SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

An trade exhibition display will be an important component of the conference. Different levels of sponsorship support are also available. Please contact Jayne Hindle from East Coast Conferences by emailing jayne@eastcoastconferences.com.au or call 02 6650 9800.

Sponsors

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors and exhibitors!

Platinum Sponsor

WGA
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Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA) is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning engineering and project management team with an ethos based on developing long-term collaborative client relationships, and delivering innovative, buildable and economical solutions. We offer the largest and most experienced group of maritime engineers in the country. We are active contributors within key maritime organisations, such as Ports Australia and PIANC. This ensures that we are up to date on the latest industry advancements and also directly contribute to national industry improvements. WGA’s maritime team boasts a dynamic and experienced group of engineers, project managers, drafters, and other specialists who can lead projects or form part of a larger multi-disciplinary design team to deliver projects across many sectors. In addition to our expertise in maritime structures, we have expertise in the design of coastal structures (breakwaters, revetments etc).  Our team has undertaken a full range of works on existing maritime assets, including condition assessments, feasibility studies, and the design of refurbishments. We have also undertaken the concept and detailed designs of upgrades and replacements to numerous maritime assets. Our experience across this range of consulting works allows us to see the whole-of-life results of any upgrades or refurbishments implemented and assess their effectiveness, offering a valuable body of experience from which to draw on for future works.  WGA has extensive experience in the design and delivery of land and marine-based structures. Our technical excellence and know-how are well complemented by specialist design software packages such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA), piling and retaining wall analysis and Optimoor – mooring analysis, to name a few. WGA has a sound understanding of the design challenges unique within the marine environment, including specific issues of materials durability, wave loads, vessel berthing forces and tidal movements.

Platinum Sponsor

Ports Victoria

Gold Sponsor-Welcome Reception

Port of Melbourne
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Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest capital city container and general cargo port, handling more than one-third of the nation’s container trade. We operate as a landlord port and are responsible for planning, operating and maintaining port land and shipping channels. We ensure the port has the capacity and capability needed to handle cargo, now and into the future. Located in the heart of Melbourne, among growing communities, vital industrial precincts and transport corridors, we are the cornerstone of Victoria’s port freight transport network, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Port of Melbourne manages more than 500 hectares of port land, 21 kilometres of waterfront and 14 metre shipping channel draught. With the necessary port facilities and transport connections to handle each of the major trades, the Port of Melbourne serves as a vital freight hub for Australia, including southern New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.

Gold Sponsor-Conference Dinner

Trelleborg
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Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation is a global leader in highly-engineered polymer solutions in the marine, infrastructure and renewable energy industries. It manufactures and installs bespoke fender systems, docking and mooring equipment, navigation and piloting solutions, oil and gas transfer technology and vessel efficiency technology for marine environments all over the world. Its polymer engineering expertise also extends to its range of general marine products, including navigation aids and buoys. Performing in some of the harshest environments, its principal infrastructure offerings include sealing systems for tunnels, dredging hoses, water management solutions, building vibration isolation, and polymer seals for offshore applications.

Gold Sponsor-YP Networking Function & Coffee Cart

Trelleborg
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For over 60 years customers have been coming to McConnell Dowell with complex projects that require innovative solutions. That’s why we’re known as the Creative Construction company. From remote resources and energy projects to city-shaping infrastructure, we’ve built thousands of quality assets and facilities for customers and communities.  Our name is synonymous with marine design and construction with over 330 marine projects successfully completed, including wharves, jetties, ocean outfalls, breakwaters, causeways and submarine pipelines. We bring a strong track record of working in busy operational port environments, and our in-house engineering team are experts at developing temporary works and construction methods that drive onsite safety and productivity.  Our fleet of marine equipment is comprehensive, while our systems and procedures for marine project delivery are proven in the protection of our people and the environment.  With over 3,000 employees and professional engineering and construction teams in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, our customers benefit from our combined local knowledge and international experience.

Silver Sponsor-Satchels

HR Wallingford
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Changes in our climate mean that water will become scarcer in many places, increasingly volatile in others, but no less vital. Our ability to build sustainable communities, industries and infrastructure will become more challenging.

