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Conference Documentation: Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology

Conference Documentation: Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are becoming an increasingly important resource for Navies and Coast Guards around the world. As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance the mission scope for a single OPV platform greatly increases. Policing missions such as Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism operations can be supplemented now by survey and Mine Countermeasure operations simply by swapping equipment on board the ship. This is all done with a greatly reduced cost compared to mission-specific platforms or full scale warships which have greater maintenance and operations costs compared to flexible OPVs.

Therefore SMi is proud to announce that it will be launching its inaugural OPV Technology event which will focus on the new potential for OPVs within this proliferation in combat and combat support technology capabilities. The event will be held in London on the 8th-9th June to discuss how individual nations are working to enhance the capabilities of their coastal fleets as well as the prospect for future cooperation and interoperability.


Day 1
8:30
Registration and Informal Introductions
9:15
Chairman's Opening Address
Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
9:30
Recent Borer Force Cutter Operations in The Mediterranean
Assistant Director Doug McLellan, Commander, Border Security Squadron, UK Border Force
10:10
PPA Offshore Patrol Vessels: Bringing New Capabilities to the Italian Navy
Commander Massimo Gardini, Head EW Office, Italian Navy
10:50
Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:20
The TNO'S Approach to OPV Technologies for the Royal Netherlands Navy
Patrick Keyzer, Business Developer Maritime Operations, TNO-cIVO
12:00
Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor
12:40
The Damen Approach to Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology
Piet Van Rooij, Manager of Design and Proposal, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
13:20
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area
14:20
The OPV Turva in Service: Development Process, Concept and Performance
Gunnar Holm, Head of Ship Technical Unit, Chief Engineer, Finnish Border Guard
15:00
Session Reserved for Event Sponsor
15:40
Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area
16:10
Maritime Security Trends and Patterns in High Risk Areas
Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Chief of Staff to the Commander of Allied Maritime Command Naples, NATO
16:50
Operators' Panel Discussion: Modular Technologies for Versatile Mission Sets
Gunnar Holm, Head of Ship Technical Unit, Chief Engineer, Finnish Border Guard
16:50
Operators' Panel Discussion: Modular Technologies for Versatile Mission Sets
Peter Ryman, Project Manager Strategic Unit, The Swedish Coast Guard
16:50
Operators' Panel Discussion: Modular Technologies for Versatile Mission Sets
Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
16:50
Operators' Panel Discussion: Modular Technologies for Versatile Mission Sets
Commander Massimo Gardini, Head EW Office, Italian Navy
17:30
Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Day One
Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
Day 2
8:30
Morning Registration
9:15
Chairman's Opening Address
Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
9:30
Designing an Effective Maritime Security Strategy in Hostile Regions
Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
10:10
The Maltese Approach to OPV Technology
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Mallia, Commander of the Maritime Squadron , Armed Forces Of Malta
10:50
Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:20
Using Space-Based Technologies to Assist the Maritime Policing Mission of OPVs
Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence
12:00
Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor
12:40
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area
13:40
Builder's Panel Discussion: Latest Design Techniques for Maximised Littoral Operations
Gunnar Holm, Head of Ship Technical Unit, Chief Engineer, Finnish Border Guard
13:40
Builder's Panel Discussion: Latest Design Techniques for Maximised Littoral Operations
Andrea Lombardi, Project Manager, Fincantieri
13:40
Builder's Panel Discussion: Latest Design Techniques for Maximised Littoral Operations
Piet Van Rooij, Manager of Design and Proposal, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem
13:40
Builder's Panel Discussion: Latest Design Techniques for Maximised Littoral Operations
Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command
14:20
Session Resreved for Event Sponsor
15:00
Afternoon Tea ancd Networking in the Exhibition Area
15:30
Discussing the Global Trends in Offshore Patrol Vessel Operations Around the World
Ian Keddie, Defence Research Analyst, iiss
16:10
Developing An Effective Policy for Maritime Security in the Coastal Region
Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Jean-Marie Lhuissier, Maritime Security Consultant,
16:50
Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Day Two
Captain (Ret'd) Phillip Heyl, Former Chief of the Air and Maritime Security Branch in the Strategy, Plans and Programs Directorate, US Africa Command

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