Conference Programme

Propulsion & Future Fuels 2018 - 'Powering shipping's emissions-cutting ambitions'.

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Day One - Wednesday, 14 November 2018


 Coffee & Registration 



Day One Chairman’s Welcome
Reinhard Lüken, CEO, German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM)



Gold Sponsor's Welcome -  DNV GL
Torsten Schramm, Senior Vice President, President Maritime, DNV GL
  Keynote Addresses: Emissions Outlook  



Harry Conway, Vice Chairman, MEPC (Marine Environmental Protection Council), IMO




Thomas S. Knudsen, Senior Vice President – Head of Two-Stroke Business, MAN Energy Solutions



Economic and Environmental Solutions for Shuttle Tankers
Stein Thorsager, Segment Sales Director, Merchant & Gas, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions




 Coffee & Networking  

Session 1 - Shipowner Panel: Investing in the future fleet

   Moderator: Reinhard Lüken, CEO, German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM)  


 Panellists include: 
   Sjaak Klap, V.P., Business Development Department, Spliethoff  
   Tor Øyvind Ask, Fleet Director, Solvang ASA  
   John Bradshaw, Technical Director, International Chamber of Shipping  
   Thomas David, Head New Building, John T. Essberger GmbH & Co.KG  
   Piter Oosterhof, Fleet Manager, Royal Wagenborg  



Session 2 - Understanding the future fuel mix


 Panel highlighting expert insights on how non-conventional fuels will grow including a
discussion of pioneer projects as well as infrastructure, availability and pricing issues
   Moderator: Reinhard Lüken, CEO, German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM)  
  Alternative fuels insight
Gerd Wuersig, Business Director, Alternative Fuels, DNV GL
Comprehensive insights on worldwide bunkering availability and market data on alternative
fuels for ships
  LNG infrastructure, pricing and availability
Gunnar Helmen, Sales Manager Marine, Skangas
Skangas has been a part of the small-scale LNG business since 2010 and have developed the
largest distribution network for small scale LNG to industrial and marine applications in Europe.
Skangas will provide insight on availability and price development.
  Fuel Quality Management: Today & Tomorrow
Steve Bee, Group Commercial & Business Development Director, Veritas Petroleum Services
The historical impact and trends environmental legislation has had upon fuel quality and cost,
with a look to forecasting fuel quality issues and demand leading toward 2020 and beyond.
  The introduction of H2 into commercial shipping
Madadh MacLaine, Business Development Manager – Maritime, ITM Power plc
Hydrogen, when produced from renewable energy, is truly a zero-carbon fuel.
Possibilities for using hydrogen as a fuel in ships; fuel cells, direct fuel or mixed with fuel
oil (co-combustion) will be discussed.
The future fuel mix: energy density of new fuels / energy carriers
Sjaak Klap, V.P., Business Development Department, Spliethoff


 Coffee & Networking  

Session 3.1 - Propulsion - Engine design for

the future

Session 3.2 - Fuels - Shipping's gas fuelled future

    Moderator: Geoffroy Beutter, Business Development Manager, GTT

Panellists include:


 Two-stroke developments for fuel saving
Kim Rene Hansen, Senior Research Engineer, MAN Energy Solutions
LPG cargo as a fuel onboard existing LPG carriers
Stavros Niotis, Engineer, Principal, Global Gas Solutions, ABS


 Engine design developments - MTU marine gas engines
Peter Kunz, Project Leader MTU Gas Mobil Program, Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
ME-GI mark 2, the continued development of MAN Diesel & Turbo Dual fuel 2-stroke engines
Mr. Nikolaos Kourtidis, Process Engineer, MAN Energy Solutions


 X- and X-DF Low-Speed Engine Technology and Operating Experience
Rudolf Wettstein, General Manager Marketing & Application, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd
Evolution in gas propulsion: LPG and Ethane as marine fuel
Max Liese, Sales Engineer, TGE


 Q&A – Moderated by conference chairman 

Session 4 - Cutting edge projects - Part one


 MS Award: OV Ryvingen – Innovation in multipurpose vessels
Kristian Eikeland Holmefjord, Technical Specialist – Product Introduction, Rolls-Royce Marine
Trond Roeren, Managing Director, Norwegian Coastal Administration Shipping Company


 MS Award: Enermulsion – Fuel Conditioning System
Dr Jorge Antunes, CEO, TecnoVeritas - Services of Engineering & Systems Technology Ltd





Conference Close




Pre-dinner drinks reception - Conference Foyer




Conference Dinner - La Vela,Große Elbstraße 27, 22767 Hamburg


Day Two - Thursday, 15 November 2018


 Coffee & Registration 
  Day Two Chairman: Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO 

Session 5 - Cutting edge projects - Part two



 MS Award: Variable Speed Generator Solutions – the innovative solution for the sustainability of the global shipping
Mårten Storbacka, Managing Director, WE Tech Solutions Oy


 MS Award: The first ever “mega” LNG containerships
Rolf Stiefel, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, WinGD
Julien Bec, Vice President LNG as Fuel Division, GTT



Session 6 - Building better ships



Technical and commercial feasibility of exploiting the development of green technology either
in newbuilding projects or as part of a conversion/refit.
David Wing, Principal Naval Architect, Houlder
Case Study of the UK's largest hybrid powered ferry, a diesel-electric hybrid operating on Marine
Gas Oil (MGO) and batteries. It also Incorporates other energy saving features such as LED
motion sensitive lighting, elevators that put power back into the ship's electrical system and
heating that uses waste heat from the engines.


