Navantia, awarded in Australia for the improvements in its landing craft

The Australian ALHD Landing Craft Upgrade Program has been the winner of the 2020 Essington Lewis Awards. Navantia Australia in collaboration with a local team made up of Defense, Navy and Commonweath, worked on an in-depth technical assessment and the team delivered design and build solutions and new alternatives thus offering immediate long-term improvements related to LLC capabilities as well. as strategic benefits and savings throughout the operating life cycle. Following a systematic systems engineering process to assess the customer’s operational requirements, Navantia Australia increased the LLC’s payload (deadweight) capacity from 20 tons to 60, within established operating limits. The result is a 300% performance improvement, at minimal cost. This capacity improvement allows the loading and transport of all current and previous land vehicles in the future. The Essington Lewis Awards are designed to recognize excellence in industry and the ...

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Navantia delivers its first major off-shore project

On the morning of October 26, Navantia Puerto Real celebrated the official act of handing over to the client the HVDC module of the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project, which is a large oil field located in the North Sea about 140 kilometers west of Satavanger in Norway. This large off-shore project has been commissioned by the companies Aibel Norway and Equinor. After 14 months of intense work to successfully complete and on date the construction of this electrical substation, the HVDC module built in Puerto Real left on October 27, bound for its destination aboard the Heavy Lift “Biglift Barentsz”. The trip is scheduled to last about a week. The project has involved Navantia Puerto Real around 835,000 hours of work, employing an average of 375 people during the 14 months of work. In addition, it is necessary to ...

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Navantia gestionará el mantenimiento de todas las unidades navales australianas

Navantia Australia ha firmado un Acuerdo Estratégico con el Ministerio de Defensa de Australia, mediante el cual se establece el marco de colaboración que asegure que todos los buques actuales y futuros, diseñados por Navantia y en servicio en la Marina Australiana, están correctamente mantenidos durante toda su vida operativa. El Acuerdo ha sido firmado en Sídney, a bordo del destructor HMAS Hobart, por el Vicealmirante Michael Noonan, jefe de la Marina Australia, y el presidente de Navantia Australia, Warren King. Susana de Sarriá Sopeña, presidenta de Navantia, y el secretario adjunto de Construcción Naval, Tony Dalton, son también firmantes del acuerdo, de forma no presencial.

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One step away from solving the problem of hydrogen in the electric car

    Recently, a research of scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Tsinghua has been published in the ‘Jounal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy’ (AIP). In this publication, reference is made to the fact that this group has successfully tested a method for generating hydrogen in situ and on demand, from a metal alloy. The operation of a hydrogen cell is based on a polymeric membrane that separates the anode side from the cathode side. In the anode, hydrogen dissociates into protons and electrons with the help of a catalyst. Protons are conducted through the membrane to the cathode while electrons are forced to travel through an external circuit where energy is produced. In the cathode catalyst, oxygen molecules react with electrons and protons forming water so that the only waste generated is water vapor ...

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