Sulphur Cap 2020
Conference, Awards
and Exhibition Amsterdam, 8-9 May 2019

Sulphur Cap 2020 <br />Conference, Awards<br />and Exhibition

Programme

Eliminating the uncertainties of a low-sulphur regime

DAY ONE: Wednesday 8th May 2019

07.30 Registration, coffee and networking

09.00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09.05 Platinum Sponsor welcome
Richard Rowntree, Global Marine & Energy Marketing Manager, Castrol
Mathias Rasmussen, VP of Sales, Marketing and Clients, GreenSteam

SESSION 1: A REGULATORY RALLYING CALL

09.15 Opening Exclusive: ‘Beyond the 2020 Sulphur Cap – the road to 2050’
Michael Herson, Managing Director at The Strategy Works presents the results of a survey commissioned by Riviera Maritime Media looking at the impact, implications and implementation of the global sulphur cap, and how it fits into the long-range regulatory landscape.

09.45 PANEL DISCUSSION
A cross-section of the shipping industry assesses the path to 2020, future regulation and the findings of The Strategy Works’ survey.
Panellists:
Christian Obst, Fleet Manager, Maritime Technical Project Manager, Columbia Shipmanagement
Asad Vora, Process Engineer / Project Engineer, CR Ocean Engineering
Mikael Troberg, Senior Consultant, The Strategy Works
10.20 Q&A

10.30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by VPS

SESSION 2: FUELS IN FOCUS

11.10 Low-sulphur fuel: The operational challenges
For the majority of the global merchant fleet, compliant fuel will be the answer to the sulphur cap. But it is not necessarily a straightforward path. This session explores the knowns and remaining unknowns around new low-sulphur fuel blends.

  • Low-sulphur blends: What we know
  • Addressing availability, compatibility, safety and engine condition concerns
  • Crew competence: Handling new fuel blends
  • MGO: Keeping it simple (but pricey)?

Charlotte Røjgaard, Global Technical Manager, Bureau Veritas VeriFuel
11.30 Q&A

11.40 Low-carbon fuels: An alternative future
A range of niche, low-flashpoint fuels are being marketed to shipowners. This session will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the options available. LNG and LPG uptake and availability

  • Making gas-fuelled ships affordable
  • Hydrogen and ammonia: Hype or hope?
  • Towards 2050: The Power-to-X revolution

Steve Bee, Group Commercial & Business Development Director, Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS)
12.00 Q&A

SESSION 3: ENGINES OF COMPLIANCE

The need to comply with increasingly stringent environmental legislation has inspired a new generation of technologies including hybrid power sources – notably batteries and fuel cells - and the seemingly infinite possibilities of digitalisation. How does the shipoperator differentiate between the myriad options available?

12.10 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Balancing multiple emission demands
  • Simplifying the engineroom
  • The impact of aftertreatment
  • Preparing for hybridisation
  • Digital monitoring and advanced diagnostics

Panellists:
Kjeld Aabo, Director, New Technologies, Sales & Promotion, MAN energy solutions
Patrick Baan, Director, System Integration & Performance, R&D & Engineering, Wärtsilä
Rolf Stiefel, Sales & Marketing Vice President, Winterthur Gas & Diesel

13.00 Q&A

13.10 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Goltens

SESSION 4: SETTING STANDARDS

This session explores classification societies evolving approach to regulation, classification, enforcement and digitalisation.

14.20 The Class Perspective

  • Environmental regulatory landscape
  • IMO compliance options
  • Emerging regional emission requirements
  • Global availability of compliant fuels
  • Looking toward 2030 – importance of data and technology
  • Enforcement and the responsibility of Class

Jan Otto de Kat, Director – Containerships Market Sector, ABS
Fabian Kock, Head of Section Environmental Certification, DNV GL

14.40 Q&A 

SESSION 5: LUBRICANTS LATEST

New fuels mean new challenges for engine condition. Shipowners will rely on cylinder oils to protect them from the worst of the fuel quality issues expected under the low-sulphur regime. This session will explore how lubricant providers are preparing the market for those challenges.

14.50 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Lubricating for low-sulphur fuel
  • Reagentless cylinder oil testing: Pros and cons
  • The benefits of onboard blending
  • Fuel economy lubrication

Panellists:
Richard Rowntree, Global Marine & Energy Marketing Manager, Castrol
Don Gregory, Director, EGCSA / Technical & Solutions Director, Gulf Oil Marine 
Iain White, Director, ExxonMobil Marine
Rob Ashton, Fuels Account Manager, Infineum
Kenny Park, Technical Manager, Lukoil Marine Lubricants
John Schakel, Global Product Application Specialist, Shell

15.40 Q&A

15.50 Networking coffee break in the exhibiton area sponsored by VPS

SESSION 6: OWNERS, OPERATORS AND MANAGERS' FORUM

Insights from those tasked with implementing and paying for the changes brought about by IMO’s global sulphur legislation. How are shipowners, operators and managers responding when many are already under financial pressure, and with a pipeline of further environmental regulations ahead?

