4 May
2021

Chilean icebreaker getting Finnish electromagnetic kits

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Chilean icebreaker Antartica 1 getting Finnish electromagnetic kits Chilean icebreaker Antartica 1 getting Finnish electromagnetic kits View post tag: Chilean Navy February 8, 2019, by View post tag: ASMAR navaltoday Chilean ivebreaker Antarctica 1 will feature electromagnetic compatibility and interference equipment from Finland’s Surma, under a contract awarded by prime contractor ASMAR.Surma will assist ASMAR throughout the multiyear project managing the EMC working group of the Antartica 1 project.The Finnish company’s topside design tool is designed to ease the electromagnetic interference and line of sight analysis of sensor and transmitter positioning by retrieving all the information straight from the design product model.“In the current paradigm of wireless sensors and wireless information retrieval and communication systems, the right approach to on-board signal propagation within a vessel is a crucial question to maximize the valuable time of researchers and the overall efficiency of the icebreaker,” Kristian Tornivaara, Surma CEO, commented.Chile’s Antarctica 1 is an LRS -Polar 5 Class vessel designed in collaboration with VARD Canada and scheduled for delivery in 2021. A maiden voyage to Antarctic Polar Circle is expected to take place in 2023.Antarctica 1 will replace the icebreaker Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro which is nearing the end of its useful service life.Once built, the 111-meter vessel will undertake roles that include logistic support, search and rescue (SAR) and scientific research south from the Antarctic Polar Circle. The operation period shall be at least eight months per year in the vicinity of Alejandro Island.The vessel will be capable of operating in icy waters, navigating continuously at a constant speed of 3 knots over a 500 kPa flexural strength ice of 1-meter thickness and covered with a 20-centimeter layer of snow. View post tag: Antarctica I View post tag: Surma Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Read More
18 Jan
2021

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Salute If/Then’s Josh

first_img 2. Chris, Miss Saigon—19% Who wouldn’t want to be the moon to this GI’s sunlight? Chris may be transferred soon from his station in the West End to Broadway, and we certainly can’t wait to welcome this sergeant home. 3. Joseph Cable, South Pacific—17% Lietenant Cable has some baggage that he has to get over before all that “happy talk” on Bali Ha’i, not to mention malaria, but a man who can croon “Younger Than Springtime” will win us over every time. Fleet Week is drawing to a close, and, sadly, that means considerably less sailors roaming the streets of New York. Still, each of us should always be grateful for the men and women who have served our country. This Memorial Day weekend, we asked you to pick your favorite Broadway man in uniform. Sure, they may be fictional, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pay tribute to them!  1. Josh, If/Then—23% Hey, kid! Josh has double the storylines, so that means extra love from fans. Depending on who you ask (either Liz or Beth), things don’t always turn out as planned, but we still salute this Army doctor, played by Broadway.com video blogger James Snyder.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Read More
31 Dec
2020

