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Subsea UK and Umbilical Manufacturers Federation Conference

Subsea UK and Umbilical Manufacturers Federation Conference

20-21 November 2019
Venue: Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

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Subsea UK and the Umbilical Manufacturers Federation will be hosting a half day conference at the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen (21st November). There will be also be a networking reception at the hotel the night before (20th November).

20th November

18:30  - 20:00     Networking Reception at the Chester Hotel

21st November

0900       Welcome from organisers – Subsea UK and UMF
Neil Gordon, CEO Subsea UK; and Jørgen Dybvik, Chair UMF, and Product Line Manager, Aker Solutions.

First session – chaired by Neil Gordon, CEO Subsea UK
0920       UMF – achievements to date and future objectives (Fraser Thomson – Oceaneering)
0950       Safety considerations in Umbilical Manufacturing (Paul Tranter – JDR Cable Systems)
1010       Steel Tube Umbilical projects – Deepwater Challenges (Lars Mehus – Aker Solutions)
1030       Future Challenges - A material supplier’s view (Sandvik)

1050 - 1110         Coffee break

Second Session – chaired by Patrick Phelan, Managing Director EBC and ex-UMF chair
1110       IWOCS umbilicals – current challenges (Patrick Kearney – Fibron)
1130       Power Umbilicals – a look to the future (Jon-Arne Hall – Nexans)
1150       Installation challenges (Subsea 7)
1210       Installation vessel umbilical handling solutions (Gavin Rippe – MAATS Tech)
1230       An operator’s view (TBC)
1250       UMF – Associate Membership (Adam Fellows – EBC and UMF)

1305       Concluding remarks (Patrick Phelan and Neil Gordon)

1310 - 1430 Lunch