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Hydrogen stored in salt caverns ‘could help meet future energy demands’


Report from the ETI looks at role hydrogen storage could play in future UK energy provision.

Ice Cave, Iceland

THE GALLERY | Man-made Ice Cave to welcome visitors

21-May-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

From next month, visitors to a new man-made Ice Cave will be able to explore 30m below the Langjökull glacier in Iceland.

Nuclear power station

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff to help develop nuclear waste project

20-May-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

The company will support a multi-billion pound project to build a geological disposal facility.

Underground at London Undergrounds Bond Street Tube Station upgrade works

VIDEO | Bond Street Tube station's Crossrail upgrade

18-May-2015 | By Katherine Smale

NCE has been to see the project to upgrade and increase capacity at London’s Bond Street station.

Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2015

Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards - showcasing the best in tunnelling expertise

13-May-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

NCE’s Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards are back and 2015’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

JBA, Met Office, EMEC

Innovative new technology to help marine operations in Orkney waters


A partnership involving environmental engineering consultant JBA is to develop software that helps determine risk to marine works.

Geotechnical features

basement proppin

Temporary works: supply and demand

11-May-2015 | By

Mabey Hire has conducted extensive research of its client base to be able to provide them with the BIM content they need to deliver their projects. NCE reports

Remediation: Owning the risks

13-Apr-2015 | By

Advanced project planning and an innovative remediation strategy are allowing for significant sustainability benefits and time savings on the Selly Oak RSD project in Birmingham.

Curing the void: The planned maintenance hub for the new fleet of Hitachi trains close to Bristol Parkway has had to deal with a collapsed culvert

Great Western Line: Mind the gap

30-Mar-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Construction of a hi-tech rail hub for the next generation of trains is taking shape near Bristol but dealing with historical site issues has called for some complex deep excavations. NCE reports

Little Mermaid

Construction equipment: The little mermaid

23-Mar-2015 | By

Suttle Projects has developed a bespoke excavator to help with a tricky scour protection project in Staines. Ben Cronin reports.

Victoria escalator shaft

Victoria Tube upgrade: Clearer passages

2-Mar-2015 | By

Poor quality ground and nearby infrastructure have led to some innovative engineering work for London’s Victoria Underground station upgrade. Ben Cronin reports.

New Cannon Street entrance at Bank

Bank Station upgrade: Sharing the experience

2-Feb-2015 | By

It is a year of total focus on the details for the project team responsible for delivering London Underground’s next fiendishly complex major scheme - the £625M Bank Station Capacity Upgrade. That total focus is being aided by a step-change in team working.

Martin Blower

Contractors could ignore sustainability during the recession – but not any longer

9-Dec-2014 | By Martin Blower

Sustainability was not a high priority for contractors during the recession – winning the next project and keeping their businesses afloat was what mattered most. But with the economy growing again, ignoring sustainability will mean missing out on major contracts.

Shaking hands

Better – by association

11-Nov-2014 | By Martin Blower

The Federation of Piling Specialists, as its name suggests, represents foundation contractors – those directly involved in piling and geotechnical works on construction sites – it not only promotes best practice, but also ensures that through regular audits its members operate to the highest level of professionalism and quality.

Phrased repair

Infrastructure in 2014: Balancing risk and cost

Geotechnical failures present big risks to people, infrastructure and budgets, so managing assets to mitigate against the need for emergency action should be the preferred option, but it is one few clients are opting for.

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