The shield is being assembled in two halves which are being joined together before being moved into place above the reactor

Securing Chernobyl with a New Safe Confinement Video

19 Mar 2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development looks back on the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and subsequent efforts to make the site safe.

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Osborne unveils packages for science, industry and regions in Budget

18 Mar 2015

Britain’s hard-pressed oil and gas industry received a boost in Parliament today when George Osborne announced £1.3bn worth of measures to support the industry.


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Pumped storage: a new project for Wales

31 Mar 2015

A new pumped storage scheme for emergency electricity generation is to take shape in North Wales’s Snowdonia National Park. The SPH development team explain the thinking and the engineering behind the project.



Capital projects and safe fracking

23 Feb 2015 | By Jason Ford

Best practise for fracking to ensure gas can be harvested safely come under focus this week, along with engineering in London and the EEF’s National Conference 


Going underground: cities of the future

6 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Could Britain’s new generation of tunnelling expertise be put to use creating underground cities? And would we really want them?



This week in 1884: Excavating the Panama Canal

17 Jul 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer’s report on the machines used to create one of the modern engineering wonders of the world included hints at some of the terrible troubles it would go on to face.


This week in 1883: Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York

29 May 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer gave a detailed report of both the engineering behind the bridge that began the architectural transformation of New York and the tragic circumstances of its construction.

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