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Babcock International Group plc is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, which specialises in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments. Although the company has civil contracts, its main business is with public bodies, particularly the UK Ministry of Defence and Network Rail. The company has four operating divisions with overseas operations based in Africa, North America & Australia. It is the world's 41st-largest defence contractor measured by 2010 defence revenues, and the third-largest based in the UK .Babcock is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Wikipedia.


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News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Feb 28, 2017) - Xtera, a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic solutions, announces today the establishment of a new leadership team following its recent acquisition by H.I.G. Capital. To advance the organisation's internal governance, Dr. Stuart Barnes, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer announced the following appointments: Douglas Umbers, Chief Executive Officer; Keith Henderson, Founder and Chief Operating Officer; Robert Richardson, Founder and Chief Sales Officer and Jayesh Pankhania, Chief Financial Officer. The new executive team is supported by Xtera's highly experienced senior management, including recently appointed Chief Technology Officer, Tony Frisch, and Senior Vice President Turnkey Systems, Joerg Schwartz. Xtera supplies both un-repeatered and repeatered subsea cable systems, utilising high-performance optical amplifiers to carry telecommunications data. Under H.I.G. ownership, Xtera's restructured executive and management teams will lead the company alongside the two new members, Mr. Umbers and Mr. Pankhania. "We have been working assiduously behind the scenes to assemble an exceptional executive team that will lead Xtera toward growth and success," says Dr. Barnes. "I am very excited to welcome Doug and Jayesh to our new executive team, and look forward to providing enhanced support for our engineering, sales and operations teams with dedicated leadership." A seasoned leader with an impressive background in various senior roles across a wide range of industries, Mr. Umbers has an outstanding track record of bringing fresh perspective to businesses for more than two decades. Most recently, he held Executive Board level roles at VT Group plc (now Babcock International) where he ran its IT and communications division, and served as COO at Arqiva Ltd, the UK telecoms and broadcast infrastructure group. As CEO of Xtera, he will lead the execution of the company's goal to be a major player in the subsea communications business. Mr. Pankhania brings to his new role as CFO more than 25 years' senior finance experience. He has held multiple senior roles in public and private companies, rapidly rising to the position of CFO at HOC Group and Asia Resource Minerals PLC. In his role at Xtera, Mr. Pankhania will oversee the company's capital structure and maintain its healthy financial standing. Dr. Barnes, Mr. Umbers and Mr. Pankhania are based in Xtera's Harold Wood office near London. Mr. Henderson is based in Allen, Texas near Dallas, and Mr. Richardson is based in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, near Atlanta. To learn more about Xtera, visit www.xtera.com. About Xtera Xtera is an innovative provider of sub-sea telecoms solutions. The company supplies both un-repeatered and repeatered systems, using its high performance optical amplifiers to deliver traffic directly inland to cities. Xtera creates novel solutions that are suited for each individual customer whether that be provision of a full turnkey system, an open architecture design or supply of a particular product or service. We aim to challenge the norm and to provide more reliable and higher quality products over new and existing routes. Xtera is a flexible supplier who works with a variety of partners to create the best solution for each project and every customer. For more information please visit www.xtera.com or contact info@xtera.com.


