Archive / April, 2014

  • Ricardo technology director to chair key European R&D association

    30 April 2014

    It has been announced that Simon Edwards, Ricardo’s global director of technology, has been appointed to chair EARPA, the influential association of automotive R&D organisations across Europe.

    Founded in 2002, EARPA – the European Automotive Research Partners Association – brings together over forty of the most prominent R&D providers in the European automotive sector. It is independent of any external body and funded only by its members, which range from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities. As a platform for automotive researchers, EARPA aims to actively contribute to the European Research Area and to future EU Framework ...

  • Ricardo-AEA to support evaluation of Carbon Capture and Storage Directive

    29 April 2014

    Ricardo-AEA, in collaboration with Triple E Consulting (TEC) and research organization TNO, has won a major European Commission contract to support an evaluation study of the EU Directive covering carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

    Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of carbon dioxide – known as the CCS Directive – has been in place since 2009 and sets out a legal framework for the safe geological storage of carbon dioxide within the EU. It lays down requirements covering the entire lifetime of a storage site, as well as provisions on the capture and transport components of CCS. Member States were ...

  • China’s JMH collaborates with Ricardo on new vehicle and transmission development

    28 April 2014

    Jiangling Motor Holding Co. Ltd (JMH) – the company that produces vehicles under the Landwind brand within China – has revealed that it is working with Ricardo on vehicle and transmission development to support the launch of the new Landwind X5 8AT SUV product.

    Under the contract placed by JMH, based in Jiangxi Province, Ricardo is providing advanced engineering support for the integration of an 8-speed automatic transmission into the Landwind X5 vehicle, with the aim of providing new and internationally competitive levels of performance and functionality.

    The transmission selected for this purpose is the advanced 8AT product of Chinese tier ...

  • Ricardo wins multi-year contract for Japanese Super Formula transmissions

    14 April 2014

    Ricardo is today announcing that it has secured a multi-year deal as the sole source of racing transmissions for the Japanese Super Formula series.

    The Japanese Super Formula series consists of seven rounds of highly competitive racing among some of the most prestigious Japanese tracks. Under the terms of the contract announced today, Ricardo will provide an in-house designed, manufactured and assembled racing transmission from its Leamington Spa facility directly to Japan where it will be assembled into the racecar by each of the series’ competing teams.

    Mark Barge, Managing Director Ricardo Performance Products comments “We are delighted to announce our ...

  • James Fisher Marine Services confirmed as Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel (SMV 24) launch customer

    08 April 2014
    • New, flexible, multi-role DNV1A1 Wind Farm Service Code R1 classed offshore support vessel available for a range of operation and maintenance applications up to 150 nautical miles offshore
    • State-of-the-art SMV 24 vessel, provides cost-effective, high performance and application flexibility
    • Available as a fully managed solution backed by the operational experience and expertise of the UK’s leading marine service company
    • Provides a platform for a range of specialist marine services including diving, ROV, operations and maintenance, accommodation and ship to turbine (STT™) oil change service

    James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and Supacat today announce the purchase of the first of type Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 ...

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