Is this the future of renewable energy shipping?
We all want to live in a future where we can do more, be more and not harm our planet. As Engineers we hope that new technologies can remove the barriers to living in this better world where we can all eat, drive and fly without guilt.
How will the next breakthrough happen? Where do the new ideas come from? Are companies too scared to pursue truly disruptive technologies?
At Argo we think that it is important to consider some of our more wild ideas as, without these, the ‘more realistic’ ones will never get built.
When we had Joe, a work experience student in for a week, we asked him to look at alternative shipping methods for ISO containers that met the aims of the IMO targets (reduce carbon emissions to 40% of their 2008 levels by 2050). Joe developed a basic, outline design for an autonomous, sailing, hydrocarbon free, single 40ft ISO container delivery boat. The vessel uses a steel hull and is driven by a simplified version of the Dynarig.
Is the idea right out there in the leftfield or is this what the mainstream will look like if we pursue bold ideas and hold on to the ambition to live in a better world enabled by technology?
Argo Engineering increases office space in Hythe Marina Village:
Following the arrival of new colleagues, taking our total to 8 team members and an ever increasing workload, Argo Engineering now occupies Units 33 and 34 of Hythe Marina Village.
Argo Engineering is pleased to welcome 3 new members to our ever expanding team; Dan Bigwood, Richard Davison and Calum Tee.
Dan joins us from Quantum Offshore, Richard joins the team from BMT and Calum from Technodyne International. Together they increase Argo’s capacity for 3D Modelling, Structural Design and Analysis and Mechanical Engineering.
Argo Engineering Solutions will be sponsoring the Mini 40 Regatta for a second year.
The even takes place on the 6th and 7th April at the Walpole Lakes in Gosport: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814374168819099/
2019 is shaping up to be a big year for most in our industry.
Here are a list of the trade shows we will be attending this year:
JEC | Paris | 12th-14th March
DPTRE | Farnborough | 28th March
COMPIC | Amsterdam | 10th-11th April
Seaworks/Speed at Seaworks | Southampton | 11th - 13th June
Advanced Engineering Show | NEC | 30th-31st October
METS | Amsterdam | November
Racing Yacht Forum | Bilbao | 25th-26th November
Following a busy end to 2018 Argo Engineering would like to welcome 2 new full time members to the team; Suzy Russell and Wesley Scott.
Suzy Joins the team as a Composite Engineer from Gurit & Premier Composite Technologies, Dubai and Wesley joins the team as a Design Engineer after completion of his second degree at University of Southampton.
Argo Engineering Solutions Ltd recently sponsored the International Mini40 regatta at Warpole Lake in Gosport.
The event took place over the weekend of the 7-8th of April and was subjected to a huge range of weather condition. Winds varied in direction and speed from 20 knots to barely a zepher. Unfortunately the light winds over Sunday lunchtime (and the rain) caused the racing to be abandoned for the afternoon. This gave many skippers the opportunity to return to the workshop in the quest for more speed! These 1.2m RC multihulls are full of innovation, show that both catamarans and trimarans can be competitive and demonstrate the lightest possible composite materials build techniques.
Congratulations to John Stone for his debut 3rd place, Michael Scharmer of Germany for his 2nd place and Mike Cook of Aardvark Racing for taking 1st place and winning the inaugural Argo Cup.