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N.E.M. - Gotaverken
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Machinery from the Richardson Westgarth Group.

A large 10-cylinder turbo-charged NEM-Gotaverken 2-cycle diesel engine rated at 12,500 BHP, especially suited to large bulk carriers with machinery aft. Development of the well-known Swedish design that first appeared before WWII. The RWG range included units from 5 - 12 cylinders, and 1,850 - 22,000 BHP.
· Date: Thu, 15 April 10 · Views: 610
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Mike S

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Thu, 15 April 10 20:29

The license to build these engines at NEM was one of the proudest moments of Dad's time there in the fifties. He was over in Sweden quite a lot in the late fifties and was very proud to have negotiated the deal. He moved to the National Gas & Oil Engine Co. and onto the Hawker Siddeley board before one was built however I seem to recall he went up to Wallsend to see the first one running. I might be a victim of time here.........it was a long time ago.
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eriskay

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Fri, 16 April 10 05:39

You must be proud too, Mike, bearing in mind the important contribution of your Dad to this country's marine engineering history. NEM was an internationally respected Company.
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Mike S

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Fri, 16 April 10 07:49

Yes I am very proud tinged with great sadness that just when he was really getting his teeth into things a cruel twist of fate took him to an early grave.
I have to say that I am very grateful that this wonderful forum allows me to bring his name forward after all these years. The thought that 46000 like minded souls can pick up on the exploits of these long forgotten men is very comforting.
He was not alone by any means......there were many tough clever men around then, a product I always feel of the War in many ways. They learned in a very hot crucible to be versatile, courageous and honest.
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