Email News June 2017


Welcome to the June 2017 Email Newsletter from Marine South East

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Posted 2017-06-02 12:08:14


Design Foundations funding round 2 now open for applications

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1 million in early-stage, human-centred design projects. These projects will help businesses identify high-value innovation opportunities and generate ideas for new products, services or business models that align with customer demand.

Round 2 of Innovate UK's Design Foundations funding competition is now open for applications. This competition is open to all UK registered companies, irrespective of size, maturity or sector. It can fund your work on a specific project in early stage development, using relevant design support to help generate robust and insightful propositions for new products, services, or business models. The Design Foundations Round 2 registration closes on 21st June 2017.

For more information visit:

https://ktn-uk.co.uk/funding/design-foundations-2017-round-2


Posted 2017-06-02 12:15:24


Discover opportunities and emerging trends at the Seawork Conference

Seawork International will reopen its doors Tuesday 14th June, with a busy conference schedule bringing together hundreds of key professionals from all aspects of the commercial marine sector.

The three-day Seawork Conference 2017 will be located on board the Ocean Scene, berthed in the Seawork Marina.

The Seawork Conference is a must for all involved in the commercial marine industry who wish to explore the challenges, changes and emerging opportunities in today's and tomorrow's commercial marine and workboat sector.

This year there is a focus on marine renewables (wind, tidal and wave) as well as vessel operations. The conference will also include sessions on how to address the marine skills gap - can new training opportunities and apprenticeships help to grow the future of the maritime industry? As well as the implications incurred through Brexit.

For more information and registration details please visit:

http://www.seawork.com/


Posted 2017-06-02 12:23:59


Invest in the Offshore and Marine Renewable market in Western France, 7th June 2017, London

Companies, investors, economic development agencies and strategic partners are invited to attend a side event dedicated to Offshore and Marine renewable market in Western France – Offshore Wind Europe Event - taking place at the Invest in Western France Event, 7th June 2017 taking place at Excel London.

The ICE European project, of which Marine South East are partners, are pleased to invite companies to attend a special VIP Invest in Western France conference followed by a networking cocktail.

The event will be a unique opportunity to discover the Offshore & Marine Renewable Energy sector in Brittany and Pays de la Loire and to identify and meet our best partners to develop your activity and enter the French market.

10 companies from Brittany will be at the event.

Speakers: Bretagne Pôle Naval business cluster - Breizh EMR business cluster - Centrale Nantes - DCNS Energies - Eolink - Neopolia business cluster - Piriou - Quiet Oceans - Rollix - STX France.

For more information please visit:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invest-in-western-france-conference-networking-cocktail-tickets-34654816489


Posted 2017-06-02 13:04:44


Seawork opens for business 13th-15th June 2017

Seawork International, Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition opens for business in Southampton 13th-15th June 2017.

Seawork offers the commercial marine industry a one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its products, its innovations and its people, for three invaluable days every June.

Since 1998 Seawork International has delivered a unique on-shore and on-water trade exhibition. Nowadays, Seawork comprises an exhibition, conference and awards, attracting over 7,600 industry professionals, 10,000 products and services, together with over 70 vessels.

Seawork International opens for business 13th-15th June 2017 at the prestigious Mayflower Park venue in Southampton, UK.

Follow the link for more information and registration details:

http://www.seawork.com/


Posted 2017-06-02 12:27:13


Can I reduce my vessel operating costs? Workshop, 13th June 2017, at Seawork, Southampton

Marine South East and the MOVE Project (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) will be hosting this workshop to explore saving fuel, reducing emissions and vessel optimisation, both now and in the future.

Operating costs are a major factor for commercial work boats whether it be a single vessel or a fleet. To maximise savings, craft performance must be optimised for the required duty cycle, but often detailed data about how a vessel operates is not available.

Operators may be deterred from monitoring vessel propulsion performance as currently the equipment needed is time consuming and costly to install.

The MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) Project has enabled significant technological advance and associated cost reduction in monitoring craft performance.

Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels are an example of craft that work away from their 'sweet spot' for much of the duty cycle. Figures supplied by a vessel operator showed a fleet of 5 craft supporting a typical wind farm to be using 1,825,000 litres/annum. It can be seen that significant benefits may be gained if vessel efficiency is optimised.

A major advance through the MOVE project has been in 'Shaft Power Measurement'. Previously sensors required significant installation time by specialist engineers and costs were greatly increased if travel was required to the vessel.

Through MOVE, Project Partner Datum Electronics have developed a 'clamp-on' sensor which can be installed by the vessel's engineering staff in less than 1.5 hours. This will reduce costs significantly and allow operators to programme the fitting and removal of the system more easily.

Initial development and validation of the MOVE system is taking place aboard pilot vessels made available by the Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. This enables data to be collected whilst the Pilots carry out their daily duties providing real-time information from the vessel's systems.

The MOVE technology is now being installed aboard an operational Wind Farm Support Vessel for further testing and validation.

HEVIMA (Hybrid Electrical Vessel propulsion with Integrated Motor Assist) is another Innovate UK supported project led by REAPsystems. Its objective is to develop an innovative modular hybrid marine power system offering significant savings in fuel consumption, engine power rating, weight, emissions, noise and vibrations. It is particularly relevant to the small commercial vessel market for craft which generally have low average loads, but also require extended periods of high power.

To explain the benefits of collecting detailed data about a vessel's propulsion system and how this can be used to specify alternatives, such as hybrid arrangements, the MOVE and HEVIMA projects are running a joint workshop during Seawork International 2017, Southampton on Tuesday 13th June, 1530 -1730.

Registration to attend this free event is through the 'MOVE Interest Group'.

Membership of the Interest Group is free of charge, to join please use the following link and click the green 'join' button.

http://groupspaces.com/MOVEInterestGroup/

MOVE and HEVIMA are co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK's Innovation Agency and The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)


Posted 2017-05-09 10:20:36