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Working in the Wet 2024

Event organised by ICE

Date
25 April 2024
Time
08:00 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl
Botley Road
Southampton, SO30 3XH
United Kingdom
Add to Calendar 25-04-2024 08:00 25-04-2024 17:00 false Europe/London Working in the Wet 2024 https://www.ice.org.uk/events/latest-events/working-in-the-wet-2024/ Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl, Southampton

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From £20.00 (Excl.VAT)

Overview

Running since 2002, our popular biennial conference, Working in the Wet, is designed for industry professionals, students and others connected to the maritime field to share knowledge, best practice and new innovations. 

Join more than 200 industry colleagues and 20 exhibitors at this full-day conference held at The Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl. The conference will explore the insights and knowledge from industry experts on the following overarching themes:

  • Project showcases
  • Innovation and technology
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Buildability and delivery

The full programme is coming soon. 

Select the ‘book now’ button to book your conference tickets now.

Pre-conference dinner:

Knights Brown will be hosting a pre-conference dinner on Wednesday 24 April 2024, to officially welcome attendees to the event, held in the Hilton Utilita Bowl Ballroom. 

If you would like to book tickets for the dinner, please contact John Laker on the below details.

John Laker, Knights Brown
[email protected] 

Sponsorship:

Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here for more details on how to get involved.

Speakers:

If you have speaker suggestions, please submit a short title and précis to Ian Dobson, [email protected] 

Principal sponsor

Boskalis Westminster

Boskalis Westminster

Founded in 1933, Boskalis Westminster recently celebrated 90 years of providing innovative solutions to the UK marine construction and dredging market.

Prices

  • Members and non-members: £60.00 pp (excl. VAT)
  • Retired members and students £20.00 pp (excl. VAT)

Sponsors

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest manufacturer of sustainable hot-rolled steel sheet piles.

Ayesa

Ayesa

Ayesa is a leading provider of technology and engineering services worldwide with over 11,500 employees and a direct presence in 23 countries across Europe, America, Africa, and Asia.

Beckett Rankine

Beckett Rankine

At Beckett Rankine we pride ourselves on bringing flair to the design process in order to deliver innovative and affordable solutions.

Earlcoate Construction

Earlcoate Construction

Over the last 27 years, Earlcoate have built up a reputation as one of the South's leading civil engineering construction and plant hire companies.

Frankham

Frankham

Frankham Group provides a full range of design, engineering and consultancy services to the built environment. The company exists to improve the surroundings in which we all live and work.

Geobrugg

Geobrugg

Geobrugg has been manufacturing protection solutions since 1951. With experience, a spirit of research, continuous internal training and close cooperation with research institutes, we drive innovation and industry standards.

Hesselberg Hydro

Hesselberg Hydro

Hesselberg Hydro specialises in the application of asphalt in hydraulic engineering, and particularly systems for erosion protection, underwater scour protection and waterproofing.

Inland and Coastal

Inland and Coastal

At Inland and Coastal Marina Systems, we manufacture and install water access solutions. From leisure marina pontoons to commercial concrete breakwaters and crew transfer vessel berths, our systems are designed to enable boats of all shapes and sizes to moor safely and securely.

Jacobs

Jacobs

Jacobs deliver impactful global solutions to create a more connected, sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity to space exploration.

Kaymac

Kaymac

Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd are a multi-award-winning specialist Marine and Civil Engineering Contractors with an outstanding track record of excellence, innovation and safety.

Land and Water

Land and Water

We are award-winning civil and environmental engineering experts who creatively and sympathetically deliver effective solutions for the maintenance and management of the UK’s coastal, canal and river networks.

Mackley

Mackley

Since 1927, Mackley has been developing specialist skills & expertise to help communities better prepare for future climate change, enhance biodiversity & help maintain water security.

Moffat & Nichol

Moffat & Nichol

A truly global infrastructure advisory firm, Moffatt & Nichol provides engineering and consulting services to clients in the marine terminal, transportation, energy, environmental, federal, and urban development markets around the world.

Ramboll

Ramboll

Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945 with over 16,000 experts that create sustainable solutions.

Robert West

Robert West

Since founding in 1977, we have been delivering projects for our clients across the UK. We are a medium sized practice with a strong marine sector, offering a 'hands on' management approach, and a people orientated business.

Red7Marine

Red7Marine

Red7Marine is uniquely positioned to work with clients to share and manage the risk of challenging marine environments by offering bespoke services and solutions.

TMS Maritime Ltd

TMS Maritime Ltd

TMS has been providing professional marine and land based civil engineering services since 1991.

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Aspen

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.

