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Transitioning to a Vessel Circular Economy

Less than a week to go! Don’t miss the next session of Get Set for Workboat 2050, taking place on 21 November from 15:30 – 17:00. Join online or in-person. 

This extended session, brought to you by the Commercial Marine Network, Seawork and Maritime Journal, focusses on Vessel Circular Economy - Closed-loop Scrappage: Benefits of re-energising tonnage & upcycling the fleet, our expert panel of speakers will discuss what can be done to help the sector transition to a more circular economy.

Take part direct in the live Q&A panel and learn from the expert speakers on: 
  • How Damen supports the full life cycle of vessels – in design & materials; what are the different solutions for end of life, or extending the life cycle of their vessels? 
  • What are the advantages of re-poweringPME Power Systems Group will demonstrate the benefits re-powering using Hybrid Electric, HVO fuels, and Hydrogen dual fuel.
  • How Close Brothers are supporting the sector with funding solutions for existing fleets; refurbishing and re-purposing vessels including the transition from traditional power systems to new technologies, in line with their ESG responsibilities.
  • How the MCA’s latest modelling and research on propulsion systems and design, can assist with futureproofing the fleet and support the long-term vision on fuels of the future. 
Hosted at The Workboat Association AGM at Mottram Hall in Cheshire, join this session either online or in-person. 

Speaker and panel member Ben Craig,  Emissions Reduction Technical Specialist at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, asks
“Crew Transfer vessels burn a lot of fuel travelling at high speed to efficiently serve the offshore wind sector. What can be done to help this sector transition to a more circular economy?” 

Moderated by Andy Page - MD Chartwell Marine, with Kerrie Forster CEO of The Workboat Association delivering the welcome address, other speakers and panel members are;
  • Martin Jackson, Sales Manager, PME Power Systems Group Ltd 
  • Dewi Wesselman , Group Sustainability Co-Ordinator, Damen 
  • Andrew Blundell, MD – Aviation & Marine Finance, Close Brothers 

Supported by: UKHMA – the UK Harbour Masters Association, and SMI – the Society of Maritime Industries.
For information on how to participate in these sessions, or, to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact the team on +44 (0)1329 825335 or at 
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