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Reports of Branch meetings and activities, articles of interest to Branch members.  Members proposing articles for inclusion in the Branch News page should contact the Hon Secretary.


Report of RINA UAE organized Branch Meeting and Technical Seminar held at Dubai, UAE on 03 July 2019

RINA UAE organized a branch meeting and technical paper presentation at Ball Room, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Dubai on 03 July 2019.
 
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Presentation 1: De-carbonization in shipping / GHG reduction : Implications for the Maritime industry.

Presentation 2: Subsea Cable Protection by Rock Berm :  A case study of a recent offshore UAE cable installation project.

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Report of RINA UAE organized Branch Meeting and Technical Seminar held at Abu Dhabi, UAE on 12 March 2019

RINA UAE organized branch meeting and technical paper presentation on 12th March 2019 at Abu Dhabi. The event was held at Al Ain Ball Room, Royal Rose Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
 
3 papers were presented during the event.  Click Here for details of this event.


Report of RINA UAE Branch Panel Discussion at Seatrade Maritime Dubai - 30 October 2018
 
RINA UAE Branch together with Seatrade Maritime organized a Panel Discussion on the topic, “Decommissioning of Offshore Platforms” on Tuesday, 30th October, along with Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018.

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Report of Branch Meeting & Technical Paper Presentations - 30 April 2018

RINA UAE organized a Branch meeting and technical paper presentation at Ball Room, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Dubai on 30 April 2018.

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Report of Branch Meeting & Technical Paper Presentations - 7 February 2018

The first RINA UAE Branch meeting and technical paper presentation for 2018 was organized at Ball Room, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Dubai on 7th Feb 2018.

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Report of Branch Meeting & Technical Paper Presentations - 31 October 2017

RINA UAE organized a branch meeting and technical papers presentation on 31st October 2017 at Abu Dhabi. The event was held at Al Ain Ball Room, Royal Rose Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

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Report of Branch Meeting & Technical Paper Presentation - 15 May 2017

RINA UAE organized a branch meeting and technical paper presentation for members and invited guests on 15 May 2017. The event was held at Ball Room of Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai, UAE.

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Report of Branch Meeting & Technical Paper Presentation - 30 January 2017

RINA UAE organized branch meeting and technical paper presentation for members and invited guests on 30 January 2017. The event was held at Ball Room of Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai, UAE.

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Seminar on Float Over Operations - 2 March 2015

The presentation was very well attended. Over 80 attendees including RINA members and other invited guests attended the presentation.
Audience was called to order by 7 PM by Rajesh Panicker, Hon. Secretary of RINA UAE Branch who also welcomed the speakers, members and other invited guests to the presentation. Mr. Joe Joe Chellakkatt, C.Eng MRINA was the moderator for the evening. Mr. Joe-joe introduced both speakers to the audience and read out the speaker profiles.
The first paper of the day was presented by Mr. Litty Dani Cherian, Lead Engineer/ Naval Architect from National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Abu Dhabi. The paper explained the basics of float over operations with an overview of float over method, typical hardware involved, comparison with lifted installation and technical analyses required from an EPC contractor’s standpoint.
In the second paper of the evening presented by Mr. Saibal Paul, Principal Naval Architect of McDermott Middle East, the focus was on identifying advantages of  Float over installations,  Float over hardware, Float over stages, key drivers for Float over and how computer simulation of Float over engineering is performed using “loose slot method”.
Both papers were well received by the audience and there was a very interactive and lively QA session after each paper was presented.
Mr. Ashik Subahani, Chairman of RINA UAE Branch made the concluding address and thanked the speakers, moderator and the audience for the support rendered towards RINA UAE activities. Mementos from RINA UAE Branch was presented to the speakers and moderator by Dr. Martin Renilson, C.Eng, FRINA.  
Seminar was officially concluded by 8.45 PM. Mr. Ashik Subahani’s election to RINA council was announced to the audience by Mr. Rajesh Panicker.

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RINA Branch Meeting and Technical Presentation - 22 October 2014

The meeting was held at Ball Room of New Excelsior Hotel, Dubai and attendees were honoured by the presence of Mr. Trevor Blakeley, RINA Chief Executive.

It turned out to be one of the events with max. participation and was attended by 81 people including guests.

