Bluenose II to Get Test Drive

first_imgBluenose II will go for a test drive to check a number of systems before its sea trials. “There is concern about the performance of the vessel’s steering system, and we need to get these issues resolved,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “Although we’ve been advised the system should meet regulatory requirements, we need to be satisfied with it. “After consulting with the builders, project managers and designers, we have decided we need to take Bluenose II on a test drive before sea trials.” The test drive in Lunenburg harbour will assess how the steering gear and other ship systems perform when the ship is in motion. It will also help determine if it is ready for sea trials, the final phase of the project. “While this project is already late, we’re not willing to compromise on safety and quality,” said Mr. Ince. “Once the tests are finished, we’ll move ahead and address any issues that are identified.” The test drive is weather dependent, but will likely take place in the next few weeks. The province will provide an update after the test.last_img read more

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The importance of Lean Manufacturing in Advanced Manufacturing

7 OctoberA group of 20 Business Studies students, aged 15-16, will participate in a factory tour looking at how lean tools and techniques are used across the plant to eliminate waste and continuously improve manufacturing processes.The students will then take part in a Kando activity, which is an assessment tool used in the Jaguar Land Rover recruitment process which focusses on lean manufacturing, quality, communication and teamwork. To finish the day, the young people will participate in an exhilarating off-road demonstration on Solihull’s Land Rover Experience course.Our Education Business Partnership Centres run all year round and offer bespoke, innovative, curriculum based sessions in a real business environment. Our support includes programmes for all ages, abilities and qualifications. Please contact us for more information.VenueJaguar Land Rover Solihull Advanced Manufacturing Centre, Lode Lane,West Midlands, B92 8NWOrganiserJane Harman, Education OfficerSolihull Education Business Partnership Centre0121 700 3035Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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