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Jan 19, 2022
Canada on track with energy transition, IEA concludes
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Dec 16, 2021
Environmental Defense Fund Europe has welcomed the European Commission's new legislative proposal to reduce methane pollution in the energy sector. While the package offers important technical measures for operators within the EU, the organisartion said, it was silent on the vast majority of Europe's methane footprint, which comes from imported natural gas. Jill Duggan,... [Read More]

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Nov 23, 2021
Europump is partnering with the European Valve Association (CEIR) and the European Compressed Air Association (Pneurop) at their respective annual meetings next year in Brussels. Running across three days, from 9 to 11 May, the three organisations will deliver a Joint EU Policy Conference. In updating its New Industrial Strategy proposed in 2020, the European Commission... [Read More]

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Nov 15, 2021
Shell has announced plans to move its headquarters to the UK as part of proposals to simplify the company's structure. The oil giant will ask shareholders to vote on shifting its tax residence from the Netherlands to the UK, according to reports on the BBC. It also wants to do away with its dual share structure in favour of just one class of shares to boost "the speed... [Read More]

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Nov 11, 2021
Europump which represents 16 national pump associations in 12 EU member states, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK has lent its support to an important industry statement relating to the European Machinery Directive. The Machinery Directive is an important piece of legislation for the European manufacturing industry. Since its original publication in 1989, and subsequent... [Read More]

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Oct 6, 2021
Wanner International’s new technical centre of excellence in industrial pump development has opened. The purpose-built facility enables the UK-based company to deliver enhanced service capabilities including system design and custom pump builds and performance testing. The company has invested in this 5,000ft2 facility to increase capacity to meet the growing global... [Read More]

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Sep 21, 2021
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has said that volatile global gas prices have demonstrated the urgent need to diversify and decarbonise the UK’s domestic energy system. Industry group Oil & Gas UK said wholesale prices for gas are up 250% since January - with a 70% rise since August. Exposure to global market prices is of particular... [Read More]

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May 13, 2021
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pump related equipment, has signed another four companies. One of the latest companies to join is Leicester-based NT Cloke Pumps & Water Ltd. Specialists in the installation, service repair and maintenance of booster sets, pressurisation... [Read More]

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May 11, 2021
A collaborative event will bring together water, wastewater and sustainability experts to explore new ways of tackling fat, oil and grease (FOG) in sewers and pave the way for a blockage-free future. The European FOG Summit is set to take place in the UK for the first time, in Brighton, East Sussex, on 14 October. The event will be hosted by technology company SwiftComply,... [Read More]

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May 7, 2021
The new UK Conformity Assessed – or UK CA – mark will replace the CE Mark as part of the post-Brexit transition. However, manufacturers have expressed concern about the additional costs this new mark will incur as the rest of the EU-27 will still be using the much recognised CE Mark. Paul Davies, from leading pump and mixer manufacturer, Landia, said: “I guess... [Read More]

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May 6, 2021
Manufacturers have raised concerns about the lack of clarity from government regarding the UK’s replacement of the widely recognised CE Mark. The CE Mark shows that goods conform to European standards, allowing them to be freely moved within the single market. Firms and trade bodies agree they are not being given enough time to prepare to apply for the new UK Conformity... [Read More]

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Apr 19, 2021
Exolum is the new name chosen by the CLH Group. The company carries out oil product storage and transport activities in Spain and is now present in seven other countries following its expansion strategy. The group has expanded its activity to include the storage, management and transportation of liquid products like chemicals and is also operating in new sectors... [Read More]

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Mar 23, 2021
Anglian Water has unveiled a £630million (€730 million) investment programme for the year ahead. The largest investment planned for a single year will be spent across the entire East of England, which is the driest and one of the fastest-growing parts of the country. The funds will be ploughed into areas of work specifically aimed at preparing the region to meet... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2021
Water companies around the world are being called on to join forces and transform their approach to tackling the carbon emissions associated with supplying water to billions of homes every year. Launched in support of the UN’s World Water Day, the UK water industry is working as an official partner to the Race to Zero campaign to encourage providers of water and wastewater... [Read More]

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Feb 26, 2021
Despite the commercial challenges brought about through the pandemic, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) – representing the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pump related equipment – has added another three companies to its roster. One of the latest companies signing up to enjoy the many benefits is Devon-based Water... [Read More]

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Feb 10, 2021
Construction has started on the flagship National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) facility in Renfrewshire. The team from the main contractor, Morrison Construction, has started work on the foundations of the building with two piling rigs installing controlled modulus columns into the ground. Since late-October, the team has been working on ground stabilisation... [Read More]

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