News Article | November 23, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Notes: Sales, means the sales volume of Naval Vessels MRO Revenue, means the sales value of Naval Vessels MRO This report studies sales (consumption) of Naval Vessels MRO in Global market, especially in United States, China, Europe, Japan, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering BAE Systems SAIC General Dynamics Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman Raytheon Huntington Ingalls Industries Rockwell Collins Saab URS Corporation Elbit Systems Abu Dhabi Ship Building Kongsberg Teledyne Brown Engineering DCNS Babcock International Group Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales (consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of Naval Vessels MRO in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like United States China Europe Japan Split by product Types, with sales, revenue, price and gross margin, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Type I Type II Type III Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Naval Vessels MRO in each application, can be divided into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 Global Naval Vessels MRO Sales Market Report 2016 1 Naval Vessels MRO Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Naval Vessels MRO 1.2 Classification of Naval Vessels MRO 1.2.1 Type I 1.2.2 Type II 1.2.3 Type III 1.3 Application of Naval Vessels MRO 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.3.3 Application 3 1.4 Naval Vessels MRO Market by Regions 1.4.1 United States Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.2 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Naval Vessels MRO (2011-2021) 1.5.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Sales and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 1.5.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Competition by Manufacturers, Type and Application 2.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Market Competition by Manufacturers 2.1.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Sales and Market Share of Key Manufacturers (2011-2016) 2.1.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2011-2016) 2.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO (Volume and Value) by Type 2.2.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Sales and Market Share by Type (2011-2016) 2.2.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Revenue and Market Share by Type (2011-2016) 2.3 Global Naval Vessels MRO (Volume and Value) by Regions 2.3.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Sales and Market Share by Regions (2011-2016) 2.3.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Revenue and Market Share by Regions (2011-2016) 2.4 Global Naval Vessels MRO (Volume) by Application Figure Picture of Naval Vessels MRO Table Classification of Naval Vessels MRO Figure Global Sales Market Share of Naval Vessels MRO by Type in 2015 Figure Type I Picture Figure Type II Picture Table Applications of Naval Vessels MRO Figure 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This report studies Naval Vessels MRO in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering  BAE Systems  SAIC  General Dynamics  Lockheed Martin  Northrop Grumman  Raytheon  Huntington Ingalls Industries  Rockwell Collins  Saab  URS Corporation  Elbit Systems  Abu Dhabi Ship Building  Kongsberg  Teledyne Brown Engineering  DCNS  Babcock International Group Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Naval Vessels MRO in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like North America  Europe  China  Japan  Southeast Asia  India Split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into  Type I  Type II  Type III Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Naval Vessels MRO in each application, can be divided into  Application 1  Application 2  Application 3 1 Naval Vessels MRO Market Overview  1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Naval Vessels MRO  1.2 Naval Vessels MRO Segment by Type  1.2.1 Global Production Market Share of Naval Vessels MRO by Type in 2015  1.2.2 Type I  1.2.3 Type II  1.2.4 Type III  1.3 Naval Vessels MRO Segment by Application  1.3.1 Naval Vessels MRO Consumption Market Share by Application in 2015  1.3.2 Application 1  1.3.3 Application 2  1.3.4 Application 3  1.4 Naval Vessels MRO Market by Region  1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.2 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.3 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.5 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.4.6 India Status and Prospect (2011-2021)  1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Naval Vessels MRO (2011-2021) 2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Market Competition by Manufacturers  2.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Production and Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016)  2.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016)  2.3 Global Naval Vessels MRO Average Price by Manufacturers (2015 and 2016)  2.4 Manufacturers Naval Vessels MRO Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type  2.5 Naval Vessels MRO Market Competitive Situation and Trends  2.5.1 Naval Vessels MRO Market Concentration Rate  2.5.2 Naval Vessels MRO Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers  2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion 3 Global Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2011-2016)  3.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Production by Region (2011-2016)  3.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Production Market Share by Region (2011-2016)  3.3 Global Naval Vessels MRO Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2011-2016)  3.4 Global Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016)  3.5 North America Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016)  3.6 Europe Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016)  3.7 China Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016)  3.8 Japan Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016)  3.9 Southeast Asia Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016)  3.10 India Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 4 Global Naval Vessels MRO Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2011-2016)  4.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Consumption by Regions (2011-2016)  4.2 North America Naval Vessels MRO Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2011-2016)  4.3 Europe Naval Vessels MRO Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2011-2016)  4.4 China Naval Vessels MRO Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2011-2016)  4.5 Japan Naval Vessels MRO Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2011-2016)  4.6 Southeast Asia Naval Vessels MRO Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2011-2016)  4.7 India Naval Vessels MRO Production, Consumption, Export, Import by Regions (2011-2016) 7 Global Naval Vessels MRO Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis  7.1 BAE Systems  7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.1.2 Naval Vessels MRO Product Type, Application and Specification  7.1.2.1 Type I  7.1.2.2 Type II  7.1.3 BAE Systems Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.2 SAIC  7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.2.2 Naval Vessels MRO Product Type, Application and Specification  7.2.2.1 Type I  7.2.2.2 Type II  7.2.3 SAIC Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.3 General Dynamics  7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.3.2 Naval Vessels MRO Product Type, Application and Specification  7.3.2.1 Type I  7.3.2.2 Type II  7.3.3 General Dynamics Naval Vessels MRO Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016)  7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview  7.4 Lockheed Martin  7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors  7.4.2 Naval Vessels MRO Product Type, Application and Specification  7.4.2.1 Type I  7.4.2.2 Type II


