PROPULSION & FUTURE FUELS 2022 - CONFERENCE  PROGRAMME

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DAY ONE – TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2022

08:00Coffee& Registration

09:00

Chairmen’s welcome

Lars Robert’s Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

Reinhard Lüken, Managing Director, German Shipbuilding And Ocean Industries Association (VSM)

09:15-09:25

Rasmus Stute, Area Manager, DNV SE 

09:25

KEYNOTE PANEL: THE JOURNEY TO 2030 WITH SHOREPOWER

Moderator:

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO
Under the Fitfor55 legislative package shore-side electricity has been given particular attention. Requirements for shore-power infrastructure development under the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), and for zero-emissions from ships at berth under FuelEU Maritime, will give shape to a new ecosystem in Europe aimed at improving the air quality in EU ports and supporting the Energy Transition/ decarbonisation in shipping.

 

ShorePower Overview from EU Commission: Shore-Side Electricity under Fit for 55 legislative package - Connecting the Future.

Ricardo Batista, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport European Commission

Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General, ESPO

Martin Kröger, Chief Executive Officer, VDR German Shipowners’ Association

Dr. Kai-Dieter Classen, Deputy Director External Affairs, Hamburg Port Authority

Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager Maritime, DNV SE

Wolfram Guntermann, Director Regulatory Affairs Fleet, Hapag-Lloyd AG

10:30-10:50

Coffee break

Session 1

ELECTRIFICATION FOR BIG SHIPS

Moderator:

Reinhard Lüken, Managing Director, VSM German Shipbuilding And Ocean Industries Association

10:50

Charging for the future: The rise of hybrid propulsion systems

Dr. Torsten Büssow, Managing Director, Electrical & Power Systems Business, Wärtsilä

The marine market is in a move. The decarbonization targets are changing the way we look at a ship propulsion system, that have been like this for decades now. What is the future operational profile? What is the future power source? Will there be more than one? What fuels do we burn? All or these uncertainties you can address already today with a alternative propulsion systems, which will in most cases be hybrid. The presentation explains several hybrid systems we are building at the moment and summarizes our experience of 70 hybrid vessels from Wartsila.

11:05

Enhancing energy efficiency of merchant ships through system-wide control

Stefan Goranov, General Manager, Sustainability Solutions, WinGD

The presentation discusses the importance of integrating all the components of the hybrid ship’s energy system on control level, so it functions as a coordinated whole. Particular attention is dawn on the two-stroke engine integration as a crucial factor for maximising the energy efficiency onboard.

11:20

Turbocharging solutions to support the decarbonization journey

Simone Bernasconi, Head of Global Product Line Upgrades, Accelleron

To support shipping’s journey towards decarbonization, easy-to-implement turbocharger technology can play an important role in reducing the CO2 footprint of existing installations. But to achieve any significant impact, wide market adoption is key. Combining greater efficiency with a sound business case will be vital to maintaining a competitive edge in a low carbon world.

11:50-12:10

Q&A

12:10-13:40

Lunch & Networking

Session 2

DIGITALIZATION, DIGITAL EFFICIENCY AND THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY OF THE MARITIME SECTOR

Moderator

Sebastian Ebbing, Technical Advisor, Climate, Marine fuels, Innovation, Funding

13:40

Shipping decarbonization and digital thread

Mia Elg, R&D Manager, Deltamarin

This presentation focuses on showcasing a realistic pathway to decarbonized shipping with practical examples from our ongoing projects. We discuss about the related digital modelling and optimization methods and about their application and validation.

13:55

The Digital Wave

Gregory Puckett, Head of Group Digital, MAN Energy Solutions

In his presentation, Mr. Puckett describes the “digital wave” within MAN-ES. From connectivity, to cloud, from data to artificial intelligence. The digital wave is continuous, it is variable, it can be calm one moment, and stormy the next. Most interesting it will never not turn back.

14:10

Digitalization – Digital Tool to Ensure Engine Efficiency

Matthias Winkler, Managing Director, CM Technologies GmbH

Digitalisation for engine performance measurement including automated data transfer between ships and ashore. Important is the possibility to have all data at one place allowing access from everywhere at any time for anyone. Useful assistance for ship and shore personnel.

14:25

The significance of data in achieving sustainable performance

Pascal Reolon, Head of Digital Product Management, Digital Customer Solutions, Accelleron

A closer look at the analytics layer sitting on top of the electronic logbook and continuous operational data. How enhanced data provides deeper insights into key performance indicators and supports proactive decision making for managing decarbonization.

