Bond Movie Reveals Powerful AmerCable ConnectionOct 12, 2021
If you have seen or are planning to see the latest James Bond film No Time to Die, there is a small but interesting connection to Nexans AmerCable. Near the end of the movie, a very modern, stealthy looking British Navy Destroyer fires missiles toward the island where Bond is operating. You’ll have to see the movie to know if 007 survives, but did you know that AmerCable provided the specially designed 15kV 4/C VFD electric propulsion cables on the featured ship, HMS Dragon? Working in partnership with GE Energy (formerly Converteam), AmerCable has manufactured these robust, vibration-resistant electric propulsion cables on all six of the Daring Class Type 45 Destroyers.
These are the first military ships to have diesel-electric propulsion systems, which are powered by two WR-21 advanced cycle gas turbine engines with intercooler and recuperator (ICR) heat exchangers. The ship has a top speed of 30 knots and a range of 7,000 miles. Each engine provides 25MW of power, which is some significant electrification at sea!
For more information on AmerCable's flexible VFD cables for marine applications, click here.
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