Infrastructure

Finance

EIB and Community of Madrid Agree Financing for Line 11 Metro Extension

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Community of Madrid (CAM) have agreed EIB financing of €554 million of financing and R&D loans for the line 11 Metro extension between Plaza Elíptica and Conde de Casal in Madrid. Separate agreements for project finance and the financing of research and development activities have been signed in Madrid…

Construction

Grosvenor Services Awarded TfL Silvertown Tunnel Security Contract

Charter Security, a subsidiary of Grosvenor Services Group, has secured a three-year contract with Riverlinx CJV to provide security at Transport for London’s (TfL) Silvertown Tunnel construction site.The 1.4km long tunnel, which Riverlinx CJV are constructing on behalf of TfL, will run underneath the Thames and connect Silvertown to Greenwich Peninsula. This will be the…

Case Studies

How G4S is Securing the UK’s Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the security threats faced by critical national infrastructure, what makes good security and the work G4S is doing to secure Hinkley Point C. Critical national infrastructure (CNI) is, by its very nature, fundamental to the running of any country. Without the contribution from sectors…

Construction

UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation Launches Asset Information Management Common Data Environment

The United Kingdom Defence Infrastructure Organisation has launched the next phase of its Asset Information Management Common Data Environment (AIM CDE), using the intelligent data management platform, gliderbim®. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has successfully led a phased deployment of a new AIM CDE, using the gliderbim platform and with the support of Glider’s information…

industry

Openreach Copper Switch Off: Are you ready?

At the end of 2025, Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT, will be switching off its copper network. This means that the UK’s analogue network – the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN) will no longer be available. Dan Whittington, Head of Utilities at international MEP consultancy Whitecode, considers how…

Net Zero

Scottish Partnership to Deliver EV Charging Solutions

Two award-winning Scottish businesses have teamed up to help meet the growing demand for electric vehicle chargepoints. Solutions provider Eco Group have joined forces with electrical engineering firm DRW Electrical Group Ltd to supply a complete EV charging solution to businesses and organisations across Scotland and the North of England. With more drivers than ever…

Hybrid Working

Are we Returning to Smaller Hybrid Offices?

Ian Ellis, Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager at Siemens Building Products, consider the impact of office downsizing on hybrid working. At the height of the lockdowns during COVID-19 technology helped us to carry on seamlessly working from the home.  We met our work colleagues virtually on videoconferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and…

Construction

Preparing a Chapel for the 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War

A collaboration between Mitie and several partner organisations has transformed the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel ahead of the 40th anniversary of the conflict. Opened in 2000 by Her Majesty the Queen as a memorial to those who fought and died in the South Atlantic in 1982, the chapel stands in the 230-acre grounds of Pangbourne…

Environment

OUTCO Builds Greener Fleet with Volkswagen Finance

UK outdoor compliance specialist OUTCO has signed a two-year deal with Volkswagen Financial Services Rent-A-Car as part of an initiative to modernise its fleet and reduce emissions with new vehicles that feature efficient and Euro 6 compliant engines. The leasing deal replaces an older fleet of owned and hired vehicles with 16 vehicles for OUTCO’s…

Events

Siemens to Host Innovation Event at Manchester Central in June

Siemens will host a two-day conference and exhibition in Manchester on July 12th and 13th, 2022. Transform 2022 will be held at the city’s iconic Manchester Central venue, bringing together hundreds of industry leaders, influencers and regulators from across the UK and Ireland to collaborate and solve some of the most pressing organisational challenges. From…

Contracts

Gigaclear Awards Integrated FM Contract

Ultrafast broadband network operator Gigaclear has selected Pareto FM to deliver hard and soft services to its portfolio of properties in the UK. Established in 2010, Gigaclear’s ultrafast broadband network now reaches homes and businesses in more than 450 communities across 22 counties, with the company working hard to support rural properties, farms and businesses…

Contracts

£141 Million UK MoD Accommodation Contract Operational

A £141 million contract which was awarded to Pinnacle Group in 2021 to deliver National Accommodation Management Services (NAMS) for 49,000 Service Family Accommodation (SFA) homes in the UK on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has become operational, with services to be delivered by the group’s specialist division, Pinnacle Service Families. Service Personnel…

FM

BAE Systems Awards UK IFM Contract

BAE systems has selected Mitie to deliver a new multi-million pound, five-year contract to provide a full integrated facilities management (IFM) service at 26 sites across the United Kingdom. The contract consolidates multiple previous contracts for four BAE Systems businesses under a single service level agreement, and will see Mitie provide a suite of FM…

Construction

Sanctuary Award for Landmarc and Partners

Landmarc Support Services has been awarded a Net Zero and Resource Efficiency Award at the annual UK Ministry of Defence’s Sanctuary Awards for its Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP), in partnership with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and modular construction specialist, Reds10 The Sanctuary Awards, which are celebrating their 30th anniversary, showcase environmental efforts by…

Maintenance

Scheduling Housing Repairs in Real Time

Amey Secure Infrastructure will be deploying FLS VISITOUR field management software to optimise repairs scheduling for 150 field operatives working on 22,500 homes located on UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) estates in central and northern England. The real-time scheduling platform caters for different building services, including heating, electrical works and general repairs – with better…

