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  • Cresatech, the specialists in continuous and real time M2M communication technology and service solutions, has completed a successful project with one of the UK’s largest power suppliers, ScottishPowe ... Read More
  • Helping a utilities company work around the tide

    01 Nov 2015 by: Lucy Adamson, Marketing Administrator Generator Power
    When a utilities company needed to carry out work on a beach in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, we were enlisted to work around the approaching tide and help their vehicles onto the sand. Read More
  • Responding to the UK’s largest ever generator emergency

    01 Dec 2015 by: Lucy Adamson, Marketing Administrator Generator Power
    When Storm Eve hit Lancaster and Storm Desmond hit Rochdale, there was a major impact on local power supplies. We helped respond with the largest deployment of generators in UK history. Read More
  • Gas emergency and pipeline service company, Wales & West Utilities, is responsible for a network of more than 35,000km of pipes. It transports gas to the homes and businesses of 7.5 million people throughout Wales and the South West of England. It is responsible for tens of thousands of roadworks per year – each one high in terms of its impact upon the public, costs and regulatory scoring.

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  • Elgin, the creator of roadworks.org – the local and national communications hub for live and planned roadworks, road closures and traffic disruptions – today announces that National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) and Hibernia Networks have become the first subscribers to the new roadworks.org Asset Protection App* for enhanced resilience of underground infrastructure.

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  • Chemring/Roke Perception Press Release

    22 Aug 2016 by: (c) j3llyh34d 1ndu5tr135 limited J3llyh34d 1ndu5tr135 Limited
    Published press release following appointment of j3llyh34d 1ndu5tr135 limited as a value added reseller. Read More
  • Using the RPR 1650 system to remove protective coatings results in 65-70% energy usage reduction compared to standard methods such as UHP jetting or grit blasting. It is also quieter and produces no HAVs.

    In many cases the RPR system is faster than other methods, but one major benefit is the minimal impact on other processes: e.g. Tank Inspection, fabrication and welding and  can be conducted simultaneously with the RPR system INSIDE the tank.

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  • New Reading Depot for Generator Power

    04 Oct 2016 by: Lucy Adamson, Marketing Administrator Generator Power

    Generator Power, the Yorkshire based generator rental specialist has opened a new depot at Cradock Road, Reading. 

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  • Northern Powergrid is now live on the roadworks.org Communications App from Elgin. It becomes the third new Utility to subscribe to the service this summer, in addition to Wales & West Utilities and National Grid Gas who have been driving stakeholder and customer benefits through the App for the past two years.

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  • TomTom (TOM2) and Elgin are proud to announce their collaboration which aims to deliver more accurate and validated real-time traffic information to drivers, fleet managers and traffic management professionals.

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  • In 2016, the network operator United Utilities plc and Amey plc, located in the Northern part of the United Kingdom, were confronted with a leaking sewer rising main. The ductile iron pipe was install ... Read More
  • Clearwater Group PLC provides products and services relating to water hygiene and treatment, engineering, pump services and consultancy services. The introduction of Kirona’s Job Manager has led to a 10-15% increase in productivity and greater earnings per field worker.

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  • Generator Power Adds Atlas Copco QAC1000 to Hire Fleet

    18 Dec 2016 by: Lucy Adamson, Marketing Administrator Generator Power

    Generator rental specialist, Generator Power has recently taken delivery of 10 new Atlas Copco QAC1000 generators; an investment of over £1.5m. 

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  • KOBUS Services Ltd is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Utility Week Live event in May 2017.

    Come and talk to us about the Modular 300 series Pipe Puller and the NEW Integrated 400 Series Pipe Puller designed for use on a mini excavator. 

    Visit us at stand F45!

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  • NEW Kobus Website!

    26 Jan 2017 by: Simon Drain Kobus Services Ltd

    The NEW Kobus website is LIVE!  Go to www.kobuspipepuller.com to see the new layout and features.  As with all websites, it is work in progress, so there will be plenty of new stuff being uploaded regularly in the coming weeks and months!

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  • Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is delighted to announce significant project wins and the selection of our technology and products by US electric utilities in two new programs in California, US.  Both pr ... Read More
  • Red C AppChat

    01 Feb 2017 by: Zara Kamrudeen Red C Mobile Ltd

    It's been a busy start to the year for the Red C team with several new projects and two new members of the team; myself as Digital Marketing Manager and Elizabeth, our Accounts Manager. Here are some insights to things we've been working on:

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  • Shock Tactics

    17 Feb 2017 by: Mark Cowan Cresatech

    If you knew there was a part of your company’s critical infrastructure where a malfunction could potentially lead to loss of service, loss of money and loss of life, you’d probably have it monitored, wouldn’t you?

