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What's on: ICE events

ICE news

This is a selection of the best ICE events from around the regions. For the full list of events happening near you, go to www. nceplus.co.uk and click on the 'What's On' link.

Tuesday 27 January, London.

Vernon Harcourt Lecture 2004: Making waves in coastal developments Being able to predict coastal processes is the key to successful planning, design and construction of coastal developments. Halcrow director and Plymouth University visiting professor Chris Fleming explores the essentials of coastal modelling techniques and illustrates them with case studies of waterfront developments from the last 25 years.

ICE London. 6pm. Contact Kathleen Hollow (020) 7665 2242.

Wednesday 28 January, East Anglia

Wind energy To meet government targets, contributions from renewable sources need to increase by 500% by 2015. Wind energy seems the best bet and is attracting millions of pounds of government subsidy.

Carbon Reduction (CRed) project director Keith Tovey describes the latest developments in wind energy and sets out to prove that none of the alternatives offer much competition. Agree or disagree?

Jackson House, Ipswich. 6pm.

Contact Wesley Wray (01473) 624326.

Wednesday 28 January, North

Extraordinary general meeting Last month ICE Council approved a bold plan to raise subscriptions in order to finance full time Regional Support Teams (RSTs) in the ICE regions. Pilots in the North West, Midlands, South West and East Anglia-Chiltern regions are now swinging into action. The ICE sees the move as a key part of its strategy to raise the profile of civil engineers and civil engineering.

ICE senior vice president Colin 'President for the Regions' Clinton begins a tour of the regions to explain the move ahead of taking over as president in November.

Lumley Castle, Chester Le Street, Durham. 6.15pm. Contact Micheal Coulson (0191) 4010401 Thursday 29 January, Thames Valley Wembley stadium Construction of the new Wembley stadium with its spectacular 315m long arch continues to attract interest. This meeting, held in collaboration with the Concrete Society, focuses on the arch foundations. In laying the mammoth bases, contractor Multiplex claims to have completed the longest ever continuous concrete pour - using 720t of reinforcement and 4,800m 3of concrete it lasted 19.5 hours.

Holiday Inn, Reading. 6.30pm.

Email clive. foord@rmc.co.uk

Thursday 29 January, Wales

North Hoyle offshore wind farm National Wind Power's offshore wind farm will be sited 8km off the North Wales coast between Prestatyn and Rhyl. It will consist of 30 wind turbines, and have an installed capacity of 60MW. The project will generate enough pollution-free electricity each year to meet the equivalent annual demand of 50,000 homes.

National Wind Power project manager Mike Carter explains why this project marks the dawn of a new era in renewable power generation.

Kinmel Manor Hotel, Abergele.

6pm. Contact Phil Banks (01492) 542501.

What's On has changed!

NCE now picks out the best events - nationally and from around the regions. For the full list of events happening near you, go to www. nceplus.co.uk and click on the 'What's on' link.

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