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Commercial Marine Network - Get Set For Workboat 2050 - Series 3

Series 3 of Get Set for Workboat 2050 will look at practical applications of decarbonisation and provide examples of businesses and workboat operators who are employing technology, innovation, and design to reduce their carbon footprint.

Learn from our expert panels as we demonstrate the benefits and efficiencies being gained by commercial marine businesses who are leading the way forward on the route to net zero.

Join our panel of experts on
 Tuesday 13th June 2023, from 09:45 - 11:00 BST for Session 5. This session will be hosted in-person in Conference Room 1 on site at Seawork. Session 5 will focus on Port Infrastructure & Alternative Fuels - Onshore & Offshore fuelling systems – building the fuel mosaic for future bunkering and support infrastructure.

Kerrie Forster, CEO of The Workboat Association, and Andy Page, MD of Chartwell Marine, will be joined by 4 speakers to discuss how the commercial marine and workboat sector are working to find practical solutions to fuelling both onshore and offshore. This session will address new technology systems designed to help support offshore charging - how they are working in operation and the impact for vessel design.  This finale to the series will also look at infrastructure support activity at ports and what is needed to meet future bunkering requirements?

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Missed any sessions from the first two series? All sessions are available to watch on-demand on Seawork.com:
Watch series 1 and series 2 on-demand

Decarbonisation & OPEX Reduction  

The all-new 2023 Seawork Conferences will deliver bitesize in-person sessions to help commercial marine and workboat operators face the challenge of reducing operational expenditure at the same time as meeting the mandatory targets to decarbonise operations.  

The conference sessions will help owners and operators learn how their businesses can create cost savings whilst benefitting from the latest developments in alternative fuels, hybrid propulsion, technology, and design.  

Taking place on Wednesday 14 June in Conference Room onsite at Seawork, the sessions include:

Session 1 - Alternative fuels – how operators can make the right choice

Session 2 - Driving efficiency with hybrid marine propulsion – the next generation

Session 3Smart Onboard Solutions help reduce operator costs 

Session 4 - Vessel Design – Optimising construction, in-life, and OPEX costs

Business Briefings

The Seawork 2023 free-to-attend ‘Business Briefings’ conference sessions will be held across the three days of Seawork. The conferences cover a variety of topics across the Commercial Marine & Marine Civils sectors and will feature sessions and presentations from our Supporting Associations. 

Business Briefing Sessions for 2023 include:

Tuesday 13 June

Conference Room 1 

11:30 - 15:15: HM Government Opportunities & Support for the UK workboat & RHIB Sector including speakers from The National Shipbuilding Office, Dept of Business & Trade, MoD DE&S Boat Team, and Crown Commercial Services

Conference Room 2

11:30 - 12:30: Maritime UK Solent Networking Meeting including speakers from Red Penguin Marine and the Marine Skills Centre at Southampton City College, and Marine Energy Systems.

13:00 - 14:00: MCA - An Update on MCA Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels by Rob Taylor, MCA

Wednesday 14 June

Conference Room 2

11:00 - 13:00: CECA - Understanding the power of Tidal Projects for Marine Civils including speakers from the UK Harbour Masters' Association (UKHMA), and industry leading projects TPGEN24 and ORE Catapult who will outline the opportunities for marine civils in delivering the infrastructure; the magnitude of investment needed to build and maintain the projects; the benefits and resilience of tidal green energy; and the environmental implications for this renewable energy sector.  

Martin Willis, Executive Officer of UKHMA, will provide his insight on offshore / nearshore projects and highlight the importance of engaging with the Statutory Harbour Authority and the Harbour Master for the necessary information, guidance, and approvals. 

14:00 - 16:00 - The Workboat Association Safety ForumThe Workboat Association will host their “open to all” Safety Forum at Seawork 2023. This year’s theme will be Emergency Preparedness – in line with their 2023 Safety Campaign of the same name. All visitors are invited to join the session to learn about how to respond with a serious emergency scenario both ashore and on board.

For further information on how to participate and get involved please contact the events team via email info@seawork.com or on +44 1329 825 335



  Events Team:
  Tel: +44 1329 825 335 info@seawork.com


09:30 - 17:30 Tuesday 13 June 2023
09:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 14 June 2023
09:30 - 16:00 Thursday 15 June 2023

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