Drydocking Conference Scheduled to Follow OTC


By The Maritime Executive 2017-03-17 17:43:05

The Dry Dock Conference/Advanced Training Forum 2017 is the ninth in a series of international conferences held every two to three years, and this year's conference will be held on May 5-6 in Houston, Texas.

The goal of the conference is to educate and provide technological updates to personnel in the dry dock industry. The papers and presentations cover a broad spectrum of topics dealing with a multitude of issues facing the dry dock community. Professionals from around the globe will share their endeavors in planning, financing, permitting, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining dry dock facilities. Conference attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the industry and gain valuable insight into how to overcome them.

The Dry Dock Conference is the international platform and the leading forum for the world's drydocking industry. This is where the Dry Dock Community leaders present their innovations, trends and forward looking technologies to set the course for future success. The conference provides a venue to learn about new products, services, and generate vital contacts. The immensely successful series of conferences has consistently drawn an international audience of professionals who come to share their knowledge and learn from the experiences of others.



Friday, May 5


7-8 am Check-in/breakfast

8 am Introduction

A Floating Dry Dock Salvage and Repairs

Quadrant Method for Detecting Off Center Loading

Acquisition and Modification of HMB-1

Alternative Ship Support Methods



Fast Docking

Acquisition, Transportation and Operation of a Dry Dock

Launching and Drydocking of New Australian Destroyer

Drydocking Performance

5-7 pm Dry Dock Conference Informal Meeting/food provided


Saturday, May 6


7-8 am Check-in/breakfast

8am Why Floating Dry Docks Sink

Drydocking of USS Texas (BB-35)

Special Drydocking

Dry Dock Controls



New Floating Dry Dock Projects in China

Dry Dock Repairs and Transport

The Dry Dock Report

Open Discussion-Any Topic/Next Conference Planning/Conference Wrap-up

5-7 pm Dry Dock Conference Informal Meeting (food provided)


This event offers not only lectures from some the world's leading dry dock experts, but also offers exceptional networking opportunities with industry leaders.

Past participants included representatives of shipyards, engineering and consulting firms, ship owners, and government agencies. This international conference receives attendees from six continents. Personnel with over 30 years of experience along with those new to the community find the 2 day conference an enlightening experience.

Since a record number of visitors attended the last Dry Dock Conference in 2014, the important role played by the Dry Dock Conference make this a must-attend event. Over 90 percent of previous attendees rated previous conferences as excellent.

The conference is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with the hundreds of practitioners, researchers, and specialists at the leading edge of the dry dock industry. Organizations are free to bring and distribute information at the conference.

Drydocking has long been a small but vital part of the ship building and repair industry and the current global economic climate puts an added premium on dry docking crews to boost their efficiency. With larger and more complex ships creating new dry docking challenges, this upcoming conference is a great chance for those the maritime industry to gain new insights into this changing field. Attend Dry Dock Conference 2017 to prepare yourself and your teams to compete in this vital aspect of the shipbuilding and repair industry.

The 1-4 May 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) precedes the 5-6 May 2017 Dry Dock Conference/Advanced Training Forum in Houston. Maximize your travels to Houston by attending both the Dry Dock Conference/Advanced Training Forum and OTC. Visit 2017.otcnet.org for details on the OTC.

DM Consulting is pleased to host Dry Dock Conference 2017. DM Consulting is the trail blazer for providing training, consulting, and standardization to the Dry Dock Industry. For conference information/registration, visit http://www.drydocktraining.com/.


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