By harnessing research, data insights and the power of our collective expertise, HR Wallingford helps the world to better understand the changing influence and impact of water.

Drawing on our unique capabilities in science, technology and engineering, we invest in knowledge and innovate to address future challenges and opportunities.

We are the global leaders and independent experts in how to live and work sustainably with water.

Silver Sponsor-Keynote Speaker

ARUP
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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Our tag line – we shape a better world – captures our creativity, drive for sustainability and the global nature of the firm. We work closely with our clients across the full project lifecycle in responding to and solving the socioeconomic and climate change-induced challenges faced by ports, coastal infrastructure owners, and coastal communities towards a more resilient and sustainable future.

Silver Sponsor-Lanyards

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Boskalis is a leading global dredging and marine expert. As a leading dredging and marine contractor and services provider we offer a wide range of services comprising:

  • the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defence and riverbank protection
  • the execution of projects and marine services for the offshore energy sector including subsea, heavy marine transport, lift and installation services
  • marine geophysical and geotechnical surveys
  • towage and terminal services
  • marine salvage services and projects.

With safety as our core value, we provide all-round, innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world.

Silver Sponsor-Conference App

ARUP
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Jan De Nul Group is a vibrant, modern company that solves complex challenges of today’s society. Our talented people develop sustainable solutions that contribute to the energy transition, securing the future of the next generation. Our expertise lies in five main activities: offshore energy, dredging and maritime construction, civil construction, environmental activities and project development. We enable the production of offshore energy and maintain the depth of waterways. We build new ports and create extra land. We realise complex infrastructure works and erect any type of building. We tackle pollution in whatever form. From design and engineering to the execution and maintenance, we unburden our clients with overall solutions that combine one, several or even all activities. – www.jandenul.com

Silver Sponsor – Technical Tours

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Our Advisory practice supports clients throughout their business lifecycle from capital deployment, investment optimisation, value preservation through to resilience and liability transformation. Harnessing our commercial, technical and digital know-how to unlock value and create a competitive edge for our client’s businesses, delivering commercially driven outcomes. GHD Advisory is an integrated part of GHD’s connected network which has a track record of delivering insightful advice and responsive technical services for our clients.

www.ghd.com/advisory

Bronze Sponsor-Technical Stream

Bronze Sponsor-Technical Stream

Bronze Sponsor-Technical Stream

NSWPorts

Supporting Sponsors

Business Events Perth

Trade Exhibitors

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors and exhibitors!

Business Events Perth
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Bluemont Kyowa Rock Bags are engineered specifically for erosion and scour protection use on

  • Ports, wharves, pylons, beaches, offshore submarine cables and pipelines
  • Dams, outflows, rivers, creeks, table drains, waterways and drainage channels
  • Bridges, road embankments & cuttings

Projects examples include Lyttelton Port major upgrade, Clare Weir Qld, Stockton Beach, Wamberal Beach, many bridges and culverts in Australia and NZ. Made in Japan for over 35 years, over 24,000 projects with over 1.1M rock bags installed. Tested at WRL UNSW.

Business Events Perth
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Nortek designs, develops and produces scientific instruments that apply the Doppler principle to underwater acoustics in order to measure water in motion, such as currents and waves. These instruments are used by scientists, researchers and engineers at renowned institutions and government agencies worldwide. They are employed in demanding environments that require instrumentation that is reliable and easy to use. Nortek’s product portfolio covers current and wave measurement systems for both autonomous and real-time systems. Perfect for applications involving waterborne transport infrastructure to ports, marinas and waterways.

SPE Shibata
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Specialist Port Equipment (SPE) are suppliers of berthing, mooring and access equipment for port owners, operators and consultants who are risk averse, requiring high quality products coupled with operational knowledge and local hands-on industry experience. SPE represents ShibataFenderTeam Group (SFT), the leading international fender manufacturer with more than 60 years group experience in providing safety critical fenders, bollards and related systems.  SFT offers a full range of fender systems, with a focus on manufacturing major components in-house, ensuring high quality and reliability. In addition, SPE represents Verhoef (access gangways), Straatman (quick release hooks) and other port related equipment manufacturers.

