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UAE Branch Events

Date Time Title Presented by Venue Remarks
25/11/15 18:30 - 20:30 Branch Meeting & Technical Paper Presentation
  • Mr Bruce Rosenblatt, President, RINA
  • Dr Ankor Raithatha
Sun Room, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai RINA UAE Invite - 15 Nov 2015
24/04/16 18:30 - 20:30

Challenges in Rig Upgrade ­ A
Shipyard Perspective

Overcoming Float-over Challenges

Jagbir Singh Ghotra
Manager ­ Rigs, Drydocks World Dubai

Rahul Kanotra, C.Eng
Consultant Naval Architect

Sun Room, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai RINA UAE Invitation - 24 April 2016
01/06/16 18:30 - 21:00 Presentation & Technical Papers Mr Trevor Blakeley, RINA

Mark Harvey, Technical Manager, Gulf Marine Services

Abdul Gaffur Varikkodan, Lead Structural Engineer, ZADCO, Abu Dhabi
City Seasons Al Hamra Hotel, Abu Dhabi
RINA UAE Invitation - 1 June 2016
30/01/17 18:30 - 20:30

Paper 1: Setting Up a New Classification Society

Paper 2: Catalytic fines in fuel oils and their repercussions


Waleed Al Tamini, Chief Operating Officer, Tasneef



Uday Moorthi,
Founder – Quest Marine LLC

Ball Room AB, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Dubai RINA UAE Invitation - 30 January 2017
15/05/17 18:30 - 20:.30

Paper 1: Thordon product presentation and Conversion from Oil to Water Lubricated Seals,
TG 100 Thordon seal


Paper 2: Effective condition monitoring in the marine market

Ken Ogle
Director of Engineering, Thordon Bearing Inc., Canada


Robert Schmaus
Managing Director, PRUFTECHNIK Middle East FZE

Ball Room AB, Grand Excelsior Hotel, Bur Duba RINA UAE Invitation - 15 May 2017
31/10/17 18:30 - 21:00

Paper Presentation 1: Naval Ship Design – Risky Business?




Paper Presentation 2: Wind Farm Market Updates and Challenges on Operating Middle East Specified Jack-up Barges at North Sea

Prof. Michael Fan BEng(Hons) CEng FIES FIMarEST FRINA,
Head of Engineering, Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC


Ashik Subahani, CEng, FRINA, FSNAME, MIIMS
Managing Director, Great Waters Maritime LLC Dubai




Al Ain Ballroom (Mezzanine Floor), Royal Rose Hotel, Abu Dhabi Event Sponsored by AHMIEC
07/02/18 18:30 - 21:00

Paper Presentation 1: Supporting Owners through the “Quagmire” of Regulations





Paper Presentation 2: Marine Auto-Pilot and Unmanned Surface Vehicle Solution

John W. McKain,
Global Shipowner Newbuilding Support Manager
Regional Consultancy Manager (MEA)
Lloyd’s Register EMEA


David J Dubois
Business Development Director
Al Marakeb Boats EST – MAP Marine Technologies

Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai, Dubai  


APM 2018 - Oct

Survitec ( from 8th Dec )

Turbo Cadiz#


Europort Romania

MiM Event