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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy welcomed The Queen to Hull

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory at Alexandra Dock, Hull. On arrival at the site, Her Majesty drove the full 75 metre length of the turbine blade that featured as an art installation in the Queen Victoria Square, in

Biomass supplier secures £200k to fuel growth

A fast-growing Yorkshire company, which has become one of the region’s leading suppliers of biomass wood pellets, has secured £200,000 to support its further growth from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. VerdEnergy supplies customers throughout the North of England from its headquarters

hlw Keeble Hawson advises on Pressure Technologies on £5m share placing

hlw Keeble Hawson’s corporate team has represented Sheffield-based specialist engineering group, Pressure Technologies plc, in an oversubscribed share placing that raised approximately £5m. Pressure Technologies said the placing will help to strengthen the business' balance sheet, invest in its manufacturing divisions and capitalise on opportunities for both organic and non-organic growth. A

Yorkshire firm helps farmers to save thousands in energy savings

A Yorkshire-based beef farmer has saved more than £40,000 in energy bills since installing a unique solar system to power his farm. With the assistance of, Leeds-based off-grid energy solutions firm, Xerogrid, farmer David Brown has reduced his energy bills by 80 per cent and will no longer owe monthly costs

Data centre equipment specialist opts to bale with Riverside

Techbuyer – a global leader in the purchase, refurbishment and sale of IT equipment – has recently invested in a waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery, in an effort to continually reduce the amount of waste material it sends to landfill. The RWM500 mill size machine supplied by the Boroughbridge-based provider

Yorkshire recycling stalwart retires from industry

Chris Oldfield, chairman of waste shredding specialist UNTHA UK, has announced his retirement from the recycling industry following a career spanning almost 50 years. He now fully hands over the reins of the Boroughbridge-based company to managing director Marcus Brew. With mechanical engineering, works and industrial management qualifications under his belt, Chris’s

Smith Brothers marks new chapter of growth with appointment of MD

High voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers has expanded its board of directors with the appointment of Nick Gudgeon, as it looks to further its stake in the independent connections provider (ICP) market. Founded in 1999 by brothers Richard and John Smith, the West Yorkshire power contractor has grown significantly within

Smith Brothers powers up the UK’s biggest battery

Power engineering specialist Smith Brothers has contributed its high voltage expertise to powering up the UK’s largest standalone battery storage site. Acting as the Independent Connections Provider (ICP) for the 15MW Lockleaze Fast Frequency Response (FFR) facility in Bristol, the Elland-based firm was enlisted by contractor Metka-EGN to carry out the

More than 1000 Leeds British Gas workers trained in dementia awareness

In Leeds, more than 1,100 people working at two of British Gas’ contact centres at Newbridge house and Canal Street, are now Dementia Friends. Many other local engineers – who regularly visit customers’ homes across Yorkshire – are also becoming Dementia Friends. British Gas is working with the Alzheimer’s Society to encourage

Drainage contractor invests in groundworks division

Leeds-based drainage contractor, Jet Aire Services, has developed its service capability with a significant investment in a groundworks and landscaping division. The company has recruited four site operatives and acquired specialist plant based at its Aberford HQ to provide surfacing, block paving and fencing services. The additional expertise will complement Jet Aire’s