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News AROUND EDF reiterates THE PRESS nuclear opportunities New Civil Engineer 2 September 2010 A new nuclear power station at Hinkley has a united and clear purpose to deliver a require approximately 20,000t of structural Northern verve Point should be up and running by 2018 low carbon economy supported by nuclear steelwork. (Wigan Life Centre) One of the with construction work beginning in energy.” Mr de Rivaz confirmed that there will be project’s most challenging aspects is along the eastern 2013, EDF Energy confirmed at its recent To support this strategy EDF Energy between 150 to 175 major contracts, with facade where a 37m-long by Suppliers Day Event held at The Queen has initial plans for two new nuclear power 130 of these already let. 7m deep king truss has been Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. stations at Hinkley Point and Sizewell, both Speaking at the same event, Business erected to help create the area Vicent de Rivaz, EDF Energy CEO said: with two reactors each. Secretary Vince Cable repeated the for the main pool. “Our programme is on track to meet this There will be opportunities for UK Government’s support for nuclear power, ambitious programme. The UK government steel contractors as each power station will but also stressed that it will not provide any New Civil Engineer public finance for the projects as they must 9 September 2010 Blackfriars: be built and run with private money. Spanning the Thames Structures and components for the Around 8,000t of scrap is being nuclear projects will be classified as either craned out to be taken away by non-nuclear safety critical or nuclear safety river barge, and 14,000t of new critical. For non-nuclear critical structures, material is delivered in the same such as offices, turbine halls, electrical way, an environmental benefit platforms – the buildings likely to be built saving the congestion of 2,000 using steel – the design and construction lorry journeys in the busy local City streets. New steel is being will be based on BS and European fabricated by Watson Steel and Hinkley Point. Photo: Richard Baker Standards. barge loaded downstream at Greenwich. Orient achieves high expectations One of the UK’s leading specialist Construction News manufacturers of bespoke feature staircases 9 September 2010 has installed a FICEP Orient 10 drilling and Cricket club gambles on a fast delivery sawing line, along with a FICEP P51 for (Edgbaston) The proximity to plate punching, at its South East facility. the road means the contractor The machinery was installed to help the has looked into preparing company increase productivity and output. elements offsite. For instance, The FICEP units, the company said, have standard practice would be to enabled it to quote faster lead times as well fire protect the steel frame by as cut the cost of fabrication time in half coating it with an intumescent spray once on site. Instead, while optimising floor space. all the steel is delivered pre- The Orient 10 is one of a new range of sprayed, taking out the risk of high performance, small footprint CNC spraying near the main road. machines from FICEP in which a drilling line is combined with a band sawing unit to Construction News carry out automatic drilling and sawing 2 September 2010 operations at variable mitring angles. Steel chief warns of tough market FICEP said the machine can produce (Severfield-Rowen Chief very small parts which are drilled, scribed, Executive Tom Haughey) “The sawn and unloaded automatically. key market sectors of power, energy and waste, London commercial offices and Guide to refurbishment solutions infrastructure present good opportunities in 2011 and beyond.” Tata Steel, formerly Corus, has published a almost half of all energy used globally, has re-sheet or over cladding. technical paper – ‘Refurbishment solutions lead to a growing realisation that The paper has been developed in The Structural Engineer for non-domestic dwellings’ – taking an in- refurbishment solutions make economic as conjunction with the SCI and Tata Steel’s 3 August 2010 depth look at the latest refurbishment well as environmental sense. supply chain partners to provide guidance Kenneth Severn Award solutions, and providing building designers Carlton Jones, Technical Development and advice on the comprehensive range of Suppliers are working on and specifiers with practical guidance on Manager UK Construction, Tata Steel said: refurbishment solutions using pre-finished making steel less damaging the solutions available for pre-finished steel “The purpose of this technical paper is to cladding available to enable designers and to the environment through cladding systems. highlight the need for designers and building owners to meet both the technical process improvements - making materials less energy and Increasing financial pressures and the building owners to consider improving and aesthetic requirements of a carbon intensive - and increases move towards a low carbon economy, is existing structures, rather than simply refurbishment programme. in their recycled content. determining a real step change in attitudes demolishing and rebuilding. There is a Copies of the Colorcoat® Technical Structural engineers need to be towards building performance and range of pre-finished steel refurbishment Paper are available to download from www. aware of the potential impact construction practices. The UK’s ambitious solutions available, from over painting for colorcoat-online.com. Alternatively email of careful specification and targets to reduce carbon emission and the aesthetic purposes, or cladding durability colorcoat.connection@tatasteel.com or call support supplies in their efforts. knowledge that buildings account for reasons, through to a complete 01244 892434 to request a copy. 8 October 10NSC


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