WATER CONTAMINATION EXPO - ExCel, London
PLAN & SIDE VIEW MKII TRANSPORTER - This is the design for the MKII amphibious launch and recovery vehicle (AmphiMax™) that supports SeaVax and RiverVax water cleaning boats. The transporter is 30 meters long (97.5 feet) and 18 meters (59 feet) wide. This giant frame provides over 140 tons of buoyancy in flotation mode. Eighteen agricultural tyres are driven by wheel motors to enable this machine to scale 20 degree beaches, carrying SeaVax in special cradles that help the vehicles to dock while afloat. Coupled with AmphiMax, SeaVax could provide an emergency response solution for chemical spills. A rig can be stationed on any shoreline with a sloping beach. No special installation is required and the boat can also be used for routine river cleaning duties.
END ELEVATION - In this diagram we see the wheelbase of the vehicle as it travels towards us. BMS will be testing the concept in a specially built tank in 2016, to simulate shore conditions. The plan for 2017 is to launch the AmphiMax™ from a beach in Sussex. You will need permission from Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce these Copyright © diagrams except for private study, educational use or review.
12 - 13 OCTOBER 2016
The Water Pollution Solutions Expo provides the platform for services and solutions in monitoring, treating, and preventing pollution in marine environments through the use of groundbreaking technology. Delivered by marine and coastal engineers, remediation specialists, and water and pollution control professionals, this is the most comprehensive event of its kind.
Having a presence at the Water Pollution Solutions Expo will give you exposure to an audience of over 2,000, containing environmental consultants and scientists, marine and coastal engineers, government and council officials, remediation specialists and water and pollution control professionals, as well as established names and the opportunity to talk to these highly targeted visitors on a face-to-face basis.
MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY - Chris Close meets Emma Cunningham at the event on Wednesday the 12th of October. Emma gave a superb talk about the efforts of the Marine Conservation Society to coordinate beach cleaning events and most importantly of all, to record that data so that meaningful efforts to cooperate with other organizations would give force to both national and international work to curb ocean plastic waste. Copyright © photograph 12 October 2016. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to be able to use this picture except for private research and educational purposes.
CATERPILLAR TRACKS - Here the AmphiMax™ proof of concept model frame is supported by six larger caterpillar tracked bogies with slightly harder suspension. We will be trying bogies without suspension to see if we need that added complication, or if we can do without it. Copyright photograph, 6 October 2016, all rights reserved. You will need the permission of Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd to reproduce this picture. Please also note that the names SeaVax™ and AmphiMax™ are trade marks used by BMS Ltd under the terms of a special license agreement that extends for the use of sponsors and associates.
If you work in or provide products or services in the following areas then you may want to consider exhibiting at the Water Pollution Solutions Expo 2016:
Submerged Oil Recovery Systems
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The Royal Docks comprise three docks in east London - the Royal Albert Dock, the Royal Victoria Dock and the King George V Dock. They are more correctly called the Royal Group of Docks to distinguish them from the Royal Dockyards, Royal being due to their naming after royal personages rather than Crown ownership. The three docks collectively formed the largest enclosed docks in the world, with a water area of nearly 250 acres (1.0 km2) and an overall estate of 1,100 acres (4.5 km2). This is equivalent to the whole of central London from Hyde Park to Tower Bridge. The area was designated a special enterprise zone in 2012.
The three docks were completed between 1855 and 1921 on riverside marshes in East Ham and West Ham (now the London Borough of Newham). The Victoria and Albert docks were constructed by the London & St Katharine Docks Company, to provide berths for large vessels that could not be accommodated further upriver. They were a great commercial success, becoming London's principal docks during the first half of the 20th century. They specialized particularly in the import and unloading of foodstuffs, with rows of giant granaries and refrigerated warehouses being sited alongside the quays.
The docks' great size and provision of numerous finger quays gave them a collective span of over 12 miles (19.3 km) of quaysides, serving hundreds of cargo and passenger ships at a time. Following the opening of the Royal Albert Dock in 1880, giving the Royals access to Gallions Reach, 11 miles (17.7 km) below London Bridge, the rival East & West India Docks Company responded with the construction of Tilbury Docks even further down river. The ruinous competition led eventually to all the enclosed docks being taken over by the Port of London Authority (PLA) in 1909. The PLA completed the King George V Dock in 1921 and reserved land to the north for a fourth dock, never built.
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SCULPTURE - Marking the entrance steps to London Excel, is this superb bronze depiction of life on the docks in yesteryear. Before containers and cranes, unloading ships was all done by manual labour.
ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention centre, is the host venue for a variety of events from award winning exhibitions and conferences to international association meetings, product launches, banquets, award ceremonies, sporting events and
more. ExCeL London is the UK capital's largest exhibition centre.
Lying adjacent to Canary Wharf, ExCeL
London is the latest cultural quarter which possesses every facility that an event demands. Accommodating thousands of visitors in its huge event halls, state of the art conference suites and 45 meeting rooms, this multifaceted event venue is often preferred for flexible selection of space.
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