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EM&I invited to address leading class society in Athens

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One of the world’s leading class societies invited Danny Constantinis (Executive Chairman) of the EM&I Group – the international asset integrity specialists – to give the keynote address at their Technical Committee (HTC) conference in Athens this month.

The conference was for their senior technical managers and major ship owners and took place in their state-of-the-art Global Ships Systems Centre (GSSC) in Athens, Greece.

Their GSSC opened in June 2017, establishing a premier research and development facility for the marine and offshore industries. The GSSC team is leading multiple projects from CyberSafety® and LNG as fuel, to vessel performance and emission controls. The HTC will actively participate in development and updating of standards used in design, construction and surveys of vessels, other marine and offshore structures and a host of specialised systems.

Around 45 senior executives attended the event, which amongst other key topics considered if the integrity methods developed in the offshore world and encouraged by the HITS JIP could be applied to the world of international shipping.

There was great interest in the new ODIN®, NoMan®, ANALYSE™ and ExPert™ technologies, and a number of follow up actions are now planned to meet with senior management to discuss how EM&I can help introduce these ideas to the marine world.

Commenting on this highly successful conference, Danny Constantinis said: “It’s encouraging to see how innovations in the oil & gas industry might also benefit the marine sector. We can all win from the cross fertilisation of ideas across industries for safer, more efficient, and economic ways of assuring asset integrity.”

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