Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Pioneers Helicopter Links

Greater Gabbard, currently under construction off the Suffolk coast, is set to become the first UK offshore wind farm to use helicopters to take maintenance engineers to and from the site. - Read more »

No More Nuclear For Siemens

Siemens, the German industrial and engineering giant, has announced its intention to pull out of the nuclear industry completely. The move reflects Germany’s recent decision to close its 17 nuclear power plants – all of which were built by Siemens – by 2022 and replace them with renewable and sustainable energy sources. - Read more »

Supplier Spotlight – Aggregate Industries Ltd

Most of Wilding’s work involves construction, so when our clients ask us to source heavy building materials, we need a specialist supplier we can trust. That’s where Aggregate Industries come in. They supply us with a wide range of right to be used in the different building processes involved in substation construction, from aggregates and ready-mixed concrete to silica sands and rock armour. - Read more »

Awards Success For Morrison Utility Services

Wilding client Morrison Utility Services has been celebrating a string of industry award wins this year, reflecting their position as one the UK’s leading utility services providers. The firm’s excellent health and safety record was recognised at both the International Safety Awards and the RoSPA Occupational Safety Awards in May, where Morrisons collected awards with ‘Merit’ and ‘Highly Commended’ respectively. - Read more »

The Mother Of All Safety Campaigns?

International services group Bilfinger Berger has come up with an interesting new health and safety tactic to reduce accidents on site – displaying life size pictures of their employees’ mothers. And the unusual approach is working, as accidents and accident-related absences have fallen since the ‘Love Mum’ campaign was introduced by the German firm’s Norwegian subsidiary, BIS Industrier. - Read more »

Two New Biomass Plants To Be Built

Energy Minister Charles Hendry has announced plans to build two new biomass power plants in the north of England. Together, these will generate almost 600 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity – enough to power more than a million homes. - Read more »

UK Energy Statistics Published

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published its latest set of energy statistics on 28 July. Key figures include: - Read more »

Wilding-Sponsored Rugby Player Excels in Australian Tour

Government White Paper Is Good News For Electrical Construction Industry

In this month’s Electricity Market Reform White Paper, the Government revealed its plans to invest £110 billion over 40 years in building new nuclear power plants and offshore wind farms. The investment plans will help the UK achieve its target of generating at least 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, as well as replacing some of our older nuclear and fossil fuel-fired power plants. - Read more »

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