Therma Visayas project director Grant Smith said the 'significant achievement' was achieved through the 'exceptional teamwork and attention to detail' by TVEP
, its contractors and sub-contractors, all of whom followed the correct safety procedures.
"I set up NERA because of what I'd done previously with TVEP
, which was a really interesting partnership.
This column was provided by Dr Michael Thurlbeck of TVEP
Along with a number of colleagues from TVEP
, we have been involved with preliminary discussions with TVU, the university and Middlesbrough Council which have centred around how do we best celebrate this unique occasion.
He said: "I am looking forward to driving TVEP
's business plans forward.
What we at TVEP
are looking for are routes and opportunities for our members and organisations to play a vital role in this supply chain.
Director Mr MacDonald said: "Currently only 12% of our business comes from the North-East but we've joined TVEP
and are encouraged by what it is doing to promote the area as a centre for engineering excellence."
His appointment came after an emergency meeting of business leaders from the chemicals industries across the area as well as Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU), NEPIC, Tees Valley Engineering Partnership (TVEP
), One North East, Tees Valley Regeneration (TVR), Tees Valley Joint Strategy Unit and local MPs, who all confirmed their commitment.
THE Tees Valley Engineering Partnership (TVEP
) has joined forces with the University of Teesside's School of Science and Technology to help employers combat a lack of training in essential 3-D design.
has again enlisted the services of Huw James from the award-winning Science Made Simple programme as a key presenter who is able to keep a captive audience with a range of practical demonstrations that highlight the application and importance of engineering to everyday life.
Ian Basford, director of Balfour Beatty Management in the North-East, said: "Historically the Tees Valley is the home of engineering in the UK and it is clear from what I have heard at the TVEP
event that we can all play a very important role its future."
This year's event, sponsored by TVEP
member organisations Hertel and the Cleveland Scientific Institute (CSI), will demonstrate to students that engineering is both a viable and exciting long term career option.