Alcad has appointed Norco Group Ltd as its UK Service Centre for nickel technology industrial batteries, covering backup power systems for the North Sea’s offshore oil and gas industry, as well as transport, data centres, utilities, hospitals and other mission critical industries.

As a result of the government-imposed lockdown, energy demand for power has fallen dramatically, declining by 0.10TWh against March 2019. Research from Cornwall Insight predicts that if this 0.10TWh decline is maintained across the originally announced three-week lockdown, the aggregate impact of this daily decline across this period would be equivalent to an approximate 0.50% decline in total annual demand.

Global workwear brand Dickies is shining the spotlight on tradespeople who are working hard to deliver essential projects during the coronavirus outbreak.

Innovation in the utilities sector has fallen 11% in two years as R&D by UK industries fell to the lowest levels since the credit crunch, analysis of the latest ONS data by R&D tax relief specialist Catax has found. 

As global demand for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) accelerates thanks to greater automation in industry and the miniaturisation of devices, BOFA International has reminded electronics companies about the workplace health risks associated with certain production processes.