Discover the highlights

15 Jun 2017
 Seawork is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market

Seawork is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market.

This year’s Seawork International has included a packed schedule of launches and announcements in addition to industry leading conference sessions. Here’s what happened across the first two days.

The exhibition was officially opened by the Commandant General of Bolivia, who is representing one of several naval attaches, keen to explore business opportunities with Seawork exhibitors. 

The Innovations Showcase displayed 50 equipment and vessels which have come to market during the past 12 months, which were submitted to the new European Commercial Marine Awards. 

The awards,sponsored by Servogear and Brunvoll, took place on the opening evening of Seawork in the Golden Arrow Marine restaurant and saw awards going to, Blueye Robotics, Garmin Europe, MICAD s.r.l, Dynamic Load Monitoring Ltd, Tidal Anchors Ltd, Reygar and Survitec. As well as the Maritime Professional of the Year award going to Barry Sales of Cheetah Marine, and the The Marine Sustainability award going to CarenEcolo, and Casper Vermeulen, of Damen Shipyards was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award.

In-water demonstrations all taken place across the halls and at the Dive Tank, including: Stainless Finishing Solutions’ live demonstrations of the latest in Stainless Steel weld cleaning and polishing and marking technology.

In the halls, Reygar’s launch of the new BareFLEET system, a pioneering new system that monitors all aspects of fleet performance, at stand PB9. Tidal Anchors launched its new unique patented, environmentally friendly omni-directional twin-rail design anchor, on stand SBEZ. Cean Sports, stand PB131, launched the new CEAN-XT4 safety helmet, incorporating a competition with three given away! 

Cheetah Marine’s handover of its 8.5m hydrographic survey vessel to its Bangladesh clients were also announced at the event. iXblue unveiled its ixCat 80, being a composite 16 crew coastal to ocean vessel.

The Seawork Conference sponsored by Knighthood, delivered a thought-provoking agenda brought by key industry spokespeople, with numerous sessions, including: the implications of leaving the EU, and Towage – reducing the risk and raising the standards.