Ricardo to assist UK MOD Defence Equipment & Support on future marine diesel power

Ricardo to assist UK MOD Defence Equipment & Support on future marine diesel power
19 October 2016

 


Ricardo has been awarded a two-year contract by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), a bespoke trading entity of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), to provide impartial and independent technical advice and support on all aspects of both in-service and planned future marine diesel installations.


The contract will involve Ricardo providing expert technical support for marine diesel engines in the power range 5 kW to 5 MW, operating both as main propulsion systems and on-board generators. This work may involve the investigation of a particular topics arising from operational experience, gaining an understanding of fundamental issues and developing solutions.  All of this will be conducted in complete independence from commercial engine manufacturers and overhaul facilities. In addition, Ricardo will also provide access to engine test beds and in-house capabilities, for example, to conduct emissions testing. This new contract builds on a long relationship with DE&S, where trust in Ricardo’s integrity, capability and independence has been established.


“The selection of Ricardo for this contract underscores the depth of technical knowledge of our company in the area of medium speed marine diesel engines, as well as the independence, objectivity and complete impartiality that we bring to our engineering work,” commented John Stretton, Ricardo UK head of defence. “We look forward to working with Defence Equipment & Support over the coming two years to provide expert technical advice and assistance on the MOD’s current and planned future fleet of marine diesel power systems.”


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