Boost for marine engineering in Solent

A new research project to attract investment in the Solent’s marine and maritime engineering sectors has been launched. Energy Minister Michael Fallon, who was appointed Minister for Portsmouth last month, made the announcement following plans to close the city’s shipbuilding yard, which is expected to lead to 940 job losses. The University of Southampton will […]

SSE bags £8.3m for energy efficiency trial

The UK subsidiary of energy giant SSE has been awarded funding worth £8.3 million by Ofgem to trial a local energy efficiency initiative in the Solent. SSE Power Distribution (SSEPD) has joined forces with IT firm Maingate for the project, which will offer 4,000 householders a new energy efficiency technology to trial in their homes. […]