With two operator panel discussions and a further four discussion sessions involving operators and suppliers, delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussion throughout the two days of the conference.

Following the keynote addresses, the first discussion session, entitled ‘Preparing the global fleet for future challenges’ will see operators who have opted for a variety of compliance solutions explain their reasons for choosing their option. Confirmed panellists will include: Ole Graa Jakobsen, Vice President, Head of Fleet Technology, Fleet Management & Technology, Maersk Line, Tor Øyvind Ask, Fleet Director, Solvang ASA. Thomas David, Head New Building, Shipmanagement, John T. Essberger, Wolfram Guntermann, Director Environmental Management, Ship Management, Hapag-Lloyd. Per A. Brinchmann, Vice President, Technical, Wilh Wilhelmsen

The Conference will then close with another operator panel discussion, organised in conjunction with the CIMAC Engine Users Working Group.

The Working Group’s current projects and activities include:

  • Developments for IMO TIER I retrofit, plus TIER II + III practical acceptance.
  • LNG and dual-fuel engine operation.
  • Exhaust gas treatment and recirculation systems, waste heat recovery turbo generators.
  • Comments on EEDI, SEEMP and efficiency introduction to the shipping industries.
  • Evaluation of criteria for crew education and crew training improvements to manage all these new techniques.

The panel discussion will focus on sharing experiences of working with emissions abatement technologies and future environmental compliance challenges. This represents a unique opportunity for delegates to draw on the experience and feedback from the operators involved with the panel discussion which include: Jörg Erdtmann, Vice President, Technical Management and Service, NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft & Chairman CIMAC WG10, Markus Osterkamp, Deputy Head of Section Environmental Certification, DNV GL, Christoph Gessner, Managing Director, Columbus Shipmanagement, Helge Bartels, Managing Director, E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH

Shipowners and operators qualify for special rates, contact the events team for details. View the full programme here.

For further information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email conferences@propulsionconference.com.

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