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Comment and opinion

2019

The journey towards decarbonised energy with hydrogen and cost-effective carbon capture

The journey towards decarbonised energy with hydrogen and cost-effective carbon capture

Adrian Finn, process technology manager at Costain, discusses how Costain's extensive experience in developing and supplying low temperature gas processing solutions process technology for carbon capture from syngas.

Kevin Reeves

What is a Digital Twin?

Our director for Internet of Things & Digital Twin, Kevin Reeves, discusses why Costain believes the best approach to Digital Twin evolution is to help its clients define what it specifically means to them.

What’s a realistic Hydrogen roadmap to 2050?

If we were to accept that hydrogen could play a significant role in plugging the energy gap and accelerating the UK’s journey towards net zero carbon by 2050, what would a roadmap for a hydrogen economy look like?

Digital twin

How a digital twin can deliver immeasurable benefits without immeasurable costs

The benefits of having a digital twin for just one infrastructure asset are many: This single source of information can reduce the number of site visits, enhancing safety and minimising downtime, as well as minimise the risk of delays and escalating costs to capital projects, to name a few. The benefits of a digital twin at a national scale would be immeasurable.

What is the relationship between ‘systems thinking’ and ‘systems engineering’?

When the going gets tough...

Resilience. We all need it to overcome tough challenges – personally, organisationally, technologically. And water companies are facing some tough challenges right now.

Digital innovations in archaeology enables Costain to focus on past whilst embracing the future

This week we’re celebrating the British Festival of Archaeology and the theme this year, decided by the Council for British Archaeology, is ‘archaeology, science and technology’ or #ArchaeoTech. Caroline Raynor, principal archaeologist and project director for CSjv at HS2 enabling works contract, talks us through the innovative technology solutions being used to restore the past whilst embracing the future.

Amie Dornan

Why there’s no such thing as a “typical” Engineer anymore

In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day, 23 June 2019, Amie Dornan, process engineer at Costain, reflects on her career and describes why she believes there's no such thing as a "typical" engineer anymore.

Five Stages to engineering a carbon-neutral future

Five Stages to engineering a carbon-neutral future

Jyoti Sehdev, one of our section engineers, provides her thoughts on the five stages of a project lifecycle that we influence to engineer a carbon-neutral future.

What is the relationship between ‘systems thinking’ and ‘systems engineering’?

The relationship between ‘systems thinking’ and ‘systems engineering’

Jeremy Dick, systems engineering director, shares the three benefits that Costain achieves by using ‘systems thinking’ in the context of engineering.

Sept 18 progress of Crossrail Bond Street Escaltors

The escalator challenge

Every infrastructure project comes with its own unique set of challenges and specific site characteristics, which is why variety is never in short supply when it comes to being an engineer. That is certainly the case for the work I am currently overseeing at Bond Street station which forms part of the Crossrail project and the construction of the Elizabeth line - London’s newest railway.