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News round-up 28/10

Business secretary discusses steel in Europe; Compliance firm gets second lab; Tata opens steel R&D centre; New steel R&D centre; Consultancy buys risk advisers

Business secretary discusses steel in Europe

Business secretary Sajid Javid has sought an emergency EU meeting to discuss the state of the steel industry and unfair trade practices in European Commission.

He said he will raise concerns in Brussels over unfair international trading with the EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

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Compliance firm gets second lab

Environmental compliance firm, ESG has announced a £100,000 investment in a specialist chemistry laboratory at its facility at East Stoke, near Wareham in Dorset.

The laboratory will help to increase the range of services and reduce turnaround times for clients.

The facility in East Stoke primarily serves the construction industry and associated sectors, and has been awarded UKAS accreditation for chemical analysis on a range of materials including soils, aggregates, concrete and mortar.

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Tata opens steel R&D centre

Tata Steel has opened the doors on its new UK research centre at the University of Warwick’s Science Park.

Engineers and researchers will be working on new steel coatings, including graphene, at the company’s new advanced coatings research laboratories.

The opening marks the first phase of Tata Steel’s relocation of its UK R&D work to the University of Warwick campus.

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Consultancy buys risk advisers

Edif ERA, part of the Edif Group has acquired OST Energy Ltd, a global independent engineering consultancy specialising in technical advisory services for the renewable energy market.

OST specialises in advising on commercial and technical risk for solar, wind, biomass and renewable heat and environmental services with overseas offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA, Asia and Australia.

Edif ERA provide engineering and consultancy services to reduce risk, optimise performance and enhance capability.

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