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Surveyors Search for WWII ‘Highballs’

engineer Sir Barnes Wallis invented the bouncing bomb that was designed to skip over the surface of a stretch of water, avoiding anti-torpedo nets, before sinking directly next to a dam wall or battleship target. The initial bombs, codenamed Upkeep, were used successfully against the Ruhr dams in Northern Germany.    Developed in parallel with the Upkeep bombs were a smaller spherical bomb codenamed Highball, and these were specifically designed as an anti-ship weapon – particularly with the German battleship Tirpitz in mind as a potential target. The Highball was destined to carry

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Halls of Higher Learning

and deep-ocean science.     The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Topic: Polar Science No. of employees: circa 1,100 Address: Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany Tel: +49 (0)471 4831-0 Email:   Situated across several locations throughout northern Germany, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) has grown from humble beginnings in the 1980s with only a handful of people to one with over a thousand, investigating regions from temperate to the world’s most extreme. Named after the German polar explorer who discovered the continental drift, the

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ABB Wins $140 Mln Order for HVDC Station

ABB has received an order worth around $140 million from transmission system operators in Denmark and 50Hertz Transmission in Germany to design, supply and install a high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station in Bentwisch, Northern Germany. The HVDC Light "back-to-back" converter station, the first of its kind in Europe, will allow the connection of the asynchronous AC power grids of Eastern Denmark and Germany.   The deal will see ABB provide the complete including transformers, converter valves, cooling systems, control and protection and other related equipment


At Hamburg port E-mobility Project, BESIC enters crucial phase

heavy goods vehicles now transport containers between ships and the yard at the highly automated handling facility in the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). The aim is to charge the batteries of these container transporters when the grid has a surplus of renewable energy generated in northern Germany. The first battery-powered heavy goods vehicles in the world went into use at the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) back in 2011. Now, a project is bringing together businesses and research institutions that are keen to find out how the batteries for these automated guided vehicles

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MTR100 '13 Mariscope Meerestechnik

almost all components in house. Fully equipped electronic and mechanic workshops in Germany for the manufacturing. Fully equipped mechanic and electronic workshops for service and repair in South America. Some systems are developed in strong cooperation with other marine technology companies in northern Germany, where Mariscope is part of a Maritime Cluster. Mariscope is also highly involved with applied oceanographic research. In Argentina Mariscope is carrying out a project on Marine Mammal research related to the Southern Right Whales. (As published in the July/August 2013 edition of Marine Technologi

ABB HVDC Technology Aids Offshore Wind Power Transmission

World’s most powerful HVDC Light® sets new record voltage level of ±320 kV- more than 50 per cent higher than existing record. The HVDC Light converter station was energized at the Dörpen West substation in northern Germany, for the Dutch-German transmission system operator, TenneT. This station is the receiving end of the DolWin1 transmission link, which will integrate 800 MW of offshore wind power generated in the North Sea into the European transmission system and will operate at the new record voltage level of +/-320 kilovolts (kV). HVDC Light is a manifestation of HVDC

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