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Shetland Islands power plant proposed
08 November, 2013
Plans for a new power station that could run on natural gas north of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, have been submitted to the Scottish government, local press announced late September.
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Crane injury results in fine for UK metal manufacturer
Friday, November 08, 2013 A metal manufacturer in Glossop, Derbyshire, UK, has appeared in court after an employee was injured when he was struck by a container as it swung from an overhead travelling crane, the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed earlier this month.
Credit circle for crane industry
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Top Service is launching a credit circle for the crane, access and heavy equipment rental industry in the UK, it was revealed recently.
HSE announces major safety purge in UK
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 The UK's Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a major site safety clampdown with over 2,000 unannounced inspections where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.
Dudley steel company fined after worker killed by crane
Friday, February 01, 2013 A West Midlands steel company has been ordered to pay more than GBP 146,000 (USD 231,125) in fines and costs after one of its employees was crushed to death by a 15t crane, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced recently.
Giant quay cranes to arrive at London Gateway
Friday, January 25, 2013 London Gateway's 138m quay cranes are on their way to the UK's new deep water container port, it was announced earlier this week.
Aberdeen-based company makes major African acquisition
Thursday, January 10, 2013 EnerMech has made a GBP 3M (USD 4.8M) acquisition of Water Weights International (WWI), a Cape Town-based company specialising in heavy load testing of cranes and lifting equipment, in an effort to step up its presence in the African oil and gas sector.
Global Integrated Services appoints new fall arrest equipment supplier
Friday, November 09, 2012 UK safety critical service provider, Global Integrated Services, has announced that Capital Safety, a manufacturer of fall protection equipment, has joined the company's portfolio of suppliers.
Street Crane engineers retire after 74 years combined service
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Two of UK lifting equipment manufacturer Street Crane’s most senior engineers, John East and Roger Heywood, are retiring, having together racked up 74 years working for the company.
Quayside gantry crane helps set new efficiency record for UK port
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Port workers at the UK's Port of Felixstowe set a new record for the speed of loading and unloading a ship, with the port claiming that a container was handled almost every minute.
Contractor named for new Liverpool container terminal
Monday, October 08, 2012 Peel Ports has named international property and infrastructure company Lend Lease as principal contractor for the GBP 300M (USD 486M) Liverpool 2 container terminal.
Aberdeen Harbour plans major redevelopment
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 A feasibility study looking at the potential for expansion of facilities at Britain’s biggest oil industry port has been launched by the Aberdeen Harbour Board.
New condition monitored load pin
Monday, September 17, 2012 A new load pin that allows users to monitor its status while in operation has been developed by a Swiss load monitoring and motion control equipment manufacturer.
Konecranes UK’s Leicestershire site relocates
Monday, September 17, 2012 Konecranes has relocated its Leicestershire operations from its former premises in Loughborough to Castle Donnington.
New flexible lifting point
Friday, August 17, 2012 A new flexible lifting point, designed for die blocks, mold blocks, steel castings and machines lacking lifting points, has been developed through an English/Taiwanese collaboration between lifting equipment suppliers.
Overhead crane used in helicopter life saving escape training
Friday, August 10, 2012 A 4t crane is being used to help simulate a helicopter crash at sea to provide avionics students with underwater escape training at Blackpool College’s Fleetwood Nautical Campus.
Expanding Norfolk manufacturer awards four crane contract
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Norfolk-based specialist bearings supplier, Cooper Bearings, has awarded a contract for four cranes to service its expanding UK facility.
George Osborne visits UK crane manufacturer
Friday, July 27, 2012 UK chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, met with company directors and workers when he visited one of the country's largest factory crane manufacturers earlier this month.
Qualter Hall builds 650t mine headgear
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 UK fertiliser producer Cleveland Potash selected Qualter Hall, service engineers of Barnsley, UK, to design and build a gantry as part of the headgear at Boulby Mine in Cleveland, UK.
Prevention is better than cure
Monday, June 08, 2009 (FREE) Increasingly wellness programmes aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyles are being offered by health insurers but often the question is asked: do they yield any positive results?

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