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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.

The NSW Section Committee met on 9 June and, other than routine matters, discussed:

Christelle Auguste, PhD Candidate at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, and current holder of the Laurie Prandolini Award from the IMarEST, gave a presentation on Investigation of Sediment Transport Processes near Tidal Energy Devices in Tasmania as a webinar hosted by Engineers Australia with Phil Helmore as MC on 3 June. This was our second webinar presentation, and attracted 200+ registrations, with 150+ actually participating on the evening.

Levi Catton, Managing Director/SEA5000 Technical Advisor Ship Integration, Gibbs & Cox Australia, gave a presentation on Design and Construction of the RAN’s New Hunter-class Frigates as a webinar hosted by Engineers Australia with Phil Helmore as MC on 20 May. This was our first webinar presentation, and attracted 600+ registrations, with 400+ actually participating on the evening! This is an order of magnitude more than attendances at our face-to-face meetings, helped along by Engineers Australia advertising the presentation to their members as well.

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.

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