GEAR | Seawork 2023 exhibition to feature marine civil engineering, decarbonisation efforts

Photo: Seawork

The 24th edition of the Seawork marine and workboat exhibition returns to Mayflower Park in Southampton, UK, from June 13 to 15, 2023.

Seawork is the annual meeting place for the commercial marine and workboat sector. The organisers said is year’s focus is on how the commercial marine industry is adapting and innovating to the need to reduce operational expenditure at the same time as meeting mandatory targets to decarbonise operations.

Marine Civils drive much of the sectors activity and is again co-located with Seawork. It showcases the latest equipment and solutions for marine, coastal, and other civil engineering projects with unique landscape features.

New vessels, equipment and services

The Seawork pontoons offer the opportunity to view innovative new vessels with the design focus on efficiency and reducing costs. This is in addition to the myriad of new items of equipment and services on display in 12,000 square metres of undercover halls that all help to extend the range of and streamline operations.

Seawork conferences and business briefings

The Seawork Conferences have been revised to deliver shorter in-person sessions. This is to allow visitors to focus on specific topics that are relevant while maximising the time for business at the exhibition.

UK government department business briefings

As in previous years, there will be a strong presence at Seawork by UK Government Departments, including the National Shipbuilding Office (NSO), as well as Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the newly formed Department for Business and Trade (DBT) hosting business briefings.

Tidal projects with CECA

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) will host a Conference Session focused on “Understanding the Power of Tidal Projects”.  Speakers from tidal energy projects will outline opportunities for marine civils in delivering key offshore infrastructure, the magnitude of investment needed to build and maintain tidal power projects, the benefits, resilience, and longevity of tidal green energy, and the environmental implications for this renewable energy sector.

Training and careers day

Seawork will also be working with Maritime UK and the Solent LEP to deliver a Careers Fair for students on the final day of Seawork on June 15, 2023. The fair will bring students and young people, aged between 15 and 19, to Seawork from local schools, colleges, training centres, and universities to see first-hand what career opportunities in the commercial marine industry could look like and to gain insight as to the opportunities available.

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