Skanska installs EV chargers at UK head office

The smart units will be able to monitor usage and set custom electricity tariffs

Ecotricity and Skanska start up £500m UK wind venture

UK-based renewable energy company Ecotricity and construction firm Skanska have joined forces for a new onshore wind venture. Called Skylark, it will build wind farms in Britain and aims to put 350MW of new projects into the UK planning system within five years. That would represent a potential investment of £500 million if they are […]

New initiative could save NHS £35m on energy bills

The NHS could save as much as £35 million on its energy bills through a new behaviour change initiative. Called Operation TLC, the “nudge” project encourages nurses, doctors and hospital staff to take three simple actions – turn off unused equipment, switch off lights and close hospital doors to help reduce excessive heat and noise, […]

Contractors top carbon reduction league table

Construction companies BAM Group and Skanska topped the list for energy efficiency in the final 2011/12 table in the UK. The Environment Agency published the much-awaited Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Performance League Table (PLT), which ranks companies for their energy efficiency performance. According to the table, BAM Group achieved a 65% cut in its carbon […]

National Grid awards £3.1bn for gas network upgrade

National Grid has awarded contracts worth £3.1 billion to three firms to upgrade four of its gas distribution networks. Two of the eight-year contracts were given to Balfour Beatty to operate networks in the North West and West Midlands, which includes the design and installation of modern polyethylene gas distribution mains to replace aging metal […]

Bogus gas engineers burgle London homes

Burglars have been tricking their way into London homes by pretending to be working for a gas maintenance firm. Wearing high visibility vests and “something resembling” fake identity cards, the bogus gas engineers targeted homes in Islington, Romford and Muswell Hill, according to National Grid. The thieves claimed they were from North London Gas Alliance […]

Skanska to build $490m gas plant in Rio, Brazil

Skanska is to design and build a new 550MW natural gas thermal power plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The engineers won the $490million contract from Brazilian oil, gas and biofuels firm Petrobras. The power plant will be built in the city of Seropédica, 75 kilometres away from the capital.

GE offers help over its failing Fukushima reactors

Technology giant General Electric, which built the reactors at Fukushima that are now failing, is to donate £3m to the relief efforts in Japan and offer nuclear technical assistance to the country’s power industry. In 2007, GE merged its Japanese nuclear interests with Hitachi, and today GE chairman Jeffrey Immelt said the company would be […]