Our Seawork Commercial Marine Conference and free-to-attend Business Briefings were held during the Seawork exhibition in Southampton from 3-5 July 2018.
Seawork Commercial Marine Conference
New for 2018, the Seawork Commercial Marine Conference was held on Wednesday 4 July and offered attendees the chance to gain valuable insight into developments within this fast paced industry.
Morning session: USVs
Estimated at $US470m, the unmaned surface vessel market is expected to reach around $US1billion by 2022. USVs can augment and even replace divers in salvage, port security, fish farms surveillance, bridge and dam monitoring, research and education. This session will benefit any business that serves these sectors by helping them keep on top of the latest developments. The morning session will focus on USVs and will include discussions from Dr Katrina Kemp - Smart Ships & Automation Policy Officer at the MCA around the government’s emerging vision for smart shipping. Paul Grehan, Underwriting Deputy Syndicate Manager – Americas at The Ship Owners’ Club will also cover how will the liability risks owners face change and can their insurers help? Plus, research outcomes from Southampton Solent University and Rolls-Royce.
Afternoon session: Hybrid Propulsion
With the ever increasing need to reduce operating costs and minimise fuel consumption, together with growing environmental and legislative pressures to bring down emissions, all vessel operators should be considering the benefits of embracing hybrid propulsion. This session will focus on the future of hybrid propulsion within the commercial marine industry and open discussions on this drive for change.The afternoon hybrid marine propulsion session will welcome eight speakers, including Anne Duncan – CEO at Ecospeed who will cover windfarm operations and Tony Birr – Consultant at Goodchild Marine Services Limited who will discuss new developments in hybrid pilot boats.
Delegates were encouraged to join in the discussion opportunities and to share ideas and experiences with fellow workboat professionals and maximise on the opportunity to see the relevant services and products offered by our circa 610 exhibitors who represent workboat businesses from around the world.
To view the Seawork Commercial Marine Conference programme please click here
Seawork 2018 also featured a range of free-to-attend conference sessions held across the three days of the event, including the popular UK MOD Procurement Programme 2018.
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