14:40-15:00

Q&A

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

Session 3

THE MOTORSHIP AWARD

Moderator

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

15:30

With Orca; Norwegian zero-emission bulk carrier project

Michael North, Sales & Marketing Manager for Norway & Iceland, Lloyd’s register

Earlier this year, Lloyd’s Register awarded Approval in Principle to Norwegian ship owner Egil Ulvan Rederi AS for its zero-emission self-discharging hydrogen-fuelled bulk carrier, With Orca. The innovative vessel will be fitted with two large rotor sails and is planned to enter into a long-term transport contract with cargo owners Felleskjøpet Agri SA and HeidelbergCement. It was designed by Norwegian Ship Design

15:45

The Aurora Class - the future of deep sea shipping

Henrik Andersson, Head of Technical Development, Hoegh

Designed to carry up to 9100 cars, the multi-fuel and zero carbon ready Aurora Class vessels will be the first in the PCTC segment to be able to operate on zero carbon ammonia, signifying a breakthrough in reaching Höegh Autoliners’ ambitious net zero emissions target by 2040.

16:00

Solutions for groundbreaking carbon-transport-and-storage project

Peter H. Kirkeby, Principal specialist, Promotion manager & business development – Dual-fuel engines, MAN Energy Solutions

Keeping emissions to a minimum, two ME-GI engines will power Northern Lights’ liquid-CO2 carriers in groundbreaking carbon-transport-and-storage project – a project that has the potential to set new standards for LNG-fueled ships carrying liquid CO2.

 

16:15

Wärtsilä Two-Stroke Future Fuels Conversion platform

Stam Achillas, Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsilä

A retrofit-optimised solution to convert existing 2-stroke electronically- controlled engines to run on either LNG, methanol or ammonia. The ground-breaking technology will be applied on a 13’000 TEU MSC containership to convert it first (2023) to LNG and later (2024) to ammonia.

16:30

NYK Line newbuilds set for net zero with WinGD system integration

Andreas Schmid - General Manager Technology Development, WinGD

Four PCTC vessels for NYK Line will meet IMO’s 2030 target seven years early – and be ready to reach net-zero by 2050 – when they enter service next year. WinGD is integrating battery-hybrid technology, energy management and LNG-fuelled X-DF2.0 engines.

16:45-17:00

Q&A

17:00

Conference close

17:00

Pre Dinner Drinks Reception

18:30

Conference Dinner

Announcement of the Motorship Award winner,

Presented by Nick Edström, Editor, The Motorship

DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2022

08:30Coffee & Registration

09:15-09:30

Recap of day 1 by Chairmen

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

Reinhard Lüken, Managing Director, German Shipbuilding And Ocean Industries Association (VSM)

Session 4

MARKET BASED MEASURES

Moderator

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

09:15

The Future of Bunker Fuels for world’s Shipping Fleet

Jon Buckingham, Chief Mechanical Engineer, BMT

09:30

Sebastian Ebbing, Technical Advisor, Climate, Marine fuels, Innovation, Funding, German Shipowners’ Association (VDR)

09:45

Chris Waddington, Technical Director, International Chamber of Shipping

10:15-10:35

Q&A

10:35-10:55

Coffee Break

SESSION 5.1 EFUELS & BIO FUELS

Session 5.1EFUELS & BIO FUELS

Moderator

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

10:55

On the Way to Zero Emissions: Considerations for the Design and Operation of Fuel Treatment Systems

Franciska Kjellström, Global Application Manager, Marine Fuels, Alfa Laval

There is currently a high interest in biofuels including FAME and HVO as well as methanol. Ships can already bunker these fuels and engine combustion technology is available. We will discuss the impact of various new fuel types on the ship’s fuel cleaning and fuel supply systems.

11:10

Power-to-X - Decarbonisation With Future Maritime Fuels

Daniel Chatterjee, Director Technology Management & Regulatory Affairs Head of the Green-and High-Tech and NetZero @PowerSystems Program, Rolls-Royce

11:25

Avoiding stranded assets

Lex Nijsen, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, 4-Stroke engines, Man ES The various fuels in gaseous or liquid forms have impacts on fulfilling rules and regulations. In the presentation pathways to decarbonization are highlighted and the value of having options to adapt vessels to fuel supply developments.

11:40

Moving biofuels into the mainstream

Monique Vermeire, Fuels Technologist, Chevron

Biofuels can offer a carbon-free alternative to other non-fossil fuels, if considered on a lifecycle basis. Monique Vermeire will also discuss the impact of biofuels on NOx emissions and consider their operational and technical implications alongside the regulatory approach to their use.

11:55-12:15

Q&A

12:15-13:45

Lunch & Networking

SESSION 5.2 SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES FOR THE FUTURE

Session 5.2SUSTAINABLE APPROACHES FOR THE FUTURE

Moderator

Reinhard Lüken, Managing Director, VSM German Shipbuilding And Ocean Industries Association

10:55

Carbon Levy – Why Advanced Coatings Will be Essential to Success in the Age of the Carbon Levy

Philip Chaabane, CEO of I-Tech

11:10

Who can improve energy efficiency in ship operations and bring down emissions?

Rene Taudal Poulsen, PhD, programme director for BSc Program in international shipping and trade, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

We study how a large network of decisions makers, including cargo-owners, commercial managers, ship operators, port stakeholders and public actors influence voyage planning and execution. We find that they often pusue commercial objectives, which undermine energy efficiency in ship operations.

