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cantieri Palermo chairman Vito Busalacehi, who also heads the AWES shiprepair group.
The session ends with a reprise of last year's high- light, a state of the industry debate introduced by chair- man and ShipCare editor Alan Thorpe. Speakers include Jose Luis Moya, 1ZAR managing director;
Willem Geistdorfer, general manager of P&O Nedl- loyd fleet management; Robert Pueiiik of Petromar- itime Consulting; and Det Norske Veritas technical director Tor Svensen.
Day one of Shiprepair & Conversion closes with the event's prime networking opportunity, a Lloyd's Regis- ter cocktail reception open to all delegates and exhibitors.
Session three on day two of the conference opens by examining the owner/yard interface. Factors affecting yard selection will be outlined by Eddie Bucknell, fleet technical manager of Columbia Ship Manage- ment; Lloyd's Register marine director Alan Gavin reviews changes in Class aims; and Chamber of Ship- ping senior manager Donald Chard will put the case for a standardized shipyard contract.
The rest of the session is devoted to new business technologies. Papers include innovation in blasting by
John Odwazny of Ultrastrip Systems; and Tecor man- aging director Carlos da Maia; maintenance systems by Morten Steen Martinsen, ship management direc- tor at Jo Tankers; management support software by V
Ships Consulting managing director Martin Stafford; and diversification into the FPSO conversion market by
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Session four spotlights repair and conversion case studies, including analysis of Great Lakes bulk carrier upgrades by Alan Thorns, president and CEO of CSE
Port Weller Drydocks, and a detailed review of the uses of sandwich plate construction by Intelligent Engineer- ing director David Sanders.
The session and conference ends with a debate on critical industry issues including the ramifica- tions of the global political and economic out- look.
Together with feedback from earlier sessions, other topics earmarked for discussion include the impact of Port State Control and whether tough new quality standards mean more repair work or increased scrapping.
The November 27 pre-conference workshop on contract negotiation is being held at Lon- don's Commonwealth Institute in Kensington
Examination of the key points, pitfalls and differences involved in newbuilding, repair and conversion contracts will be underlined by a mock negotiation.
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