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  • Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has been awarded a 4 Star rating by the zero waste recognition scheme Investors in Zero Waste.

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  • Heralded as the first of its kind on the Islands, this leading-edge system has been commissioned to help protect the Islands bathing waters through the use of real-time data over a secure licensed radio channel to report EDM, dry weather spills triggered by blockages and simultaneously the blinding of the Islands newly installed “trash screens”.

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  • Reverse Thinking Cracks NHS Stack Blockages

    09 Mar 2017 by: Press Office Radio Data Networks Radio Data Networks

    How RDN's Innovation has helped the NHS in the battle against infection resulting form sewage spills from drains, sewers amd stacks

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  • We are delighted to introduce the Urban Recycler, a compact, ‘first time resolution’ recycler. Developed in collaboration with JHL, the Urban Recycler, or CityRECycler® 206, will deliver a step change to the utilities, rail, highways and commercial sectors, bringing recycling capabilities into a more compact urban solution, with reduced carbon foot-printing and a positive impact on the environment, due to a reduction in clean water usage and the amount of waste to landfill.

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  • Coming to the potentially hazardous winter period toward the end of 2016, with the devastating floods which swamped parts Cumbria as a result of Storm Desmond fresh in everyone’s minds, Sapphire Utility Solutions undertook a programme of a gully
    (drain) cleansing to ensure the county’s streets drain quickly and effectively. It became evident that there was limited knowledge of the pipework and connections that the gully network uses and only very limited information on existing culverts and chambers across the network.

    Working closely with Cumbria County Council, Sapphire Utility Solutions also introduced an ‘asset inventory’ service as an integral part of the contract, clarifying the assets and adding newly discovered asset items to the inventory. To provide the council with central access to the inventory, we worked with asset management software company, Kaarbontech, to deliver a bespoke software platform, capturing near real-time visibility of cleansing information and eld operations. 

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  • Arctic Driver Launch

    11 Mar 2017 by: John Menzies Sarco Stopper Ltd
    Under Pressure Ferrule Extraction System launches throughout the UK Read More
  • New dating site for roadworks?

    17 Mar 2017 by: Elgin Elgin

    The Kent Lane Rental Scheme has an obligation to stimulate innovation within the Streetworks industry. It has now commissioned Elgin to build a new online tool which will enable those who work in Highways to find potential opportunities for working together. The new tool could even be described as a dating site for the Streetworks industry!

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  • Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular specialist, has delivered its largest office building at EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C site. This latest scheme takes the value of Portakabin buildings provided on this site to around £5 million since 2011.

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  • g2 Energy have successfully been awarded the High Voltage Electrical and Civil works, by Low Carbon on their Battery Storage projects which are part of the 1st round of National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) Tender.

    The two Energy Storage schemes, with a combined capacity of 50 Megawatts (MW), are located in Cleator in Cumbria and Glassenbury in Kent. Over 5 Gigawatts (GW) of projects were put forward to National Grid’s EFR tender, with just 200MW of projects being successful in the first round.

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  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight

    27 Mar 2017 by: Henriette Forsetlund eSmart Systems UK Ltd

    eSmart Systems and IRIS permanently licensed to perform BVLOS countrywide drone operations​

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  • National Grid Gas - Case Study

    01 Apr 2017 by: Elgin Elgin

    National Grid is responding to this unprecedented technological opportunity and creating added value for its customers by implementing a digital roadworks communication solution. As an international electricity and gas company connecting millions of people to the energy they use, National Grid has its customers’ needs right at the heart of its operation. National Grid has pipes supplying gas to more than 11 million businesses, schools and homes and to the largest cities across London, East of England, North West and the West Midlands. This means there can be hundreds of street works happening across a wide geographical area at any one time.

     

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  • Gas emergency and pipeline service company Wales & West Utilities is responsible for a network of more than 35,000km of pipes. With over 21,000 roadworks in the last 12 months, it was looking for a system to coordinate its activities whilst keeping the people it serves and regulators happy.

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  • energy efficient centrifuges

    03 Apr 2017 by: Huw Thomas MSE Hiller

    Stationary Energy Efficient SEE centrifuges from MSE Hiller offer power reduction and ease of operation and maintenance for the waste water treatment indusrtry. Hiller Eco jet weir plates can reduce operating power usage by 20-30%

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  • Plastics removal from digestate

    03 Apr 2017 by: huw thomas MSE Hiller

    Smicon MAS filter screens are used to remove oversize and plastics materials from AD sludge and digestate

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  • SANDWASHTM Grit Washer updated and improved

     

    For grit washing, the SANDWASHTM is one of the most effective options. SPIRAC has brought significant improvements to the SANDWASHTM unit, but this is still the grit washer that can satisfy high demands of those applications where any visible organics on the grit is unacceptable.

