Plenary Day One: Tuesday, 21 March 2017

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening Remarks by IQPC Australia and the Chairperson

David Wignall, Senior Vice President, Indonesia Port Corporation (Asia)


David Wignall

Senior Vice President
Indonesia Port Corporation (Asia)

International Keynote Presentation

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Managing and Optimising the Performance of your Assets through Strategic Long-Term Port Master Planning

David Wignall, Senior Vice President, Indonesia Port Corporation (Asia)
With $42.6 billion in assets in 2016 and responsible for ports in ten Indonesian provinces, the Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) continually develops and expands its ports to serve the increasing numbers of ever larger vessels One of IPC’s largest projects is its $2.5 billion expansion of Indonesia’s key international port of entry, Tanjung Priok to accommodate 20,000 TEU capacity ships and a uniform program of upgrades and new ports across Indonesia to feed this key hub. Managing projects of this scale has major challenges in particular to ensure sustainability. In this session, David will reflect on master planning the port expansion:
  • Background into the port expansion and 30-port development and upgrade projects across Indonesia
  • Key considerations and challenges in regards to unified large projects, including strategies to optimise land use; manage sustainability and durability of your assets; and minimise your ecological footprint
  • The nature of innovation solutions to increase speed and assure reliability of delivery in port development
  • Building flexibility and resilience into your master planning
  • Considering the commercial impact of the port expansions and upgrades in your master plan


David Wignall

Senior Vice President
Indonesia Port Corporation (Asia)
An overview of the concrete repair process, including cathodic protection of repairs and common repair mistakes. (Shawn Perry)

Overview of steelwork maintenance, including surface preparation, protective coating recoat specifications, and outcomes if maintenance is not undertaken. (Stuart Ogilvie)


Shawn Perry

Specification Manager
Parchem Construction Supplies Pty Ltd

Stuart Ogilvie

Business Development Executive
Dulux Protective Coatings

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Speed Networking

An effectively structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-on-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Extending the Life of Coastal Concrete Structures

Murray Gilbertson, Director, G-Group Consulting (New Zealand)
Internationally there is a need for substantially improved durability outcomes for concrete structures in coastal environments. The primary problem is free chloride fast tracking the steel corrosion process and this is directly related to decreased durability.

ASR and DEF often compound this deterioration. Investigations in USA have shown serious steel loss with ASR/DEF but no tell tale signs of corrosion staining. This is a new unexpected industry risk. For longer term durability, cost and risk avoidance, and environmental benefits, timely treatment intervention remains a critical factor to gain much needed large savings over the life cycle of existing concrete structures. In this session, Murray discusses:
  • Hydrogel formations that immobilize internal moisture movement and reduce damaging chlorides at the steel
  • The risk of ASR/DEF hidden corrosion
  • A new development that provides combined hydrophobic and hydrophilic actions throughout the concrete matrix and what this means for improved concrete durability
  • Viewing the bigger picture of the economics of timely intervention
  • Strategic maintenance planning and imbedding a proactive culture particularly as traditional asset ownership changes


Murray Gilbertson

G-Group Consulting (New Zealand)

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Spotlight Presentation by Trelleborg Marine Systems

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Trelleborg Marine Systems will be presenting on the implementation of pre-assembled fenders systems for critical application port environments. Pre-assembled fender system design offers a ready to install fender package that reduces installation risk, commissioning costs and berth downtime.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch

Strategic Asset Management

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM Embedding a Framework and Mindset from Top to Bottom

Gareth Robertshaw, Regional Ports and Maritime Lead APAC, CH2M
Making sure you have the right strategic framework so you can make the right decisions about your assets is crucial to organisational success and efficient management of infrastructure. In 2014 the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard was launched driving a systematic approach to asset management, and providing a standard that asset management systems can be benchmarked against to provide confidence to investors and regulators.

