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Norton Straw appoints Dr Bruce Kakimpa as Principal Engineer

Norton Straw Consultants is delighted to appoint Dr Bruce Kakimpa as Principal Engineer, adding to our advanced fluid mechanics, thermal engineering and structural engineering capabilities. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Bruce joins us from The University of Nottingham Rolls-Royce's University Technology Centre in gas turbine transmissions, where he has been a Research Fellow in thermo-fluids and multiphase flow for the past four years, working closely with Senior Engineers at...

Norton Straw opens Bristol office

Norton Straw Consultants is delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Bristol. It is located on Unity Street, in the historic heart of the city. Our rapidly growing engineering and technology consultancy already has major clients in the south west of England.  The new office supports our ongoing expansion and will help us attract more high-calibre recruits; we are already advertising for roles based there. Dr Simon Rees, Projects Director at Norton Straw, commented "We are very active in, and familiar with, the...

Norton Straw completes integrity study for major chemical plant

Norton Straw Consultants, the engineering and management consultancy experts, have announced the completion of a detailed integrity study for a major chemical plant. The operator had detected an incipient flaw in a weld on the outlet manifold of their hydrogen reformer, which operates at extremely high temperatures.  It wasn't clear what the cause of this flaw was or how it would develop during operation.  Although future replacement of the component was clearly necessary, analysis was required to determine when. This...

James Weldon joins as Senior Engineer

We welcome James Weldon as we continue the growth of Norton Straw, adding to our advanced fluid mechanics and thermal engineering capability.  James has joined as Senior Engineer, from Bombardier Transportation, where he worked as Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics Performance Engineer following his time on the graduate scheme; completing rotations in a range of engineering disciplines. James has a Master's degree in Mathematics from Durham University. At Bombardier James coordinated the aerodynamics and thermodynamics work...

Norton Straw completes diversification programme for Glacier Energy Services

Norton Straw Consultants has announced the completion of a business diversification programme for Glacier Energy Services. Glacier Energy is an expanding group of businesses offering products and services relating to heat exchangers, onsite machining, weld cladding and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).  The company has an excellent pedigree, predominantly in the offshore industry, and wanted to explore how its expertise might be applied in other sectors.  They asked engineering business experts Norton Straw for support. Norton...