Tulway Engineering

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Tulway Engineering's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Tulway Engineering is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

Blunkett signature Rt Hon The Lord David Blunkett, MP
Pickles signature Rt Hon The Lord Eric Pickles, MP

www.tulwayengineering.co.uk

BEST PRACTICE REPRESENTATIVE 2019
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Our in-house design team works
alongside customers on specific
projects for clients and also helps
customers to realise concepts that
they have not yet managed to find
a solution for. We work together
with a common aim to provide a
system or test rig that is capable of
the work required. We also produce
new product innovations ourselves
and liaise with our product suppliers
to make them happen. We remain
open minded, and when pushing
boundaries, we always ensure we
communicate with our suppliers
and our clients. This often includes
working with third-party engineering
consultants, a testament to our
collaborative nature.
Adapting to the skills gap
One of the greatest challenges we
face, and that the manufacturing
sector as a whole faces, is the growing
skills gap. To remedy this, we have
taken on high-calibre apprentices
from the University of Sheffield in
collaboration with the Advanced
Manufacturing Research Centre, who
provide these apprentices alongside
a structured training programme.
We recruit from both sides of the
educational divide, taking both those
with and without degrees; the crucial
element is that they are willing people
with a willingattitude.
We are confident about the future of
our company, a confidence based on
the organic growth we have achieved
through our sustainable customers and
our presence in a sustainable market.
In terms of future growth, we are
open to the idea of acquisition to grow
our company but will be primarily
focusing on this organic growth. We
have already grown considerably in
the last couple of years and we aim to
continue this. Our goal is to expand
further into the hydraulic market and
target further government projects
as these constitute a very reliable
form of work for us. By continuing to
grow organically, we are confident
we can thrive long beyond this
second generation.
We meet face-
to-face with
our customers,
as clients still
appreciate this
level of
contact
We supplied the
hydraulic power unit and
pipework installation,
contributing to a £250
million regeneration
project in Dover
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CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
Managing Director Kevin Tully
Prefabricated filter unit for
the water industry
Founded in 1998, primarily to serve the chemical and
pharmaceutical industries, Tulway Engineering has since
diversified to gain a highly-regarded reputation in the
engineering renewables sector. Since its first mechanical
installations on anaerobic digestion units and biomass power
plants, it has completed the mechanical installation of the
world’s first grid-scale cryogenic energy storage plant in
Bury, near Manchester. Managing Director Kevin Tully tells
TheParliamentary Review
more about the company’s work.
Highview Power’s cryogenic systems, which use liquid air as the storage medium,
are adaptable and can provide services at all levels of the electricity system, such as
supporting power generation, providing stabilisation services to transmission grids
and distribution networks, and acting as a source of back-up power to end users.
These systems are clean – air in and air out – and a standard plant configuration of
500 MWh can be easily and cost-effectively scaled up to multiple gigawatt hours
without limitation.
Highview Power’s CRYOBattery systems deliver pumped-hydro capabilities and are
ideal for long-duration applications, with total lifecycle costs that are significantly
lower than lithium-ion battery storage and with no degradation in performance.
Utilities increasingly are looking to long-duration energy storage to help meet new
100-per-cent-renewables targets, which are being adopted by numerous cities
worldwide. Highview Power recently announced projects in Spain, the Middle East
and South Africa. The company is also working on a number of projects in Europe
and the US, with construction expected to begin in late 2019.
FACTS ABOUT
TULWAY ENGINEERING
»Managing Director: Kevin Tully
»Founded in 1998
»Based in Liverpool
»Services: Renewable energy
plants
»No. of employees: 22
Tulway Engineering
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32 | TULWAY ENGINEERING
The UK now generates more electricity
from wind farms than from coal power
plants. There are plans for nearly 50
new biomethane green gas plants
to be built by 2020. Biomethane
plants take waste feedstocks – such
as food, manure and sewage – that
would otherwise go to landfill and
use them to produce grid-quality
biomethane gas, which can be used to
heat homes and power heavy goods
vehicles, producing lower emissions
than traditional gas plants. Our world-
class infrastructure of gas distribution
pipework will ensure these new plants
can make a huge difference to our
reliance on fossil fuels. Engineers are
required to design and build these
plants to the highest specifications.
The latest 2018 statistics revealed
that 33 per cent of the UK’s electricity
generation in 2018 came from
renewable sources – 53 per cent of
UK electricity generation in 2018 was
fromlow-carbon power sources. This
is a milestone we should all be proud
of, but we do still have a long way
to go. As renewable energy becomes
more and more mainstream, it is the
engineering industry expertise in the
UK that can power this sector forward.
It should be noted that UK
engineering manufacturing facilities
and their workforce are viewed
as market leaders for quality and
engineering innovation. Our own
business has received numerous
enquiries through our website from
as far afield as Brazil, which firmly
state: “UK manufactured parts
only”. We should rightly be proud
of our reputation as suppliers of the
highest-quality fabrications, which are
installed across the world on these
high-specification installations.
Championing improvement
We have taken our combined
experience and engineering excellence,
gleaned from sectors such as the gas
transmission network and National
Grid installations, the chemical
industry, and utilities, to offer a one-
stop mechanical services package,
which also includes pipework and
structural steelwork design and
installation to BS EN 1090-1 – the
harmonised European standard that
applies to structural metalwork.
The welding procedures and
qualifications we hold on file
Highview Power Plant
in Bury
The UK now
generates
more
electricity from
wind farms
than from coal
power plants
33TULWAY ENGINEERING |
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
are recognised throughout the
engineering industry as the most
comprehensive available, dealing with
numerous exotic alloys. This makes
us one of the most agile and highly
skilled small engineering companies,
whose skills have been successfully
transferred to sectors such as the
renewable energy sector, defence and
the maritime industry over the past
tenyears.
There is a highly skilled workforce
across the northwest of England, and
these skills are vital to the success of
future projects across all industrial
sectors. We can call upon skills from
the shipbuilding industry, oil and
