2016 December 3 10:58

Damen holds technical seminar on vessel automation in Brisbane, Australia

On November 3rd and 4th, Damen Services Brisbane, the Australian service hub for the international Damen Shipyards Group, held a two-day technical seminar that took an in-depth look at the technologies that underpin vessel automation, the company said in its press release.

Industry professionals from across the region attended the event, where trainers knowledgeable in the design and engineering of a number of Dutch companies specialising in automation, electronics, electrical integration and, of course, shipbuilding discussed the latest developments and future prospects. In this rapidly advancing field, vessel automation is currently a top industry talking point, with its scope to increase efficiency and cut costs by minimising the human element.

Topics covered during the two days included integration, redundant networking, trouble-shooting, bridge controls and functions.

This is the second technical seminar to be held by Damen Services Brisbane. The first took place on the 3rd and 4th of December 2015, where the topic under discussion was theoretical and practical training by experts on: ICAF (Impressed Current Antifouling System) by Corrosion Water Controls and Hydraulic systems by Doedijns.