Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering (M&CCE) Expo in association with CECA, present a series of bitesize online conferences discussing 'Decarbonisation - what is means for you and how it can help your business.' The series will look at several key topics impacting the marine civils industry, including HVO fuels and construction materials.

The sessions will feature expert panels providing insight on the practical steps businesses can take towards decarbonisation compliance in the marine civils industry - looking at ways to deliver cost effective solutions and reduce harmful carbon emissions.

This first session in the series will focus on the benefits of HVO fuels.
  • Welcome Address
  • Presentations from three expert speakers
  • Panel discussion with moderator
  • Live audience Q&A
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    Welcome Address – Peter Crosland
    National Civil Engineering Director, Civil Engineering Contractors Association
    Peter is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Water & Environmental Manager with over 35 years experience of working on a range of projects both in the UK and Internationally, working in Denmark, Greece and Bosnia.

    He has advised on multi-disciplinary projects including education, infrastructure, buildings (commercial and housing), sewerage, water treatment and water supply and the investigation and remediation of brownfield sites. Peter has worked for a number of major public and private sector organisations at Divisional, Regional and Strategic Director level.

    Peter is now the National Civil Engineering Director for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and advises on health, safety, environmental, water (utility, flood & marine), technical, contractual and commercial issues.

    He is currently Chairman of the HSE CONIAC Tackling Ill Health Working Group, Vice-Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Health & Safety Expert Panel and a member of the Health in Construction Leadership Group.
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    Moderator – Chris Cassley
    Policy Manager, Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA)
    Chris is responsible for the development and lobbying of the key policy issues that are important to CPA members. He spent 16 years at the CBI where amongst other areas, he was responsible for construction policy, acted as secretariat to the CBI Construction Council and managed the medium sized business campaign.
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    Simon Lawford
    Technical Sales Manager, Crown Oil
    Simon has over 25 years’ experience in the fuel and lubricants industry.

    He started his career as an R&D chemist, designing and manufacturing innovative products for use as lubricants in applications such as wind turbines, hydraulic fluids and compressors. Since then he has worked in several different functions including Sales Management, Marketing, and Technical.

    Simon joined Crown Oil in March 2019 where he is responsible for driving Crown Oil’s efforts in the renewable and sustainable fuel sector.
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    Andy Powell
    Innovation Manager, Environment Agency
    Andy is the Environment Agency’s Innovation Manager leading the Innovation Team within the Engineering & Technical Assurance in the Flood & Coastal Risk Management Directorate. He and the team focus on engineering innovation both in the delivery of the Environment Agency’s £5.2 billion capital programme, but also their wider asset management activities. Andy and his team work closely with Delivery Partners, supply chain and Environment Agency colleagues to initiate, coordinate and support innovative approaches and best practice.
    Andy has worked for the EA in a range of technical roles both in Flood & Coastal Risk Management, but also in landfill engineering and contaminated land remediation early on in his career. The common thread throughout these roles is a focus on collaboration with others to drive forward innovative and more sustainable engineering solutions and initiatives.
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    James Maclean
    CEO, Land & Water
    James Maclean is the CEO of leading wet civil engineering firm Land & Water Group, which has a 40 year history of providing a range of civil and environmental solutions to the UK’s network of rivers, streams, wetlands and waterways.

    Having founded the Group in 1994, alongside its Chairman Richard Melhuish, Land & Water has since grown into a family of businesses including bioengineering arm Terraqua Environmental Solutions (TES) and Land & Water Plant, providers of specialist machinery, a national specialist contracting business (Land and Water Services ltd) and a remediation business building London’s largest wetland habitat ever.

    With a focus on innovation and dedication to safeguarding the environment, James is influencing change within the civil engineering and construction industries by reconsidering the way projects are planned and delivered with whole carbon impacts as part of the decision making process. He has been a driving force when it comes to Land & Water implementing a four-step carbon process, mobilising its plans to support the Government’s goal in becoming net zero in terms of carbon emissions by 2030. As part of this, he has also ensured the firm is playing its part in the transformation of setting industry standards with the use of HVO fuels, as a biodegradable alternative to diesel, in its machinery.

    With the combined effects of an ever-increasing global population and climate change, James alongside his team at Land & Water Group is driving new ideas and strategies to ensure the world is left in a better place.