Welcome to the IMechE West Cumbria Area Webpage

Dear All,

After a very challenging last 18 months or so, for all of us, we are delighted to announce the IMechE West Cumbria Area is physically back up and running.

Fed up with constant "Zoom" and "MS Teams" ....... so are we.

Now that it is deem "safe" for us to start returning to normal, we are working hard to re-establish ourselves as a physical working committee. It will take us a little while to facilitate "normal service to be resumed", but we will get there.

In the meantime, check out below for what's currently planned to re-ignite your Engineering flame (as if it could ever be extinguished!!).

Wishing you all the best,


Caroline Hamilton CEng MIMechE
Honorary Chair – IMechE West Cumbria Area Committee

The IMechE West Cumbria Area Annual Dinner is a non-profit making event for the Institution; however it aims to generate sufficient funds to allow a range of educational initiatives to take place within the county.  In order to make such an event possible we rely on the support and sponsorship of key organisations and IMechE members. It also helps local companies demonstrate a positive Social Impact.

Planning will started soon for the 2022's Annual Dinner,
which will be equally as good if not better than pre-COVID events, and we'd love for you to be one Sponsors.

Details of VIP speakers will be published very soon.

As in previous years there will be a number of sponsorship opportunities, with a range of costs and associated benefits. Please contact Caroline Hamilton for information. 

Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    23 June 2022 19:00 to 20:30
    Lakes College West Cumbria - Cumbria
    The offshore wind industry has seen an increase in broken blade bolts in recent years (the bolts connecting the blades to the turbine nacelle), forcing turbine stoppages and lengthy periods of down time, leading to significant financial losses for wind farm operators and owners. This presentation discusses the process used to identify root causes, an engineering insight into the root causes, and discusses the logistical/engineering challenges in rectifying the issue.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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