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How did UK infrastructure cope with record temperatures?


Lineside fires, power cuts, buckled road and damaged runway – Britain’s record-breaking heatwave certainly made an impact on infrastructure.

As temperatures were recorded above 40C for the first time in the country’s history, civil engineers were busy responding to a number of emergencies. This came despite a lengthy build-up to the…

£20bn Sizewell C nuclear plant gets planning green light

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The government has approved plans for EDF’s £20bn Sizewell C nuclear plant.

Energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng granted the development consent order application at the third time of asking. The decision had previously been scheduled for 25 May but this was extended until 8 July to allow the government more time to…

UK Power Networks announces £102M worth of infrastructure upgrades


UK Power Networks has announced £102M worth of investment to “future-proof” its electricity network across London, the east of England and the South-East.

Engineers from UK Power Networks are carrying out an ongoing programme of works for over 100 projects to install and upgrade electricity equipment such as substations, transformers, and…

Hinkley Point C contractors prepare for marine engineering challenge


Hinkley Point C is getting ready for another engineering feat with the precision placement of 5,000t cooling-water intakes on the seabed.

Each intake head will be connected to 8km of tunnels used to circulate cooling-water for the new power station. The first heads have been loaded onto barges at Bristol Port’s…

What now for Boris’ ‘Build Back Better’ ambition?


With Boris Johnson stepping down from his role as leader of the Conservative Party and soon to be leaving his post as prime minister, the “infrastructure revolution” that he once promised for the UK will now fall on his newly reshuffled cabinet and ministers – but there’s no guarantee it…

Sizewell C decision delayed again


The government has delayed its decision on the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk.

A decision on the project's development consent order application was due today but the deadline has now been extended until 20 July. The decision had previously been scheduled for 25 May but this was extended…