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Welcome to Rikesh; meet the man behind the Mistry

We are delighted to welcome Rikesh Mistry as Graduate Engineer to the Norton Straw team.  Rather than us write something, we decided to let Rikesh tell us more about himself.  The only request we made was for him to find a terrible pun, we think he absolutely nailed it!  Rikesh is too modest to write that he recently received a First Class Masters (MEng) degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics with Aerodynamics; well done Rikesh, welcome to the team, we are sure you will have a great career with us and now over...

Back to the future...extending a 222-year operating life

Last week, the team over at Norton Straw underwent an exciting trip to the 222-year-old Heage Windmill.  Set in beautiful Derbyshire countryside, it is now the only functioning six-sailed stone tower windmill in England and was lovingly restored back in 2002. However, the restoration team have recently been struggling with some technical difficulties concerning the rotation of the turret and are keen to understand where the problem lies. Consequently, we sent along some of our team of mechanical and structural engineering experts...

IMechE Offshore Digital Technology Report Published

We're really pleased with the publication today of the IMechE Offshore Digitial Technology report, the preparation of which has been led by our Projects Director, Simon Rees. The report was based on the Digital Offshore Seminar held in Aberdeen last year, and attempts to capture the current best practice in the application of digital technology in areas like topsides process, safety, and integrity management. The report makes a number of recommendations to government and industry on the things needed to improve digital offshore...

Energy and Process Simulation Symposium 2019

Norton Straw presented our views (and case studies) on the role of engineering simulation in structural integrity of oil and gas production and process systems at the 2019 Energy and Process Simulation Symposium in Houston, 21 & 22 May 2019. Bringing together around 150 engineers over two days interested in simulation and modelling across the energy and process industries, this annual event arranged by Siemens Industry Software showcased many interesting presentations on how companies embrace...

Expansion means a new Derby office

Norton Straw is delighted to annouce that we have moved to our Derby office to a larger office space, still within the wonderful historic Darley Abbey Mills in Derby, UK.   We have only moved 30m from the Old Steam Engine House (where we had a great 5 years) into our new home in the East Mill and our new purpose-designed space provides us with a wonderful working environment that will accomodate our planned and conintued growth.  Our previous office was always a talking point when our...