UK: Converteam Delivers First Aircraft Carrier Motor for HMS Queen Elizabeth

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Converteam View post tag: Motor View post tag: HMS View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Queen View post tag: Carrier Power conversion specialist Converteam has completed delivery of the first of the propulsion motors for the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers as a part of the company’s contract to design and supply major components of the electric propulsion systems for the two new ships.At 65,000 tons each the two aircraft carriers will be the largest ships ever built for the Royal Navy and they will be propelled by a Converteam designed Integrated Full Electric Power (IFEP) system. Each ship is designed with two shaft lines, each driven by two of Converteam’s Advanced Induction Motors (AIMs).The first AIM, weighing approximately 110 tons, recently left Converteam’s Rugby factory on a 72 wheel trailer for a three day journey to BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard where it was craned into position in one of the construction blocks of Queen Elizabeth almost immediately.Converteam’s electrical propulsion expertise is also being brought to bear via further critical elements of the IFEP system including the six generators, four high voltage (11kV) switchboards, twelve VDM25000 variable speed drives, the harmonic filters and the Electrical Power Control and Management System (EPCAMS). Mark Dannatt, Director Naval at Converteam, commented. “To date we have delivered all equipment to meet the program dates; a real credit to everyone involved. The remaining three propulsion motors for Queen Elizabeth are complete and ready to go and I am also pleased to announce that work is now starting on the construction of the four motors for the second ship; the Prince of Wales.”Converteam UK is a founder member of the Power and Propulsion Sub Alliance along with Rolls Royce, Thales UK and L3 Communications. This partnership has brought together these leading companies in their specific fields in order to provide the most cost effective mechanism for delivery of an integrated power and propulsion system for Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales.[mappress]Source: converteam,April 4, 2011; View post tag: Elizabeth UK: Converteam Delivers First Aircraft Carrier Motor for HMS Queen Elizabethcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Converteam Delivers First Aircraft Carrier Motor for HMS Queen Elizabeth April 4, 2011 Equipment & technology View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: delivers View post tag: first Share this articlelast_img read more

Students dance to raise funds

first_imgDedicated students spent 12 hours on their feet to benefit Riley’s Children’s Hospital Saturday at the Saint Mary’s College-Notre Dame Dance Marathon, held from noon to midnight at the Angela Athletic Facility. Dance Marathon President Katie Fadden said more than 500 Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross students and community members attended the event. Families of children who are treated by Riley’s Children’s Hospital also attended and were invited to speak about their experiences with Riley’s. “We had eight different families speak throughout the night,” she said. “Hearing the families’ stories is a great way to inspire the participants and also to remind them why they are here.” In its sixth year, the event raised more than $63,000 for the hospital. The marathon’s theme of “Under the Sea” was carried through the event’s decorations, games and prizes. The entertainment for the night included performances from Troop ND, Notre Dame student Zach Dubois, Bellacapella and Notre Dame Alum Pat McKillen, as well as relay races, inflatables and carnival games. Executive committee member Caitlyn Wonski said the event’s attendance was higher than previous years because of the increased number of families present at the marathon. In previous years, the twelve-hour marathon was held from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. “The time change allowed for more Riley’s kids and families to attend the event,” she said. “That was really important to us because we do this all for the kids, and we want them to be able to enjoy the marathon as well.” Wonski explained that holding the marathon at an earlier hour also helped with the morale of the marathon. “I definitely saw a different in the physical activity levels of the dancers,” she said. “It’s easier to dance for 12 hours when you are dancing in the afternoon and evening rather than the early hours of the morning.” South Bend restaurants Chipotle, Papa Vinos, Subway, Jimmy John’s, Hot Box Pizza and Geno’s East Pizza donated food to the marathon. Along with the time change, this year’s marathon had other improvements. The Notre Dame Pre-Professional Society joined the executive committee, making the event officially shared by Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. “The Pre-Professional Society played a huge role in recruiting Notre Dame students,” Wonski said. “We saw an increase in the number of Notre Dame students participating, and we hope to see that number continue to increase in the future.” A new Dance Marathon fundraising website was also established, which allowed participants to gather donations online from family and friends. Wonski said the website made donating faster and easier and lead to an increase in donations from non-participants. Fundraising and planning for the event began in the fall. The Dance Marathon committee hosted several fundraising activities throughout the school year, including the Trot for Tots, a bowling night at Strike’s and Spares and numerous giveback nights at local restaurants, among other events. The SMC-ND Dance Marathon committee also oversees various “mini-marathons” at local high schools. Junior Stephanie Cherpak attended the event as a dancer and was pleased with the marathon’s atmosphere. “It was upbeat and energetic,” she said. “And it was so great to see so many people coming together for a great cause like Riley’s. You could sense the passion and love in everyone present.” Fadden said the increased energy, as well as participation and fundraising, are things that the committee plans to continue to improve on in the future. “We’ve gotten great feedback all around,” she said. “So we really just want to keep building every year and continue to do anything and everything we can to help the Riley’s kids.”last_img read more