gas, and the nuclear industry. We
already have a shortage of skilled
labour in the UK; it is therefore vital
that large industrial contracts, such
as shipbuilding, remain in the UK, in
order to keep these skills alive. British
universities offer world-renowned
mechanical and chemical engineering
degrees, which are coveted by
global engineering businesses. This
is another reason why we must
not lose pace with other countries
in funding our most challenging
engineeringprojects.
A greener future
The gas distribution network we have
in the UK is now being considered
as an option to convert the country
from reliance on natural gas, to
hydrogen. This technology will present
a huge engineering challenge. There
are numerous niche markets for
hydrogen in stationary applications,
some of which include medium-scale
stationary fuel-cell systems, 200 to
1000 kW, and CHP or combined
cooling, heat and power plants that
could be used for neighbourhood-
scale power generation. These could
also be useful for off-grid or remote
microgeneration of power. The
Energy Saving Trust suggests that
microgeneration products such as
fuel-cell micro-CHP units could meet
up to 30 to 40 per cent of the UK’s
electricity needs and make a vital
contribution to reaching targets of 80
per cent reduction in carbon emissions
by 2050.
Here at Tulway, we view the
renewable energy market as the
most attractive means of expanding
our business and offering our expert
design, fabrication and installation
capabilities throughout the UK, as
do a lot of high-quality engineering
companies offering the services
required to make these installations
a reality. These are well-paid jobs,
which can offer a skilled workforce
the chance to take up long-term
employment. It is with optimism
that the engineers of the future can
meet the global warming challenge
head-on, by designing, installing
and running our power-generation
network and utilising 100 per cent
renewable or zero-emission sources
over a more compressed timescale
than the 2050target.
The welding
procedures and
qualifications
we hold on file
are recognised
throughout the
engineering
industry as the
most
comprehensive
available
Plaque denoting
opening ceremony at
Highview’s power plant
BEST PRACTICE REPRESENTATIVE 2019
THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW
Highlighting best practice
32 | TULWAY ENGINEERING
The UK now generates more electricity
from wind farms than from coal power
plants. There are plans for nearly 50
new biomethane green gas plants
to be built by 2020. Biomethane
plants take waste feedstocks – such
as food, manure and sewage – that
would otherwise go to landfill and
use them to produce grid-quality
biomethane gas, which can be used to
heat homes and power heavy goods
vehicles, producing lower emissions
than traditional gas plants. Our world-
class infrastructure of gas distribution
pipework will ensure these new plants
can make a huge difference to our
reliance on fossil fuels. Engineers are
required to design and build these
plants to the highest specifications.
The latest 2018 statistics revealed
that 33 per cent of the UK’s electricity
generation in 2018 came from
renewable sources – 53 per cent of
UK electricity generation in 2018 was
fromlow-carbon power sources. This
is a milestone we should all be proud
of, but we do still have a long way
to go. As renewable energy becomes
more and more mainstream, it is the
engineering industry expertise in the
UK that can power this sector forward.
It should be noted that UK
engineering manufacturing facilities
and their workforce are viewed
as market leaders for quality and
engineering innovation. Our own
business has received numerous
enquiries through our website from
as far afield as Brazil, which firmly
state: “UK manufactured parts
only”. We should rightly be proud
of our reputation as suppliers of the
highest-quality fabrications, which are
installed across the world on these
high-specification installations.
Championing improvement
We have taken our combined
experience and engineering excellence,
gleaned from sectors such as the gas
transmission network and National
Grid installations, the chemical
industry, and utilities, to offer a one-
stop mechanical services package,
which also includes pipework and
structural steelwork design and
installation to BS EN 1090-1 – the
harmonised European standard that
applies to structural metalwork.
The welding procedures and
qualifications we hold on file
Highview Power Plant
in Bury
The UK now
generates
more
electricity from
wind farms
than from coal
power plants
33TULWAY ENGINEERING |
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
are recognised throughout the
engineering industry as the most
comprehensive available, dealing with
numerous exotic alloys. This makes
us one of the most agile and highly
skilled small engineering companies,
whose skills have been successfully
transferred to sectors such as the
renewable energy sector, defence and
the maritime industry over the past
tenyears.
There is a highly skilled workforce
across the northwest of England, and
these skills are vital to the success of
future projects across all industrial
sectors. We can call upon skills from
the shipbuilding industry, oil and
gas, and the nuclear industry. We
already have a shortage of skilled
labour in the UK; it is therefore vital
that large industrial contracts, such
as shipbuilding, remain in the UK, in
order to keep these skills alive. British
universities offer world-renowned
mechanical and chemical engineering
degrees, which are coveted by
global engineering businesses. This
is another reason why we must
not lose pace with other countries
in funding our most challenging
engineeringprojects.
A greener future
The gas distribution network we have
in the UK is now being considered
as an option to convert the country
from reliance on natural gas, to
hydrogen. This technology will present
a huge engineering challenge. There
are numerous niche markets for
hydrogen in stationary applications,
some of which include medium-scale
stationary fuel-cell systems, 200 to
1000 kW, and CHP or combined
cooling, heat and power plants that
could be used for neighbourhood-
scale power generation. These could
also be useful for off-grid or remote
microgeneration of power. The
Energy Saving Trust suggests that
microgeneration products such as
fuel-cell micro-CHP units could meet
up to 30 to 40 per cent of the UK’s
electricity needs and make a vital
contribution to reaching targets of 80
per cent reduction in carbon emissions
by 2050.
Here at Tulway, we view the
renewable energy market as the
most attractive means of expanding
our business and offering our expert
design, fabrication and installation
capabilities throughout the UK, as
do a lot of high-quality engineering
companies offering the services
required to make these installations
a reality. These are well-paid jobs,
which can offer a skilled workforce
the chance to take up long-term
employment. It is with optimism
that the engineers of the future can
meet the global warming challenge
head-on, by designing, installing
and running our power-generation
network and utilising 100 per cent
renewable or zero-emission sources
over a more compressed timescale
than the 2050target.
The welding
procedures and
qualifications
we hold on file
are recognised
throughout the
engineering
industry as the
most
comprehensive
available
Plaque denoting
opening ceremony at
Highview’s power plant

