Inaugural international exhibition for marine maintenance technologies proving huge success
Following the success of its first day, more exciting product developments made sure the second day of Marine Maintenance World Expo was its busiest yet.
The show opened to packed halls on Tuesday 10 Sept, with the unique remit of being the only international exhibition placing marine maintenance technologies, services and systems together with the latest ship and off-shore rig maintenance concepts and techniques under one roof.
Attracting more 110 major exhibitors in its inaugural year, Marine Maintenance World Expo has got off to a roaring start featuring key exhibits from a diverse field, including dry docks, ship repair yards, and maintenance technology providers.
Wednesday’s (Sept 11) highlights included CleanHull debuting their next generation cleaning machine: the Service Controlled Cleaning Rig (SCCR), which is due to be launched industry-wide in June 2014.
Gerald Victor, sales manager at CleanHull, said: “The new product will be a lot more powerful due to the suction system we have developed, and because of this, we are sure that it will clean 90% of the fouling on a vessel.”
The company has worked with major operators, including Maersk, to help with its development to ensure that this cleaning solution will meet the demands of all its customers.
“We will act as a subcontractor for the shipyard, commissioning and providing system start up, pressure testing and equipment installations, ” said Markus Hjerppe, managing director, Marine Diesel Finland Oy. With growth at the centre of the company, the Finland-based business believes that it will have five new contracts from around the world by next year.
Elsewhere in the exhibition hall – which is open today (Thursday Sept 12) from 10am to 3pm – Cyprus Shipyard Famagusta revealed plans to launch a new tugboat. “We have manufactured two of the workboats which will be launched in 2014. We are currently looking for a new contract, and have had a lot of interesting conversations here at the expo.” said Gokalp Gundogdu, engineer at Shipyard Famagusta.
Ideally located in Brussels close to the very heart of the European global shipping and marine industries’ three key ports, Zeebrugge, Antwerp and Rotterdam, this new, three day exhibition is being organised by the publisher of Marine Maintenance Technology International with exhibitors including Harland and Wolff, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Johnson Controls, Prüftechnik, Rustibus, Parker Kittiwake, Scandinavian Boiler Services, Tru-Marine and Metalock.
Alongside the event is a 3-day free to attend conference, with speakers including Danny Shorten from Lloyd’s Register, Tage Klockars from Wärtsilä Services, Captain Andrew Glennie from HM Royal Navy, Tom Quaye from BAE Systems Maritime Services and Mik Henriksen from KEM Offshore, and a Technology Demonstration area, with more than 30 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge technology and innovative product.
The path to minimizing time in dry dock or repair is here: Brussels, September 10-12, 2013.
For more information about Marine Maintenance World Expo, visit: www.marinemaintenanceworldexpo.com