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Seawork Commercial Marine Conference
Morning session: USVs
Estimated at $US470m, the unmanned 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. It 2018 the session focussed on USVs and included 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 also covered how will the liability risks owners face change and can their insurers help? Plus, 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 2018 hybrid marine propulsion session welcomed eight speakers, including Anne Duncan – CEO at Ecospeed who covered windfarm operations and Tony Birr – Consultant at Goodchild Marine Services Limited who discussed 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 2018 Seawork Commercial Marine Conference programme please click here
The Seawork 2019 free-to-attend conference sessions will be held across the three days of Seawork. They will cover a variety of issues within the Marine Industry and feature presentations from our Supporting Associations, topics will be confirmed shortly - call for papers closes 18 February 2019.
The hugely popular UK MOD Procurement Programme 2019 will take place on Thursday 13 June 2019.
For further details please contact the events team via email email@example.com or on +44 1329 825335.