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What’s Got Us Talking 10th December 2021

The latest news from across the industry that ‘got us talking’

Welcome to this weeks round-up of ‘what’s got us talking’, a collection of topical industry news from both our marine and industrial sectors.


Engine manufacturer Cummins opens hydrogen fuel cell innovation center in West Sac

Cummins Inc. has taken 18,000 square feet of space in the California Fuel Cell Partnership building in West Sacramento to develop commercial applications for hydrogen fuel cells for busses and medium-duty and heavy trucks.

Cummins (NYSE: CMI), based in Columbus, Indiana, chose to open its hydrogen fuel cell center in West Sacramento to be close to the region’s talent and innovation around zero-carbon technology, said Amy Davis, a Cummins vice president and president of its New Power Business, the company’s fifth and newest business segment.

AI ‘Jellyfishbot’ sea cleaner start-up eyes expansion with UK marine group

IADYS, the start-up company behind a sea-cleaning marine drone named the Jellyfishbot, has announced plans to expand into the United Kingdom with its new exclusive partner, P&D Marine Group. 

IADYS develops artificial intelligence and robotic products in service of the environment and is based on the Mediterranean coast near Marseille. It recently introduced the ‘Jellyfishbot’ sea-cleaning marine drone to the UK market.

Dana Debuts Spicer Electrified e-Powershift Transmission for Electrified Heavy-Duty Mining Vehicles

Dana Incorporated debuts the Spicer Electrified e-Powershift transmission, a modular and flexible two-speed solution that offers power take-off (PTO) functionality for electrified heavy-duty mining vehicles.

Delivering high efficiency and superior performance in a compact package that simplifies the mining industry’s transition to electrification, the dual-motor version of the e-Powershift transmission supports continuous power outputs up to 322 hp (240 kW), while the single-motor configuration is engineered for 161 hp (120 kW) of continuous output.

HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home as historic global deployment comes to an end

Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth today after her global seven month maiden operational deployment leading Carrier Strike Group 21 (CSG21). Sailors, aviators, ships and aircraft have returned to their home bases in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America.

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s crew are being welcomed back to their home base of Portsmouth after sailing 49,000 nautical miles to the Indo-Pacific and back. HMS Kent will join her tomorrow.