Archive for March 2013

Extreme subsea engineering hub set for Tyneside

The new cutting edge facility which is said to be considered a key part of the Government’s oil and gas strategy will be the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together industry and academia to create a world-class engineering research facility. Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The UK’s oil and gas sector is crucial to…

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North Sea oil investment at 30-year high

  Investment in the North Sea is the highest for 30 years and rising, according to a report by an oil and gas trade body. Companies looking for offshore energy invested £11.4bn in 2012, said Oil and Gas UK, which comprises more than 320 companies active in the area. View the full story and featured…

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Centrica signs shale gas deal to supply 1.8m homes for 20 years

Yesterday Centrica hailed a landmark £10billion US shale gas deal to power 1.8 million British homes and ease concerns over dwindling supplies. The British Gas owner said the 20–year agreement with US operator Cheniere Energy Partners, which could be extended for a further 10 years, would see it import 89 billion cubic feet of liquefied…

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Renown Group eBrochure Now Available

We have recently developed a new Renown Group brochure which provides an overview of all of the companies and their capabilities at Renown Group.The Renown Group is made up by 7 divisions covering a wide range of engineering disciplines including defence, access systems, materials handling, oil & gas, marine and offshore. The companies in the…

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"Can the hopes of North-East businesses fit in a little red briefcase?"

Today’s Budget represents one of the last opportunities for the Coalition to inject growth into the economy. The oil and gas industry has proved itself to be a significant contributor to the wellbeing of the North East region and as George Osbourne prepares to make his speech The Northern Echo asks North-East businesses what they would like…

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Tax Breaks Boost Confidence and Activity in North Sea

Confidence levels have increased in the North Sea where tax breaks introduced last year have started to boost activity levels. Oil & Gas UK said its confidence index increased to 60 in the last quarter of 2012 from 58 in the previous three months as services firms cashed in on increased investment in the North…

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‘Tens of thousands’ of Oil and Gas Jobs in Pipeline

It has recently been reported that the UK’s Oil and Gas sector could create as many as 34,000 new jobs over the next two years, a study by Lloyd’s Banking Group has claimed. The report, Oil & Gas: Rising Fortunes 2, claimed that 77% of companies surveyed were planning for growth this year and next,…

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Take the Survey!

A Newcastle University marketing undergraduate is researching ‘Relationship Marketing Strategy in UK Engineering Services’ which is being undertaken through a survey, taking 10 minutes (max) to fill out and is open to all Renown Group customers, suppliers and employees. It would be hugely appreciated if you can take the time to fill out the survey…

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Painting and Specialist Coating Datasheet Now Available to Download

PJ Engineering can now provide customers with a new datasheet which highlights the painting and coating capabilities we can offer at the Renown Group. Download our Painting and Coating datasheet here in PDF format: Premium painting and Specialist Coating Services at Renown GroupView our Painting and Coating webpage: Renown Engineering – Painting and Specialist Coating

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'North East Engineering Firm Identifies Opportunity in Offshore Industry Demand'

The Renown Group, parent company to PJ Engineering Products has made a significant step within its plans to offer complete specialist coating solutions to its customers. This follows a strategic investment decision to develop painting and coating capabilities in both personnel and facilities. Read the full story here: NOF Energy ‘North East engineering firm identifies opportunity in offshore industry demand’…

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