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Chapter 2: What is systems thinking and why is it important?

Rather than seeking to simplify complex issues and problems by breaking them down into their component parts, systems thinking focuses more on the development of a holistic understanding as well as the relationships and interactions between elements within a system.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Chapter 1: The role of engineering

Engineering as we know it had its origins in the Age of Enlightenment that dominated the world of ideas in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries when science played an important role as pragmatism, logic and rational thinking replaced the authority of tradition and religion.


Costain: The role of digitalisation in achieving net zero

Few people would dispute the fact that the planet is fast-approaching a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to carbon emissions, which explains why achieving net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050 isn’t just a UK target, but a legally binding responsibility. This ambitious decarbonisation commitment will force multiple industries to undergo transformational change, and a shift in mindset is key among organisations large and small. But what role will digitalisation play?

Renewables/Energy Transition

Decarbonisation – a collaborative systems approach

The UK has set the goal of reaching Net Zero by 2050. To achieve this outcome, the country must tackle both supply and demand, while also overseeing far-reaching changes in how energy is delivered. Crucially, we must do all of this working within the constraints and opportunities associated with our existing energy system infrastructure.


No such thing as a ‘typical’ engineer anymore

"You don’t look like a typical engineer," is a remark I often hear when I explain to those outside the industry what I do for a living. To me, there’s no such thing as a “typical” engineer anymore.


CMS: New models for old oil platforms?

Decommissioning is now a significant part of the landscape of activity in the UKCS – annual decommissioning expenditure has topped £1 billion since 2015 and may come close to £2bn when Oil and Gas UK reports its estimate for 2018 later this month.