Venue

Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl
Botley Road
Southampton
United Kingdom
SO30 3XH

Programme

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and introduction

09:15 - 10:25

Session 1: Regional Projects

10:25 - 11:00

Refreshments and networking

11:00 - 12:10

Session 2: Sustainability and Resilience

12:10 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 14:15

Session 3: Port Development

14:15 - 14:45

Refreshments and networking

14:45 - 15:55

Session 4: Constructability

15:55 - 16:05

Closing remarks

16:05

Conference closes

Speakers

Nick Gibb

Nick Gibb

Knights Brown

senior design manager

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Nick Gibb

Chartered engineer with 20 years experience working predominantly in marine civils for contractors but with stints overseas and working for consultants. A qualified commercial diver with a passion for working on marine projects, I enjoy developing pragmatic solutions to overcome the challenges encountered from working in this environment. 

Andrew Hallam

Andrew Hallam

Associated British Ports

engineering programme manager

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Andrew Hallam

Andrew is a chartered civil engineer with a background in design, working in both contracting and consultant organisations. Since joining ABP in 2020, Andrew has enjoyed working as a project manager in the role as 'client', delivering a variety of schemes from rail works, container and bulk handling yards, new mooring bollards, a quay wall replacement, road improvement schemes and now dredging - everything you can expect to find in a busy port! Andrew particularly enjoys seeing projects through from cradle to operation and being able to define the strategy of a project right from the outset.

Will McGrath

Will McGrath

Environment Agency

project executive

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Will McGrath

Will is a Chartered Civil Engineer and have been with the Environment Agency’s Major Projects and Programme Delivery department since summer 2022, based in the Southeast Hub.

In his current role as project executive for the >£100m Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne Coastal Management Scheme, he is chair the project board as the key decision maker, provide technical leadership, hold CDM client duties, and ensure the project’s successful delivery against its objectives and forecast benefits. 

He is also the carbon lead for the SE Hub, working to promote best practice carbon management in infrastructure, low carbon solutions and our Net Zero ambition.

He has 10 years’ experience in private sector design consultancy both in the rail and marine sectors, gaining Chartership in 2019 and leading a team of marine engineers and technicians working across a wide range of marine, civil and structural project types. This included design and project management for renewable energy infrastructure, port/marina infrastructure, heritage structures, waterside residential developments and football stadiums.

Anisa Koci

Anisa Koci

Portsmouth International Port

principal port project manager

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Anisa Koci

A chartered engineer (CEng MICE) and with an MSc in civil engineering with environmental engineering, Anisa provides insight from both technical and managerial perspectives, combined with private and public sector engineering experience across transport and regeneration portfolios.
 
Her MSC degree was followed by a highways engineer role within the regeneration team at Portsmouth City Council. She was then promoted to senior project manager (technical) at Portsmouth City Council.
 
Anisa is currently principal port project manager undertaking major schemes and programmes with portsmouth international port. Her current role mainly involves the management of infrastructure schemes, which supports the growth and regeneration of the local surrounding Portsmouth area. Major schemes at the port are overseen by Anisa, who has been leading on complex capital infrastructure programmes at the port for the last 4 years to support the growth and regeneration of the city. This has involved securing significant external funding to deliver projects such as £20m border control post, levelling up funding for the terminal annexe construction, and more recently successfully obtained ZEVI fund on the shore power £18m and  freeports SEED funding.
 
Passionate about diversity in engineering and STEM subjects Anisa sits on the ICE south graduate, student and apprentice committee and is an employment mentor at the University of Portsmouth, representing her MSc degree in engineering as an alumni of the city’s university

Nick Clarke

Nick Clarke

Mott MacDonald

principal coastal engineer

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Nick Clarke

Nick is a principal coastal engineer with Mott MacDonald and has 20 years of experience in numerical modelling, and design of coastal infrastructure, as well as coastal management strategy.  

His work around the UK has included flood and coastal erosion protection schemes, including the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme which won the BCIA Resilience Project of the Year 2019 and as technical advisor to Network Rail for the Southwest Rail Resiliency Programme since 2015.  International work has involved waterfront developments and flood risk resiliency where Nick applies his knowledge to promote adaptable solutions to climate change.

Ian Beckett

Ian Beckett

Balfour Beatty

design manager

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Ian Beckett

Ian Beckett is a chartered civil engineer with 15 years’ experience of contracting covering a wide variety of civil engineering projects. In recent years as design manager for Balfour Beatty he has overseen the pre-construction stages of various coastal defence and highways improvements, with a focus on early contractor involvement and design for buildability and affordability to develop viable schemes.

This includes the Central Rhyl and Central Prestatyn Coastal Defence schemes delivered by Balfour Beatty for Denbighshire County Council under the SCAPE National Civil Engineering & Infrastructure framework.

