TEES Valley firms have won praise for investing in the future of young workers.

Apprentice Jon shows that he’s a class act

TOP trainee Jon Nixon is celebrating after becoming the second winner of a prestigious Tees Valley award for industrial apprentices.

Sharing a visionand a passion

WHEN UK-based Sonhoe chose Teesside as the place to invest £2bn in a specialist oil refinery - the first of its kind in Northern Europe - it spoke volumes about the region’s skills base and industrial experience.

Hertel centres Tees operation on Wilton

HERTEL (UK) has followed up the acquisition of Aker Kvaerner’s Engineering Services workshop and maintenance business by buying the facilities from which the operations are run.

Euro-praise for Wilton

A DELEGATION of top European chemical site managers held a key meeting at the Wilton International site.

Industry's success is reliant on process of finding new recruits

THE process industry is the beating heart of the North-East business community.

Small step to new office is giant leap for firm

STOCKTON company Aker Kvaerner Engineering Services is busy building a strong future in the region.

Balfour Beatty Management - providing a modern, pragmatic approach

BALFOUR Beatty Management continues to enhance its reputation in the region by providing professional services to a growing number of significant projects in the process industry.

Hub will match skills to industry

THE National Skills Academy Process Industries has now received £1m in support from more than 40 businesses eager to develop better training infrastructure in the UK.

The foundation of new beginnings at Aker Kvaerner’s new headquarters

CONSTRUCTION work is powering ahead on Aker Kvaerner’s new Tees Valley headquarters.

Minister’s pledge to back Teesside

TRADE and Investment Minister Lord Digby Jones has pledged to encourage worldwide business investment in Teesside, following a fact-finding tour of the region.

£1,000 gift call for science students

STUDENTS should be given a “golden carrot” to study science and technology in a bid to tackle the region’s skills shortage, business leaders say.


A DECISION on where a national academy, to harness the skills needed for the future of the process industry, will be in the North-east is expected in September.

£275m mill to bring new jobs

A £275M industrial development on Teesside, which has the potential to support hundreds of jobs, has taken a step forward.

Aker Kvaerner powers ahead with steam

SembCorp Utilities UK has signed an agreement with Aker Kvaerner Engineering Services (Aker Kvaerner) to provide the engineering design, construction and commissioning work for a new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project, which will enhance its supply of utilities at the Wilton International site.

Jane's a power behind Wilton

As the first woman to run Wilton Power Station and the first woman in the world to run a blast furnace, Jane Atkinson is already a pioneer.

Jane scoops pioneering award

A TEESSIDER has been crowned the UK's top woman in manufacturing.

Sarah Green column

Today as you read this I am winging my way to London to cheer on Jane Atkinson of SembCorp Utilities in Wilton at the CBI/Real Business First Women Awards.

Investment renaissance on resurgent manufacturing site

The revival of one of the UK's most important manufacturing sites is good news for jobs and the economy of the North-East and the nation.

Going through process is a modern way of life

The process sector dominates the North-East's economy. But there's more to this complex industry than chemical plants and refineries as Anastasia Weiner discovered.

Rising to global challenge

INDUSTRY leaders from throughout the Tees Valley came to the Evening Gazette’s boardroom to discuss environmental issues as part of the paper’s Renew, Reuse, Recycle campaign.

£10m boiler overhaul work at North power station

Around 650 contractors will be recruited for a £10m overhaul at a Teesside power station on one of the UK's main manufacturing sites.

Boiler keeps powering jobs

A £10m overhaul at a power station on one of the UK's main manufacturing sites will sustain jobs and enhance its efficiency.

We can lead way to new greener energy

If there's one area of the United Kingdom which illustrates how we are moving from an economy based on oil to an entirely new world of environmentally friendly fuel technologies, it is the Tees Valley.

A £7m new head of steam

Sembcorp is to invest £7m in four new package boilers to enhance its Wilton Power Station operations.

Teesside jobs boost

About 100 engineering jobs are on their way to Teesside during the next 12 months, it was announced today.

The Wilton power house

In January 1946, ICI began the construction of what was known as the Wilton works.

SembCorp to build £36m gas turbine

A gas turbine and steam generator capable of powering 40,000 homes is to be built at a former ICI site on Teesside.

Contract signed

Another multi-million pound investment has been announced for a key Teesside industrial site today.

Powering ahead in sustainable fuel revolution

The North-East is about to become the sustainable fuels capital of Britain.

A force for change

Every emerging sector has its "tipping point". That definitive moment when alternative becomes mainstream - the unpopular populist.

Power to succeed

Sixteen months of uncertainty ended in 2003 for more than 500 Teesside workers and their families.

Back us in our bid for growth

Strangely, some commentators have said that the process industry - chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and support companies) is past its sell-by-date in the Tees Valley!

Life's just one big breeze for the pupils

A school that has got caught up in the winds of change could be in the running for a prize in the first North-East Schools Awards.

Linking business

Business Link - North-east England is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe.

Young recruits beat skill crisis

Hundreds of apprentices are needed by leading companies in the Tees Valley to meet their employment and skills needs.

Boiler's overhaul to create 200 jobs

Work for up to 200 people is being created with the £10m overhaul of a power station on Teesside.

Boiler work will secure future

A planned multi-million overhaul of Wilton Power Station looks set to underpin hundreds of jobs.

Still thriving

In the 1960s the process and chemical sector on Teesside was dominated by one name.

Energy project powers ahead

A Tees valley renewable energy project has passed a significant milestone.


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