Cathelco are supplying seawater pipework anti-fouling systems for six frigates which are being built for the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet by the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad.The keel of the first warship, the Admiral Grigorovich, was laid down in 2010 and delivery of all of the vessels is scheduled between 2014 and 2016.The Project 11356 frigates are designed for anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. Each of the vessels has a displacement of 4,000 tons, a speed of up to 30 knots and a crew of 193.“We have been supplying equipment to the Russian Navy since the 1990s but this is the largest order that we have received for pipework anti-fouling systems for a series of warships”, said Justin Salisbury, managing director of Cathelco Ltd.The orders have been won through Marine Bridge & Navigation Systems, Cathelco’s well established Russian agent based in St Petersburg.The Cathelco anti-fouling systems will protect the seawater pipework systems on the vessels against blockages caused by barnacles and mussels.Because the warships have cupro-nickel pipework, pairs of copper and ferrous anodes will be installed in a total of eight seachests on each ship. The anodes are supplied with an electric current from control panels. In operation, the copper anodes produce ions which create an environment where barnacles and mussels do not settle or breed.At the same time, the ferrous anodes produce ions which create a protective oxide layer on the internal surfaces of pipes to suppress corrosion.Cathelco are world leading manufacturers of seawater pipework anti-fouling systems with a record of over 30,000 installations over a period of more than 50 years. This includes the supply of systems for over 40 navies around the world.“The effectiveness of the system has been proved on numerous types of naval vessels from submarines, fast patrol craft and frigates to the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers which are currently under construction for the Royal Navy”, Mr Salisbury explained.[mappress]Cathelco, October 31, 2013; Image: Yantar Shipyard
There are a whole host of simulators out there, if you can imagine it then there’s probably a simulator game out there for it. Now, for those of you who have a fancy for being a bus driver but can’t be bothered to go out and get your licence to do it for real, Bus Simulator is the game for you.Bus Simulator 18 was released on PC (Steam) in June and made it onto the top list during the summer and there are currently over 2000 reviews for it showing its popularity. Console players will soon get the opportunity to play as well as Bus Simulator is getting released on Xbox One and PS4 on 17th September.View the Bus Simulator console trailer below:Bus Simulator will include lots of licenced buses including Mercedes-Benz, Setra, MAN, and IVECO and lots of different city districts to explore as you ferry your passengers around. Players will have to manage freak weather conditions, potholes, traffic jams, fare evaders, accidents, construction sites, night driving and specific passenger requests in order to be successful. There’s even a multiplayer option.Bus Simulator sounds oddly satisfying and my copy is downloading as we speak so be sure to keep an eye out for my review once it’s posted. In the meantime have your tickets ready, please!
With Nigeria’s national men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, just a win away from securing the sole ticket reserved for an African team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, head coach Alex Nwora and Power Forward Al Farouq Aminu have set their sights on clinching the desired victory when D’Tigers take on 2019 FIBA World Cup hosts China in their final classification match on Sunday, 10 September.D’Tigers missed out on a place in the second round of the tournament when they could only win one of three group games but retained the chance to secure Olympics qualification after fellow African sides Tunisia, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal and Angola also made first round exits.With the Olympics slot awarded to the the highest placed African team, D’Tigers currently lead the pack after an impressive 83-66 points victory over fierce West African rivals Cote D’Ivoire in their first classification game on Friday.And after swatting aside the Ivorians, head coach Alex Nwora says the team’s focus is now on doing one over hosts China.Alex Nworah“I think we did a good job to contain a well coached Ivorian team. I am proud of these guys and their efforts. I think we have one more game to worry about against China on Sunday,” he said.Download AudioAl-Farouq Aminu who grabbed 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and was named Most Valuable Player in the demolition of Cote D’Ivoire said after failing to reach their goal of securing a medal at the World Cup, the team’s resolved to ensure the consolatory prize of automatic qualification for the Olympics.Al Farouq Aminu“We got knocked out of the contention to get a medal so we had to change our vision and continue to make sure that we keep Nigerian basketball, playing every year and compete. So, we want to make sure that we do the best job to qualify for the Olympics.”Download AudioD’Tigers play China by 1pm Nigerian time at the Guangzhou Gymnasium and require a victory to clinch a place at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.Tunisia take on fellow Africans Angola while Cote D’Ivoire tackle South Korea in the 9am tipoff on Sunday. Related2019 FIBA World Cup: Nigeria Defeat Côte d’Ivoire To Keep Olympic Dreams AliveSeptember 6, 2019In “D’Tigers”FIBA WCQ: D’Tigers Reaffirm Dominance Against CARFebruary 25, 2019In “BasketBall”BASKETBALL: D’Tigers Coach Names Starstudded Line Up for FIBA Men’s World Cup QualifiersJanuary 23, 2019In “FIBA”