Category Archives: marine

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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‘Solid’ year for BAE Systems

The British defence contractor BAE Systems said today that it had “delivered a solid performance in 2013, against the background of reduced government spending and challenging market conditions”. Announcing its financial results for the year, BAE chief executive Ian King … Continue reading

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New trade figures show signs of life for export of goods

UK trade figures published today suggest that the manufacturing industry taking a leading role in reducing Britain’s trading deficit. The deficit of trade on trade in goods (exports minus imports) was £7.7 billion in December, reflecting a modest 1.9% increase … Continue reading

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RDM targets £25m sales and promises 25 new jobs

The engineering group RDM today unveiled a new advanced engineering and vehicle build centre, promising to create 25 new jobs and bring “exciting new projects”  to Coventry where it claims to be one of the fastest growing manufacturing firms in … Continue reading

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Spirax-Sarco acquires Bio Pure in £8.5m deal

The steam control and pumping specialist Spirax-Sarco Engineering has acquired Portsmouth-based Bio Pure Technology for £8.5 million. Bio Pure,which specialises in the design and production of advanced single use tubing connector systems for the biopharmaceutical industry, will operate as part … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce and Wartsila pull out of takeover talks

Britain’s blue chip aero and marine engine maker Rolls-Royce and the Finnish marine and energy power plant company Wartsila each issued statements today (Thursday) confirming they had been in talks on a takeover deal, but that the discussions were now … Continue reading

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New Street Cranes for Rosyth Naval Dockyard

Street Crane Company, the UK’s largest crane manufacturer has delivered 19 new overhead travelling cranes to Babcock Marine, operator of the former Naval Dockyard at Rosyth. The yard is undergoing a refit for its new role as a flexible manufacturing … Continue reading

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