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Ship Conversion, Repair & Maintenance Online Conference 2021

26 January 2021

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The Royal Institution of Naval Architects announces an opportunity to contribute to the discussion on Ship Conversion, Repair and Maintenance. Global Market on these operations is rapidly growing and it's offering adaptable and affordable solutions for all classes of ships and marine structures. This increase in demand has been mainly attributed to the improvements in mainland trade routes, such as Far East-Europe trade route, and the shortening of supply chains. National and international norms and regulations have influenced the evolution of this sector, and the awareness of the Environmental implications of some procedures have enabled a sustainable development of these operations.


To further investigate the innovation in Conversion, Repair and Maintenance, in all sectors, RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including but not limited to:

• Market, Ships and Boats. Marine, Offshore, Naval and Oil & Gas

• Yards, facilities, and infrastructures. Dry Docking and Afloat

• Electrical and automation repairs. Electrical panels, Cable routing, Consoles and Electrical Motors/ Alternators

• Welding & Fabrication. Structural fabrication and piping

• Machinery & Propulsion. Propulsion system, Hydraulics, Engine and Gearbox repair and maintenance

• Hydraulic, Mechanical & Pneumatic services. Cranes, Winches, Hatch-covers, Steering Systems, Valves and Pumps

• Environmental, Safety and other Regulations. Inspections

• New Materials. Hull Treatment, Blasting and Painting

• Green Technologies retrofitting

• Maintenance Software development • Spare Parts purchasing and delivery

• Operation: Practices, training, health & safety

Selected papers may be published in the Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Conference Programme

11:00 - 11:05 Welcome

11:05 - 11:50 Floating Shipyard: Drydock during the ship's voyage. A. Ghowel, Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard

11:50 - 12:50 Remote inspection of FPSO Crude Oil Tank whilst still producing. A. Comley, A Comley Limited

12:50 - 13:30 Discussion

**UK time

**Presentation time includes Q&A of approximately 10 minutes

**The conference programme may be subject to change

Conference fees

Members: Free

Member registration link

Non members: £270+VAT= £324

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Please click here to pay via invoice

If you have questions please

We offer sponsored conference places for Student Members and Associate Members in full time education. For more information or to request a place, contact Nick Cox at 

Call for papers

To download the Call for papers

Abstracts may be submitted at Call for Papers

Conference Venue

The Ship Conversion, Repair & Maintenance conference will be held  online using Zoom.

It is not necessary to have a Zoom account to attend, but those attending will be asked to download the Zoom App if not already downloaded. If you are unable to download, install, or run applications you may join from your browser. However, the experience from the browser is limited.

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

RINA provides digital sponsorship opportunities which allow you to showcase your company and target your message with our Webinar Events.

For pricing and customized  proposals contact Aftab Perwaiz on +44 7767791180, or email

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Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional 

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