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Landmarc Welcomes UK Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan

The release of the UK government’s Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan: 2022-2024 is a great step forward in supporting and empowering the UK’s military veteran community, says Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc). The Action Plan aims to provide a solid foundation on which the government can continue to build over the next two years and beyond. Reinforced…

Case Studies

Supporting a Major Infrastructure Development in the Falklands Islands

A case study by the SOCOTEC Group relating to the construction of a new port facility in Stanley Harbour commissioned by the government of the Falkland Islands in 2020.. In April 2020, the Falkland Islands Government commissioned the design of a new port facility in Stanley Harbour. Work originally commenced on the project the following…

News

Disruptive Technologies Wins Prestigious IoT Breakthrough Award

Disruptive Technologies (DT), the creator of the world’s smallest wireless sensors, has been recognized as “IoT Sensor Company of the Year” in the 6th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program recognizes innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart…

Cleaning

ESS, DIO Scoop Collaborative Working Award

Compass Group business ESS Defence and the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have won the Institute for Collaborative Working Service Sector Award. The award recognises teams that excel in improving service delivery through a collaborative approach. It marks the successful relationship between ESS and DIO in the delivery of three large Defence Soft FM contracts…

Energy Management

Dura Composites Announces Partnership with Anderton Concrete

Dura Composites and Anderton Concrete are teaming up to help Energy and Infrastructure customers access the best in pre-cast concrete troughs and GRP composite trench covers from a single supply chain source partner. It is the first time a heavy duty precision pultruded GRP technology solution has been designed holistically, with both the lid and trough manufactured…

COP26

Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022

Press Release: Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 London, 11 January 2022   Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 The impact of the pandemic to fade as we refocus on the road to net zero and the climate emergency   Siemens’ energy and smart infrastructure experts share their views on the…

COP26

Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice

09.11.2021, 12:06 Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice Aramark UK has received two Waste2zero 2021 awards following its successful introduction of measures to prevent and recycle waste.   The company was successful in winning the Best Recycling Project Award and the Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award, with Aramark also receiving a commendation in the Best…

Australia

HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It…

Appointments

Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego

29.10.2021, 01:33 Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego Tenant advisory and occupier services veterans Andrew Ewald and Sean Fitzmaurice have joined Cushman & Wakefield’s San Diego office from CBRE. Ewald, who joins as executive director and Fitzmaurice who joins as managing director, will focus on advising occupiers in the life sciences, medical device and…

Environment

New Delhi Embraces Smart Metering Technology

30.09.2021, 10:48 New Delhi Embraces Smart Metering Technology Siemens and Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) have announced the successful deployment of over 200,000 smart meters in the north of the Indian capital. The state-of-the-art EnergyIP Meter Data Management System installed and commissioned by Siemens enables timely and accurate collection of electricity meter data leading…

Contracts

Thames Water Contract

22.09.2021, 12:28 Thames Water Contract Kier has been appointed by Thames Water to deliver a £66 million design and build project at Mogden Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in Isleworth, West London. The new works on the site of Thames Water’s third-largest sewage treatment works will include the design and construction of significant new facilities designed to provide…

Appointments

EMCOR Announces Senior UK Appointments

15.09.2021, 12:12 EMCOR Announces Senior UK Appointments EMCOR UK has appointed Marcia Ore as Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Cheryl McCall to the role of Chief Financial Officer.   Ore was previously with the police service for over three decades in a variety of posts challenging barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion. These…

News

Grid-to-Vehicle Approaches in EV Fleet Management

08.09.2021, 15:12 Grid-to-Vehicle Approaches in EV Fleet Management Bernard Magee, director of eMobility Infrastructure at Siemens GB&I and Siemens Financial Services director Mark McLoughlin, explain why charging electric vehicles directly from the grid makes sense.   On the 28 September 2021 at Alexandra Palace London, Freight in the City opens its doors to showcase the…

Automation & AI

Facilitating the Transition to the Smart Grid

08.07.2021, 13:39 Facilitating the Transition to the Smart Grid A collaboration between Siemens and Oracle will help energy suppliers manage market wide “Half Hourly Settlement” (HHS) data processing requirements under settlement reforms being introduced by UK energy regulator, Ofgem. The automated solution leverages Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to query and process readings from smart meters…

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Sponsoring a Daring Atlantic Rowing Challenge

25.06.2021, 13:11 Sponsoring a Daring Atlantic Rowing Challenge Landmarc Support Services is the latest company to sponsor Team Emotive, a participant in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, one of the world’s most difficult ocean rowing challenges – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge which raises money for mental health charity Veterans at Ease and is considered…

News

The NHS Decarbonisation Divide

17.06.2021, 16:04 The NHS Decarbonisation Divide A recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request confirms half of the UK’s NHS trusts are behind or unsure of decarbonisation targets despite the widespread installation of EV charging infrastructure.   The FoI request by power management company Eaton confirms just over half (51 per cent) of NHS trusts have installed EV…

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