Kelvin Hughes


Gold Sponsor of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)

Kelvin Hughes is delighted to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI).

Being held at the Mercure Hull Royal Hotel in Hull on the 17th and 18th February, this national event will feature discussions and debate led by some of the most senior figures in the industry on three major topics:

  • Sustaining the UK lead in Maritime Autonomous Systems;
  • Opportunities and challenges in maritime engineering offshore;
  • The naval dimension of the forthcoming Strategic Defence & Security Review.

The third of these themes is of particular significance for Kelvin Hughes following the recent announcement by the Ministry of Defence that as part of a £44 million project to upgrade navigation systems, Kelvin Hughes SharpEye™ radar transceivers are to be fitted to more than 60 Royal Navy ships, submarines and shore facilities. The company has a long record of developing industry-leading naval radar applications and SharpEye™ systems are currently being deployed by 27 of the world’s navies.

SMI is the voice of the UK's maritime engineering and business sector, promoting and supporting companies which build, refit and modernise commercial and naval vessels as well as those which supply equipment and services for all types of ships and underwater vehicles, port and terminal infrastructure, offshore oil & gas, maritime security and safety, marine science and technology and offshore renewable energy.

Russel Gould, Chief Executive of Kelvin Hughes is a member of SMI’s Board of Directors.

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