     

    Coupled with high capacity, efficient operation, and low power consumption - not to mention little need for maintenance - SANDWASHTM is a powerful grit washing solution.

    Recently, SPIRAC updated the SANDWASHTM to improve functionality, while further reducing costs.

    The new and improved SANDWASHTM

    This section will take a closer look at the major changes in the updated SANDWASHTM.

    ·        An optional VSD allows for optimization of the grit screw discharge speed to all for optimum water drainage from the grit, depending on the plant grit loading.

    ·        Any retained screenings are swept over the weir by the stirrer wiper arm to ensure that no blockages can occur over time.

    ·        A multi-diffuser plate assembly with permeable rubber sandwiched between two perforated plates creates a constant velocity wash water profile through the lower grit chamber.  This fluidizes the grit particles and through constant motion removes the organic particles from the grit.  The stirrer assembly ensures that any lumps or stubborn grit pockets get dispersed and washed. 

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  • Network reinforcement is expensive and cannot always be carried out in time to respond to the demands of LCT connections on the low voltage (LV) network, particularly if rapid clustering occurs (such as with electric vehicles and PV installations). The LV Connect and Manage Method - based on PPC's Broadband Powerline communications - involves the deployment of a communications and control infrastructure to allow LCTs to connect to the network and be managed in an active way. This will involve, for instance, limiting the power exported by LCTs to the network at times of network congestion or increasing the power demand of LCTs (heat pumps, energy storage and/or EVs) to keep the network within technical limits.

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  • Wireless CCTV (WCCTV), the leading manufacturer and supplier of mobile video surveillance, site security solutions and body worn cameras announced today that its Body Worn Camera (Connect) was awarded Best New Product in the HD Surveillance Camera category of the 2017 SIA New Product Showcase at ISC West in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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  • Codra is one of the first HMI/SCADA software editor to achieve OPC UA Lab Certification from the OPC Foundation for its Panorama Suite solutions.

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  • A device which protects power systems from disruption and damage to network infrastructure has won extra funding for commercial development.

    FaultCurrent Ltd uses ground-breaking magnetic technology to allow the existing power grid to cope with excessive fault conditions, brought about by the rapid move towards decentralisation of electricity generation, including the connection of alternative energy sources such as wind and solar.

    Developed as a spin-out from research undertaken at Cardiff University, the device is inactive during normal power flow and only reacts when excessive fault currents are detected, inhibiting the flow to allow the existing power network protection systems to safely isolate the problem.

    Eriez Investments Ltd becomes a shareholder in FaultCurrent, and Eriez Magnetics Europe Limited, who were engaged in the manufacture of FaultCurrent’s full-scale prototype, will manufacture the commercial product under license at its facility in Caerphilly, South Wales. 

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  • As a successful Australian company of 25years, McBerns Innovative Solutions is proud to be able to open our new division McBernsUK in the United Kingdom.

    McBerns specialies in Odour Management, Void Protection, Design and Fabrication of products for the Utilities sector.

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  • Leading Suffolk-based groundworks contractor, DAB Civil Engineering Ltd, have been absolutely delighted with their first experience of installing Funke HS® Pipe on their site for Bennett Homes at Old Costessy near Norwich.

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  • PipeHawk to launch latest Service Avoidance Tool at Utility Week Live

    01 May 2017 by: Alan Jones - Technical Manager PipeHawk Plc PipeHawk Plc

    As a major opportunity on the International events calendar, to see the latest in Utilities related innovations. PipeHawk Plc have chosen Utility Week Live as the launch venue for the latest addition to their e-Safe range of All Service Avoidance Tools.

    Since its first appearance at the 2013 No-Dig Down Under show in Sydney, Australia. The e-Safe All Service Avoidance Tool has become a staple part of the safe digging process at many Water & Power companies, construction contractors and utility workers around the world, due to its uncomplicated design, easy operator interface and cost effective price point. Since then PipeHawk have continued to enhance the versatility of the e-Safe system adding new features and accessories, some of which having been inspired by feedback from existing Users. 

    Now for 2017 there is a new variant on its way and although full details are being kept secret right up until Launch day (even the name is yet to be released). We can announce it is set to be the flagship of the e-Safe range and will introduce a swathe of new features to the e-Safe line-up.

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  • FT Pipeline Systems will be offering you the chance to win 2 Club Wembley tickets for the FA Cup Final 2018! Simply visit us at Utility Week Live and give us your business card to be entered into the draw. The draw will be made at 4pm on 24th May.

