Full Program Announced For Mid-Atlantic Ship Repair & Supply Summit


By The Maritime Executive 01-22-2019 07:32:20

The Port of Las Palmas has announced the full programme for its Mid-Atlantic Ship Repair & Supply Summit, a high-level international gathering for the ship repair and supply, smart tech, renewable energy, offshore and bunkering communities taking place in Gran Canaria, Spain from 4-5 April 2019. The event will also play host to several trade missions so that companies from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK can connect with their counterparts in the Canary Islands and the rest of Spain.

The two-day event will explore changing market dynamics, regulations and technology for port service provision, ship repair and supply and outline new investment and business opportunities in Las Palmas. Key focus areas at the Summit include Industry 4.0 and Smart Shipyards, New Strategies within the IMO Emissions Regulation, Marine Renewable Energies and Port of Las Palmas: Incentives and Experiences.

Kicking off the event, Session 1 will look at incentives behind the highly-skilled work that the Port of Las Palmas carries out, with the chance to look at some of the success cases working with international companies such as CATERPILLAR, Rolls Royce and ABB.

The next session will discuss the potential of Industry 4.0 and smart tech. Stand-out presentations include a look at 4.0 Maritime Startup Acceleration from Leonardo Zangrado of Startup Wharf London and an insight into developments in Basque Industry 4.0 with SISTEPLANT’s José Mª Borda and Javier López de la Calle from the Basque Maritime Forum.

Session 3 will focus on the upcoming IMO Sulphur Cap and future greenhouse gas emissions reduction, looking at new LNG projects in West Africa with Bernard Piales from ExxonMobil Exploration Company and also the provision strategy for the Middle East and other preparations that are in progress.

The final session will probe government strategies for marine renewable energies, harnessing new technologies and innovations for the sector including wind parks, wind platforms, wave power and supporting technology. X1 WIND CEO, Álex Raventós will present a unique look at a low weight floating platform.

“The Port of Las Palmas has a long history in innovation,” said Mr. Juan José Cardona, President of Las Palmas Port Authority. “Not only do we have one of the most geo-strategic locations in the world, we are committed to providing the very best services for ships and logistics companies. Our upcoming Summit is a fantastic opportunity for global and regional operators, start-ups and researchers to discuss current challenges and opportunities and how we can all benefit.”

To find out more, visit the website at https://midatlanticshiprepair.com.

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