Mates in Mind launches hub to manage mental health and COVID-19

Mates in Mind | March 27, 2020

Mates in Mind, the charitable programme to improve mental health in the workplace, has launched the community hub to manage mental wellbeing during COVID-19 uncertainty. As many organisations take precautions to tackle the COVID-19, Mates in Mind is continuing to support workforces with their mental wellbeing, especially those who are working remotely during this period. Mates in Mind has developed factsheets for organisations and individuals in order to help them protect their mental health and wellbeing as we tackle uncertain times. The Employers Supporting Remote Working Checklist has been developed to enable employers to support their workforces and includes the latest updates and guidance around best workplace practice. Additionally, Mates in Minds’ Homeworking Mental Health Tips are available for individuals to download and includes support and guidance for employees who are adjusting to a new working style.

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The interest and use of robotic process automation (RPA) has rapidly increased to support repetitive, labor-intensive and transactional business processes. For many enterprises, RPA has emerged as a best-fit alternative to making huge IT investments in order to make business processes more efficient.


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Leading Provider of Construction Systems Chooses Piedmont’s Atlanta Galleria for New Corporate Headquarters

Piedmont Office Realty Trust | March 28, 2022

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. an owner of Class A office properties located primarily in the Sunbelt, today announced that it has signed a 50,000 square-foot lease through 2034 with a leading provider of construction systems. The company will move its global headquarters to 600 Galleria Parkway, one of five buildings owned by Piedmont and known as the Atlanta Galleria Office Park. “We are thrilled that Atlanta Galleria has been selected for a new worldwide headquarters location, Galleria’s vibrant environment, along with its unmatched, recently modernized onsite amenity set, and superior accessibility make it the ideal location for innovative companies that are looking to recruit and retain valuable talent in today’s competitive workplace.” Alex Valente, Piedmont’s local Executive Vice President Conveniently and uniquely connected to Truist Park and The Battery by a pedestrian bridge, the Atlanta Galleria Office Park’s 2.1 million square feet include five office buildings and three development sites surrounding a 6-acre, centrally located park, all with skyline views and with prominent visibility and direct access to major thoroughfares, I-75 and I-285. The Galleria also includes amenities such as a large, updated, on-site fitness facility, restaurants, and access to the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, as well as expansive outdoor collaboration space. Building 600 offers prominent signage opportunities facing I-75 and I-285. About Piedmont Office Realty Trust Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. is an owner, manager, developer, redeveloper, and operator of high-quality, Class A office properties located primarily in the Sunbelt. Its approximately $5 billion portfolio is currently comprised of approximately 17 million square feet. The Company is a fully integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) with local management offices in each of its markets and is investment-grade rated by S&P Global Ratings (BBB) and Moody’s (Baa2). Piedmont is a 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.

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Schlumberger Announces Deployment of Reservoir Engineering Digital Solutions for Global Customer

Schlumberger | March 09, 2022

Schlumberger today announced an enterprise-wide deployment of the cloud-based DELFI cognitive E&P environment for ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips will use Schlumberger digital solutions enabled by the DELFI environment to bring its reservoir engineering modeling, data and workflows to the cloud. “This digital platform will drive workflow and data efficiency, enabling ConocoPhillips to meet their diverse reservoir engineering modeling needs worldwide, Expert teams from both companies will work closely together to integrate our cloud-based digital solutions and AI with ConocoPhillips’ reservoir engineering modeling and workflows.” Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberger Upon completion of the integration, ConocoPhillips reservoir engineers will have access to cloud-based, high-performance computing resources in the DELFI environment as well as Schlumberger’s reservoir engineering solutions including Petrel E&P software platform's Petrel Reservoir Engineering, INTERSECT high-resolution reservoir simulator, and ECLIPSE industry-reference reservoir simulator. About Schlumberger Schlumberger is a technology company that partners with customers to access energy. Our people, representing over 160 nationalities, are providing leading digital solutions and deploying innovative technologies to enable performance and sustainability for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, Schlumberger collaborates to create technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all.

