CONTRACTS

Adtranz train deal

Adtranz has won a £6m order for eight new trains for Chiltern Railways. This follows earlier orders for four three-coach trains worth £11m. The trains will be in service next autumn and will operate on longer distance journeys between Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone.

Ship management

CMN Support Services and Newcastle-based subsidiary Sir Joseph Isherwood have won a major contract to supply their computerised ship management system to a bulk chemical carrier owned by Morocco’s Marphoccan Group. If successful, it could be fitted to another five carriers in the group.

Umak boost

Birmingham-based Umak has been awarded another £1.5m order from Ford Motor Company, Belfast, for two fully tooled Dell’Orto Imasflex 9/8 transfer machines to add to seven already ordered. Five have been installed and the rest will be delivered by April.

HK tube valves

General purpose and balancing valves worth more than £250,000 have been ordered from Ormskirk-based Hattersley Newman Hender for use in air conditioning and fire services for Hong Kong’s underground network.

Surrey satellite first

Surrey Satellite Technology will provide Nasa with an off-the-shelf microsatellite. It will be the only non-US supplier of satellites under Nasa’s ‘rapid spacecraft acquisition programme’.