16.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Preparing for 2020 – challenges and opportunities

  • Dealing with technical and legal challenges
  • Identifying commercial and environmental pitfalls
  • Making the transition to a post 2020 world
  • Balancing regulation requirements and operating costs
  • Choosing the option that is right for you: Low sulphur versus scrubber
  • Level playing fields and high seas: ensuring effective enforcement

Panellists:
Yash Kumar Chawla, Fleet Director & DPA, Anglo-Eastern Antwerp
Tara Russell, SVP, Global Impact, Carnival Corp
Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (representing 37 shipowner members)

Tor Øyvind Ask, Fleet Director, SOLVANG
Igor Tonkovidov, Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer and COO, Sovcomflot
Hamish Norton, President, Star Bulk Carriers

17.20 Q&A

17.30 Closing remarks by conference chairman, followed by drinks reception sponsored by Total
19.00 Gala dinner sponsored by Ecospray, followed by the annual Marine Propulsion Awards sponsored by Avantis, DNV GL, Harris Pye, Norsk Analyse, WinGD and Yara Marine Technologies

22.00 End of day one

DAY TWO: Thursday 9th May 2019

08.30 Registration, networking and coffee

09.00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09.10 Opening keynote address
Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020

SESSION 7A: EGCSA INITIATIVES & SCRUBBER TECHNOLOGY

Session chair: Don Gregory, Director, EGCSA / Technical & Solutions Director, Gulf Oil Marine

The potential to avoid costly compliant fuel makes scrubbers an appealing instrument. But there are challenges too. It is a complex calculation for shipowners in which better technology can tip the scale. The second day of the conference explores these issues in depth.

09.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: The science of scrubbers
An exploration of the science and technology behind scrubbers

Panellists:
Marco Dierico, Sales & Proposal Manager, ANDRITZ
Emanuele Gariboldi, Managing Director, Ecospray Technologies
Ken McClelland, Technical Director, Pacific Green Technologies Group
Ingo Haack, Head of Project Management, Primarine
Nils Homburg, Head of CC-EGCS, SAACKE
Stian Aakre, General Manager, EGC Sales, Wärtsilä Hamworthy Moss
Benjamin Pettersson, Technical Sales Manager, Yara Marine Technologies

10.20 Q&A

10.30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Norsk Analyse

SESSION 7B: MAINTENANCE AND SCRUBBER RETROFITTING CHALLENGES

Session chair: Don Gregory, Director, EGCSA / Technical & Solutions Director, Gulf Oil Marine

11.10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Retrofit challenges: Scrubbers for existing vessels
Installing scrubbers on existing ships is particularly challenging given the constraints of space and weight, as well as finding engineering experience and shipyard slots to make the changes. This session identifies the key concerns and highlights some solutions

Panellists:
John Attridge, Technical Director, Chelsea Technologies Group
Willem Visscher, Manager Engineering and Business Development, Goltens Green Technologies

Ben Wise, Technical Manager - Power Services – Marine & Offshore Projects, Harris Pye Group
Craig Gundry, General Manager, Fassmer Technical Projects

11.40 Q&A

11.50 Corrosion: The scourge of scrubbers
The removal of sulphur generates highly corrosive exhaust gasses which if not fully understood can cause maintenance challenges. This session explores how new scrubber designs and materials are improving lifecycle value.
Raymond Jaegersen, Technical Director, Sverdrup Steel
12.10 Q&A

12.20 PANEL DISCUSSION: The role of monitoring
What role will monitoring of exhaust gasses and washwater play for operators seeking to use scrubbers?

Panellists:
John Attridge, Technical Director, Chelsea Technologies Group
Magnus Thoren, Global Sales Manager, Consilium Marine & Safety
Allan Skouboe, CTO, Danfoss IXA
Tor-Erik Sannum, CEO & Managing Director, Norsk Analyse

12.50 Q&A

13.00 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Primarine

SESSION 8: SCRUBBER FINANCE AND REGULATION

14.10 Making scrubbers pay
A look at the financing options available, including those driven by banks, suppliers, shipyards and even shipowners.
Barry Bednar, CEO, Avantis Marine
14.30 Q&A

14.40 Regulation, perception and compliance
A look at the global, regional and local regulations governing scrubber use and what they mean for uptake. Is perception getting in the way of science? How can shipowners and scrubbers successfully challenge kneejerk local reactions?
Philip Roche, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
15.00 Q&A

15.10 Non-Compliance and its effects from a P&I Clubs perspective
Mark Smith, Loss Prevention Executive, North of England P&I

15.30 Q&A

15.40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Norsk Analyse

SESSION 9: THE FINAL WORD ON COMPLIANCE

16.20 Meeting the marine fuels challenge – Sulphur Cap 2020 and beyond
An insight into the holistic approach taken to deal with the marine fuels challenge.
• Compliance with IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 regulations
   - How scrubbers, LNG and low sulphur fuels each played a key role in compliance
• Looking beyond Sulphur Cap 2020 and preparing for the future
   - Breaking down short-term and long-term solutions
Sjaak Klap, Vice President Business Development, Spliethoff

16:40 Q&A

16.50 Closing remarks from conference chairman 

 

*Programme subject to change / amendments

 

 

 
 

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