Hamish Hall

Hamish Hall

Moffatt & Nichol

director

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Hamish Hall

Hamish Hall manages the Moffatt & Nichol Flood and Coastal Risk team in Europe. He is a chartered civil engineer whose main passions lie in coastal management, river engineering, waterside & harbour development and climate change adaptation. He was worked extensively across the UK and abroad based from Exeter. He has a detailed understanding of coastal processes, hydrological, hydraulic and economic modelling and business planning, particularly in relation to developments close to water.  
Hamish has delivered numerous flood and coastal risk management projects and regularly supports the ongoing efforts of the flood risk management community into furthering their understanding of risk, particularly in generating projects that achieve multiple objectives.

Will Evans

Will Evans

Constructex

director

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Will Evans

Will Evans is a director of Constructex, a maritime/civil engineering contractor, specialising in the maintenance and repair of existing structures.

Prior to starting Constructex, Will worked for Laing O'Rourke and has previously had experience working in engineering design consultancy firms such as Arup and Scott Wilson.  

Will is also vice chair of PIANC UK committee and has a particular interest in the use of structural health monitoring being applied in the maritime environment. Will served as UK delegate for working group 199 on Structural Health Monitoring which was published in 2023.

Will is a keen advocate for maritime engineering in the UK and is regularly involved in the hosting of events for PIANC UK. Will is also a commercial diver and will often carry out diving inspections himself.

Nick Clarke

Nick Clarke

Ramboll

director for ports and marine

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Nick Clarke

Nick leads Ramboll’s port, marine and waterways teams. With over 30 years of experience in marine works he works across the UK and Internationally to deliver a wide range of projects from major cruise terminals through to container, cargo and offshore wind ports.  Nick is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist and prides himself on advising clients to achieve sustainable, efficient and effective solutions

Stuart White

Stuart White

Royal HaskoningDHV

director of wind ports and shipyard infrastructure

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Stuart White

Stuart White is Royal HaskoningDHV’s director of wind ports and shipyard infrastructure. He is a chartered civil engineer with particular capabilities in the planning and design of wind ports and shipyard facilities. This has included fixed bottom wind construction ports and O&M facilities and more recently he has led a numerous floating offshore wind port studies including the analysis of manufacturing, launching and marshalling/integration requirements. Stuart heads up Royal HaskoningDHV’s global wind ports design team. 

Javier Escandon

Javier Escandon

ABP

project delivery manager

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Javier Escandon

Javier joined ABP in 2022 to lead Project LEEF as project delivery manager. He graduated in civil engineering (Madrid and Coventry) in 2012 and started his career at Halcrow-CH2M-Jacobs as a tunnel engineer, working on projects such as Northern Line Extension to Battersea, HS2 and Hinkley Point C. Javier then moved into a project manager role 8 years ago on the TEAM2100 programme delivering flood risk management projects.

He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with the ICE, NEC4 ECC PM accredited and PMQ qualified with the APM.

Mark Casey

Mark Casey

Herbosch-Kiere Marine Contractors Ltd

project manager

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Mark Casey

Mark has over 23 years’ experience within the civil engineering, coastal, fluvial, maritime, water and wastewater sectors, working as contractor, consultant, client and designer, with particular skills in the delivery of complex civil engineering projects in and around water. Experienced in delivering and managing complex projects and contracts, with in-depth knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts, the delivery of design and build contracts, and bespoke framework contracts.

Mark manages the operational team within Herbosch-Kiere in the UK, working with our clients and supply chain to deliver our projects safely and successfully.

Frederik Bourgois

Frederik Bourgois

Herbosch-Kiere NV

project engineer

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Frederik Bourgois

Frederik is an experienced civil engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the marine construction and civil engineering industry. He joined HK NV in 2015 after leaving Ghent University with a master’s degree in civil engineering. A dedicated engineering professional who is very much relied upon within the HK Group to come up with innovative ideas and designs for some of HK’s more complex maritime contracts. 

Frederik came to work in the HK UK office in 2023 on a temporary basis, taking the project manager lead on phase1 of the Royal Sovereign Lighthouse removal project having previously been engaged as PM on a large breakwater project in Klaipeda. He is currently PM on the €42m Storm Surge Barrier in Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

Richard Selwyn

Richard Selwyn

Teignmouth Maritime Services

estimating & pre-contract engineer

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Richard Selwyn

Richard has almost 28 years mainly in contracting but including periods acting as client and designer, across many sectors including highways, the water industry as well building construction, but marine and coastal civil engineering has always been at the forefront.

Richard’s background with major regional and national contractors from site engineer through quantity surveying led to him leading design management across a range of high-profile projects, including Hinkley Point C.

Richard joined Teignmouth Maritime Services two years ago to lead pre-construction engineering, using skills and knowledge from the design and buildability processes to plan and deliver complex marine projects through the bidding stage before transitioning to the site delivery team.

Richard currently sits on the Industry Advisory Committee for civil engineering at the University of Plymouth.