US awards 21 energy and water efficiency contracts

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded 21 contracts to provide efficient energy and water infrastructure improvements to federal facilities. Under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC), a private contractor will design, construct and install an energy and water savings project that meets the federal agency’s needs and provides the necessary financing, with no initial […]

Defra awards UK air pollution monitoring contract

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has awarded a three-year contract to monitor air pollution in the UK. Sustainability consultancy Ricardo-AEA will provide quality assurance and control services to the UK’s largest air quality monitoring network. The ‘Automatic Urban and Rural Network’ (AURN) helps the UK Government fulfil its statutory European reporting requirements. It also […]

Severn Trent Water extends Amey contract

Energy services provider Amey has been awarded a £250 million extension to its wastewater contract with Severn Trent Water. The area stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from the Bristol Channel to the Humber estuary. From 1st June 2015 Amey will be taking over repair and maintenance of the sewer network across the entire Severn […]

UK engineering firm wins £2.3m nuclear contract

A UK engineering firm has won a contract worth £2.3 million to supply parts to a nuclear power plant in Sweden. Hayward Tyler said the order, which is due to be fulfilled in the next 24 months, includes supplying major assemblies for two existing nuclear reactors at Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant – which generated around […]

Aberdeen-based firm wins North Sea deal

An Aberdeen-based engineering and consultancy firm has been awarded a North Sea contract which is expected to help create around 150 jobs. AMEC will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for Nexen Petroleum UK’s offshore platforms (pictured) in the North Sea. The contract will run for six years with the option of two extensions, each […]

John Lewis signs deal to buy 100% renewable energy

The John Lewis Partnership has signed a deal to buy 100% renewable energy from small supplier SmartestEnergy. The contract will start in January 2015 – running until March 2018 – and will provide power for more than 380 John Lewis and Waitrose sites. Nigel Keen, Director of Property Services for the John Lewis Partnership said: […]

€24m contract for 'first' reactor driven by particle accelerator

The Belgian nuclear research centre SCK-CEN has awarded a €24 million (£20.4 million) contract to three companies to design part of a new nuclear research reactor. It’s set to be the ‘first’ prototype reactor in the world to be driven by a particle accelerator when it becomes fully operational in 2024-25. The ‘Multi-purpose Hybrid Research […]

DECC confirms contracts for smart meter rollout

DECC has confirmed the arrangements for the smart meter rollout after signing contracts and licenses to run the programme, following the announcement of preferred bidders last month. The license for the Data and Communication Company (DCC) – in charge of linking the 53 million smart meters with energy suppliers, network operators and energy service companies […]

New rules for energy suppliers to treat small businesses fairly

New standards of conduct that require energy suppliers to treat small businesses fairly have come into force this week. The rules are part of Ofgem’s reforms to provide firms with more protection in the energy market and apply to business customers that typically spend up to £10,000 a year on each fuel. Under the standards, […]

Firm wins contract to fix gas turbines in Myanmar

An oil and gas services company has secured a foothold in Myanmar after winning a $13 million (£8.4 million) contract to upgrade a trio of gas turbines. Myanmar – also known as Burma – has recently opened up to foreign trade, having spent many years isolated from the rest of the world. During the year […]