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Welcome to IDGTE

Our mission is to serve our members and the industry by encouraging the sharing of knowledge and advancing the design, development, manufacture, application, operation and maintenance of reciprocating internal combustion engines, gas turbines and their related fields. We strive to be the place where all involved in the power and engine industries can develop their knowledge in the field of diesel engines, gas engines, gas turbines and related technologies.

You are invited to be part of IDGTE. Join a unique professional organisation dedicated to your industry and extend your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by participating in IDGTE meetings, technical visits and networking opportunities.

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It is intended that the programme includes topics of interest to our membership and the industry worldwide. In 2018 we plan to continue delivering high quality papers days as well as our seminars and conferences.  The theme of these events will include current and topical subjects relevant to members, plant users and today’s reciprocating engine and gas turbine industries.  

We invite you to send in your ideas and get involved in the organisation of these events.  You are invited to propose papers for consideration.

Your help is welcome and needed. To be part of the programme please contact IDGTE Bedford office with your comments now.

Annual General Meeting 2017

For those who were unable to attend the recent AGM, a copy of the Report and Accounts to June 2017 are available for download (click on image)

Following the meeting presentations were given by:

Adam Wray-Summerson, Major Project Specialist, Clarke Energy on

“An Insight into the Latest Developments on Gas Engine Technology and Appropriate Engine Selection”, and

Joris van der List, Energy Product Line Manager, Q8 Oils on

“New Synthetic Gas Engine Oil Ranges Mahler GR5 and GR8”

If you would like to receive pdfs of these presentations please email


In March 2016 ICE, IET and IMechE commissioned John Uff QC to lead a review of UK professional

engineering. In response the three institutions have agreed to put in place five work streams. These are:

Click on image to view report.


IDGTE needs people to volunteer to take on various very rewarding tasks that open opportunities for personal development and achievement of CPD.  

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If would like to become an IDGTE Ambassador please contact IDGTE Bedford office.

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September 2018

A joint IDGTE/IMarEST technical visit to Wärtsilä, Trieste, Italy is being planned.  Visitors will be able to follow the engine production lines, extending one kilometre through the heart of the factory, for a close-up view of the production process and the advanced technology and innovation that characterise the group’s operations in 70 countries.

The visit will be arranged near to a weekend so that people can extend their stay to visit Venice and the surrounding area.


Emissions from Reciprocating Engines and their Abatement

IGEM House, Kegworth

Tuesday 18th September 2018

Details of this one-day seminar to be held at IGEM House, Kegworth are currently being finalised.

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29 & 30 September 2018

A weekend social event in Wales has been organised based around visiting the Internal Fire Museum of Power at Tanygroes near Cardigan.

The event programme is based on two previous successful IDGTE weekend visits to the same location over the past decade. The event starts with a trip on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway and can conclude with a visit to the National Trust property at Llanerchaeron.

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