Mechanical, Production & Manufacturing

UK and Netherlands to jointly benefit from multi-use undersea power line

The project, named LionLink, is expected to provide enough clean electricity to power 1.8 million homes – more than Birmingham and Manchester combined. The 1.8GW power line is the second-largest multi-purpose cross-border electricity line ever built, after the one that currently connects Germany and Denmark. However, LionLink will be able to…
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Superconducting highway concept would allow vehicles to travel at 400mph

Superconductors can conduct electricity without any resistance or power loss and can effortlessly cause magnets to levitate above them. These properties would make superconductors useful for high-speed trains or long-distance power transmission in theory, but they only work at extreme low temperatures - more than one hundred degrees below zero.…
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HS2 work ‘will continue to progress’ despite concerns over rail line’s future

Transport secretary Mark Harper made his comments in the Commons earlier today (Thursday) after Conservative MP Theo Clarke (Stafford) asked him: “I welcome the government’s commitment to railway reform, but the secretary of state will know from my recent meeting with the rail minister that my Stafford constituency is heavily…
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The road to decarbonisation begins with increasing grid flexibility

The fight against climate change has reached a critical deadlock. Armed with the information that modernising the grid is essential to significantly cutting carbon dioxide emissions, distribution system operators (DNOs) have the responsibility of bringing this vision to fruition. Electricity loads are anticipated to double by 2050 due to widespread…
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