Venue: Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
The fifth in this highly successful series of Dry Dock Conferences offers opportunities for all involved in the industry to take part in discussions and to share knowledge and experiences. This international conference is targeted for Dock Masters, Docking Officers, Engineers, Naval Architects and Port Engineers representing shipyards, engineering/consulting firms and government agencies. International dry dock industry personnel from six continents have attended past conferences.
The goal of the conference is to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and information to personnel in the dry dock industry. The first two days of the conference will be a series of presentations by experts in the dry dock field or fields related to docking. On the third day, a couple of presentations will be followed by a tour of Atlantic Dry Dock’s dry dock facilities.
This year’s scheduled topics include:
Caisson maintenance analysis.
Damaged submarine dry docking.
Dry dock equipment.
Dry docking a submarine without a plan.
Dry dock related software programs.
Dry dock structural analysis and tow plan.
Economic and environmental advantages of using rubber docking blocks.
Floating dry dock automated systems/alarms/sensors.
Floating dry dock ballast system.
Floating dry dock tow and work-ups to service.
Graving dock maintenance.
Hurricanes lessons learned.
Safety of floating dry docks.
Submarine launching/dry dock ship transfer operations.
Test of dry docking with rubber blocks.