SPED in the UK & Eire
We have been trying to develop interest in SPED in the UK & Ireland for some months now. In doing so, like most of the industrialised world, we are facing extremely adverse economic conditions.
However the whole of Europe is looking to invest in Carbon, Capture & Storage, CCS technology. There is also the UK Governments intention of building 10 new nuclear power stations. Interest in LNG installations is high and they are building now.
As the politicians realise that there are no votes in enforced power rationing, there will also be a developing background activity of life extending refurbishments of offshore platforms and nuclear stations in prospect as the UK faces an increasing gap in its energy supplies.
The piper training environment is different in the UK to the USA, but that is a topic for the next piece.