Session 3 in the ''Get Set for Workboat 2050'' webinar series will take place on Tuesday 9th February 10:00 - 11:00 UTC, focusing on how to optimise vessel performance to reduce CO2 emissions through new hull designs and technologies.

Speakers from left: Bruno Bouckaert, Simon Schofield, Trygve H. Espeland

Speakers from left: Bruno Bouckaert, Simon Schofield, Trygve H. Espeland

The UK Harbour Masters Association and the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association have joined the Society of Maritime Industries in supporting the online conference series.

As workboat operators review future strategies to decarbonise their fleets, integrating energy saving design efficiencies into new-build vessels provides a key step forward.

Interested in hearing how this can benefit your business? Register (Free of Charge) today and join over 200 commercial marine professionals, and our expert line-up of speakers:

* Simon Schofield, CTO, BAR Technologies
BAR Technologies is a leader in simulation driven marine innovation and employs the latest cutting-edge toolsets, expertise and knowledge in its design process. The BAR Tech 30, the most fuel efficient and innovative CTV arrangement will enter the water in 2022. Come and hear Simon speak about the use of trained neural networks in designing its hull form, learn about its foil stability system (FOSS) and how they combine to deliver 30% less CO2 emissions and vastly reduced roll, pitch and vertical accelerations. Also on the agenda is the future powertrains for this unique workboat for further emission reductions and also the development of its big sister, the BAR Tech 50.

* Bruno Bouckaert, Sales Director, Hull Vane BV
Hull Vane BV is a Dutch company specialized in the design and construction of submerged wings to improve the performance and seakeeping of ships and boats. Bruno will present on the Hull Vane and Dynamic Hull Vane energy saving devices. He will discuss the efficiencies in performance gained through using these hydrodynamic products and he will include case study data from vessels currently using the hull vane device.

* Trygve H. Espeland, Naval Architect and Co-Founder, ESNA AS
ESNA is an independent ship design company for high-performance and efficient vessels, specialising on low and zero emission technology and air cushioned catamaran/Surface Effect Ships (SES). This vessel partly lifts out of the water with an air cushion sealed off by rubber sealing fore and aft between the catamaran hulls. This greatly reduces the frictional resistance, which dominates in high speed operation.
Apart from the high vessel speed, touching on case studies of operating vessels, Trygve will explain how it is the motion damping and comfort of the SES technologies that especially makes the vessel type interesting for offshore wind.