In this session, Gareth will outline the ISO 55000 standard, and introduce the key principles and potential benefits of adopting the ISO 55000 approach to organizational asset management:
  • Building the right framework for your business – key considerations and implications
  • Prioritising resources and investment – the importance of a clear management strategy to better utilise resources and make the right investment decisions
  • Future planning is the cornerstone of successful strategies – implementing long term plans
  • More for less – creative approaches to planning to ensure long term durability of your assets
  • Systems certification – providing investor and regulator confidence in an appropriate and best value approach to asset management


Gareth Robertshaw

Regional Ports and Maritime Lead APAC
Automated Structural Repair & Inspection Systems
  • Discuss the background of automated structural repair systems
  • Where the industry should look towards in the future
  • How automation will effect future of maintenance projects and maintenanceinfrastructure


Darren Foster

Whitsunday Moorings & Marine Constructions

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

Case Study

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM Major Repairs to Iconic Sydney Harbour Wharves to Adapt to Bigger Cruise Ships

Peter Reed, General Manager of Asset Management, Port Authority NSW
Peter’s current role is defined broadly as changing the Asset MAINTENANCE culture to one of Asset MANAGEMENT. The maintenance culture was, and to some extent still is, all about waiting for defects to happen and then fixing the defects, not about planning for the future, end of life strategies.

This is a particularly important strategy when contemplating the future of Cruise Terminals as these facilities are experiencing a huge, and continued, shift in of cruise ship visits - from a mere 30 in the 1900s to 170 ships carrying up to 5000 passengers by the end of the current cruise season. This level of growth, and resultant expectation, is driving a need to keep up with the times and leverage technology to improve processes and machinery as an integral part of the Cruise Line experience and expectation.
In light of the experiences at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) and White Bay Cruise Terminal (WBCT), Peter will discuss:
  • Strategies to shift culture and mindset from one of asset MAINTENANCE to asset MANAGEMENT
  • Main learnings and experiences in the recent capital works on Sydney’s OPT and WBT
  • Consider predictive maintenance planning and how we can utilise big data to make informed strategic decisions
  • Why we must now explore how to leverage technology to improve productivity and efficiency, plus the benefits of incorporating technology into design as this can extend the lifecycle of assets


Peter Reed

General Manager of Asset Management
Port Authority NSW

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM New PIANC Guidelines and Key Considerations for the Design of Dry Bulk Marine Terminals

Richard Morgan, Principal, Aspec Engineering
A key international concern being addressed by PIANC is the lack of guidelines for planning and designing bulk cargo terminals, which handle some of the largest vessels in the world. With about 4.55 billion tonnes of bulk solid cargo being transported by sea, universal guidelines for site selection, planning and design of terminals are essential for effective, efficient and environmentally sustainable development. In this session, Richard will discuss key matters investigated by PIANC, including:
  • The benefits of applying international design principles for bulk terminals benchmarking your terminals against approved standards that aim to improve your ports’ efficiency and effectiveness
  • Location – how to select the most appropriate site for your export and import bulk terminals and its relevance to effective port processes and operations
  • High capacity loading equipment –key considerations for design of storage facilities and loading or unloading machinery
  • Trans-shipment for export and import operations – key considerations for enabling cost effective trans-shipment while eliminating operational complexities
  • Environmental challenges and social concerns relevant to port development and bulk handling


Richard Morgan

Aspec Engineering

Champagne Roundtable Discussion

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM What’s Next for Coast and Marine Structures?

Murray Gilbertson, Director, G-Group Consulting (New Zealand) Robert Short, Naval Harbour Master - Sydney, Royal Australian Navy , ,
Choose a topic that you wish to discuss, and exchange your experiences among your peers over a glass of bubbly. This is also your chance to network with influential experts!
Roundtable A: Innovative and alternative solutions to combating your biggest enemy – corrosion!
Roundtable B: Strategies on optimising port operation to reduce downtime losses
Roundtable C: Challenges faced when converting an existing asset to a multiuser facility


Murray Gilbertson

G-Group Consulting (New Zealand)

Robert Short

Naval Harbour Master - Sydney
Royal Australian Navy

5:30 PM - 11:59 PM Networking Drinks