Dana expand into the polar regions with RRS Sir David Attenborough
Constructed at the Cammell Laird shipyard, last month saw Sir David Attenborough launch the 10,000-tonne hull of his namesake into the River Mersey, where building of the UK’s newest polar ship continues.
With decades of experience in the marine sector, through the Brevini® brand, Dana were awarded the contract to supply geared motors to drive the steering element of the Tees White Gill thrusters which will enable the polar research vessel to manoeuvre and position accurately, even in heavy ice water conditions.
Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec last week announced a joint-venture partnership in which TM4 Inc., a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, will become Dana’s source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems.
Positions Dana as the only supplier with complete gearbox, motor, inverter, and thermal-management capability, creating a leader in power generation and conveyance for electrified vehicles
TM4’s motor and inverter capabilities complement Dana’s e-Drive design, engineering, and manufacturing
Dana’s extensive market breadth enables TM4 to realize its full business potential
Building on over four decades of expertise in the winch sector through Dana Brevini Motion Systems, Dana Inc. launched their new high-performance Brevini® Evolution Series of winches at Intermat, Paris.
New Brevini® winch launched at Intermat, Paris
Through the Dana Brevini® brand, Dana’s UK marine engineering team have worked closely with Caley Ocean Systems on a range of marine and subsea contracts, over many years. This latest project sees Dana specifying and supplying gearboxes and slew bearings as part of an innovative Submarine Rescue System, the first of which is due to be delivered to the Indian Navy this month.
Image courtesy of Caley Ocean Systems
Demonstrating their ongoing commitment to the subsea and marine sector, Dana’s UK team had a productive time at the recent Subsea Expo in Aberdeen.
This is, undoubtedly, a time of significant change and development for the UK’s marine and subsea industry, and it is also a time of growth and investment for Dana in the UK, building on their acquisition of Brevini last year. The Dana stand at Subsea Expo featured the HPV 310 proportional directional valve, and Dana’s team were on hand to highlight the range’s many features to potential new customers, as well as catch up with existing clients. Very well-received at the Expo, the specification and applications of the HPV range have generated new leads and enquiries for Dana, from a busy few days.
At the Subsea UK Awards, Dana were delighted when their customer, Maritime Developments Limited (MDL), won the Innovation & Technology Award, for their portable vertical lay system. Dana were privileged to have supplied the track drives and winches to MDL for this innovative product, and the team at Dana congratulate the company heartily on this prestigious win.
Commenting on Subsea Expo, Richard Haskey, Business Development Manager for Mobile & Marine Applications at Dana Inc, said,
“It has been a busy and successful exhibition, and it’s great to talk to our customers face-to-face about the changes and investment that the Dana brand brings to the Brevini offering and service that they already know. We are all delighted to see Maritime Developments recognised for their innovation and, having worked with them for some time now, we look forward to continuing our relationship, for continued success and further growth.’
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Dana’s UK Service and Assembly Centres are delighted to be exhibiting at Subsea Expo – the world’s largest subsea exhibition and conference.
With a long-established reputation for excellence, supplying gearboxes, winches and hydraulics to the marine and offshore sectors as Brevini UK Ltd, the company’s acquisition by Dana Inc. brings new investment and growth.
Since purchase by Dana in February, the Brevini Group has seen a busy year throughout the UK, working from its bases in Scunthorpe and Warrington – now known as Dana Service and Assembly Centres.
Tippler at Dana’s Warrington Service and Assembly Centre
Dana Incorporated announces new product introductions and product line extensions for its Brevini® brand in industrial markets. These developments reflect Dana’s comprehensive, ongoing initiative to integrate the operations and brands of the former Brevini Group acquired earlier this year.
Brevini products support a broad spectrum of fluid-power and power-transmission applications in asphalt and concrete production, civil engineering and infrastructure, marine and port equipment, material-handling, pulp and paper production, sugar refining and food processing, and mining and tunneling, as well as highly engineered components used in extrusion, compounding, and injection molding for plastic and rubber production.
A feat of 19th Century engineering, Tower Bridge is one of London’s favourite icons. Under the Corporation of London (Tower Bridge) Act 1885, the Bridge is required to be raised to provide access to and egress from the Upper Pool of London, day and night, 365 days a year. The Bridge is raised around 800 times per annum.
When the Tower Bridge management team identified a problem with their bascule raise mechanical drives, they called on their controls specialists, Fairfield, who brought in Brevini to assess the situation. With many years of experience in the design and installation of gears and motors, Brevini work closely with Fairfield on a whole range of civil infrastructure projects, including maritime applications such as swing bridges and sluices.