News Article | November 23, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Naval Vessels MRO -Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities and analysis of Top Key Player Forecast to 2021” To Its Research Database This report studies sales (consumption) of Naval Vessels MRO in Global market, especially in United States, China, Europe, Japan, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales (consumption), revenue, market share and growth rate of Naval Vessels MRO in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like United States China Europe Japan Split by product Types, with sales, revenue, price and gross margin, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Type I Type II Type III Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Naval Vessels MRO in each application, can be divided into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 Global Naval Vessels MRO Sales Market Report 2016 1 Naval Vessels MRO Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Naval Vessels MRO 1.2 Classification of Naval Vessels MRO 1.2.1 Type I 1.2.2 Type II 1.2.3 Type III 1.3 Application of Naval Vessels MRO 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.3.3 Application 3 1.4 Naval Vessels MRO Market by Regions 1.4.1 United States Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.2 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value and Volume) of Naval Vessels MRO (2011-2021) 1.5.1 Global Naval Vessels MRO Sales and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 1.5.2 Global Naval Vessels MRO Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 7 Global Naval Vessels MRO Manufacturers Analysis 7.1 BAE Systems 7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.1.2 Naval Vessels MRO Product Type, Application and Specification 7.1.2.1 Type I 7.1.2.2 Type II 7.1.3 BAE Systems Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.2 SAIC 7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.2.2 117 Product Type, Application and Specification 7.2.2.1 Type I 7.2.2.2 Type II 7.2.3 SAIC Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.3 General Dynamics 7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.3.2 133 Product Type, Application and Specification 7.3.2.1 Type I 7.3.2.2 Type II 7.3.3 General Dynamics Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.4 Lockheed Martin 7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.4.2 Nov Product Type, Application and Specification 7.4.2.1 Type I 7.4.2.2 Type II 7.4.3 Lockheed Martin Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.5 Northrop Grumman 7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.5.2 Product Type, Application and Specification 7.5.2.1 Type I 7.5.2.2 Type II 7.5.3 Northrop Grumman Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.6 Raytheon 7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.6.2 Million USD Product Type, Application and Specification 7.6.2.1 Type I 7.6.2.2 Type II 7.6.3 Raytheon Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.7 Huntington Ingalls Industries 7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.7.2 Aerospace & Defense Product Type, Application and Specification 7.7.2.1 Type I 7.7.2.2 Type II 7.7.3 Huntington Ingalls Industries Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.8 Rockwell Collins 7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.8.2 Product Type, Application and Specification 7.8.2.1 Type I 7.8.2.2 Type II 7.8.3 Rockwell Collins Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.9 Saab 7.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.9.2 Product Type, Application and Specification 7.9.2.1 Type I 7.9.2.2 Type II 7.9.3 Saab Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.10 URS Corporation 7.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 7.10.2 Product Type, Application and Specification 7.10.2.1 Type I 7.10.2.2 Type II 7.10.3 URS Corporation Naval Vessels MRO Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 7.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.11 Elbit Systems 7.12 Abu Dhabi Ship Building 7.13 Kongsberg 7.14 Teledyne Brown Engineering 7.15 DCNS 7.16 Babcock International Group


