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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.

Join now: Get access to online library and receive past technical papers published in the Power Engineer free of charge. Pay no registration fee.

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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:

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22 and 23 November 2017

The IDGTE 9th International Gas Turbine Conference is to be held at Wyboston Lakes Executive Centre near St. Neots, Bedfordshire.  The event is set  to deliver an excellent technical programme. Places can now be booked.

Conference Theme “The Role of the Gas Turbine in Today’s Global Power Industry and other International Power Applications”   <Conference Brochure>

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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.


It is intended that the programme includes topics of interest to our membership and the industry worldwide. In 2017 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.


Hornsby Akroyd Oil Engine - Volunteers required

The National Trust is urgently seeking volunteers to assist with the operation and maintenance of an early Hornsby Ackroyd oil engine which normally works for one day each weekend in the season. The existing team has lost a few volunteers due to ill health and the operation of the engine is now restricted due to the lack of resources.

Anyone with an interest in assisting the National Trust with keeping this early example of an oil engine in operation should contact the IDGTE office in the first instance.


The Annual Report and Accounts were received and adopted at the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 17 November 2016 at The Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, The Hunt House, Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, NN12 7NA.

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Tuesday  7 November 2017

This year’s AGM is once again being held at the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering.  Following the AGM an open invitation is extended to join us for a buffet lunch at 12.30pm, followed at 1.30pm by presentations from Clarke Energy and Q8 Oils.

An insight into the latest developments on gas engine technology and appropriate engine selection

Adam Wray-Summerson, Major Project Specialist - Clarke Energy

New synthetic gas engine oil ranges Mahler GR5 and GR8

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



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