Conference Programme

Propulsion & Future Fuels 2019 - Final Programme

Please see the programme celebrating the 41st edition of The Motorship Conference below.

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Day One - Tuesday, 19 November 2019


 Coffee & Registration 



Chairmen’s Welcome
Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO & Reinhard Lüken, CEO, VSM - German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association

  Keynote Addresses 


Decarbonisation – boosters and blockers
Roger Strevens, VP, Global Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen


Zero-Emission Vessels Transition Pathways
Carlo Raucci, Principal Consultant, UMAS (University Maritime Advisory Services)


2019 update: emission projections from shipping
Jasper Faber, Aviation and Maritime Specialist, Manager Mobility & Transport, CE Delft




 Coffee & Networking  

Session 1 - Cutting carbon, cutting cost to meet the 2050 deadline: Shipowners tackle emissions reduction


 Panellists include: 
The road towards 2050; a ship-owners and designers perspective
Tomas Aminoff, Senior Consultant, Elomatic & Hideyuki Ando, Senior General Manager, MTI - NYK Group
Using LNG as a bridge to 2030
Wolfram Guntermann, Director Environmental Management, Hapag-Lloyd AG
Achieving a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030
Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc
  Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement
Oliver Tiedchen, Director of Shipmanagement, Nordic Hamburg
  EGC (Scrubber) + LP-EGR: A cost effective and hands-on approach for viable and future-proof green shipping
Tor Øyvind Ask, Fleet Director, Solvang ASA





Session 2 - Future fuel showcase: Hydrogen


 Panellists include: 
Enabling green hydrogen usage in current and future maritime power generation
Sebastiaan Bleunanus, General Manager, Research coordination & Funding portfolio, Wärtsilä
As the industry ramps up efforts to meet and exceed the IMO 2050 targets on decarbonizing the marine
industry, a lot of thought and discussion revolves around the utilization of green hydrogen made from
renewable electricity. During this talk, different options for utilizing hydrogen to power ships will be
compared from both a technical and economic perspective. What looks to be the best and lowest cost
way to reach our targets?
Are we ready for hydrogen? Preparing for the transition safely
Kolbjørn Berge, Senior Surveyor, NMA
Shipping needs to change, it has to change more in the next decade than it has done the last three decades.
No stone should be left unturned to find the best solutions for achieving sustainable shipping. Stricter
environmental requirements from regulatory bodies and the infrastructure which the regulations will
necessitate will shape shipping in the future. This presentation will provide an overview of why shipping
should change and how maritime authorities can facilitate this change.
  Hydrogen fuel cells: integration and optimization for maritime use
Sami Kanerva, Senior Principal Engineer, ABB Marine & Ports
The issue of containment
Olav Hansen, Senior Principal Consultant Lloyd’s Register
Hydrogen properties are in many ways extreme compared to those of LNG and conventional fuels.
When developing hydrogen fuelled vessels the IGF-code requires that the safety shall be equivalent
to that of conventionally fuelled vessels, and this is to be demonstrated through risk and explosion analyses.
The presentation will focus on safety aspects related to various types of hydrogen storage on vessels, both compressed and liquefied (LH2).




 Coffee & Networking  

Session 3.1 - Digitalisation

Session 3.2 - Legislation vs longevity –uptake of scrubbers, ULSFOs and LNG

    Moderator: Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020


 Towards a data-driven marine solutions strategy
Inbar van den Burg, Regional Manager, Shell Marine
Data driven solutions can ensure that cylinder oils are available at the right time and  location,
and that their performance is continuously monitored, analysed and supported. Shell Marine’s
integrated, data-driven strategy manages lubricant selection, delivery, in-engine condition and
technical service needs, adapting to the owner’s most pressing operational concerns.
Scrubbers: implementation update from the Shipowner perspective
Poul Woodall, Director - Environment & Sustainability, DFDS
DFDS freight ferry Ficaria Seaways just celebrated the first 10 years operation with a marine scrubber.
Poul will be linking history to current day challenges facing the scrubber technology  and sharing some
of the significant results from the past 10 years of operation.


 Tomorrow’s fuel treatment using smart automation and IoT solutions
Markus Hoffman, Global Application Manager - Marine Fuels and Lubricants, Alfa Laval
rotecting your engine to safeguarding your compliance and energy efficiency, we’ll see that
you meet challenges of 2020 – and beyond. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions requires a
ship to optimize engine wear. During his speech, Markus will cover Alfa Laval fuel line
solutions including feed synchronization, fuel conditioning and more      
Future Availability of Compliant Product
Tracy Wardell, Business Development Manager, Intertek ShipCare
In this presentation we will seek to examine the potential scope for the development of 0.50% m/m sulphur
blended fuels, how these fuels will vary from region to region, what we can expect in the way of handling characteristics etc.


