Recent Blog Posts

On the 2nd March 2017, a group of members and non members visited RAF Valley on Anglesey. During our eventful afternoon, we saw how parachutes are maintained and deployed, life rafts are deployed along with emergency rations and other survival equipment. We then toured the hanger used to maintain Hawk T2 jet training aircraft and were impressed at the ... read more...
On the 24th January, a number of members and non members attended a lecture presented by Mr Henry Dixon, Chairman of North Wales Tidal Energy, who outlined his companies plans to build a tidal barrage from Great Orme to Rhyl to harness the power from tidal action. The electricity that could be generated from this scheme would be 2.5GW enough for 1.1 ... read more...
On the 27th and 28th October, a group of volunteers from the Wales North Comittee attended the Wales Rally GB where we had a stand with some activities to encourage young people to become engineers. We were amongst a number of other exhibitors such as the IMechE, Coleg Cambria, Glyndwr University etc. We had around three hundred people attending over the ... read more...
On the 13th of October, a group of members and non members attended the Wales North LN Annual Safety Lecture which was held at Glyndwr Optic. This year, our speaker was Ron Pierce a Safety Consultant who gave a fascinating talk about "Air Collision Avoidance Systems". This started with the first air collision in 1922, developments in World War 2, use of ... read more...
On 28th October 2016, the Wales North Local Netwrk hosted a lecture at Coleg Cambria, "Third Ammendment to BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations". The event was in two parts, around forty students in the afternoon and ten members in the evening. Our speakers were Mark Coles and Linden Smith from the IET and in the evening the event ended with ... read more...
Once again, the Wales North Local Network was pleased to award the annual prize for "Engineering Excellence" to a student at Coleg Menai. This year, our winner was Nia Povey Jones who was nominated for her achievements in "Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair". We wish Nia all the best in her future endeavors, the event took place at "The Celtic Royal ... read more...
The latest round of Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Awards is now open and the closing date for applications is Monday 17 th  October at 4.00pm.   If anyone has an imaginative idea that could help engineers to communicate their expertise and passion for engineering to a wider audience, the Royal Academy want to hear from them. They could be an ... read more...
The EESW (Engineering Education Scheme Wales) had the annual "Big Bang" event in Venue Cmyru in Llandudno on the 13th April. This is a schools event and there were around twenty five teams, all produced original engineering work and innovative designs. Engineering is clearly alive and well! A number of schools won substantial awards for their work. ... read more...
On 22nd March, the Wales North IET attended a lecture by John Shorley of National Grid who explained the problems of distributing power from Wylfa to the rest of the grid which was illustrated by a comprehensive Power Point presentation. Undersea cables were discussed in detail as were overhead system using different types of Pylons. The test and ... read more...
Recently, a group of members and non members visited Prysmian cables in Wrexham who supply power cables and other components for the power distribution industry. read more...

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