Month: February 2018

February 23, 2018

Skills Strategy impacts energy and utilities sector ahead of its first anniversary

Employers from UK water, power, gas and waste management companies can look back on a series of landmark achievements that have been initiated by the Energy and Utilities Workforce Renewal & Skills Strategy during its inaugural year. The Skills Strategy

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February 22, 2018

Ancala acquires Portsmouth Water

– London, 19th February 2018 – Ancala Partners LLP (‘Ancala’), the independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, today announces that it has agreed to acquire South Downs Capital Limited, the ultimate parent company of Portsmouth Water, one of the UK’s leading

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February 16, 2018

Affinity Water Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Affinity Water is delighted to announce the appointment of Pauline Walsh as Chief Executive Officer.  She will also be appointed as a Director of the Company.   Pauline is expected to take up the role by the end of April

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February 12, 2018

Institute of Water One Day Science Conference 2018: Bookings Now Open

We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the second Institute of Water One Day Science Conference on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at the National STEM Centre in York.  As with our previous Science, Environment and Engineering

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February 9, 2018

Dipping a Toe In AMP7

On Tuesday 30th January, our senior water managers of the RPS Water business held an AMP7 workshop in Birmingham, UK to discuss OFWAT’s recently announced leakage commitments for the new AMP cycle between 2020–2025.   In its final methodology for

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February 9, 2018

New Morrison Utility Services Safety Initiative to Minimise Risk Around Plant

UK sees 5,000 accidents involving mobile plant in the workplace occur each year  People and Plant Interface Morrison Utility Services (MUS), the UK’s largest, dedicated, independent utility service provider, in conjunction with M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, has

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February 8, 2018

Around 70 new leakage inspectors to join Yorkshire Water as a cut in leakage is promised

Yorkshire Water aims to hire approximately 70 new leakage inspectors as it looks to plug the volume of water leaked from its pipe network by 40 per cent by 2025. Already, 40 leakage inspectors have been employed and up to

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February 8, 2018

Engineering and science professional bodies benchmark performance on diversity and inclusion for the first time

For the first time, professional bodies across engineering and science have joined forces to benchmark their performance on diversity and inclusion (D&I). Twenty professional engineering institutions (PEIs) and 21 scientific bodies self-assessed their performance in eight areas of professional body activity: governance

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February 7, 2018

Institute of Water Rising Stars visit Skanska UK

The Institute of Water’s Rising Stars programme for 2018 gets underway as the successful applicants enjoy a visit to Skanska UK to meet with its senior leaders.   Hosted by Skanska UK’s Executive Vice President, Thomas Faulkner, the Rising Stars

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February 5, 2018

Ofwat takes to the airwaves to spark innovation in water sector

Ofwat will seek to channel innovation in the water sector this February, with a new digital campaign aimed at encouraging water companies to fully embrace innovation and the opportunities it brings. Going live on 6 February, Ofwat’s digital channel –

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