     

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  • 8 May 2017 - Brussels, Belgium - Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the introduction of its
    Redefine your Comfort Zone™ campaign, to promote and ensure proper safety habits are top-of-mind, particularly when it comes to hand protection. In the industrial workplace, old or bad habits can be dangerous and can lead to a loss of focus, productivity, or even worse, injury. With proper hand protection, workers can focus on the job, which can help them to have a more satisfying and safer workday. 

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  • Industrial software specialist Astec Solutions will be exhibiting at Utility Week Live on stand F12. As a GE Digital Alliance Partner, Astec's focus at this year's event is Asset Performance Management (APM), Predix and digital transformation, driving the move from reactive to proactive maintenance.

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  • GLOBAL POWER & GRID EXPERTS HELP SAFEGUARD UK ELECTRICITY 
    SUPPLIES WITH NEW NETWORK OPTIMISATION TECHNOLOGY 

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  • Radiodetection is a global technology business working with Utility Companies to locate and protect their buried assets. Founded in 1970, Radiodetection is headquartered in Bristol, with worldwide reach for sales, service and support.  The Radiodetection product range includes tools for damage prevention to buried services (including the C.A.T4 range of products); powerful video systems for pipeline inspection; high-performance dehydrators and cable-test products for telecoms; and solid-state sensors.

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  • KOBUS 300 at Show

    12 May 2017 by: Simon Drain Kobus Services Ltd

    Kobus Services will be showing the "KOBUS 300" modular pipe puller at Utility Week Live on 23rd/24th May.  Come and see the equipment and we can explain  how it works.

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  • Vysiion has joined forces with two new partners, Zellabox and OTN Systems, in order to increase its ability to service and support the Utility, Power Generation and Rail Sectors.

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  • Oxford Plastics Launch New Modular Trench Cover

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  • Modular construction pioneer Portakabin has launched a transformational service for customers with an investment in informaton technology connecting seven European regions.

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  • Eight Portakabin businesses have been rebranded to provide customers with a simpler, easier and faster modular construction experience.

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  • MelbaSwintex

    17 May 2017 by: Brett Dawson Melba Swintex

    MelbaSwintex shows new products and exciting new items in the pipeline. 

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  • This high performance Nightsearcher Galaxy-Pro Floodlight has just won regional winner for 'FSB & Worldpay Business and product innovation of the year.

    The new rechargeable Galaxy-Pro has been designed to bridge the gap between expensive rechargeable floodlights without compromising quality or durability.

    The Galaxy pro uses the toughest composite materials for use in industrial applications such as construction, railway maintenance and in environments where it is essential to have a robust maintenance  free product. Utilising the very latest SMD LED technology the Galaxy-Pro produces a very impressive 3500 Lumen output (equivalent to a 300W Halogen light) and gives a wide floodlight beam in excess of 30 metres.

    Offering two light settings, from a single charge it operates for 4 hours on full power and 8 hours on half power giving however it also has a dimmable mode that on reduced power can operate for 25+ hours giving enough light to cover the longest shift. New lightweight Li-ion battery technology means the whole product only weighs 1.5kg ensuring maximum portability.  It has high visibility, reflective, non-trip feet and a neat storage compartment in which to store the charger.

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  • The Galaxy-2400 is just one of a new range of portable floodlighting solutions to meet the ever changing demands for industrial applications, offering an alternative to mains driven lighting it has 3 light power modes - 2400/1200/720 Lumens, giving you the flexibility to switch light sources including a dimmer function option. It's li-ion rechargeable battery ensures cable free lighting for both indoor and outside applications, It has a IP65 weather resistance rating.

     

    Using a combination of high performance LEDS with an opaque diffused lens the units gives a completely shadow free, wide angle dispersal flood making them ideal alternatives to florescent lights operating from the mains. The Galaxy 2400 operates silent and generates no heat.

    Ideal for the construction industry, the Galaxy-2400 is extremely robust with its IK08 (ABS) impact resistant case.  The lightweight, cordless design conveniently folds in two making it compact and protects the lights from breakages in transit while the integrated handle makes it extremely portable. The rechargeable work light opens out to 180° giving you versatility to light up all work sites, using the 10m flood beam distance. The Galaxy-2400 is powered by a 7.4V 8800mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery with an impressive run time of up to 9 hours and a recharge time of 4.5 hours.

