A unique program of three specialist events for the sub IMO / sub 24 meter professional sector is being held ‘back to back’ at the Grand Harbour in Southampton, U.K. this October. The fast moving workshop style program brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide – and highlight potential solutions.
Event organizer and workshop lead John Haynes said, “We are really pleased with the diversity of high level presenters from military, commercial and SAR backgrounds. This program will give attendees an insight into the latest developments in fast craft design, manufacturing and operations. These workshop sessions will help to shape long term decisions that lead to improvements for in-service systems and procurement of next generation vessels.”
Next Generation SHOCK MITIGATION Workshop on October 25 focuses on shock mitigation solutions. Attendees include professional and military organizations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, service providers and classification societies.
Next Generation HIGH SPEED CRAFT Workshop on October 26 focuses on RIBs and high speed craft. Topics are relevant to workboats, pilot boats, patrol boats, search and rescue, survey vessels, superyacht tenders and the emerging market for unmanned surface vessels.
Next Generation HYBRID MARINE POWER Workshop on October 27 focuses on innovative power and propulsion. The objective is to identify efficiency by all means. Modular and scalable hybrid concepts are also relevant to offshore supply vessels, patrol vessels and superyachts.
The one day Workshops are being held at the Grand Harbour Hotel overlooking the port of Southampton.
Haynes added, “There is a lot of knowledge about shock mitigation in the U.K. that has been driven by a need to comply with vibration directives. New seat testing and standards are coming that are relevant to professional organizations both sides of the Atlantic. The RIB concept was invented in the U.K. over 50 years ago and we are still proud of our maritime heritage alongside of cutting edge next generation solutions. Hybrid is here and now technology that is revolutionizing many forms of transport, until recently the marine sector has been running behind – but that is changing fast.”
NEXT GENERATION Workshop PROGRAM
TUES 25 October: SHOCK MITIGATION SOLUTIONS Workshop:
•Pete Sheppard – Naval Architect, RNLI
'Assessing WBV Exposure and Implementing Improvements on Small Craft'
•Tom Coe – Senior Consultant, Frazer Nash / NDP
'Development of an International Standard for Comparing Shock Mitigating Boat Seat Performance'
•Dr Tom Gunston – British Standards Institute, Whole Body Vibration Panel
'ISO Standards for Seat Testing and Seat Usage in Various Transport Sectors'
•Commander RN (Rtd) Richard Finnemore – DES Ships CSS Boat
'Update on UK Ministry of Defense Whole Body Vibration Working Group'
•James Taylor & Dave Parsons – SKYDEX Technologies
'High Performance Cushion Decking and Seating Solutions for RIBs & High Speed Craft'
•Tim Rees – Analyst, SHOXS
'Shock Mitigation Solutions for Marine Vehicle Safety'
•Alberto Calderon – Executive Director and Chairman, Transonic Hull Company
‘Evaluation of Transonic Hull for Shock-Free High Speed Operation’
WEDS 26 October: RIB & HIGH SPEED CRAFT Workshop:
•Commander Chris Pratt MBE (AFNI) – Border Protection Squadron, Border Force
'Blending Traditional Seamanship with New Maritime Roles and High Technology'
•Hans van der Molen – Head of Technical Projects & Innovation, KNRM (NL Lifeboat) 'Integrating New Vessels and Technology into Established Maritime Organizations’
•Andrew Hughes – Business Development, SHOXS (former BAE Systems)
'Challenges for Small Companies Dealing with Prime Contractors and Defense Procurement'
•Peter Foley & James Taylor – SKYDEX Technologies
'Utilizing Polymers & Geometries to Create Multiphase Springs for Commercial Military Applications'
•Julian Morgan – Managing Director, KPM Marine
'Smart COTS Design can Reduce Time, Cost & Weight on New Build Vessels and Retrofit Projects'
•Tom Coe – Senior Consultant, Frazer Nash / ND
'Measuring Noise and Vibration in Maritime Environments'
•Stephen Beadsmoore – Managing Director, Wave Access Project
'Innovative High Speed Craft for Emerging Maritime Roles'
•Andrew Branagh & David Kelly – WING Inflatables
‘Developing High Performance Inflatable Solutions for Commercial and Military Use’
THURS 27 October: HYBRID MARINE POWER Workshop:
•Captain Muhammad Shafique – Senior Lecturer Petrochem, Warsash Maritime Academy 'Combining Hybrid Marine Power with Alternative Low Emission Fuels'
•Bernard Twomey – Global Head of Electrotechnical Systems, Lloyd's Register
'How Guidance Notices and Classification Rules assist Hybrid Designers'
•Mel Lewis & Simon Churchill – Mainstay Marine Solutions
'Hybrid Systems for Workboats, Pilot Boats, Patrol Vessels and Passenger Vessels'
•Dr Dennis Doerffel – Founder & Chief Technology Officer, REAP Systems
'Developing COTS Hybrid Solutions for Venice Water Taxis and Military Vessels'
•Graeme Hawksley – Managing Director, Hybrid Marine
'Innovative Hybrid Systems for Small Workboats and Commercial Craft'
•John Haynes – Managing Director, Shock Mitigation
‘The Hour of Power – Viable Hybrid Technology for Commercial & Military Applications’
'Integrating Diesel Main Engines & Generators with Hybrid Power & Propulsion Systems'
'Next Generation Power including Lithium Ion and High Performance Battery Systems'