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L&T Technology Services (LTTS) selected as Global Preferred Engineering Supplier by Airbus Group

L&T Technology Services | March 08, 2022

L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, announced that it has been recognized as a Global Preferred Engineering Supplier for European multi-national aerospace major Airbus, under its EMES3 (Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Services Strategic Suppliers) program and has been awarded with a multi-year contract. The result is an outcome of an extensive Airbus Group assessment of LTTS’ capabilities and expertise across Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Customer Services domain conducted over a year. The engagement covers all Airbus divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. With the EMES3 selection, LTTS has entered into a long-term commitment to provide best in class technology and engineering capabilities to the Airbus Group. LTTS has also scaled up operations across Airbus’ key geographic locations including Toulouse (France), which is poised to become the main R&D Centre of Excellence (CoE), serving LTTS’ wide aerospace customer portfolio, along with LTTS’ strong talent pool of 17,000+ engineers operating out of India and leveraging conventional and digital expertise. LTTS has been a strategic supplier with Airbus global and its India subsidiary for more than a decade, providing engineering services across verticals like engineering, avionics and digital. Last year, LTTS was also selected by Airbus to provide technology and digital engineering solutions for Airbus’ Skywise platform as part of the ‘Skywise Partner Program.’ Under this program, LTTS is supporting Airbus’s global customer base of airlines. LTTS’ offerings to the aerospace sector encompass a wide spectrum of services including Aero Structure & Systems Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Avionics and Software Development, Aero Engine Design, ATM solutions and Airlines & MRO solutions engulfed by its digital solution portfolio which caters to all phases of the aircraft lifecycle. “Airbus Group is our esteemed customer with whom we have had a decade-long relationship which is further strengthened by our selection as an EMES3 supplier. We are delighted to be selected and look forward to #EngineeringTheChange for Airbus and its ecosystem. The latest empanelment is a true reflection of LTTS being a focused technology organization with a strong engineering DNA stemming from the parent L&T group.” Amit Chadha, CEO and Managing Director at L&T Technology Services About L&T Technology Services Ltd L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services. We offer consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle. Our customer base includes 69 Fortune 500 companies and 57 of the world’s top ER&D companies, across industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries.

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United Engineers & Constructors’ Shoreline Power Group Joint Venture Awarded Bruce Power Unit 3 Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement Contract

United Engineers & Constructors | December 20, 2021

United Engineers & Constructors, Inc. (United) announced that Shoreline Power Group, a joint venture between United, Aecon and SNC-Lavalin, has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to execute the fuel channel and feeder replacement (FCFR) for Unit 3, valued at approximately CAD $400 million, at the Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station in Tiverton, Ontario. “This award for the FCFR work at Unit 3 highlights the confidence Bruce Power has in Shoreline Power Group and our success in executing the FCFR work currently underway at Unit 6, We are proud of our partnership with Bruce Power and are pleased to play a key role in their mission of providing clean, reliable, low-cost energy to Ontarians for decades to come.” -Scott Reeder, Chief Executive Officer at United The scope of work includes an internal reactor inspection, the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeder tubes, as well as project management, construction management and field execution. Work is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2022, with anticipated completion in 2026. Shoreline Power Group is currently executing FCFR work on Unit 6, with the majority of work expected to be completed by the end of 2022. In 2018, the joint venture signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement for FCFR work at the plant’s remaining five units as part of Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) program. With the award of Unit 3, there are four units remaining. United’s Steam Generator Replacement Team (SGRT) joint venture is also currently contracted to replace steam generators at Bruce Units 3, 4 and 6. “We are making this significant contract award with the confidence that the members of the Shoreline Power Group have demonstrated the experience and commitment to safety, quality and innovation to successfully deliver this key part of our Life Extension program,” said Mike Rencheck, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bruce Power. About United United Engineers & Constructors is an industry leading infrastructure engineering, procurement, construction and consulting company dedicated to improving lives by delivering the world’s most impactful solutions. Since 1905, we have served the power industry by providing comprehensive lifecycle services for the conventional generation, nuclear, transmission and distribution, renewable, and distributed energy markets. Together with our clients and partners, we are unified in our efforts to deliver innovative and transformative infrastructure designed and built to meet the demands of today and for the future. www.ueci.com

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The interest and use of robotic process automation (RPA) has rapidly increased to support repetitive, labor-intensive and transactional business processes. For many enterprises, RPA has emerged as a best-fit alternative to making huge IT investments in order to make business processes more efficient.

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