Business Briefings
21st June
10:00 – 12:45 CECA - Sector Group Meeting for Flood & Marine Group 

This session included networking lunch and was open to CECA member only

12:45 - 14:00 CECA - Infrastructure associated with the marine environment

Session included informative presentations and panel discussion.   
15:00 – 16:00 ORE Catapult & European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd 

ORE Catapult are leading the Tidal Stream Industry Energiser project (TIGER) which is Interreg’s largest ever project recently increased in value to over €48m. Partners include world leading tidal stream technology/project developers, 2 of which are located very close to Seawork. TIGER partners presented the opportunities and prospects within the tidal stream sector. 
 

11:30 – 13:50 MoD & DIT Session
Session focused on MoD Procurement with and overview of DIT. 
 
22nd June

12:45 – 14:00 CECA - Responding to the climate challenge
Session included informative presentations and panel discussion. Open to all Seawork attendees to join. Topics covered:

Presenting on Net Zero, Ashley Webber & Harry Stannett from Balanced Energy provided an overview of the main high-level issues surrounding how organisations, particularly SMEs, are engaged in the process of achieving Net Zero by 2050, including some practical examples of what they can do from a corporate perspective. 

Mark Clouter, Commercial Manager, WP Group gave his insight on the current issues for HVO fuels and what these might mean for current and future users.  Concentrating on Low carbon projects, Andy Martin, Contracts Manager, Mackley presented on the Lydd Ranges project - an exemplar scheme using alternative and innovative techniques to deliver a low carbon sea defence project.
 


14:00 – 15:30 Workboat Association Safety Forum in partnership with the British Tug owners Association 

The British Tugowners Association and the Workboat Association discussed and learned more about MOB Recovery. Having drafted an industry guidance document on MOB Recovery the associations invited all Seawork attendees, especially anyone with MOB expert knowledge, or user/purchase experience of equipment, or just those with an interest or opinion(!) 
 

15:00 - 17:00 YBDSA 

Small craft surveyor’s forum
 

16:00 - 16:30 MCA 
Workboat code update from Rob Taylor BEng (Hons) MIMarEST MIETCode Vessel Lead, UK Technical Services Ship Standards 
An insight into the development of the Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels.  This session brings an update from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the introduction of the High-Speed Offshore Service Craft Code and a closer look into the developments that have been made in the latest revision to the Workboat Code, what has changed and when to expect these amendments to come into force.
 

15:45 -16:45 Women in Marine Industry
We welcomed all Seawork attendees to join us for this annual event which includes inspiring presentations and informal networking.
 

23rd June
09:00 - 10:15 Maritime UK June Networking meeting
All Seawork attendees were welcome to join Maritime UK for their June breakfast networking meeting in Conference Room 2 to hear all the latest from Stuart Baker, MD at Maritime UK.  

14:00 – 16:00 MSE International  &  Port Energy Systems Optimisation project (PESO) Project
Port Decarbonisation and Smart Energy Solutions 

This workshop discussed the issues surrounding port decarbonisation and present the Port of Portsmouth as a case study for combining renewable generating capacity with innovative energy storage solutions and advanced energy management systems. Ports and shipping are major users of energy and are under pressure to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions. To achieve this, ports will have to change the way they use energy and the infrastructure that delivers it. This presentation looked at the fast-changing landscape of port decarbonisation.  

Ports, renewable energy providers, energy service providers and other stakeholders were welcome to attend this session to learn about the fast-changing landscape as well as supply chain opportunities in port decarbonisation.  

Chaired and facilitated by Dr Jonathan Williams of MSE International, speakers included:

  • Jerry Clarke, Senior Pilot at Portsmouth International Port; 
  • Anthony Price at Swanbarton; 
  • Thalia Skoufa, Practice Manager – Transport, Energy Systems Catapult; 
  • Mark Simmonds, CEO British Ports Association; and 
  • Commander Lee Harrington, Principal Engineer for the Royal Navy.
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