38th Annual CSSRA Conference And First Canadian Shipbuilding & Offshore Exhibition

Montreal, February 10-11All speakers and topics have been confirmed for the open sessions of the 38th Annual Technical Conference of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association (CSSRA). To be held Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11 in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel, the conference is expected to attract members of the marine community from across Canada and around the world, says CSSRA president Henry Walsh.

This CSSRA annual meeting is the largest and best-known marine technical event in Canada. Last year it drew an attendance of more than 800, including Canadian government officials and the international marine media.

Mr. Walsh notes that this year's conference will include the firstever Canadian Shipbuilding & Offshore Exhibition (CSOE '86), which is expected to attract large numbers of exhibitors to display and demonstrate their products and services to the marine and offshore industries.

The exhibition, to be held on the convention floor just outside the conference meeting rooms at the Queen Elizabeth, will be open from 3 to 7 pm on February 10 and from 10 am to 5 pm on February 11.

Of the estimated $5-billion cost of developing the Hibernia oil project offshore Newfoundland, some 50 percent will be marine-related. This demand, Mr. Walsh said, could mean employment opportunities and spin-off industrial benefits if sourced in Canada, as well as opportunities for companies in the U.S.

and other countries in the form of joint ventures.

The technical conference begins at 9 am on February 11, and will be open to all interested parties. Concurrent presentations will continue throughout the day in the adjacent Duluth and Joilet meeting rooms.

Copies of the papers presented will be available in bound form from the CSSRA registration desk at the hotel.

The meeting will conclude with a banquet in the Grand Salon beginning at 7:30 pm.

Technical Conference Tuesday, February 11 Duluth Room Chairman: M.J. Waters, chairman, CSSRA Technical Section.

9:00 am: "Modern Shipbuilding Methods Applied to Construction of Canadian Coast Guard 1100 Navaids Vessels," by Don Challinor, president and CEO, Versatile Pacific Shipyards.

"Productivity's Essential Ingredient," by Arthur J.R. Smith, chief executive officer, Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre.

Coffee Break 10:30 am: "The Application of Advanced Design and Construction Techniques to the Canadian Patrol Frigate," by Peter E. Jaquith, vice president, Pre-Construction Activities & CPF program manager, and Gilbert Snyders, vice presi- dent & general manager-shipbuilding, Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd.

"Canadian Patrol Frigate (CFP) Combat System Testing," by Gerald M. Zutler, vice president, Paramax Electronics Inc.

12 Noon: Lunch 2:00 pm: "NRC Institute for Marine Dynamics—Your New National Facility," by N.E. Jeffrey, director, and D.C. Murdey, assistant director, Insitute for Marine Dynamics, National Research Council.

"Development of the B2400 Engine," by R. Dunton, director, Engine R&D, Rail and Diesel Power Division, Bombardier Inc.

3:30 pm: "The Application of Advanced Techniques to Hull Form Design and Analysis," by D.R. Patterson, head of sales, British Maritime Technology Ltd.

Joliet Room Chairman: I.L. Bateman, chairman, CSSRA Allied Industries Members.

9:00 am: "Reliability Assurance of Floating Production Systems," by T. Nasseri, S.J. Gorman and I.

Frazer, Det norske Veritas (Calgary, Montreal and Oslo, respectively).

"Computer-Aided Ship Design Process within VSEI," by Robert Leong, Versatile Systems Engineering Inc.

Coffee Break 10:30 am: "Canadian Frontier Oil & Gas Plays—What the Immediate Future Holds," by Ian M. Doig, editor, Doig's Digest and president, Ian M. Doig & Associates Ltd.

"Fracture Control Plan in the Fabrication of Offshore Structures for the Canadian East Coast," by Denis Larose, head, Welding & Metallurgical Department, Versatile Davie Inc.

12 Noon: Lunch.

2:00 pm: "Building Canada's Frontier— The Materials Factor," by J.W. Hotchkies, manager-market development engineering, The Algoma Steel Corporation, Ltd.

"The Importance of Shipping in the Canadian Arctic," by Charles Hetherington, president, Panarctic Oils Ltd. (to be presented by Lindsay J. Franklin, vice president, Operations Division, Panarctic Oils).

6:30 pm: Cash Bar, Joilet Room.

7:30 pm: Annual Banquet, Grand Salon.

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