Summit of the Americas Could Initiate Debate about Anti-Drug Policies

first_img Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stated on April 11 that with regard to anti-drug policy, the most that the 33 presidents attending the 6th Summit of the Americas on April 14 will accept is to start a discussion. “The fight against drugs is not the topic of the summit and should not be the topic of the summit. It’s going to be discussed, yes, because that’s what the vast majority of the countries that are coming want,” Santos stated. ALBA is made up of Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Venezuela, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda. The “maximum that can come out of here is the start of a discussion” that the participating countries are “on the brink of beginning,” said the president, who came to welcome reporters accredited to the summit at the Cartagena Naval Museum, set up as a press center. Santos and some Central American presidents have announced their intention to propose a debate about the focus of the fight against drugs during the presidential summit. By Dialogo April 13, 2012center_img Santos again regreted the decision of his Ecuadorean counterpart, Rafael Correa, not to travel to Cartagena due to Havana’s absence, and he expressed his desire to “find common denominators” for cooperation with the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA). The U.S. government has shown itself open to discussion, although it has indicated that it will not modify its policy of a frontal assault on illegal drugs. With regard to Cuba’s controversial absence from the summit, Santos joined other presidents from the Americas in calling for the Cartagena summit to be the last of this kind without the Havana administration. “I don’t have a crystal ball to predict the future, but I hope that this will be the last summit without Cuba,” he affirmed. last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp warns against complacency

first_img The Reds head to the north east with confidence soaring after their 6-1 Capital One Cup hammering of Southampton – their seventh win in the last eight matches in all competitions. By contrast, Newcastle’s woeful run of seven defeats in their last 11 games has left the Magpies second-bottom of the Premier League and put McClaren under severe pressure. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has no interest in Newcastle counterpart Steve McClaren’s current difficulties but has warned his in-form side to be wary of the trip to St James’ Park. Press Association No-one is giving the home side a chance this weekend and while Klopp expects to win he insists that is not over-confidence. “To be honest we expect it all the time. We have the same thinking about this but it does not mean we don’t have respect,” he said. “To be prepared for a game you have to know as much about the actual situation because everything can be motivation. “It is not allowed to start the game as we did at Southampton and against Chelsea and against Crystal Palace (conceding early goals). “I told the lads you can ignore it, if you do it twice we have to talk about it and if you do it three times you have to change it immediately and we have done it three times. “Our form is okay until now but I think it is not allowed – it is not even the middle of the season – to think about how it was until now. “That is not important because we have done what we had to do.” McClaren’s position is coming under increasing scrutiny but there has been more criticism of the structure at St James’ Park. Last weekend former striker Alan Shearer accused the club of having no plan. The German’s personal experience of being a manager is much more stable, with seven-year stints at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. He admits he has not paid any attention to the goings-on at Newcastle, although McClaren may not be keen to see him as a 3-0 defeat to Klopp’s Dortmund, followed by a loss to Hannover, cost him his job as Wolfsburg boss in 2011. “I am not an expert on this because I had a perfect situation with seven years at Dortmund and Mainz,” he added. “In my opinion it (stability) is very important but it can work in different ways. “There is simply something not right when you change the manager but I know Steve McClaren and I know about his quality and experience so we have to be aware. “I only know about the actual situation of Newcastle, not about their history, or why they changed managers. “I knew a little bit about their problems in the last year but for me in this moment it is not important. We have to play football against them and not against their history or problems, just against the team.” last_img read more

Teen boy drowns on Arawak Cay

first_img Related Items:#ArawakCaydrowning, #magneticmedianews, #teenboydrownsinNassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 3, 2017 – Nassau – Another drowning in Nassau on Friday and a teen boy is dead.  Police say they are investigating the circumstances of the situation where the teenager was swimming in waters on the western tip of Arawak Cay around 4:30pm when he lost consciousness and was brought to the shore where he was pronounced dead.Police say an autopsy will reveal the cause of the teenage boy’s death.#MagneticMediaNews#teenboydrownsinNassau#ArawakCaydrowninglast_img read more