Thermserve have been awarded a turnkey contract by BCAST (Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology) for the supply of a billet heating furnace complete with gas taper and water quench for use in their new facility in Uxbridge, UK. The installation at Brunel is due for completion in the first quarter 2015. The technology will bridge the gap between fundamental research and full-scale industrial trials. The new centre is jointly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Brunel University with the support of Jaguar Land Rover and Constellium.