DCNS in Major Naval Hydrogen Technology Project

first_img My location zoom What if, in the near future, fishing boats replaced the diesel engine by a propulsion mode reducing both their energy bills and their polluting emissions, while contributing to the improvement of their crews’ working conditions?That is the goal of FILHyPyNE, a major naval hydrogen technology project for multi-species fishery backed by the Mission Hydrogène des Pays de la Loire, in association with DCNS.A project in 3 stagesThe stages of the project are intended to validate the technical, economic, environmental and social performance of the hydrogen-fuel cell technology in actual professional operating conditions. In this context, DCNS has committed to the coordination of the propulsion system design studies, the production of the system and its onshore qualification. The group will subsequently be involved in the installation of the system in the fishing boat demonstrator and its qualification in harbour and sea trials. The third stage, coordinated by the fishermen themselves, will consist of a tour of France’s ports to have the demonstrator validated by its future users.Project basicsThe purpose of the FILHyPyNE project is to design a multipurpose 12-metre coastal fishing boat (creelfishing boat, gillnetter, etc.) propelled by a hydrogen-fuel cell system.The project brings together a cluster of participants and partners from industry, research, education, training, economics and regional development. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 DCNS, February 28, 2014 Print  Closelast_img read more

Sierra Leone UNs top military officer rebel leader urge fighters to disarm

Travelling to Kailahun yesterday, thousands of people gathered in the town of Tongo Fields to welcome the commander of UN peacekeeping forces, Lt. Gen. Daniel Opande, and the RUF interim leader, Issa Sesay, the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) said in a statement released in Freetown today.In his remarks, Gen. Opande said disarmament in Kailahun was irreversible. He received a “thunderous ‘yes'” from the people when he asked them if they were ready for peace, UNAMSIL said. The Force Commander urged the combatants to disarm so the people of Kailahun and Kenema Districts could enjoy “the best Christmas in many years.”More than 380 RUF combatants in Kailahun have disarmed so far even though disarmament in the two districts had slowed down after the RUF expressed concern over a number of political issues, including the release of political prisoners and the transformation of the RUF into a political party.Prior to their arrival in Tongo Fields, the Force Commander and the RUF interim leader made a stop over in the town of Kailahun to deliver the same message and to witness the symbolic resumption of disarmament in the area. UNAMSIL said disarmament there would “resume in full force today.” read more