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The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced that its Chief Executive, Andrew Jamieson, has decided to step down from the role later this year, after leading the technology innovation organisation since its formation in 2012.

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Birmingham-based Armac Martin, a pioneer in design-led luxury brass hardware and accessories, relies heavily on compressed air for its CNC machining requirements. However, the company’s existing system was constantly operating at full capacity, leading to unnecessary energy expenditure. By collaborating with FPS Compressors and its preferred local distributor Compressed Air Systems UK - Birmingham, Armac Martin adopted a new system capable of variable compressed air supply. The project led to an impressive 46% reduction in energy consumption compared with the company’s previous compressor.

TMC Compressors (TMC) has announced it has been awarded a contract to supply a large capacity marine compressed air system to MODEC’s FPSO Errea Wittu.

Optime Subsea has announced it has been contracted by Equinor to deliver two Remotely Operated Control Systems (ROCS) for use at the operator’s Irpa field development.

Aberdeen-based engineering and manufacturing company Wellvene has announced a new partnership with one of Norway’s leading integrated completions providers, Marwell AS.

GEV Wind Power says its track record in safety has been recognised with two industry awards. The wind turbine blade repair and maintenance expert won the Innovation in Safety and the Safety Performance and Delivery accolades at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s (SGRE) Annual Contractors Safety Conference for the Northern Europe and Middle East (NEME) region.

Enerpac has announced it is exhibiting the latest tools and systems developments helping overcome the Supply Chain failures plaguing the wind industry, on stand 3-E93 at Wind Europe 2024.

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Editor's Comment 

The UK manufacturing landscape is experiencing a big shift towards Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. A recent report by Make UK and Lloyds Bank unveiled a 48% increase in manufacturing firms setting ESG targets since 2021, with 62% now actively engaged in this pursuit. This trend underscores an evolution in corporate consciousness, where businesses are no longer solely driven by profit margins but are aligning their strategies with societal and environmental imperatives.

As we step into 2024, the manufacturing landscape in Britain appears to be more positive with a renewed sense of optimism, according to a major survey conducted by Make UK and PwC. The findings underscore a significant shift in perception, with British manufacturers increasingly viewing the UK as a more competitive destination compared to last year, outpacing their European counterparts

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