Trustmaster Expands Product Lineup to Include Waterjets

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc., a thruster manufacturer, expanded their product lineup to include waterjets after acquiring the technology of DOEN Pacific on Wednesday.DOEN, a designer and manufacturer of waterjet propulsion systems for the past 48 years, is one of five marine waterjet manufactures in the world building waterjets up to 4,000 kW. Each waterjet model excels in the harsh operating conditions of the commercial and military marine markets.To meet the demands of large scale, commercial applications Thrustmaster plans to introduce two new models to the DOEN waterjet product lineup. The 400 / 450 series Thrustmaster DOEN waterjets will extend the power range from 100kW to 6,400kW.DOEN brings forward outstanding levels of performance and reliability with all models designed and built to exceed the most stringent industry standards. Thrustmaster DOEN’s axial flow waterjets provide speeds up to 45 knots combined with exceptional low speed thrust and load carrying capability.The manufacturing of the Thrustmaster DOEN waterjet product range in Houston, TX is a key element in this joint strategy. Thrustmaster’s 2009 investment of $40 million in to a 200,000 sq ft, dedicated propulsion manufacturing facility laid the ground work for the latest agreement between the two companies to produce large orders of waterjets.As Joe Bekker, President of Thrustmaster, explained during the opening ceremony of the facility, “What you are looking at is a large plant to build large thrusters. We are in the thruster business and we mean to stay here in the thruster business for the long haul.”The manufacturing facility is supported by Thrustmaster’s global sales and service network that includes Houston, Lafayette, Rotterdam, Singapore, Dubai, Brazil and India.Thrustmaster’s agreement with DOEN enables Thrustmaster waterjets to be sold in Europe, North America and South America.The agreement was reached after a year of planning between DOEN’s Director Mark Peters, DOEN’s Director / Chief Engineer Timothy Udvary and Thrustmaster’s President Joe Bekker.For over 30 years, Thrustmaster has been providing heavy duty thru-hull azimuthing thrusters, deck-mounted propulsion units for barges, retractable thrusters, transverse tunnel thrusters, and the patented Portable Dynamic Positioning System to the offshore, and marine.The entire product lineup is designed and manufactured in-house by a complete engineering department for mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical design. Thrustmaster, February 6, 2014last_img read more

Afghanistan Civilians continue to die in record numbers new UN report shows

Source: UNAMACivilian deaths and injuries in Afghanistan, January to September 2009-2018 No military solution to fightingIn the news release, the top UN official in Afghanistan reiterated his call for an immediate and peaceful settlement to the conflict to end the suffering of the Afghan people.“There can be no military solution to the fighting in Afghanistan,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country and the head of UNAMA.“All parties can and should do their utmost to protect civilians from harm, including by making concrete progress toward peace.”UNAMA also called on all anti-government elements to “immediately cease” the deliberate targeting of civilians, particularly with the use of illegal and indiscriminate IEDs, and underscored the need on all parties to uphold their obligations under international law, at all times, to protect civilians from harm.Authorized by the Security Council, the UN Mission works to lessen the impact of the conflict on civilians and issues regular reports on the situation. Since 2012, the civilian causality reports have been prepared jointly with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The findings are based on strict verification regime including in depth investigation into the incidents. According to the quarterly update on protection of civilians, issued on Wednesday by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 8,050 civilians died or were wounded between January and September, with use of suicide bombings and other improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by anti-government elements, accounting for almost half the casualties.“Every civilian death leaves a family devastated, grieving and struggling to come to terms with the loss, and each civilian injured or maimed causes untold suffering,” Danielle Bell, the head of UNAMA’s human rights office, said in a news release.Across the country, Nangarhar, Kabul, Helmand, Ghazni and Faryab provinces recorded the highest number civilian casualties, and for the first time, Nangarhar (located on the border with Pakistan) surpassed the capital Kabul in terms of highest number of deaths and injuries.“The worrying rise in civilian casualties in Nangarhar reflects an unacceptable trend that is indicative of how Afghan civilians continue to bear the brunt of this ongoing conflict,” added Ms. Bell.The report also found that ground engagements were the second leading cause of civilian casualties, after suicide attacks and IEDs. This was followed by targeted and deliberate killings, aerial operations and explosive remnants of war.Of grave concern was the increasing direct targeting of civilians, including ethnic and religious minorities, noted the report.Actions by pro-Government forces resulted in 761 civilian deaths and 992 injures, while 231 civilians perished and 602 were injured in crossfire between opposing fighters. read more