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NSW Section - News


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

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The NSW Section Committee met by video conference on 14 April and, other than routine matters, discussed:

The technical presentation scheduled for April was cancelled due recommendations on social-distancing restrictions associated with COVID-19.

The NSW Section held its twenty-second AGM on the evening of 4 March, following the March technical presentation in the Boardroom at Engineers Australia, Chatswood, attended by 14 with Deputy Chair, Phil Helmore, in the chair.

Structural Integrity of Ships:
Bruce Cartwright, Research Associate, University of Newcastle, and Senior Simulation Engineer, Pacific ESI, gave a presentation on Structural Integrity of Ships to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 28 on 4 March in the Boardroom at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.

The NSW Section Committee met on 25 February and, other than routine matters, discussed:

Lachlan Colquhoun, Marine Engine Sales Manager Australia and New Zealand, MAN Energy Solutions, gave a presentation on Controlling Marine Engine Emissions to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 42 on 5 February in the Boardroom at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.

The 20th SMIX (Sydney Marine Industry Christmas) Bash was held on Thursday 5 December aboard the beautifully-restored James Craig alongside Wharf 7, Darling Harbour, from 1730 to 2130. The Bash was organised jointly by the IMarEST (NSW–ACT Branch) and RINA (NSW Section). About 200 guests came from the full spectrum of the marine industry, including naval architects, marine engineers, drafters, boatbuilders, machinery and equipment suppliers, regulators, classifiers, surveyors, operators, managers, pilots, navigators, researchers, and educators. Equally importantly, the full spectrum of age groups was represented, from present students to the elders of the marine community.

The NSW Section Committee met on 3 December and, other than routine matters, discussed:

Alistair Smith, Naval Architect, Capability Acquisitions and Sustainment Group, Department of Defence, gave a presentation on Acquisition of Australia's Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessels to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 36 on 2 October in the Harricks Auditorium at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.
 

Jonathan Abrahams, Head of Maritime Advisory, and Adam Williams, Plan Approval Group Leader, DNV GL, gave a presentation on Alternative Fuels and the Propulsion Energy Transition for High Speed and Light Craft to a joint meeting with the IMarEST attended by 33 on 4 September in the Harricks Auditorium at Engineers Australia, Chatswood.

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