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2017
22
March
2017
Over four billion of us now live in cities and with the combined impact of global population growth and urbanisation that number is set to rise rapidly. Whilst the city is a place of prosperity for some, for too many others inadequate water infrastru...
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08
March
2017
I joined Amec Foster Wheeler nearly three years ago, and it was a massive change for me. I previously worked as a contractor at an engineering company, who specialised in water engineering and turnkey projects. I was managing the Industrial Water Div...
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08
March
2017
As a woman with a career in the oil and gas industry and a mother of three, it is of the utmost importance that I belong to an organisation that values the progression of gender parity. I want to see the change we seek in my lifetime, and I want my c...
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18
January
2017
When I told people I was joining Amec Foster Wheeler, they couldn’t believe it. They asked why I was joining an engineering company when I was an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) guy. What they didn’t realise was that whilst Amec Foster Wheeler was wel...
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2016
14
December
2016
Why stakeholder engagement matters more than ever. Public consultation and the warm fuzzy stuff of stakeholder engagement have long been seen as an add-on to the technical aspects of major projects. Going out and talking to people used to be perce...
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20
November
2016
November is Transgender Awareness Month. Unlike most internationally observed periods of awareness-raising, for the transgender community this culminates not in celebration but in a day of remembrance; In a day of collective mourning for the transgen...
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01
November
2016
With any service industry - and we are a service organisation - there are two critical factors that an organisation must achieve. The first is to secure profitable work and the second is to ensure the work is executed excellently. Failure to achieve ...
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26
October
2016
Decommissioning work at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in Lithuania has recently reached an important milestone. Highly radioactive spent fuel has been moved for the first time into a new storage facility, for which a consortium led by Am...
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21
October
2016
In celebration of National Reptile Awareness Day, we are celebrating one of our favorite reptilian species, the gopher tortoise. The gopher tortoise is usually around 9-11 inches (23-29 cm) long with stumpy hind feet reminiscent of an elephant. They ...
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06
October
2016
“In many parts of the world, children walk up to six hours each day, to gain access to education.” You've probably heard these words before. Sitting in front of the telly, watching your favourite TV show, an advert appears encouraging you to “donate ...
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20
September
2016
Even though I have been involved in emergency preparedness in a professional capacity for more than a decade, I still dedicate the month of September to make it personal and talk with my family and friends about emergency planning. One approach is to...
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14
September
2016
Nuclear reactors have been getting bigger. This produces greater thermal efficiency but also makes them more difficult to fabricate, construct, and finance. The concept of the small modular reactor (or SMR) is that shortfalls in thermal efficiency...
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13
September
2016
Out with the old and in with the new. To the traditional linear economy of make, use and dispose, now, thankfully, we have the Circular Economy (CE). This is an alternative model in which we seek to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extr...
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25
August
2016
America's National Parks are truly some of its greatest treasures. The US National Park Service has an impressive record of safekeeping these recreational assets with conservation programmes that preserve the history of what the parks have come to sy...
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18
August
2016
Nearly 500 young nuclear specialists from 182 organisations in 32 countries shared their knowledge and experience at the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) in Hangzhou, China. It is the first time the Chinese nuclear industry has hosted an e...
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17
August
2016
The Rio Olympics is in full swing. My youngest son Marshall is a sprint kayaker on Canoe Kayak Canada’s Senior National Team. He is also a NextGen athlete, training for the 2020 and 2024 Olympics. Being the parent of two successful young men I someti...
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09
August
2016
Integrating Indigenous communities into our project delivery is crucial whether we are mining in New Zealand, collaborating with our clients on pipeline and liquefied natural gas projects in Canada, or seeking opportunities in Africa and South Americ...
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28
July
2016
As an international project management company that sees the advantages of diversity of thought and promotes it, we are very similar to an orchestra. Just as in an orchestra with different musical instruments, we have specialties in the engineering w...
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28
June
2016
As we continue to celebrate Diversity and Inclusion week at Amec Foster Wheeler, I’d like to share my story. I had come out to my friends and family by the time I was 18. It was challenging, but I felt a huge sense of relief – a weight had been li...
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22
June
2016
In an organisation of over 40,000 people, recruiting from across the world and working in more than 55 countries, you can expect diversity. The art is how to harness that diversity. How to bring together people from different backgrounds, cultures, e...
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14
June
2016
…An interesting question and one that I’ve been giving thought to over the last few weeks, especially during my time as a panelist at a recent Guardian Newspaper / Cranfield University roundtable on the subject. How companies not only keep pace wi...
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10
June
2016
The start of a major sporting event often provides a focal point to draw parallels between it and business. The start of the 2016 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016, or simply Euro 2016, is no exception for me. Foll...
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08
June
2016
Everyone, including you, might have some caring responsibilities at some point in life. This may be care for your parents, partner, children or another family member or friend. In the UK today, there are 6.5 million carers. The level of care requi...
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03
June
2016
The United Nation’s World Environment Day (5 June), now in its 42nd year, has developed into a day to raise awareness of and take action on issues from 'marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime'. It has grown ...
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01
June
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler is bringing innovative solutions to the challenges associated with large scale remediation of land contaminated with radioactive material. Our proprietary technology, ORION ScanPlotSM, gives customers better information about the ...
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24
May
2016
Recruitment teams adopt a variety of tactics in order to hire the best talent for their business. Job advertising websites, social media and word of mouth are just a few of the methods that are helpful for attracting candidates to a company. But what...
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19
May
2016
Over and above the law and any other business case, we have a moral obligation not to be complicit in any form of slavery as well as a societal expectation on us. It’s part of our values to do the right thing and to act ethically and with integrity a...
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16
May
2016
Infrastructure Week is a collaborative effort of more than 100 business, labor and non-profit groups to raise awareness of the critical role infrastructure plays in our lives and to advocate for investment and improvements. This year’s theme – Inf...
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10
May
2016
Technology has improved our lives on many levels; it has a profound impact on how we live and work. A technology transformation creates both opportunities and challenges for organisations. In our everyday life, we are inundated with information ab...
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05
May
2016
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant suffered an accident in one of its four reactors that sent a radioactive plume into the atmosphere. In the immediate aftermath, this caused dozens of deaths and contaminated tens of thousands of ac...
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