The turn of the twentieth century marked a change in the development of submarines. Diesel-electric propulsion would become the dominant power system. Batteries were used for running submerged and gasoline or diesel engines were used on the surface and during snorting to recharge the batteries. Early boats used gasoline but quickly gave way to diesel, because of reduced flammability. Yet, over the years, other power sources have been investigated, and successfully applied.
Alternative power sources for submarines
In SWZ|Maritime magazine, Ronald Dingemanse (Senior Consultant, RH Marine) discusses these various alternative power sources for submarines in detail. Would you like to read the article? Click here.
Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) | 13 – 15 May 2019
Would you like to know more about our latest developments in underwater technology? Visit us at the UDT in Stockholm, Sweden. You can find us at stand E18 on the Dutch Pavilion. We look forward to meeting you!
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Damen Naval contracts RH Marine for new Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates
Damen Naval has signed a contract with RH Marine as the first Dutch supplier for the new Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Frigates. RH Marine will supply the Integrated Mission Management System (IMMS), the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) and the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for each of the four frigates for the Dutch and Belgian navies. The announcement of the cooperation follows the official contract signing on 29 June between the Dutch Ministry of Defence and Damen for the design, construction, and delivery of the new frigates.
RH Marine upgrades systems on the Royal Netherlands Navy ampihibious transport vessel Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt
RH Marine has started with a system upgrade and maintenance of the Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt, the amphibious transport ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. All navigation, communication, and control systems on board will be renewed and all electrical components will be inspected.