News in Brief

Belgians in Cornwall

Glass engineering group BMT of Belgium has acquired Penzance-based FIC UK, manufacturer of all-electric melting and boosting equipment.

Gas contract

Kvaerner Oil & Gas has won a five-year contract worth about £10m to provide maintenance management, engineering integrity management and operational support on the 235km gas interconnector between the UK and Belgium.

Setting up shop

West Midlands air conditioning group Weatherite, based in Cradley Heath, has acquired the Dudley-based, £2m turnover firm DLT Shopfront and Shutter Systems.

Up in the air

Materials handling systems company Logan Fabricom has moved into the air cargo systems market with its acquisition of Hampshire-based CDG Cargo Systems, designer, maker and installer of cargo handling systems.

ICI sells utilities

ICI has sold its utilities and services operation, based at Teesside, to Enron for £300m. The deal includes Wilton power station, a water treatment plant, pipeline corridors, tunnels and railway track, as well as 712ha of land.

Ethylene expansion

Milton Keynes-based Stone & Webster is to supply its ethylene technology and engineering, procurement and construction services to BP Chemicals for the expansion of its KG Ethylene plant at Grangemouth, Scotland.

The Engineer

The Engineer is taking a Christmas and New Year break and will be back on 15 January 1999. If you want to keep up to date with the latest news stories, check out our Website at In the meantime, we wish you all the best for the festive season.