Xylem
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Xylem offers a host of options to fit a vital need to effectively monitor traffic conditions into ports and sailing fairways. Accurate meteorological measurements and reliable environmental monitoring ensures safe navigation and improves overall port efficiency by offering a complete, real-time overview of conditions affecting traffic. The data collected helps stakeholders make more informed decisions, whether relating to port operations or general ocean health. Xylem’s expertise extends from the design and installation of monitoring systems through to the provision of experienced engineers, hydrographers and field teams to support the long-term operation, maintenance and data management requirements. We have experienced field teams that are fully trained and certified to ensure compliance with all technical, operational and OH&S requirements.

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OMC International is an Australian maritime technology and engineering company delivering multi award winning digital port optimisation and e-Navigation solutions. The industry leading Dynamic Under Keel Clearance System (DUKC®) has safely facilitated 175,000+ transits at ports and waterways globally. DUKC® enables ports to safely accommodate larger, deeper vessels, reduce capital and maintenance dredging requirements, and optimise shipping operations. OMC’s Dynamic Port Solutions Suite also includes the Dynamic Port Capacity Model (DPCM®), BerthAlert, PortWeather, KeelCheck, and TransitAnalyst, whilst services cover dynamic moored vessel analysis, real-time ship motion measurements, navigation simulations, and environmental data management.

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Vertech Group is a global organisation whose core business is asset lifecycle management that provides safe, innovative, and cost-effective approaches, technologies and methodologies to our clients.  We offer a number of ‘Disruptive Inspection solutions’ to the Marine infrastructure industry where large cost savings have been made by changing the status quo on how things are inspected and accessed. Our Specialised Services:

  • Advanced NDT for Inspection through Marine growth & Coatings
  • ROV for Pile & Subsea asset inspections
  • Specialised Access & Rope access Solutions
  • Specialised Repair and Maintenance services
  • Drone inspections by producing Digital Twin and 3D Photogrammetry models
  • Autonomous Underwater Surveys (AUV)
SALIX
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Salix is an Australian owned and operated family business, specialising in all rail products. Our mission is to deliver the highest standard in quality and service to Australia, New Zealand and multiple international markets for all types of railways – light rail, metro rail, passenger rail, freight, heavy haul rail and specialised crane rail. Salix has over 125 years of combined experience in the design, supply and installation of turnouts, buffer stops, crane rail, track and point operations, ensuring our clients receive the best advice in the market. Salix manages the entire supply process, from initial order, design, manufacture, delivery and through to construction completion.

CAVOTEC SA
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UCC provide solutions to corrosion and material degradation issues across the Oil and Gas, Water, Energy, Marine, Mineral Processing and Civil Infrastructure sectors. UCC are uniquely innovative when it comes to solving corrosion and material degradation problems associated with infrastructure assets. This innovation is borne out of specific experience in this field and a passion for delivering unsurpassed service to our clients.

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Denso (Australia) Pty Ltd, is a subsidiary of Winn & Coales international and specialises in the manufacture and supply of corrosion and chemical resistant coatings and linings for the long-term protection of steel, concrete and timber surfaces in the toughest corrosive environments. The company is at the forefront of innovative corrosion prevention technology, focused upon developing an extensive range of custom solutions to meet the specific needs of different industries. Our full range of products are manufactured to comply with the strict quality standards. The products are designed for longevity, with corrosion prevention solutions that can offer up to 30+ years of maintenance free service.

BMT
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BMT is a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering, science and technology consultancy offering a broad range of services in the shipping, ports, environment, energy, and defence sectors.  From concept to planning, design and construction, through to operation and maintenance, BMT’s holistic approach combines valuable engineering experience with sustainable environmental management and economic practicality to deliver high-value solutions for clients.  We create clarity from complexity, applying our domain knowledge and expertise to innovate and solve complex problems.

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