 Enhancing vessel operations with data-driven insights
Steve Walker, Global Marine Equipment Builder Manager, ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil possesses a unique set of used oil analysis data from more than 500,000 scrape down samples,
which can benchmark vessel performance based on engine type and operating conditions. This presentation will
explain how this data is being used to offer a preventative maintenance service and the significant value it can deliver for operators.      
Emissions from shipping: Yesterday - Today – Tomorrow
Tomas Aminoff , Senior Consultant, Marine Consultancy, Elomatic
NOx and SOx emissions have been targeted by regulations, not taking into account the consequences for
global warming potential nor W-t-W emissions. With the target to cut greenhouse gases from shipping
by half until 2050, the importance of the right fuel and technology choice will be more important than ever.


Digitalization@Marine: Unlocking Business results with IoT
Patrick Mueller, Product Manager for Automation and Digitalisation, Siemens
Siemens and Atos join forces in Marine Digitalisation based on the proven data information platform and
decision support system called SISHIP EcoMAIN Suite. It not only achieves significant savings in ship
operation by reduced fuel consumption and decreased maintenance costs but also optimises fleet
management and enables customised solutions over the entire lifecycle.
IMO 2020 compliance: the changes, choices and challenges involved in fuel selection
Eddie Fish, Market Development Advisor, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels
ExxonMobil will share its insights into how the marine industry is preparing for the International Maritime
Organization’s (IMO) global 0.50% sulphur cap and the fuel challenges that lay ahead. Fuel selection and
availability, maintaining engine operation during a period of unprecedented change and the risks of non-compliance will all be covered.


 Q&A – Moderated by conference chairmanQ&A - Moderated by Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020



Conference round-up and close




Pre-dinner drinks reception - Conference Foyer




Conference Dinner - Restaurant Parlament, Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg


Day Two - Wednesday, 20 November 2019


 Coffee & Registration 


 Recap of day 1 by Conference Chairmen: Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO & Martin Kröger, Managing Director, German Shipowners’ Association VDR 

Session 4 - Innovative project showcase

  Introduction from The Motorship Editor, Nick Edström 


 Motorship Award Entry: Grimaldi Green 5th Generation
Dario Bocchetti, Corporate Energy Saving & Innovation Manager, Grimaldi Group
Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) are the first examples of a new series of ro/ro hybrid ships,
combining the most flexible loading capacity options with green technologies, featuring a list of
innovative elements under patent/copyright with the objective of producing “Zero Emission in Port”.      


 Motorship Award Entry: Hurtigruten is first to power cruise ships with dead fish
Naomi Ages, Head of Sustainability, Hurtigruten
As the first cruise line in the world, Hurtigruten will power their ships with liquified biogas (LBG),
fossil-free, renewable fuel produced from dead fish and other organic waste. Cutaways from
fisheries and other organic waste will soon be used to power Hurtigruten’s fleet of green cruise


 Motorship Award Entry: The First RoPax Ferry in the world with Zero-Emission Sailing Mode
Jonas Kjölsrud, Sales Manager, WE Tech Solutions Oy
The Hybrid Electric Propulsion ferry will be equipped with four generators that supplies energy for
propulsion and electrical power demand in normal sailing mode. A Zero Emission Sailing Mode
utilises battery banks only for vessel’s propulsion and electrical power demand and is initiated in
harbour manoeuvring mode.


 Motorship Award Entry: Gate Rudders
Adrian Miles, Managing Director, Stone Marine Propulsion
Gate Rudders are the result of a research and development project that has spanned several years to
develop a rudder system for vessels which would have a significant positive effect on a vessels fuel
consumption and, as a result, its emissions.


 HyMeth Ship
Igor Sauperl, Project Coordinator; & Nina Simon, Head of Marketing & PR, HyMeth Ship
The HyMethShip system will achieve a reduction in CO2 of more than 97% and practically
eliminate SOx and PM emissions. NOx emissions will fall by over 80%. below the IMO Tier
III limit. The energy efficiency of the HyMethShip system is expected to be more than 45%
greater than the best available technology (renewable methanol as the fuel coupled with
conventional post-combustion carbon capturing).




 Coffee & Networking -  The Motorship Award voting opens 

Session 5 - Future fuel showcase: LNG


 Panellists include: 
LNG - Bridging the gap towards the 2050 future fuels
Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales, WinGD
LNG is the bridge which is leading the path towards a carbon-free future. Today’s proven LNG engine technology
is the base from which the next generation of future-fuel-ready engines will evolve. How far can LNG take us towards this goal and what needs to happen between now and then?
Gas-fuelled frontrunners (will they take the lead?)
Antony Vourdachas, Senior Engineer - Advisory Services,  ABS
This presentation will address the frontrunners of LNG and LPG as marine fuels and will be looking
ahead at the fuels which are more probable to take the lead along the way.
LNG infrastructure ready to go green
Gunnar Helmen, Sales Manager Marine, Gasum
Gasum to update about the development in European LNG infrastructure and why focus on further
development is a key to bring down the emissions from the shipping industry. LNG is the short term
viable solution for the bigger part of the worlds shipping fleet and a necessity in development towards
sustainable gas fuelled solutions.
  Two years hands on experience with LNG as marine fuel
Christian Hoepfner, Managing Director, Wessels Marine GmbH
Switching fuel concepts by main engine conversions do make sense. That’s one conclusion after two years of
operating the Wes Amelie. What has been achieved within the last two years, where do we stand right now
and how do we transfer knowledge of our learning curve towards a zero emission transportation.
  LNG as Fuel : solutions to meet the next years’ challenges
Julien Bec, Vice President, GTT
As IMO’s 2020 low Sulphur regulations are coming, Industry and system providers are facing the challenge
of answering to the upcoming demand of LNG fuelled vessels. The presentation demonstrate how GTT is
relying on its historical know-how but also on the need to improve and adapt the existing technologies and
develop partnership with the other main players of the industry.





