£107m to Teesside Wind Farm from UK Infrastructure Bank
The UK infrastructure bank launched in June 2021 has announced its first investment to the value of £107m will be into a 450m quay to service offshore wind farms in Teesside creating 800 jobs. The former steelworks site is now part of the new Teesworks freeport which aims to become a world leader in the field of offshore wind. The author only hopes they find something recyclable to make the turbine blades out of (or a way to recycle them) after this bombshell story revealed all is not sustainable in the wind sector.
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Murphy Trials AI Safety Cameras
Murphy & Sons is trialling onsite health & safety cameras which alert upon entry to an exclusion and danger zones and can even monitor PPE and trip hazards. Called ‘AI cameras’ the devices use machine learning to process data about weather and accidents to make predictive decisions & anticipate accidents.
In partnership with Springfield Properties and other housebuilders the charity will deliver a range of resources for the construction sector including a helpline, phone app & free workshops on mental health & wellbeing. With suicide three times higher than the national average in Construction, Lighthouse Charity has launched ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ initiative which targets mental health in construction on and offsite.
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families. For more information click here
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• Where: BIM Village, ExCel London
Coventry Logistics Park Construction Underway
780,000 square feet of new shed space will form a new ‘mega logistics’ scheme in Coventry. Glencar was awarded the contract by Bericote Properties a specialist logistics developer to start constructing the industrial space in three units. Expected to complete in summer next year the new site right next to the M6 will store goods for transport through West Midlands.
Infrastructure Intelligence is hosting a free webinar to discuss the future of the UK’s green energy strategy at 11am on Tuesday 2 November 2021 with Paul Monks, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace UK, Declan Burke, Director, Nuclear Projects and Development, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Sarah Long, Strategy Lead – Nuclear and Power, SNC-Lavalin. Register free here.