With many UK power stations due for replacement over the next decade, the challenge of constructing a new fleet of generating plants, as well as a large number of renewable energy facilities, is being met with a range of innovative new technologies.
BOC, the supplier of industrial gases and engineering services, is showcasing some of its latest technologies for the energy industry at two quite different events in June. In Oulton, near Leeds, it will be demonstrating how its latest innovations in gas engineering can help the nuclear power industry, not just in new-build applications but also in decommissioning works. The Building a Nuclear Future conference is being held at the National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC) on 29-30 June.
In Liverpool, the business will be promoting specialist welding and manufacturing applications for wind turbines as the UK seeks to move to a low-carbon economy with a much larger proportion of renewable energy in the generating mix. Among the solutions being featured are the CRYOCLEAN® and LINDOFLAMM® technologies developed by BOC’s parent, The Linde Group. RenewableUK’s Offshore Wind 2010 event will take place at the Arena & Convention Centre on 29-30 June.