BUMPER YEAR JULY 9 2013
Seawork 2013 attracted record numbers of commercial marine professionals with over 7,300 visitors this year, a 6% increase on 2012.
Visitors to the exhibition held at the ABP Port of Southampton from June 25 to 27 were drawn in by the lure of new products, new vessels on the pontoons, demonstrations on-the-water and the conference papers from organisations including the Ministry of Defence, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and the Navitus Bay Wind Park development.
Highlights of Seawork 2013 included: the sale of three vessels by Netherlands based Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, including a 27m Shoalbuster off the pontoons; the sale of a multi-role, road transportable workboat by Meercat Workboats of the UK to a Tasmanian fish farm and the announcement by the UK's Ocean Safety of Southampton of the agreement to replace all the liferafts used by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
The dates for
Seawork 2014 have been confirmed as Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 June.
INNOVATION AWARDS JUNE 26 2013
The Seawork Innovation Awards were presented last night by BBC TV’s Sally Taylor at the new-format networking event, sponsored by ZF Marine, at The Grand Café. The prestigious Spirit of Innovation Trophy was presented to Filtertechnik for its Particle Pal, a self-contained, battery operated field kit that passes oil or fuel through a laser particle counter. The Seawork Innovation Awards, were sponsored by Class Instrumentation.
Guy Cotten UK won the Marine Equipment category in the Innovations Showcase for its new Drempro Jacket and Drembib Trousers made from bonding high-tech, multi-layered fabric to hard-wearing PVC-coated material – a revolutionary manufacturing process.
The award in the Safety category went to NRG Marine for its PFE range of fire extinguishers, the world’s first non-pressurised, multi-purpose extinguisher. USA exhibitor, Maretron, was awarded a Special Commendation for its Vessel Data Recorder.
The Seawork Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Norman Finley, lifetime president of the National Workboat Association, who was instrumental in setting up the association and played a key role in developing the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s Workboat Code of Practice and the Brown Code, launched at Seawork.
Rear Admiral Ian Jess
2013 sees a stronger than ever Ministry of Defence presence at Seawork. Not only is the revamped MoD Boats Team holding its annual Industry forum, but they will be joined by specialist colleagues in boat engineering and safety.
The Defence and Security Organisation within UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provides the essential Government-to-Government dimension to company-led marketing campaigns in the export of Defence and Security equipment. Drawing on the wider UKTI experience of trade promotion and working closely with the UK Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces, the Defence and Security Organisation helps build defence-to-defence and wider Government-to-Government relations, and provides access to specialist support, including equipment demonstrations and advice on doctrine and training.
Contact Name:Dominic McNeice
OFFICIAL SPONSORS 2013
Alicat Workboats manufacture a fleet of high quality aluminium workboats operated by Gardline and specifically designed for the offshore renewable energy sector.
Armstrong Marine, Inc. designs and builds welded aluminum boats and barges. For more than two decades the Armstrong brothers, Josh and Cory, have been perfecting the use of aluminum as the material of choice for the marine environment.
Blackburns Metals supplies a comprehensive range of Aluminium, Stainless Steel and other metal derivatives, many of which are specifically tailored to marine applications. As one of Europes leading stockholders, Blackburns pride themselves on customising stock to suit specific market sectors, or individual customer requirements.
BMF Commercial Marine is delighted to be coming back to Southampton for Seawork International 2013 and is looking forward to supporting the biggest Seawork ever and joining in celebrating 50 years of the RIB. In fact it’s a year of celebrations all round, with the BMF enjoying its centenary year as well.
Established in 1996 by world renowned ultrasonics expert and current CEO Ken Hawes, Class Instrumentation Ltd has grown into a global leading player in ultrasonic survey equipment.
CTruk is a market leader in the design and build of composite high-speed vessels. Its robust, lightweight and fuel-efficient workboats are proven OWSVs as well as having numerous applications across the military and security sector.
Damen is an international shipyard group but at its heart, there is still a family company. We operate in every niche market where we see an opportunity to improve, innovate or invest.
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) is an independent Foundation founded in 1864 whose objectives are safeguarding life, property and the environment. A world wide company offering its services to the Maritime and Renewable Energy Markets
Gardline operates a fleet of high quality aluminium workboats manufactured by Alicat Workboats and specifically designed for the offshore renewable energy sector.
“SME growth is crucial to the UK’s economic success. In tough economic conditions, small businesses need the right advice and support to succeed.” Michael Izza, ICAEW Chief Executive
As part of Liverpool John Moores University, Lairdside Maritime Centre is recognised to be at the forefront of knowledge and innovation in the maritime sector.
Peters & May the specialist in global boat transport – on stand A69 . Peters & May continues to be the world’s most diverse and esteemed leisure and commercial workboat shipping consultant and logistics provider.
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport and engines for industrial, marine and power generation applications.
Seamariner, established in 1992, is a leading marine recruitment specialist. We offer a range of services within Maritime and Shipping, Ship Management, Travel/Logistics, Onshore and Renewables.
Veolia Environmental Services provides a range of recycling and waste management operations including collection, recycling, treatment, storage and disposal services to some of the world’s largest ocean going liners, major shipping companies and ports.
Established in 1911, WaterMota Ltd is one of the leading Marine and Industrial distribution companies in the UK.
Yellow Admiral is a specialist marine employment agency providing professional recruitment services to both companies and job-seekers on a world-wide basis.
ZF – your complete marine propulsion partner! ZF works with customers from initial design and build to after sales support.
EXHIBITOR LIST 2013 A - Z
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103-104 Herbert Walker Avenue
1HJ, United Kingdom
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