UK: Babcock Starts Work on HMS Grimsby

first_img View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Babcock Starts Work on HMS Grimsby August 15, 2012 UK: Babcock Starts Work on HMS Grimsby Babcock has started work on Sandown class minehunter HMS Grimsby, now in dock in Rosyth for a six month Support Period (Docking) (SP(D)). The support period is the first Sandown class refit to be undertaken under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (SSSA) Class Output Management (COM) Phase 2 arrangements, which came into effect in April, under which Babcock leads the Sandown class COM team.The SSSA is an alliance between the MoD, Babcock and BAE Systems.In addition to a substantial maintenance package, the refit programme includes a number of upgrades and improvements that will significantly enhance Grimsby’s operational capability, sustainability, and habitability standards. The workscope has been developed by the Babcock-led COM team, based on knowledge of the vessel’s material state and previous experience of Sandown class refits. A significant pre-docking material assessment was carried out to capture the material condition of the ship so as to develop the work package to reflect the ship’s needs and minimise the amount of emergent work.Upgrades will include a first-of-class replacement of the entire fire detection system. Further upgrades that HMS Grimsby will receive, which have also been successfully completed by Babcock in previous Sandown class refits, include an upgraded high pressure air system (which extends system life and offers cost and space benefits); the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) which provides a coherent infrastructure to enable information sharing and collaborative working across the defence sector network; the Centrix communications system; fresh water embarkation unit (monitoring purification of shore supplied water); a package to enhance operations in hot climates; and a galley upgrade package.In addition, the maintenance package includes an extensive programme of protective coatings renewal on both the hull and weather decks, which will improve the vessel’s sustainability in the extreme climates, as well as removal and overhaul of the bow thruster units and a considerable amount of work on the air conditioning system.Babcock Warship Support Head of Operations Mike Weeks said: “The COM team will be drawing on its close working relationships and extensive experience, and working hard to ensure that this refit is completed safely, to quality and schedule, and at optimum value for money. The team’s goal is to return HMS Grimsby to her Operational Commander in the best possible material state on completion of her short but very busy SP(D).”The MoD’s Team Leader for Frigates and Mine Counter-Measures Vessels, Captain Jonathan Fry, said: “HMS Grimsby’s docking period will be a good early test of the Alliance’s resolve to deliver a complex package of work to meet the Royal Navy’s demanding operational schedule. The Sandown Class forms an essential element of both the security of UK waters and conflict prevention across the globe, which is why the upgrades being installed in this SP(D) are so important.”HMS Grimsby is expected to leave Rosyth for sea trials at the end of 2012.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 15, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Grimsby View post tag: HMScenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: starts Training & Education View post tag: Babcock Share this article View post tag: worklast_img read more

Gitone Adriatic bought a majority stake in Liburnia Riviera hotels

first_imgThe majority package of shares in the Opatija hotel Liburnia Riviera Hotels was bought by Gitone Adriatic, reports Business diary. The buyer acquired 53,94 percent of all shares of the company, which created the obligation to publish an offer to take over the shares of LRH. ATTACHMENT: ZAGREB STOCK EXCHANGE / LIBURNIA RIVIERA HOTELI dd – Notification of the obligation to publish a takeover bid According to the announcement on the Zagreb Stock Exchange, between Gitone Adriatic and SNH ALFA, SNH BETA, SNH GAMA and SN PECTINATUS as sellers, on July 11, an Agreement on the purchase and sale of shares in Liburnia Riviera Hotel was concluded. The company Gitone Adriatic, established for the purpose of implementing the Agreement, works jointly with the company Gitone Kvarner in the process of establishment, the company Gitone Beteiligungsverwaltungs from Austria and Holster Privatstiftung from Austria. It is a company backed by the capital of one of the most influential German families, Lürssen from Bremen, famous megayacht builders for multimillionaires such as Larry Ellison and Roman Abramovich.last_img read more

Fifa World Cup Chandimal pleads not guilty to ‘sweet in pocket’ ball-tampering: ICC

first_imgGros-Islet: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has denied ball-tampering by using sweets and will face a hearing at the conclusion of the ongoing second Test against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Sunday. “Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct and, as such, Javagal Srinath of the Panel of ICC Match Referees will hold a hearing following the conclusion of the St Lucia Test against the Windies,” said an ICC statement. Match officials charged Chandimal after television footage from the final session’s play on Friday appeared to show the captain taking sweets out from his left pocket and putting these in his mouth, before applying the artificial substance to the ball which the umpires viewed as an attempt to change its condition.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more