On June 28, Advanced Watertek and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) UAE branch jointly hosted an event at the Dubai International Seafarers Centre, in association with the UAE chapter of The Company of Master Mariners India (CMMI).
The evening, which also doubled up as the Annual General Meeting for IIMS, saw fleet managers, technical superintendents, marine surveyors, oilfield operators, chief engineers, and captains from leading marine and offshore companies in the UAE attend and enjoy the knowledge sharing and networking sessions.
Informative presentations were shared by Unni krishnan Nair of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Melvin Eldin, Manager, Advanced Watertek on ‘Hybrid Power Systems in the Offshore & Marine Industry’, and the ‘Role of Water in our Journey to Sustainability’, respectively.
Mr Eldin highlighted the importance of water onboard floating assets and how much timely preventive maintenance and the adoption to proven treatment solutions can benefit the asset owners in keeping equipment in shipshape and reducing carbon footprint.
Rising global concerns about the maritime industry’s carbon footprint has stirred interest at multiple forums. Various challenges in implementation and measurement were discussed during the event, as Mr Nair of ABS stressed the importance of focusing on the end-goal of sustainability while laying the foundation for it now. Mr Eldin stated, “It was truly a lively evening with informative presentations for a responsible future. A lot of questions raised by the attendees were certainly thought-provoking”.