N-ice! Skating rink, police and Forgemasters join Sheffield heat network

South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Forgemasters and a set of sports venues are joining a new £20 million heat network. The three businesses will connect up to the network which energy firm E.ON is building in the Lower Don valley. An 8km pipe network will hook them up to E.ON’s soon-to-be-completed Blackburn Meadows power plant. It […]

Forgemasters joins hydropower association

Sheffield Forgemasters has become a member of the British Hydropower Association. Forgemasters is the world’s leading supplier of heavy forged and cast steel products to the offshore sector and in recent years has moved further into the renewable energy market. Last month the Sheffield company had a loan to build a manufacturing plant for nuclear […]

Huhne under fire over Forgemasters loan

Chris Huhne came under fire yesterday from his predecessor as energy secretary, Ed Miliband, over the decision to scrap a loan to Sheffield Forgemasters, and in turn, Mr Huhne’s own standpoint on nuclear energy. Mr Huhne faced questions from MPs for the first time since his appointment as secretary of state for energy and climate […]

Forgemasters in £30m India deal

A week after Sheffield Forgemasters had a loan cancelled by the government, the company has clinched a £30m deal with India’s largest power equipment maker. Last week Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said he was scrapping a loan for a 15,000 tonne press that was promised by the Labour government. But this week […]