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FIT 4 NUCLEAR?

At the EIC Connect event this week in Liverpool, we picked up a very useful leaflet on F4N from the NAMRC. You may have seen some members announcing their F4N credentials in the recent Valve User magazines. We hope to get a speaker on F4N shortly, but in the meantime this leaflet can be downloaded from the link below. ...

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INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY - R&D CREDITS INCREASE

Good news if you’re planning to claim Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) – the recent Budget announced an increased from 11% to 12% and will have effect for expenditure incurred on or after 1 January 2018....

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'PREPARING FOR ISO 9000:2015' - BVAA TRAINING COURSE

In connection with the above, please note BVAA is offering a 2 day ‘PREPARING FOR ISO 9000:2015’ training course in association with LRQA. This will take place on 27/28 FEB 2018 at Brighouse – coinciding with the BVAA Supplier Day event. Contact karen@bvaa.org.uk from Tuesday 5th December for further details....

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ISO 2015 Transitions Progress - Update from TAF

A couple of timely prompts for certified organisations to move to the new versions of the ISO quality standard ISO 9001 and the ISO environmental standard ISO 14001 in a timely basis before the 15 September 2018 deadline. At the 30 October 2017 IAF General Assembly passed a resolution requiring, ‘that as of 15 March 2018, conformity assessment bodies must conduct all ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 in...

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Thank you for the donation

The BVAA would like to say a big thank you to Rob Jones for Latty International S.A's generous donation. We now have a series of rings, packing, stem seals and gaskets in a variety of materials (graphite, stainless steel, PTFE). These will be a nice addition to our training room. For which we are very greatful. ...

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EIC connect - power & nuclear

‘The Two Robbies’ were performing their double-act again this week – this time at EIC Connect ‘Power & Nuclear’ in Liverpool on Tuesday. A productive day by Messrs Bartlett and Boycott included high level interaction with the EIC, 1-to-1 meetings with major clients (some of whom we had to ambush in the aisles), meetings with existing members, lapsed members and potential...

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Thanks to every one who attended our AGM!

We raised a staggering £809 for Children in Need! thank you all for your donations. Hope you all had a great time and thank you for all the feedback. Presentations from the meeting are now available on the members area of our website. Should you require anything else, please let us know. ...

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GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO BVAA ON NUCLEAR VALVES

Eight months after our initial challenge to Government over contracts signed between Areva and Neway for Chinese valves for use in UK-based Nuclear Power applications, we’ve finally received a response from the Minister for Energy & Industry. It is however a politician’s response and thus largely deflective. Since it is a largely commercial matter, this was not entirely unexpected. Ditto th...

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Decommissioning Opportunities in Brazil

Aberdeen Town House, Broad Street, AB10 Aberdeen. Thursday, 30 November 2017 8.30am-10.30am Attend the morning seminar and hear about the oil and gas decommissioning opportunities for Scottish companies in Brazil. In Brazil, approximately 150 offshore production units are currently in operation. According to the National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP), m...

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Member to Member Intros - Reminder

A reminder to members that BVAA will happily make member-to-member introductions for you. So much easier than a ‘cold call.’ With Brexit on the horizon, there’s no better time for industry to come together and support each other. ‘Quote A Member’ was a campaign of a few years ago, and the need to have an open mind to potential suppliers is as important now as it ever was. PS...

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