tyne Crossing are been floated into place. Gemma Goldfingle reports.
Learned societies reject ICE room hire dealSubscription
The row about the ICE’s plans to increase room charges for learned societies using facilities at its Great George Street headquarters escalated this week when a compromise was rejected.
Room charges row close to settlementSubscription
A resolution is in sight between the ICE and its associated societies over the Institution’s move to double room and services charges.