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2019 Members’ Day

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The 2019 CIMAC UK NMA combined AGM and Members’ Day was held on 28 November at Morris Lubricants in Shrewsbury. Attendance at the event was slightly lower (20) than last year (26) because several members had to pull out at short notice due to other commitments. Nonetheless, five excellent presentations were delivered by Ben Rogers […]

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Wabtec

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The visit to LH Wabtec on Thursday 26th September was a great success. The group of 13 CIMAC members were given a comprehensive tour of the facility at Burton on Trent. It was fascinating to see the variety of locomotive components being overhauled, including wheels/axles, engines, powerpacks and transmissions. Dedicated workshops were also on display […]

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CIMAC Congress 2019

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The 2019 CIMAC Congress in Vancouver was attended by a number of UK delegates. The broad topics under consideration were “Intelligent Power Systems/Shipping 4.0, Towards Zero Emissions, Operator’s Voice, and Enhancing Proven Technologies”. Speakers from the UK were relatively few in number but, Ben Rogers from Ricardo, David Atkinson from Parker Kittiwake, Jonathan Hughes from […]

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Seatruck

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On Monday 29th April CIMAC UK NMA organised a visit for its members to Seatruck Ferries in Liverpool. Seatruck Ferries operate a number of ferries from the Liverpool and Heysham to Dublin and Warren Point in Ireland. Seatruck are not a passenger ferry, their business is moving truck trailers from the between the UK and […]

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2018 Members’ Day

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The 2018 CIMAC UK NMA combined AGM and Members’ Day was held on 28 November at the IMechE in London. We kicked off proceedings with the AGM, which included a discussion of UK plans to host the CIMAC Congress in 2025 and a presentation to introduce the new CIMAC UK NMA website to the membership. […]

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HMS Bulwark

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Sixteen members of CIMAC UK were welcomed aboard HMS Bulwark on a very wet and windy day in October 2018. The ship is one of the United Kingdom’s two amphibious transport docks based at Devonport (Plymouth). The excellent guided tour allowed us to see the bridge, the operations room, the main engine room and the […]

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Beckton CHiP Plant

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The group visited the combined heat and intelligent power (CHiP) plant at Beckton in east London on 18 April where Andrew Barnard and Dermot Logan very kindly gave us an excellent tour of the facility.  The plant is equipped with a two-stroke MAN B&W type 7K60MC-S 13.9 MW diesel engine operating mainly on tallow. Recovered […]

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HMS Sultan

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CIMAC UK NMA visited HMS Sultan Marine Diesel Engine Training Facility in Gosport during the March of 2017. Following lunch in the wardroom, Chris Richardsen of Qinetic gave an excellent presentation on the development of the Admiralty Experiment Works and a tour of the enormous hydrodynamic test facilities in Haslar. It was noted with interest […]

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HMS Dauntless

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Lt. Cdr. Lance Mooney kindly arranged a tour of HMS Dauntless in the October of 2016 at HMNB Portsmouth (also known as HMS Nelson). The vessel is one of the UK’s six new Type 45 Daring class destroyers which are propelled using Rolls-Royce WR-21 gas turbines. Dauntless was undergoing extensive engine repairs at the time […]