Use of unique ship energy flow simulation tool to monitor holistic ship energy efficiency from
concept design to the ship building phase
Mia Elg, Development Manager, Deltamarin


Worlds first synthetic-gas generator and the containerised version of its engine optimisation and emissions abatement system 'FS Marine+'
Heino Eckerich, Founder & Managing Director, EcoTune MARINE GmbH


 Building Better Ships: Better ships require simplicity through integrated technologies developed in collaboration with industry partners
Rolf Stiefel, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, WinGD





Coffee & Networking – Motorship Award voting opens


Session 7.1 - Propulsion - Protecting the

power plant

Session 7.2 - Fuels - Safety spotlight

Moderator: Gerd Wuersig, Business Director, Alternative Fuels, DNV GL
Panellists include:



The development of a 2020 cylinder oil formulation
Don Gregory, Consultant, Gulf Oil Marine
Gulf Oil Marine has embarked upon a joint development programme to explore new
chemistry that is sustainable, has zero or low carbon foot print and more effectively deals
with the new  performance parameters of two stroke diesel engines and 0.50%S fuels.

Operational parameters and safety aspects to be considered when bunkering LNG or alternative fuels such as LH2 and NH3
Reetta K. Kaila, Sales Manager, Fuel Gas Supply Systems, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions



Environmentally Considerate Lubricants engineered for demanding Marine, Offshore
and dockside environments

Phil Cumberlidge, Greenmarine Business Development Manager, Panolin
Presentation discussing the high performance Environmentally Considerate Lubricants
suitable for demanding Marine, Offshore and Dockside environments/ equipment.

Madadh MacLaine, Business Development
Manager – Maritime, ITM Power plc


IMO 2020 readiness
Jose Luis Garcia, Technology Manager – Marine & Power Engine Lubricants, Shell Marine
The IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap could add variable quality, as well as variety to the world’s bunkered fuel.
Beyond OEM approved cylinder oils, Shell Marine offers analytics, monitoring and advisory services to
manage engine performance, predictive intervention and onboard lubricant stockholding in an uncertain world.
Increasing safety on LNG vessels through automation
Bengt-Olav Berntsen, Vice President, Power Solutions, Høglund Marine Solutions


TOTAL Lubmarine’s flexible solutions for lubrication in the post-2020 environment
Mr Nikolaos Kotakis, OEM Relationship Manager, Total Lubmarine
TOTAL Lubmarine has adapted its portfolio of CLO and TPEOs with new formulations and has implemented the development of the next generation of products.
Bunkering safety challenges
Chris Briggs, Technical  Sales Engineer, SeaTechnik™ Product Area Head Office, Trelleborg Marine Systems







Lunch – Final chance to vote for The Motorship Award


Session 8.1 - Propulsion - Electric avenues

Session 8.2 - Fuels - ULSFO: the new standard?



The fast-changing relationship between battery footprint and energy returns
Jan-Erik Räsänen, Head of New Technologies, Foreship
Presentation exploring the fast-changing relationship between battery footprint and energy returns,
the maturity and efficiency of fuel cells, their expected life time and the role energy density plays in
space requirements.

ULSFOs – The Technical Challenges
Michael Green, Global Technical Manager, Intertek ShipCare Services
Study looking particularly at the variety of ULSFOs seen, typical test characteristics, as well as the range of specific quality issues associated with the individual fuels.


 Are batteries an option? A look at market uptake and a case study
Claas Rostock, Head of Department, Safety & Systems Engineering, DNV GL – Maritime Advisory

The challenges of the transitional period leading towards 2020 Global Sulfur Cap
Wolfram Guntermann, Director Environmental Management, Hapag-Lloyd AG
A global, historical overview of the implementation of Low Sulfur Fuels and an outlook of the challenges
of the transitional period leading towards a Global Sulfur Cap as of January 1st 2020.



Energy storage solutions for the merchant fleet and the possibility for application in ever larger

Roger Rosvold, Vice President Sales, Corvus Norway AS

2020 Sulphur Regulation – Fuel management strategies
Naeem Javaid, Global Operations Manager FOBAS, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register


VLSFO: the new standard?
Iain White, Director, ExxonMobil







Announcement of The Motorship Award Winner by The Motorship Editor, Gavin Lipsith




Coffee & Networking


Session 9 - Approaching 2020

   Our speakers respond to the emissions challenges and implementations for the the upcoming deadline.  


Vasileios Gkikas, Global Market Leader, Dry Cargo & Containerships, Bureau Veritas



SEA\LNG update
Steve Esau, General Manager, SEA\LNG



 The future for scrubbers
Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS







Conference Close


Day Three - Friday, 16 November 2018


Technical Visit - Scandlines Zero Emissions Project

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