UK energy policy implications for engineers, Aberdeen

14 November, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:00

Discussing the future energy needs of the UK.
Discussing the future energy needs of the UK.

About this event

The energy sector continues to provide some of the greatest challenges imaginable to the engineering profession. New energy infrastructure is needed to replace our ageing assets but it must work within a framework where price and carbon are critical elements.

In the meantime, maintenance of our existing infrastructure - whether it be North Sea production or conventional generation and distribution infrastructure - remains critical. The engineer's role in rising to these challenges is crucial to the well-being of the nation.

This lecture explores the skills which will be required of young engineers to meet such challenges and forms part of ICE's knowledge campaign on skills and lifelong learning.

This is a joint event by Edinburgh and Aberdeen Branches. There will be a live video link to Aberdeen from Edinburgh and a Q&A session with both audiences as well as via the webcast.

Parking is available in the car park adjacent to the Sir Duncan Rice Library accessed off Bedford Road.

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This event is being broadcast online. Please join the lecture 15 minutes before the start time of 6.30pm.

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For more infromation, please contact:

Catherine Gourlay

Event materials

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Martin Grant

Martin Grant is CEO of the Atkins Energy business and a member of Atkins' Senior Leadership Team. He is a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has been presented with the Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal.

After many years in various management and executive roles, Martin has remained first and foremost an engineer. Well respected by his colleagues, clients and the wider energy industry, Martin is a true leader of the engineering profession.