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  • With industrial groups making the transition to new LED alternatives to halogen Nightsearcher have redeveloped the traditional design to address remaining issues such as portability and durability. The Galaxy AC 5000 is designed to be a 

    compact and portable LED area light, offering the best alternative to twin 500w halogen floods. The multi directional head rotates 360° by adjusting the angle of the head to suit the application and easily folds out from its compact and robust IK08 protective casing. 

     

    The Galaxy AC 5000 produces a very impressive 5000 lumens output and has 2 light modes giving a wide floodlight beam in excess of 30 metres. Generating no heat, the work light is constructed using the highest quality materials, manufacturing techniques and are designed to be operated in all environments. This model can be operated by both 240v/110v adding greater versatility.

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  • PULSAR® Set to launch their ladies hi-vis clothing collection at Utility Week Live 2017. Read More
  • GF Piping Systems NDT Service

    19 May 2017 by: Simon Alder GF Piping Systems

    INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY BOOST FOR GEORGE FISCHER JOINT PERFORMANCE

    The value of GF Piping System’s widely specified HDPE & PROGEF (PP) pipe systems has just been enhanced through the development of the world’s first non-destructive testing (NDT) regime for HDPE products, which now allows the manufacturer to issue a “Fit for Service” certificate on both Electrofusion and butt welds. Contractors already benefitted from the inclusion of a ‘completion indicator’ on individual couplings such as Tee or Crosses, but the new service now offers complete peace of mind for the whole project team regarding the quality of the finished installation.  This very significant stride forward means that clients in the water, gas distribution, food processing and other industries requiring the highest standards cam now specify systems such eco-FIT, ELGEF Plus and PROGEF with the same confidence as metal pipework alternatives. Meanwhile customers can continue to benefit from these well engineered systems’ speed of installation, versatility, low weight, durability and other key attributes. Crucially GF Pipe System’s new ultrasonic based, non-invasive testing will see the company’s internationally recognised partner provide a responsive on-site service which can check up to 20-30 separate welds per day. The NDT service is backed by a 10year guarantee.

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  • C.SCOPE LAUNCH NEW XL4 CABLE AVOIDANCE RANGE

    The new XL4 range of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators from C.Scope represent a significant advance in cable detecting and tracing performance.

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  • Our Streetworks Information Management System (SwIMS) is a trusted, capable and secure works management solution designed specifically for utility contractors.  Launching the new version of their innovative system at Utility Week Live, Jon Hunt, Technical Director at Streetworks Software said:

    SwIMS has evolved over the last 15 years; designed initially for reinstatement contractors within the water industry it has developed into a comprehensive works management system, successfully extending to other utilities too.

    Version 2 is all about improving the user experience, building on the intuitive nature of SwIMS and delivering even better performance for our customers. As an IT company, we make sure our products and services take advantage of technology changes and keep pace with user expectations, including ensuring compatibility with other systems and devices used day to day. Version 2 delivers significant changes to the look and feel of SwIMS, delivering enhanced usability and improvements to overall system performance. “

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  • Tony Penfold, Key Accounts Manager at Streetworks Software explains further the integration of Roadworks.org and SwIMS

    “As part of our new SwIMS framework we have also collaborated with Elgin to integrate roadworks.org Pro Map, bringing together two innovative technology solutions for utility contractors. 

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  • Landmark Solutions, part of Landmark Information – the land, property and environmental data company, is demonstrating its capability for delivering high performance geospatial and data solutions to the utilities sector at this year’s Utility Week Live event (Stand F57).

    Specialists in end-to-end managed big data services, the team will showcase how it supports utilities companies with a broad range of requirements, including geospatial asset management services. 

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  • On its stand at Utility Week Live ICEE Managed Services is highlighting the company’s latest cost-saving, off-grid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator, the 56Kw/h model from its range of portable hydrogen fuel cell electricity generators.

    Designed mainly for utility applications and able to supply low-power, DC electricity to many different kinds of safety, security and monitoring device, ICEE’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator offers important advantages compared to generators powered by internal combustion engines or solar panels.

    For example, the ICEE Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generator will run unattended for long periods of time between refueling, requires little maintenance and works day and night in all weathers. This makes it ideal for powering a variety of devices in remote rural or offshore locations, which may be too costly and difficult to visit regularly for service purposes.

    Additionally on the stand the company is promoting its comprehensive range of site services associated with the part of ICEE’s business that makes, installs and maintains a range of high quality standard and bespoke equipment enclosures for the utilities industry.

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  • The Aegis36 was designed to meet the growing demand for a quality switchgear solution for 36kV networks and is ideally suited to the growing renewables market in the UK. Its uniquely compact design means it has one of the smallest foot prints of all 36kV RMUs on the market. The units are automation-ready, with optional integrated remote terminal units for remote operation and control.

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The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise