First radial steam turbine fixed outside Europe

A radial steam turbine has been successfully repaired in North America for the first time. Swiss engineering firm Sulzer has refurbished and rebuilt a Canadian pulp manufacturing plant’s 25MW Stal Laval radial steam turbine without having to ship it to Europe, where turbines of this type typically have to be sent for repair. Compared to […]

Siemens to modernise Mozambique power line

Siemens is modernising 15 power transformers at the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique. The technology firm is undertaking the work for operator Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), which has tasked it to upgrade transmission links built in the 1970s to transmit electrical power from the hydropower plant over a distance of 1,450 kilometres. The deal […]

Green clothing comes into style

Members of a sustainable clothing group have outperformed the rest of the industry in cutting carbon, water and waste. That’s according to a new report from WRAP, which suggests signatories to the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) have helped slash the environmental impact of the UK clothing sector. The not-for-profit sustainability organisation’s programme, which aims […]

‘Cutting VAT would encourage energy saving renovations’

A coalition of 34 organisations from the housing sector has called on George Osborne to cut VAT on renovation and repair work. In an open letter to the Chancellor ahead of his Autumn statement the group asks for VAT on domestic building work to be cut down from 20% to 5%, in order to make […]