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, Strategy Implementation & Business Development Manager, Castrol

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 include:
Nicholas Confuorto, President and CEO, CR Ocean Engineering
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 Rojgaard, Global Technical Manager - Marine Fuels, Bureau Veritas Denmark
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

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 include:
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

Panellists include:
Senior Representative, ABS
Senior Representative, 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 include:
Richard Rowntree, Strategy Implementation & Business Development Manager, Castrol
Iain White, Director EMML, ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants
Rob Ashton, Fuels Account Manager, Infineum
Senior Representative, Lukoil
Senior Representative, Shell
Senior Representative, Total

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 include:
Ian Adams, Managing Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020
17.00 Q&A

17.10 Closing remarks by conference chairman

18.00 Drinks reception followed by the annual Marine Propulsion Awards

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, Managing Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020

SESSION 7A: EGCSA INITIATIVES & SCRUBBER TECHNOLOGY

Session chair: Don Gregory, Director, EGCSA & Technical 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 include:
Emanuele Gariboldi, Managing Director, Ecospray Technologies
Ken McClelland, technical Director, Pacific Green Technologies Group
Ralf Jurgens, CEO, Primarine
Stian Aakre, General Manager, EGC Sales, Wartsila Hamworthy Moss
Kai Latun, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, 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

11.10 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
Craig Gundry, General Manager, Fassmer
Maarten Jeronimus, Vice President, Goltens Rotterdam 
Chris David, Chief Operating Officer, Harris Pye Group
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 The role of monitoring
PANEL DISCUSSION: What role will monitoring of exhaust gasses and washwater play for operators seeking to use scrubbers?

Panellists include:
Magnus Thoren, Global Sales Manager, Consilium Marine & Safety
Frank Hansen, Managing Director, Danfoss IXA
Tor-Erik Sannum, CEO & Managing Director, Norske 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?
15.00 Q&A

15.10 Networking coffee break in the exhition area sponsored by Norsk Analyse

SESSION 9: THE FINAL WORD ON COMPLIANCE

15.40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Three leading shipowners, each focusing on one of the three main compliance options, wrap up the conference with a practical explanation of the technical and operational challenges behind each choice and the steps needed to prepare for 2020.
16.20 Q&A

16.30 Closing remarks from conference chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

16.40 End of conference

*Programme subject to change / amendments

 

 

 
 

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