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Welcome to the East Midlands branch page

Welcome to the East Midlands branch page.

Most of the events are held in and around Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Peterborough. All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. We hope to see you at a local event soon.

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Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email

Scott Borders MEI Chartered Energy Manager
Position: Chair
Dr Duncan Child CEng MEI
Position: Secretary
Michael Langan CEng MEI
Position: Membership Secretary
Eur Ing Herbert Eppel CEng CEnv MEI
Position: Treasurer

Events and training

Nuclear Ventilation 2019

Event held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Date to be confirmed - This two-day conference is the only event of its kind that enables power industry professionals and engineering practitioners from all sectors of the nuclear community to stay abreast of developments in nuclear ventil...

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Boiler User Group 2019: Energy from Waste, Biomass and Fossil Fuels

Event held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Fired boilers continue to play an important and significant role in the UK's generating fleet, alongside newer CCGT and renewable sources. While some older coal fired plants have been decommissioned, others continue to contribute to production c...

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Heat Recovery Steam Generator user Group 2019

Event held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Enjoy peer-reviewed technical presentations and learning opportunities at this year's HRSG User Group. Attend to understand how to keep your technology up to date, enhance its operational lifespan and remain competitive in the market.

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Publications and documents

Latest news

Closure of Aberthaw will leave just three UK coal-fired power plants

RWE has taken the decision to close its 1,560 MW Aberthaw B coal-fired power station in South Wales – the proposed date of closure is 31 March 2020 and consultation with affected staff and employee representatives will now begin.  The closure is the latest of many, and will leave just thre...

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US cements position as world leader in oil reserves

In its latest annual report of world recoverable oil resources, Rystad Energy finds that the US currently holds 293bn barrels of recoverable oil resources. This is 20bn barrels more than Saudi Arabia and almost 100bn barrels more than Russia. Rystad also reports that its estimate of US recoverable o...

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Extra funding to accelerate the greening of London taxis

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to invest an extra £24mn to help more black cab drivers switch to electric vehicles, more than doubling Transport for London’s (TfL’s) existing £18mn fund which was launched in January. Under the plans, grants will be restructured to provide more payments...

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FPSO hook-up at Lancaster field

Hurricane Energy reports that the Aoka Mizu floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel has hooked-up to the turret mooring system buoy at its Lancaster field on the Rona Ridge, west of Shetland. First oil via an early production system is expected in 1H2019; 2P reserves and 2C contin...

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Essar acquires BP assets to drive further growth

The Essar Oil UK Group of companies (Essar) recently unveiled the latest phase of its strategic business development after announcing the acquisition of a number of assets from BP to further strengthen the company’s logistics infrastructure in the UK.This latest expansion of its UK interests means E...

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