Welcome to the South Essex Area

Dear South Essex Area Member,

Welcome to our Autumn, Winter and Spring session of events. Our theme for this session is “Engineering Challenges” and we start off on Wednesday 10th October with a talk on ”Decarbonizing the Heat Sector” looking at combined heat and power units and district heating, certainly an engineering challenge to look at the best near-zero-carbon heating, which provides heating for a whole district.  This is followed by a special event to be held at Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford Campus on 21st November to meet IMechE’s Chief Executive, Colin Brown. This is an opportunity for all members to meet our new chief executive and ask him your burning questions. On 28th November we have a very topical subject for everyone living in South Essex, which is also a serious engineering challenge, and that is a talk about the Lower Thames Crossing.
So I warmly invite you to join us for these interesting events, which are listed on the IMechE Near You website; http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Eastern/South-Essex-Area/events.


Dr Roy Horrocks, C Eng, FIMechE

South Essex Area, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Tel: 01277 223286

Mob: 07957 556855

2018-19 season

Event Date and Location

Event Title

10th October 2018


Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

 Decarbonizing the Heat Sector

Gordon Taylor, Consultant Energy Technology and Policy

21st November 2018

Lecture 2  – SEA/ADEC

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

Meet the Chief Executive Dr Colin Brown (IMechE – Buffet )

28th November 2018

Lecture 3 – SEA

PROCAT, Basildon

Lower Thames Construction (Tilbury)

Rob Audsley, Head of Strategic Stakeholder Programme, Lower Thames Crossing

23rd January 2019

Lecture 4 – SEA/CSES/IET

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

‘Is our water going to run out?’

Professor Fayyaz Memom

20th February 2019

Lecture 5 – SEA/ADEC

Dunton Technical Centre

DP World Update – Autonomous Delivery

Andrew Bowen

12th March 2019

Lecture 6 - SEA / RAeS

The Holiday Inn, Southend

Stealth Attack Helicopters

27th March 2019

Lecture 7 – SEA/CSES/IET

Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford

Sustainable Materials Developments

Dr Andre Cabrera Serrenho.

24th April 2019

Lecture 8 - ADEC / SEA

Dunton Technical Centre

ADEC – Carbon Composite Lecture

Alan Banks

2nd May 2019 (CANCELLED)

Annual event – ADEC / SEA (Buffet & speaker)

Ford Engineering Centre, Dunton, Laindon

Meet the President - Buffet / Dinner Meet President (CANCELLED)

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