Michael Fallon appointed Minister for Portsmouth

Michael Fallon, who currently holds ministerial posts in both the business and energy departments, has been appointed Minister for Portsmouth. The newly-created role is designed to help the city in the aftermath of the loss of hundreds of jobs in the shipbuilding industry. Last year defence giant BAE Systems announced it would move Navy shipbuilding […]

Royal Navy jacks up air con energy savings

The Royal Navy is about to hoist up its energy savings with upgrades to the air conditioning and heating systems on its warships. HVAC firm E-CO UK was commissioned by engineering firm BAE Systems to improve the air treatment units on 14 British Royal Navy frigates. Air con is needed as many of the Type […]

BAE helps create wave power converter

One of the companies that got a slice of a £7m windfall to finance tidal development has teamed up with defence giant BAE Systems to create a wave power device. Aquamarine Power won a £450,000 grant from the government’s Technology Strategy Board to support a 30-month research and development scheme to try to make its […]