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Offshore industry in focus

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2016-08-19

Looking for solutions: On September 8, 2016, the offshore sector will meet during SMM in Hamburg (Germany), a leading international maritime trade fair, which will be held from September 6 to 9.

 - With innovative solutions: On September 8, 2016, the offshore sector will meet during SMM in Hamburg (Germany), which will be held from September 6 to 9.
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With innovative solutions: On September 8, 2016, the offshore sector will meet during SMM in Hamburg (Germany), which will be held from September 6 to 9.

In the offshore industry, there are new signs of a possible upward trend, states the Messe Hamburg by quoting the 2016 "Offshore Support Vessel Global Market Outlook” published by the Indian market research organisation Wise Guy Reports. It expects the Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) market to grow 5.7 per cent annually, reaching a volume of US$43.07 billion by 2022, say the organizers of SMM.

It is especially the wind energy and subsea mining segments which are raising the shipbuilding industry's hopes. Both are in great need of specialised ships and advanced technologies. But what exactly does the market need to take off? What conditions must be met for the upswing to come? And how does digitalization figure in this equation? SMM – from 6 to 9 September 2016 – at the Hamburg fair complex, will give answers to these and many other questions. Its "Offshore Dialogue" conference on 8 September will spend an entire day looking into these matters, with high-caliber speakers from the business and science worlds leading the discussion.

More innovations needed

"It is only through the most innovative technologies that we will be able to secure our leading international position and enter into emerging markets successfully," says Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) which is sponsoring the conference. "It is our goal to support the maritime sector in developing new technologies which are economically attractive.”