News Article | December 20, 2016
Site: www.theenergycollective.com

With Hinkley Point underway the UK government is lining up investors for the next massive project which is to build twin 1380 MW Hitachi-GE ABWRs at Wylfa Newydd on the Welsh Coast. The Japanese government, in an effort to promote that nation’s nuclear reactor technology, is putting together a financing package worth at a minimum of $8.7 billion for the next massive nuclear power station in the UK. That’s about 45% of the cost of the project. The UK government is expected to put up another $2-3 billion. The rest must come from outside investors. The total cost of the project is estimated to be least $20 billion and could be closer to $24 billion by the time it breaks ground. By leading with the aid package, the hope is that other Japanese financial institutions will follow suit with an addition $4 billion. One of the incentives for other outside investors will be a fixed-rate power purchase agreement which insures the revenue needed to pay off loans will be there when it is needed. According to a profile of the UK nuclear new build published by the World Nuclear Association, Babcock International has expressed an interest in taking an equity stake in the project, and, presumably, also a role as either a supplier of key components or as an EPC contractor for it or both. The lead contractor to build the site is Bechtel. Representatives of the Japanese and UK governments hope to have a financial plan in place sometime in 2017. Meetings have been taking place between a virtual who’s who of top level finance ministers from both countries. They include; Duncan Hawthorne, the CEO of the Horizon Corp. which will build and operate the twin ABWRs, was circumspect about the negotiations. He told the Telegraph UK on December 15 that negotiations with Japan and the UK government were “complex and ongoing,” and added that delivery of the project “at a competitive price” was a key driver of the discussions. The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation has posted on its website a calendar of milestones for completion of the generic design assessment (GDA) for the ABWR. According to that schedule, the process is expected to be complete in December 2017. What’s significant about Japan’s strong push forward into the UK nuclear market with financial support is that it occurs after the Brexit vote. If Bexit is implemented, severing trade and economic ties with the European Union, it will also lift limits on so-called subsidies of nuclear power projects. Austria, which has a long history of government sanctioned anti-nuclear activism, sought to stop the Hinkley Point project on these grounds. Japan is pushing the export of its nuclear technology for two reasons. As a result of the Fukushima disaster, it isn’t likely to build any new reactors at home for a long time. Also, it is competing in the UK for market share since the Hinkley Project gives Chinese state owned nuclear firms the option to build two 1000 MW Hualong One PWR type reactors at the Bradwell site once Hinkley Point is up and running. These Chinese firms have taken a 33% stake in Hinkley Point and plan to finance the majority of the costs of the Bradwell project. Meanwhile, Japan recently suffered a setback in its export strategy with the decision by Vietnam to cancel construction of a fleet of nuclear reactors which would have cost the small Southeast Asian country more than $20 billion. Four of the reactors would have come from Japan although specific vendors were never publicly disclosed. Efforts by Japan’s Toshiba, owner of Westinghouse, to build six 1150 MW AP1000 reactors at a site on the west coast of India remain bogged down by that nation’s insistence that there be a “reference” plant in operation to prove that it would work. Westinghouse is building eight AP1000s – four in China and another four in the US. All of them will come online between 2017-2019. India is also asking for a loan from the U.S. Export-Import bank, since American jobs would be created by the project, but the Republican led Congress appears to be in no mood, for now, to lift restrictions on the bank’s lending limits. Reuters reported on December 15 that UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark met with South Korea’s energy minister Joo Hyung-hwan to discuss possible exports of South Korean nuclear technologies to the UK. The South Korean delegation, led by Hyung-hwan medt with UK NuGen CEDO Tom Samson. The NuGen project is a joint venture between Westinghouse/Toshiba and French energy utility Engie to build three Westinghouse AP1000s at the Moorside site on a coastal site in Cumbria northwest England. The discussions reportedly centered on KEPCO building an equity stake in the Moorside project. When complete it will delivery about 3.5 Gwe of electrical power and could cost between $14 and $18 billion to build. The project would benefit in terms of lessons learned from the completion of four Westinghouse AP1000s in the US and another four in China. The advantages of having this experience would be a confidence builder in terms of controlling costs and delivering the reactors on time.


