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Panasonic Provides Energy Efficient Heating & Cooling for NHS - Canford House
Located in Bournemouth, Canford House is a fully managed office space, leased by the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The building owners, St Modwens PLC (recently sold to Biz Space), were in desperate need of an updated air conditioning and heating solution that was cost effective. The building utilised an old chilled water system, operating on R22 refrigerent that was at the end of its life, paired with an old...Read More
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Uponor - Comfort Flows at Principal London Refurb Thanks to Uponor
Dating back to 1898, the former Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury has undergone a £multi-million refurbishment and re-brand by Principal Hotel Company, including a plumbing installation supplied by Uponor. The old copper piping has been replaced using PE (polyethylene) and MLC (multi-layer composite) pipe from Uponor. Fewer joints and press, push or modular fittings have enabled faster, safer installation while reducing the potential...Read More
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SPC - Top London Architects Choose SPC’s Metropolitan Trench Heaters
SPC have supplied their Metropolitan powered trench heaters to a prestigious office space in the heart of London. Occupying a peaceful area of Midtown, 8 Salisbury Square offers over 155,000 sq ft of office space close to the vibrant area of Fleet Street. Boasting 10 floors, 6 of which incorporate outside terrace space, the building offers workers stunning views over London’s skyline. Due to the amount of glass built into the design, Architects...Read More
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Kingspan Industrial Insulation - Cambridge University - Maxwell Centre
The £26 million Maxwell Centre, which opened in 2016, achieved credits towards a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating thanks in part to the Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation that was specified for the project. Kingspan Kooltherm’s FM Pipe Insulation has been installed on the University of Cambridge’s centrepiece for industrial partnership with the physical sciences and engineering. The £26 million Maxwell Centre, opened in 2016...Read More
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Grundfos - Belfast Film Industry is at the Cutting Edge
Northern Ireland has today established itself as a major location for the film industry, with such colossus as HBO’s Games of Thrones being filmed there. To keep up with the increasing demand, a major investment was recently made in a state-of-the-art 120,000 sq. ft. studio space that has been built on a former landfill site in Belfast. Taking up a total of 8-acres the North Foreshore Studios today provides a flexible range...Read More
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Vertiv to Provide Energy Savings as a Service to Telefónica
At Mobile World Congress, Vertiv and Telefónica announced a global, long-term partnership to boost energy savings through fit-for-purpose infrastructure solutions. Under the agreement, Vertiv will provide Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) across Telefónica’s core and access sites in Europe and America, covering all facets from initial site assessment to comprehensive maintenance services over the next ten years. Through this...Read More
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Ecodek - Royal Wharf, London
Ecodek have been supplying one of London’s most iconic major residential developments in the Docklands area of the capital. Royal Wharf is an exciting mixed development located in East London’s Royal Docks, with a massive land site of 40-acres. Oxley Holdings are planning to develop the site into 3385 homes which consist of residential units, commercial, retail, leisure and educational facilities, creating an entirely new...Read More
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Unitrunk Puts its Energy into Nuclear Sector at Paris Exhibition
Innovative cable management specialist, Unitrunk, will be heading to Paris in June to join companies and delegates from 63 countries around the world at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) 26-28 June 2018. Taking place at Paris Nord Villepinte - Hall 7, the bi-annual exhibition and conference is an internationally acclaimed event covering the whole nuclear energy sectors and focuses on innovation, future technologies and...Read More
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Wade International - Alumasc Acquires Drainage Specialist Wade International
In a key strategic move that strengthens the unique ‘Rain-to-Drain’ position of its Water Management division, Alumasc Group plc has completed the acquisition of Essex-based drainage specialist, Wade International. “Wade has built a strong brand on the design excellence and high quality manufacture of its products,” comments Alumasc Water Management Divisional Managing Director, Steve Durdant-Hollamby. “Its strategic...Read More
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AEI Cables - Quality is Key Against Non-Approved Cables
Cable leader AEI Cables has reinforced its commitment to quality and service delivery across its markets by committing to a further prestige standard as the fight against non-approved cables continues. Stuart Dover, commercial manager for AEI Cables, said: “AEI Cables stands for quality across all of its business dealings and this is another sign of our commitment to it. We have a proven track record but we will not rest on our laurels...Read More
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Carlo Gavazzi - Power Quality is Mission Critical
Continuity of power is essential in mission-critical applications such as data centres and the ability for end users to quickly and cost-effectively monitor power is crucial. Alan Hickman, managing director of metering, controls and automation specialist Carlo Gavazzi UK, outlines the latest trends in electrical distribution in data centres and mission-critical applications and highlights an innovative solution to power quality monitoring...Read More
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ABB Doubling the Voltage of Wind Turbine Transformers
ABB has delivered five new WindSTAR transformers to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the world’s first 66 kV offshore windfarm. With enough clean power for 34,000 homes, the wind farm will be located off the coast of Northumberland. Eleven more transformers will be installed in large-scale offshore wind turbines at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, a 92.4 MW offshore wind test and demonstration facility...Read More
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Andel Wins Environmental Contract for Major Telecoms Provider
Huddersfield based, Andel, has secured a prestigious national contract with Telefónica to install water leak detection systems in 16 of its technical sites across the UK. The £200,000 tender will see the manufacturer install its FLOODLINE™ leak detection systems in buildings to allow early action to prevent damage, reduce disruption and limit loss. The win completes a year of success for the manufacturer which also...Read More
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Purus Channel 100 Stainless Steel Channel Drainage...
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies and linear wetroom drainage systems, have recently published new images and technical drawings of their Channel 100 floor channel on their website. The Channel 100 is Purus’ most popular stainless steel channel drainage system, which comes in standard lengths up to 2.5m and can be installed into concrete floors with vinyl, tiled, resin or concrete finishes. Not only an ideal solution...Read More
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