www.tulwayengineering.co.uk

The Parliamentary Review Publication, in which this article originally appeared, contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Michael Gove.

Rt Hon Michael Gove's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Michael Gove

This year's Parliamentary Review comes at a momentous time for parliament, as we collectively determine the destiny of the United Kingdom. 

On October 31, the UK will leave the European Union. The successful implementation of this process is this government's number-one priority.

Three years after a historic referendum vote, we will deliver on the decisive mandate from the British people. Trust in our democracy depends on it. Until that final hour, we will work determinedly and diligently to negotiate a deal, one that abolishes the backstop and upholds the warm and close relationship we share with our friends, allies and neighbours in the EU. But in the event that the EU refuses to meet us at the table, we must be prepared to leave without a deal.

As the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, it is my job to lead on this government's approach, should that scenario happen. Preparing for Brexit is my department's driving mission. But while I am leading this turbocharged effort, the whole of government is committed to this endeavour.

Ministers across Whitehall are working together to ensure that every possibility is considered, every plan is scrutinised and every provision is made. A daily drumbeat of meetings means that we are holding departments accountable, so that preparations are completed on time.

The chancellor has confirmed that all necessary funding will be made available. And we have mobilised thecivil service, assigning 15,000 of our most talented civil servants to manage our exit from the EU.

We will make sure that on November 1, there is as little disruption to national life as possible. Our trade relationships will continue to thrive, thanks to agreements with countries around the world worth £70 billion. Our country will remain secure, thanks to nearly 1,000 new officers posted at our borders. And the 3.2 million EU nationals now living and working among us can remain confident, with absolute certainty, of their right to remain in the UK.

Above all, our goal is to be transparent. Soon, we will launch a public information campaign so that citizens, communities and businesses are ready and reassured about what will happen in the event of “no deal”.

In my first few weeks in this role, I have travelled to ports and tarmacs, borders and bridges, all across the UK –from the seaside of Dover to the rolling green hills of County Armagh. I have heard from business owners and border officials, farmers and hauliers. They are ready to put an end to uncertainty. And they are ready to embrace the opportunities ahead.

Our departure from the EU will be a once in a lifetime chance to chart a new course for the United Kingdom. Preparing for that new course will be a herculean effort. But this country has made astounding efforts before. We can do it again.
Rt Hon Michael Gove
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster