Conference Programme

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

Please see the provisional programme celebrating the landmark 40th anniversary edition of The Motorship Conference below.


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







 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 
  Kay Thuernagel, Technical Director, Hammonia Reederei 
  Hagen Koslowski, Technical Director, Peter Döhle 



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
Martin Wold, Senior Consultant, 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: Abdoulaye Diouf, LNG Processing, Responsible for Fuel Gas Handling System partners, GTT

Panellists include:


 Two-stroke developments for fuel saving
Kim Rene Hansen, Senior Research Engineer, MAN Diesel & Turbo
LPG cargo as a fuel onboard existing LPG carriers
Speaker TBC, ABS


 Engine design developments
Speaker TBC, MTU*
ME-GI mark 2, the continued development of MAN Diesel & Turbo Dual fuel 2-stroke engines
Mr. Nikolaos Kourtidis, 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 chairmanRe-thinking LNG Transfer
Vincent Lagarrigue, Director, Trelleborg Oil & Marine

Session 4 - Cutting edge projects - Part one


 MS Award Contender 


 MS Award Contender 





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 Contender 


 MS Award Contender 



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





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.

Bunkering processes of small-to-large Type-C and membrane LNG fuel storage tanks
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 cylinder oil approvals, 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
Speaker TBC, Hoglund Marine Automation


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
Steve Ward, Technical Sales Manager, Trelleborg







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.



The Worlds’ first battery-powered ferries
Speaker TBC, HH Ferries*

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

Geir Bjørkeli, CEO, Corvus Energy

Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oils: availability and pricing post 2020
Jan Christensen, Head of Global Bunker Operations, Bomin Group




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. 


 The Motorship Interview 2018: The positive future of LPG in the global fleet
Presentation from Pontus Berg, Senior Vice President Technical & Operations, BW LPG, interview
by Gavin Lipsith, Motorship Editor



SEA\LNG update
Peter Keller, Chairman, 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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