The Seawork free-to-attend conference sessions and business briefings are held across the three days of Seawork. The conferences cover a variety of topics across the Commercial Marine & Marine Civils sectors and feature sessions and presentations from our Supporting Associations.  



The Future Fuel Matrix & OPEX Reduction 

Decarbonising operations to reduce emissions and costs remains top of the agenda at Seawork. The 2024 conferences will share insights and learnings on key themes that are at the forefront of discussions across the industry.  
The 2024 free to attend bitesize sessions will tackle how the latest regulations are driving change for fleet operators, vessel manufacturers and designers; what cutting edge technology is delivering for the commercial marine sector in the race to provide future fuel options; plus, the advantages and challenges with battery technology for commercial marine applications including workboats in meeting their day-to-day operational needs. 

09:45 – 11:00 Session 1 
Green technology – the impact of regulatory changes for workboats & how this is driving change. 
11:30 – 12:45 Session 2 

The future fuel mosaic – the latest developments in methanol, hydrogen, and sustainable future fuels for the commercial marine sector.  
14:15 – 15:30 Session 3 
 Battery technology – an opportunity or a challenge for workboats?  

All the sessions from the 2023 Seawork exhibition are available to watch on-demand. Simply click on the links below:

Session 1 - Alternative fuels – how operators can make the right choice

Session 2 - Driving efficiency with hybrid marine propulsion – the next generation

Session 3Smart Onboard Solutions help reduce operator costs 

Session 4 - Vessel Design – Optimising construction, in-life, and OPEX costs



2024 programme to be announced 


The Seawork 2023 free-to-attend ‘Business Briefings’ conference sessions were held across the three days of Seawork. The conferences covered a variety of topics across the Commercial Marine & Marine Civils sectors and featured sessions and presentations from our Supporting Associations. 

Business Briefing Sessions for 2023 included:

HM Government Opportunities & Support for the UK workboat & RHIB Sector including speakers from The National Shipbuilding Office, Dept of Business & Trade, MoD DE&S Boat Team, and Crown Commercial Services.
Both HM Government sessions are available to watch on-demand:
Session 1
Session 2

Maritime UK Solent Networking Meeting including speakers from Red Penguin Marine, and the Marine Skills Centre at Southampton City College plus Marine Energy Systems.
Watch the session recording here.

MCA - An Update on MCA Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels by Rob Taylor, MCA
Watch the session recording here.

CECA - Understanding the power of Tidal Projects for Marine Civils 
This session included speakers from the UK Harbour Masters' Association (UKHMA), and industry leading projects TPGEN24 and ORE Catapult who outlined the opportunities for marine civils in delivering the infrastructure; the magnitude of investment needed to build and maintain the projects; the benefits and resilience of tidal green energy; and the environmental implications for this renewable energy sector. 

Martin Willis, Executive Officer of UKHMA, provided his insight on offshore / nearshore projects and highlighted the importance of engaging with the Statutory Harbour Authority and the Harbour Master for the necessary information, guidance, and approvals. 
Watch the session recording here.

The Workboat Association Safety Forum 
The Workboat Association hosted their “open to all” Safety Forum at Seawork 2023. This year’s theme was Emergency Preparedness – in line with their 2023 Safety Campaign of the same name. Attendees learned how to respond to a serious emergency scenario both ashore and on board.
Watch the session recording here.

Danfoss - Powering the Future, Today: Exploring Hybrid and Fully-Electric Vessel System Architecture and Power Converters
The Danfoss seminar explored the forefront of maritime innovation. Danfoss speakers discussed how hybrid and fully-electric vessel system architecture, along with advanced power converters, are revolutionizing the marine industry.

Speakers delved into cutting-edge propulsion and electrification technologies that optimize vessel performance, and enhance efficiency and environmental sustainability. Attendees gained insights into the latest breakthroughs in electrical power generation and distribution for marine applications.
Watch the session recording here.

IMCA - Unlocking sustainable contracting in offshore wind
Iain Grainger, in one of his first industry speaking engagements as CEO of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), explored the challenges and solutions to the creation of sustainable conditions for the whole supply chain, as it aims to meet government ambitions on offshore wind.
Watch the session recording here.

For information on how to participate and get involved with Seawork Conferences 2024 please contact the events team via email at or +44 1329 825 335.

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