Indiana NAACP pushing NIPSCO for earlier closure of Michigan City coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy News Network:A northwest Indiana utility made headlines in September when it announced it will retire its last coal plant within a decade. That is not soon enough for the predominately African American community that bears the brunt of the plant’s pollution burden.NIPSCO’s new timeline for coal retirements has been widely celebrated by environmental groups both in and outside the state. Meanwhile, Indiana NAACP leaders continue to press the utility and regulators to act with greater urgency. “Those most impacted should not have to wait another decade for clean air,” said La’Tonya Troutman, environmental chair for the NAACP chapter in Michigan City, where NIPSCO plans to continue operating its coal plant through 2028.NIPSCO surprised many with its announcement that it would speed up coal plant retirements by about a decade and replace the generation with solar, wind and storage instead of a new natural gas plant. The utility retired its Bailly Generating Station in 2018 and now plans to close its R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield by 2023 and the Michigan City plant five years after that.State and local NAACP chapters say it is unacceptable for NIPSCO to leave Michigan City — the plant with the most African Americans living in its shadow — running for years beyond the rest of the utility’s coal fleet. They are calling on the utility to retire the plant by 2025. But that would pose an unacceptable risk to its reliability, according to NIPSCO planning documents. NIPSCO says keeping the Michigan City plant open until 2028 will buttress the energy delivery system while the utility upgrades its grid and secures new wind and solar generation. The plant already has the costly emissions control upgrades that would be necessary to keep R.M. Schahfer open for longer instead.In a previous round of long-term planning that ended in 2016, NIPSCO determined it would close both units of its coal-fired Bailly plant in 2018 (which it did) and two of five R.M. Schahfer units by 2023. The rest of Schahfer and the Michigan City plant would keep running as late as 2037 or beyond. NIPSCO’s new plan would close the Michigan City plant by around a decade earlier than previously planned. Its analysis also showed that an even earlier retirement would save customers more money still, but it says more time is needed to expand transmission and secure new generation, which is underway. The utility recently announced agreements for 800 megawatts of new wind capacity that will be online by 2020.“From a pure economic standpoint, the lowest-cost option for customers pointed toward retiring all remaining coal immediately,” said NIPSCO spokesman Nick Meyer. “However, we must ensure the reliability of our system for customers and there are steps that need to occur prior to the coal retirements.”More: Indiana NAACP leaders say coal plant timeline is unacceptable for residents Indiana NAACP pushing NIPSCO for earlier closure of Michigan City coal plantlast_img read more

Read More
18 Dec
2020

CUNA Board approves membership choice

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The CUNA board of directors Thursday approved revising the trade’s bylaws to eliminate the dual membership requirement, expand CUNA membership to include individuals and organizations in the industry and potentially reduce the size of the board.“While the board strongly believes in an interdependence model – one in which CUNA is working in concert with our league partners on behalf of credit unions – we also believe that the time is now for CUNA to change and modernize its bylaws in response to the evolving needs and demands of our credit union members,” CUNA Board Chairwoman Susan Streifel said. “A key component of that change will be to institute bylaws that accommodate membership optionality, or choice, while also strengthening the ability of CUNA and the leagues to work together as credit unions’ strongest advocates.” continue reading »last_img read more

Read More
19 Oct
2020

Nuclear agency collects more samples in probe into irradiated area in Banten housing complex

first_imgTopics : The Center for Science and Technology Research (Puspitek)  building, which is located about 5 kilometers away from the Batan Indah complex, houses several small reactors used for experimental purposes. Abdul went on to say that a police investigation was under way to determine the party that had dumped radioactive waste in the area.“We’re still awaiting the investigation. Police have started an investigation, while Bapeten has begun collecting information on known users of Caesium-137 across Indonesia,” he said. He said the agency would continue to measure radiation levels and collect soil samples on Thursday. Meanwhile, the decontamination efforts would be postponed until the agency had received the results of the sample examination from PLTR-BATAN, he said.It was previously reported that Bapeten first detected the radiation during a routine check in the residential area to ensure that the agency’s mobile radiation detection unit was working properly.All of the areas showed normal radiation levels, except for a vacant lot next to the volleyball court at Block J of the Batan Indah complex.The agency revealed on Sunday that it had found highly radioactive Caesium-137 materials as the source of radiation in the area. The cause of the incident remains unclear, however, authorities have said that the Caesium-137 did not come from a nuclear reactor leak but rather industrial sources.center_img The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) has continued efforts to decontaminate an area exposed to high levels of radiation from radioactive Caesium-137 waste in the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten.Agency spokesperson Abdul Qohhar Teguh said authorities had collected more samples of soil and vegetation from the exposed area and sent them to the National Nuclear Agency’s Center for Radioactive Waste Technology (PLTR-BATAN) for further examination.“We’ve collected 223 drums of soil and vegetation [during] the decontamination efforts as of [Wednesday] afternoon — all of which have been sent to PLTR-BATAN,” Abdul said on Wednesday evening. last_img read more

Read More