Rogers W.,Babcock International | Hoppins C.,Ambassador Jersey Registered Sunseeker Yacht | Gombos Z.,University of Plymouth | Summerscales J.,University of Plymouth
Journal of Cleaner Production | Year: 2014

Fibre-reinforced polymer matrix composites find use in most transport applications, chemical plant, renewable energy systems, pipelines and a variety of other industries. These applications often require a surface finish for cosmetic and/or durability reasons. The coating is usually polyester or vinyl-ester gel-coat painted or sprayed onto the mould tool before the structural composite is laminated. Alternatively a (typically polyurea) coating may be sprayed onto the surface of the cured composite part. The process may emit vapours (normally volatile organic compounds, VOC) into the workplace and the environment. This review paper will consider the potential for in-mould gel-coating as a route to improved workplace conditions and reduced environmental impact. It will also address measurement of quality by adhesion, surface characterisation, and long-term durability. Customer satisfaction is the key driver for gel-coated products. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Smith S.,Babcock International
RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Warship 2011: Naval Submarines and UUVS, Papers | Year: 2011

The UK's programme to design a successor to the Vanguard class of SSBN deterrent submarines is well underway, with approval to proceed with the Design Phase achieved. This high-profile programme contains some novel changes to the UK's traditional approach to submarine procurement, essential if our submarine enterprise is to respond to the financial and performance challenges that it faces. A collaborative approach has been adopted which combines the complementary capabilities and capacities of the UK Ministry of Defence as Intelligent Customer, BAE SYSTEMS as the submarine designer and manufacturer, Rolls-Royce as the designer and manufacturer of the nuclear propulsion plant, and Babcock as the through-life support partner. The Main Gate decision on whether to move from Design to Production will take place in 2016. Babcock's role, before the design even leaves the drawing board, is to support the design teams in ensuring that a balanced approach to design decisions is taken where there is potential conflict between, for example, ease of production versus ease of maintenance, or production cost versus through-life costs. In parallel, a robust, low-risk support solution for the class is being developed, that minimises through life costs and assures a smooth transition into service. This early engagement of the through-life support provider is an essential component in ensuring the success of the any submarine procurement programme, with the benefits to be proven on the Successor programme. © 2011: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.


Ford G.,University of Bristol | McMahon C.,University of Bristol | Rowley C.,Babcock International
Procedia CIRP | Year: 2015

This paper summarises qualitative research undertaken within the "In-Service" stage of the lifecycle of Royal Navy surface ships and submarines. Whilst In-Service, Royal Navy vessels will typically cycle through three phases, i.e. Tasking, Upkeep and Regeneration. A series of semi-structured recorded interviews conducted with key stakeholders in each phase identifies and highlights common issues encountered whilst In-Service. Having identified common issues, e.g. risk, obsolescence, manpower availability, etc. additional interviews were undertaken to triangulate the results with other safety critical companies operating and maintaining complex systems, i.e. a power company operating an advanced gas-cooled nuclear reactor, rail infrastructure and Europe's largest regional airline. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.


The wholesale adoption of ACCC conductors in the energy supply market, which offer twice the power supply capacity of existing conductors, has been prevented due to concerns regarding their long term performance under ice-loading. Effective durable anti-ice accretion solutions do not exist. To address the current & pressing need to increase grid capacity using existing support infrastructure, we propose the development of an effective & durable anti-icing coating using cutting edge super hydrophobic technology. The application of this technology on ACCC conductors will facilitate their safe adoption in the market & deliver the following benefits: 1. Increase two fold the current carrying capacity of conductor lines, without upgrade of existing infrastructure; 2. Substantially reduce maintenance and associated costs (£900million savings) up to the year 2020 2. Reduced environmental impact as access to towers for foundation upgrades would not be required 4. Based on supply of energy to all UK homes (117,000 GWh per year), replacing 10% of existing ACSR lines with ACCC conductors will reduce line losses by 2,925GWh (£175million) and prevent 1.23million tonnes CO2.


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