Pre-conference Workshops: Monday, 20 March 2017

Workshop A

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM Understanding the Economics of Maritime and Coastal Structures

David Wignall, Senior Vice President, Indonesia Port Corporation (Asia)
When planning and designing maritime and coastal structures there needs to be a clear understanding of the benefits that these structures can create. How that, “value”, is created and critically how it can be assessed together with the associated risks should be fundamental to the planning and design process. This workshop will deconstruct and then examine the economic benefits that can be provided by maritime and coastal structures. It will then examine how these benefits can be evaluated together with the implied costs incurred in their planning, design and development. Participants will engage in an example planning process seeking to identify an innovative approach to a real life planning conundrum related to disaster protection and relief.
Learning outcomes:
  • Understand the value that can be created in the planning and design of Coastal, Sea and River Defences
  • Examine how positive and negative impacts can be valued and used to support judgements in the planning process
  • Review how the value of time can be assessed and then used within the planning and design process
  • Understand the uncertainties inherent in the design process and therefore the uncertainty in impact created
  • Assess the importance of maintenance and operating costs and the potential impact of failures
  • Consider resilience and recovery and how these can be valued and then interpreted within the planning process and design methods


David Wignall

Senior Vice President
Indonesia Port Corporation (Asia)

Workshop B

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Increasing Productivity and Efficiency of Bulk Terminals

Richard Morgan, Principal, Aspec Engineering Adam Mayers, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Aspec Engineering
There are often significant pressures for bulk terminals to accommodate greater capacities as international trade incrementally rises. In this regard, Richard and Adam will walk you through strategies to further optimise existing bulk terminals to increase productivity and efficiency. This workshop will examine a number of case studies, to identify:
  • Lessons learnt from existing terminals
  • Types, causes and consequences of operating delays
  • Strategies for addressing delays and increasing throughput
  • Cost benefit analysis


Richard Morgan

Aspec Engineering

Adam Mayers

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Aspec Engineering

Workshop D

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Best Practice Strategies to Extend the Life Cycle and Increase Service Periods of Marine Infrastructure

David Johnstone, Australasian Product Manager – Linings, Akzo Nobel Pty Limited , ,
Coastal assets are subjected to very corrosive conditions(C5-M Atmospheric corrosivity category), and extending the long term durability and providing corrosion resistance is very challenging, particularly when design life expectations can be 50 years or longer.

This workshop will outline the latest strategies to address corrosion and safeguard your assets. By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the latest technologies in protective coatings
  • Learn how to effectively repair concrete
  • Discuss how to reduce the costs associated with corrosion protection


David Johnstone

Australasian Product Manager – Linings
Akzo Nobel Pty Limited