Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster currently has a number of active Sector Groups and there are plans for at more to reflect its growing and changing membership. The BECBC Sector Groups are for members only and provide an invaluable forum for businesses to meet others in their industry, to find out about trends and opportunities and to share information and knowledge with potential partners, clients and suppliers.
Fort Vale Nuclear Limited (FVNL) forms part of the Fort Vale Group, operating alongside Fort Vale Engineering Ltd. Located at its 113,000m2 factory headquarters in Simonstone, Lancashire, FVNL operates from a purpose built facility…
Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster meetings are held every month and are a great opportunity to meet other members. Other BECBC events include monthly training workshops, the BECBC Business Awards and other networking events, as well as specialist Sector Group meetings.
Business School Engagement Events enable students to gain a better understanding of the world of work as well as meet local employers who are members of the cluster. The Charity Page signposts you to some local organisations.
The Space Race - the down-to-earth Engineering that keeps NASA aiming for the stars.
Technical Lecture for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - West Cumbria Area
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This presentation will give a high-level overview of the multi-year journey, undertaken in partnership between Jacobs and NASA, at the Langley Research Centre in Hampton, VA, NASA’s oldest research Centre’s. Creating a very high performing, proactive, cost saving and award-winning, Asset Management program for Langley’s key infrastructure and high tech facilities, including bespoke aeronautical testing facilities for the likes of SpaceX.
This includes high and low voltage electrical systems, potable and waste water systems, high and low pressure air and steam systems, HVAC, etc. Jacobs also provided all maintenance on some very high tech, one of a kind in the world, wind tunnels that covered the speed regime from very low speed to Mach 10+.
Langley is the oldest of NASA’s research Centres and in particular is focused on the aeronautical sciences – thus the wide variety of wind tunnels at the site. Jacobs tested everything in the tunnels from new commercial transport aircraft programs, military aircraft, missiles, and of course spacecraft (including testing for commercial space companies like SpaceX and Sierra Nevada).
Douglas (Doug) Cook is Vice President and Head of Asset Management Support for the Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear - International (ATN-I) Business Unit of Jacobs Engineering in the United Kingdom. In this role Doug is providing technical advisory services to transform the Asset Management delivery services for the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) – a Joint Venture of which Jacobs is a shareholder company. In addition, he provides executive consulting services relative to Asset Management to various other Jacobs clients in the UK commercial and government sectors. He received a MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Dayton (1989) and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from West Virginia University (1982).
This is a free event, but booking is mandatory.. Refreshments will be available from 18:30hrs.