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Nuclear propulsion in merchant ships in focus at ME Shiptech Conference

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, October 06 - 2010 @ 11:00

IMarEST has Knowledge Partner status at the event and will be using their exhibition stand to explain all that the Institute can offer.

Professor Carlton, Professor of Marine Engineering at City University London and formerly Global Head of Marine Technology and Investigations at Lloyd’s Register, will be speaking on ‘The potential for a nuclear propulsion renaissance in merchant ships’, discussing the issues surrounding the future of nuclear propulsion.

“Within the merchant sector of the industry there is currently much discussion on the possible merits of such a renaissance, as well as consideration of areas of potential concern,” he explains. “With naval vessels nuclear propulsion is a well established technology and has been shown to have a good safety record. As such, my presentation at ME Shiptech will explore these concepts and, in particular, consider the lessons learnt from the application of this technology in terms of the engineering and risk implications, safety and operational culture.”

As the leading international membership body and learned society for marine professionals, with over 15,000 members worldwide, IMarEST, with its vision of ‘a world where marine resources and activities are sustained, managed and developed for the benefit of humanity’, has a strong international membership with an extensive marine network of 50 national and international branches including the Middle East Division with its active branches in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. It also has affiliations with major marine societies around the world, representation on the key marine technical committees and non-governmental status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

“We can deal with members’ enquiries on the stand, and also encourage them to bring a friend or colleague with them to discuss membership, but most of all we enjoy the opportunity of renewing acquaintances with our members,”

says Samantha Dawkins, IMarEST’s Manager, Marine Partners and Exhibitions.

“Our special ME Shiptech ‘show offers’ encompass membership, publication and events proposals. New members joining IMarEST at the event as a Corporate Member (Member or Fellow) will benefit from having their assessment fee waived, while those making the decision to become Marine Partners will benefit from a free web banner online for a month (worth £1800). Our publications offers include a 50% discount on annual MER and Shipping World & Shipbuilder subscriptions. We will also be running a particularly beneficial offer on IMarEST books – visitors to the stand will earn a 30% discount on any IMarEST books,” she adds.

IMarEST has a busy calendar of events for Autumn 2010 with conferences on ‘Ship Powering Alternatives’; and ‘Ship Noise and Vibration’, as well as evening meetings and lectures with compelling speakers.

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