RINA UAE Branch Secretary Rajesh Panicker welcomed Trevor and the attendees.
Trevor gave a presentation on RINA, RINA activities, details and benefits of RINA membership and clarified queries from the audience. Trevor also welcomed the audience who were currently not members of RINA to put in their applications for RINA membership which in turn will be considered based on their educational and professional qualification.

Further, Ashik Subahani, RINA UAE Branch Chairman and Managing Director, Great Waters Maritime gave a technical presentation on Jack up Rigs and Barges - Design Trends and Innovative Concepts. The presentation was most interesting and was followed by a very interactive Q&A session.

Photographs of the Event


TECHNICAL PRESENTATION - 29 May 2013

RINA UAE Branch conducted a presentation on  Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM at the , Sun Room, Dhow Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai.

Mr. Henri VAN-BERLO, Regional Marine Manager, Bureau Veritas Middle East , presented the topic "Integrated Management Systems for Shipping Companies"  

More than 25 personnel attended the presentation.

Photograph, RINA UAE Secretary Mr. Rajesh Panicker presenting memento to Mr Henri Van Berlo.


TECHNICAL PRESENTATION - 11 February 2013

Mr. Abdul Gaffur Varikkodan, Lead Structural Engineer from ZADCO  presented the topic "Effect of Artificial Islands on Existing Offshore Platforms ­ ZADCO Case Study"  .

This topic is highly relevant to the UAE maritime sector especially to the Abu Dhabi Oil & Gas sector as many such islands are proposed in near future to facilitate operations of the existing offshore platforms.

Mr. Gaffur's case study concluded that the artificial islands will increase the load on the structures and hence become more stressed than originally designed.

The presentation was attended by 38 members with an interesting technical interactive session at the end.

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TECHNICAL PRESENTATION - 24 September 2012

Mr. Shaun Denehy, Research Engineer from Australian Maritime College talked on “The Effect of Berthed Ship Size and Berth Occupancy on Berthed Ship - Passing Ship Interaction Forces and Moments”.

The presentation was attended by 40 persons. The seminar lasted for 45 minutes and was followed by an interactive Q&A session.

RINA UAE Branch will issue Certificates to all attendees which will be considered for CPD.

Photograph of the event.



TECHNICAL PRESENTATION - 11 June 2012

This is the post note for the RINA UAE Branch technical presentation held on 11 June 2012.

Mr. Mohd Shahrin bin Osman of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) talked on “LNG as alternative to conventional ship fuel”, a widely discussed topic in the maritime sector.

The presentation was attended by 35 persons from UAE maritime sector . The seminar lasted for an hour and was followed by a very interactive Q&A session.

Photograph of Ashik Subahani, RINA UAE Branch Chairman presenting memento to Shahrin.


TECHNICAL PRESENTATION - 1 May 2012

A technical presentation arranged by RINA UAE Chapter was held on 1st May 2012.

Ravi K and Geir Bjorkeli of Rolls-Royce Plc.  talked on “Rolls-Royce Environship Concept”, an environment friendly and energy efficient design concept from Rolls-Royce.

The presentation was attended by 44 people. The seminar lasted for an hour and was followed by a very interactive Q&A session.

Photograph of the presentation.


TECHNICAL PRESENTATION - 30 May 2011

The paper was presented by  Mr. Gunnar Haug ,Market & Sales Director ­ Far East and Middle East, ULSTEIN Middle East (DMCEST). The topic  was “Designing Environmentally Sustainable Ships” . The presentation covered the following subjects:

  • Design know-how for proven ways of reducing carbon emissions
  • Next generation vessels ­ how will the ship of the future look when  the focus is low emissions
  • EEDI and shipbuilding

The presentation was well attended by 52 members.

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The Technical Presentation held on 6 May 2009 was attended by 52 Members.  

Photograph of Mrs Catrine Vestereng


BRANCH NEWSLETTERS

March 2009 (pdf file)

December 2008 (pdf file)


TELECAST ON MarineBizTV

Telecast of the video coverage of "An Overview of Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding and a Briefing on the Baynunah Corvette Programme", organised by the UAE Branch.

Video coverage of the seminar is being telecast on the Satellite Television Channel from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August 2008.Telecast time 9:00-9:30 GMT.

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TECHNICAL SEMINAR

The Technical Seminar held on 25 March 2008 was attended by twenty nine members of the UAE Branch.

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Photo of the Audience


BRANCH NEWSLETTER

February 2008 (pdf file)

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