We were delighted to welcome Ms Ratee Prasad (Managing Director of Pratex Power Vision PVT) and her co-Director Rear Admiral Shankar Mathur (IN Retd.)
We had the pleasure of giving our friends from Pratex the grand tour of our new facilities.
Pratex Power Vision represents not only the interests of G & M Tex in India but also those of Tex ATC Division (Air Traffic Control Towers) and TEX SPECIAL PROJECTS LIMITED which conducts specialist consultancy roles for both civilian and military engineering applications.
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is a £200m state-of-the art research vessel for polar science. This incredible vessel houses G & M Tex packaged generators. This was the first British-built polar research vessel with a helicopter deck, and we are proud to say the generators were also manufactured and tested in the UK. This ship is an impressive 128 metres long with a displacement of some 15,000 tonnes.
Due to the extreme environment in which this vessel will operate, the generators had to be able to withstand a number of rigorous ambient conditions including temperatures as low as -35c.
This ship was built to be deployed in both Antarctica and the Arctic. With the ability to spend up to 60 days in the sea-ice collecting scientific data whilst accommodating 30 crew members and 60 scientists. This is one of the most sophisticated floating research laboratories to be working in these areas.
Boaty McBoatface hasn’t been forgotten as one of the marine gliders onboard has inherited the name.
A NATO Classified Project progressing in an anonymous location does sound like a rather fanciful statement, but we can assure you, this project is anything but.
This particular engine has to be extensively tested over many hundreds of hours to demonstrate its reliability and durability to our Customer, before it is integrated into the rest of the bespoke genset.