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As we rapidly approach the long-awaited publication of ISO55000/1/2, and we see interest in asset management grow at an unprecedented rate, we find ourselves immersed in a very interesting and exciting time for the discipline. A team of volunteers has been busy upgrading the IAM’s tried and trusted PAS55 Assessment Methodology. Project Director Jerry Holdsworth takes us inside the tool’s development process and previews the results.
Chidi Umeano is steering Codub Consulting Ltd. into developing countries, where good asset management principles have a big difference to make.
A temporary fix has allowed the new east span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge to open on schedule, despite damage that was expected to delay the opening until December 2013.
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Testing has begun on the High Output Plant System (HOPS), a “factory train” that will reduce the cost and potentially double the speed of electrifying the UK’s main railway lines.
Remco Frenken, Managing Partner, and Jan Schipper, Managing Director, UMS Group Europe look at how renewables are fundamentally changing the role of fossil-fuelled power plants, and how generation asset management can be used to deliver the highest potential value to the asset owner.
Energy company Drax, the UK’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide by site, has begun work on converting three of its generators to run on biomass instead of coal.