ICI is to restructure Uniqema, its global speciality chemicals business, into 10 global business units. Sales will be made through a regional structure. The group will retain its London headquarters.
Halcrow and British Aerospace Environmental Services have been commissioned by the Construction Industry Research and Information Association to help develop good practice guidance on contaminated land. The project is being co-funded by the environment department.
Johnson Matthey is to sell its electronic materials division (EMD) to USfirm AlliedSignal for £420m. EMD supplies products and services to the semiconductor and electronic industries.
Blade work starts
Rolls-Royce and Italian aerospace group Finmeccanica have started operations at their Italy-based joint venture firm, Europa Microfusioni Aerospaziali (EMA). The £16.9m factory, which employs 80, will make turbine blades for the RB211 and Rolls-Royce Turbomeca Adour engines. Rolls-Royce owns 33.3% of EMA.
Plans have been revealed for the UK’s first forklift truck museum. Organisers of the National Forklift Truck Heritage centre in Swanick in the Midlands are seeking £120,000 to fund the project, which will display forklift trucks from throughout the century.
Surrey Satellite Technology has won a $14m (£8.8m) contract to provide Turkey with micro-satellite design, build and training technology. The deal will see the University of Ankara’s Bilten information technology and electronics research institute build a 100kg satellite, fitted with earth observation cameras.