GEAR | Seawork 2024 to include underwater intervention sector via new pavilion

Photo: Seawork
Photo: Seawork

The 25th edition of Seawork, Europe's largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, will be held concurrently with the 30th anniversary celebration of the Workboat Association in 2024.

The Commercial Marine Network that also includes Seawork will once again work with partners to offer a series of
webinars and live conference sessions.

Get set for Workboat 2050 – Series 4 has been launched with session one taking place at the Workboat Association Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 20. The live session is open to WA members, and anyone can sign up to listen to the individual speakers online after the event.

In this new format, delegates can watch the session on demand in four brief episodes available on the Seawork and Maritime Journal websites.

Series 4 will continue to look into the latest developments in innovation and technology in the workboat sector to assist vessel operators and commercial marine businesses to decarbonise, identifying technologies that can be adopted now to help support with decision making to increase efficiency, reduce operating expenditure, and progress in taking steps to achieve net zero.

Seawork 2024 will also see the introduction of the Underwater Intervention pavilion that will feature with the existing Divework pavilion and trail. This offers exhibitors specialising in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) or remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) the opportunity to be gathered in a mutually beneficial location.

The UK Government will again offer opportunities and support at the exhibition for the workboat and RIB sector with representatives from the National Shipbuilding Office, the Department of Business and Trade, the Ministry of Defence Boat Team, and Crown Commercial Services.

Business briefings will be held in the conference rooms with representatives from the above departments that also cover UK Defence and Security Exports and UK Export Finance. This provides delegates the opportunity to have discussions with panel members about all aspects of UK government support in the workboat sector.

Association Hubs confirmed for 2024:

  • Workboat Association Pavilion
  • Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) Hub
  • Association of Diving Contractors (UK and Ireland)

Featured Sector Pavilions and Trails at Seawork 2024:

  • Underwater Intervention Pavilion featuring Divework Trail
  • Marine Civils Pavilion and Trail
  • Maritime Training and Careers Hub and Trail
  • Marine Renewables Trail
  • RIBwork Trail
  • Superyacht Trail

Seawork 2024 will take place from June 11 to 13, 2024, in Southampton, UK. Interested parties may visit the Seawork official site for more information.

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