Lunch -  The Motorship Award voting closes


Session 6 - Future fuel showcase: Ammonia


 Panellists include: 
MAN B&W Dual Fuel Engines
Kjeld Aabo, MAN ES
Ammonia could be a perfect choice for shipowners seeking lower emissions if produced from
sustainable energy sources such as hydro, thermal power or wind power. It will take time before
such CO2 neutral ammonia becomes available on a scale that could make a difference to the
emissions from the marine industry, but the trend is going in that direction, and we are definitely ready technologically.
Assessment of ammonia as an alternative fuel in shipping
Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager, DNV GL
Ammonia is a carbon-free fuel and can be part of the solution towards reaching IMO’s
greenhouse gas reduction targets in 2050. In this presentation an assessment of ammonia
as a marine fuel is given, including its environmental benefits, as well as safety, technical
and regulatory challenges that have to be overcome to make it a viable solution.
Safe, efficient and reliable floating pipelines
Paul Flaherty, Director, Fleet and Technical Operations, Navigator Gas
Ammonia has been carried regularly as a cargo on vessels since the 1960’s. The trade has an
excellent safety record, despite the safety challenges of carrying ammonia by sea, especially its
toxicity. Based on current experience, the availability, environmental and compliance benefits of
using ammonia as a fuel, far outweigh the safety and technical challenges.







Coffee & Networking & Announcement of Motorship Award Winner by The Motorship Editor, Nick Edström


Session 7.1 - Powering shipping with alternative fuels

Session 7.2 - Electrification solutions: Batteries and hybridisation



Methanol as future pathway to a low- and zero-carbon emissions profile
Eelco Dekker, Chief Representative Europe; Brussels, Methanol Institute
Like LNG, Methanol addresses the SOx and Particulate Matter emissions problem but also
offers a future pathway to a low- and zero-carbon emissions profi le, allowing shipping to be part of
the solution to global warming. This biodegradable alcohol, which does not produce soot because it
has no carbon-to-carbon bonds, would be an ideal alternative to heavy fuel oil in polar shipping.

Battery hybrid systems
Daniel Chatterjee, Director Technology Management & Regulatory Affairs, MTU


Ethane as fuel, a class perspective
Mark Penfold, Manager, Global Gas Solutions, ABS
This paper discusses the technology and use of ethane as a fuel in the main engine, including the
associated ethane fuel gas supply system, with a focus on the slow speed high pressure engine
technologies offered to the market. It also highlights some of the risk assessment processes and testbed
testing required to demonstrate an equivalent level of safety. 
Electrifying the merchant fleet
Jan-Erik Rasanen, Head of New Technologies, Foreship Ltd.
Can an industry raised on the internal combustion engine expect the same ‘one size fits all’ solution
from zero emission alternatives? Foreship provides a reality check for shipping’s lower carbon future,
using CO2 profiling to evaluate available technologies, and recommends new flexibility in designing
tomorrow’s ‘electrified’ merchant fleet.


Wind Propulsion: Primary Renewable Energy Coming of Age?
Gavin Allwright, Secretary General, International Windship Association (IWSA)
As decarbonisation momentum grows, so does the interest in wind-assist and primary wind propulsion
for shipping. Is this a marginal development or are we on the verge of another golden age of wind?. This
presentation highlights the various technologies available, market potential and opportunities for the
segment along with an update on new projects and commercial installations currently underway.

Fleet upgrade: a move to the alternatives
Claas Rostock, Head of Department - Safety & Systems Engineering, DNV GL


Propelling vessels in a decarbonized future with internal combustion engines
Dino Imhof, Head of Turbocharging Solutions, ABB Turbo Systems Ltd
A globally aligned strategy for the marine sector is essential to abate greenhouse gas emissions,
and to provide a clear path towards decarbonization of the industry. Hydrogen-based fuels are key
to this decarbonization strategy. With hydrogen-based fuels, internal combustion engines remain the
most energy-efficient, reliable and cost-effective solution for deep-sea shipping. What are the essential
steps to ensure a smooth transition on this path to decarbonization?


Economic assessment of current fuel choices and transition to decarbonisation
Naeem Javaid, Global Operations Manager FOBAS, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register








Conference Close & Announcement from The Motorship Editor, Nick Edström


Day Three - Thursday, 21 November 2019


Technical Visit - Becker Marine Systems LNG Power Barge

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