11:25

Wärtsilä 2-Stroke Radical Derating

Stam Achillas, Head of Business Development & Sales, 2-Stroke Fuel Conversions, Wärtsilä

A solution to significantly reduce an existing 2-stroke engine’s emissions by modernising its combustion while preparing it for future fuels.

11:40

Hydrocat - the world’s first dual-fuel CTV

Benjamin Weinacht, Managing Director, Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB)

Hydrocat is the first crew transfer vessel operating based on dual fuel, i.e., diesel and hydrogen generating up to 50% of emissions.

Hydrocat is operated by Windcat Workboats which is part of the CMB Group.

11:55-12:15

Q&A

12:15-13:45

Lunch & Networking

SESSION 6.1 AMMONIA

Session 6.1AMMONIA

Moderator

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

13:45

Technological considerations of ammonia as a marine fuel

Peter Morsbach, Vice President Sales Operations, Høglund Marine Solutions

Operations at Høglund Marine Solutions This presentation will examine the technological considerations that must be overcome on board a ship before widespread adoption of green ammonia as a marine fuel can begin, looking at the technical, operational, commercial, regulatory and environmental aspects such as health and safety (toxicity), materials elections (corrosiveness), engine requirements (combustibility), and emission prevention (engines and fuel system).

14:00

René Sejer Laursen, Director – Fuels & Technology, Global Sustainability Copenhagen, ABS

14:15

Development cycles towards ammonia-fuelled two-stroke engines

Andreas Schmid, General Manager Technology Development, WinGD

Industry interest in carbon-free fuels has reanimated development towards ammonia-fuelled ship engines. In this presentation, Andreas Schmid will explore the many areas that engine designers and builders are working on to bring safe, reliable and efficient ammonia-fuelled engines to market.

14:30

Engineering the ammonia engine of the future

Kristian Mogensen, Promotion Manager, MAN-ES

The development of MAN Energy Solutions’ first two-stroke ammonia engine is well underway. We share our learnings from designing and commissioning an ammonia fuel supply for our test engine facility, along with experiences from initial testing.

14:45-15:05

Q&A

15:05-15:35

Coffee Break

SESSION 6.2 METHANOL

Session 6.2METHANOL

Moderator

Sebastian Ebbing, Technical Advisor, Climate, Marine fuels, Innovation, Funding, German Shipowners’ Association (VDR)

13:45

Methanol: A Future Proof Marine Fuel

Matthias Ólafsson, Chief EU Representative, Methanol Institute

14:00

Development of worlds 1st methanol engine for very large container ships

Dr Gwang-Hyeon Yu, Senior Researcher Green Oiwer & engine Systems research, Hyundai Heavy Industries

14:45-15:05

Q&A

15:05-15:35

Coffee Break

SESSION 7.1 MULTIFUEL ENGINES

Session 7.1 MULTIFUEL ENGINES

Moderator

Sebastian Ebbing, Technical Advisor, Climate, Marine fuels, Innovation, Funding, VDR - Verband Deutscher Reeder

15:35

Will “multi-fuel” propulsion engines be the solution to solve the “future fuel” uncertainty?

Rolf Stiefel, Regional Chief Executive, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

The advent of multi-fuel systems is a key step towards 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation targets, yet a number of challenges must be addressed – from the safety and control of fuels with different properties, to storage, bunkering, infrastructure and regulatory considerations. 

15:50

The Multi fuel engine, the main corner stone of a successful fuel transition

Maikel Arts, General Manager, Market Innovation, Wärtsilä Marine Power

The Multi-fuel engine technology enables the transition from fossil to renewable fuels through its built in technical feasibilities and economic viability.

Infrastructure and availability of green fuels need time to mature while Multi-fuel engine technology enables shipowners a safe transition journey starting already today.

16:05

Alternative Fuels – Preparing for the impact on marine lubricants

Harriet Brice, Technology Manager - Marine Engine Oils, Lubrizol

This presentation will discuss approaches to formulating effective marine cylinder lubricants for use with new alternative fuels. This requires gaining the best possible understanding of new engine designs, fuel and combustion characteristics and the challenges they may present.

16:20

What will a multi-fuel, low carbon future look like?

Eddie Fish, Market Development Advisor, ExxonMobil Marine & Aviation Fuels

The IMO’s ambition to reduce international shipping’s carbon footprint creates new challenges for the entire maritime ecosystem. To overcome them and lead the energy transition, advanced solutions will be needed to meet society’s needs.

16:35-16:55

Q&A

SESSION 7.2 RETROFIT SOLUTIONS

Session 7.2RETROFIT SOLUTIONS

Moderator

Reinhard Lüken, Managing Director, German Shipbuilding And Ocean Industries Association (VSM)

15:35

Combining efficiency technologies with wind to deliver results beyond compliance

Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower

Norsepower’s Rotor Sails improve environmental performance and reduce fuel consumption, especially alongside other clean technology solutions such as hydrodynamic hull optimisation or hybrid electric propulsion systems Regulation, including EU ETS, is driving shipowners to choose proven solutions, demonstrated by Scandlines’ M/V Copenhagen.

15:50

The role of retrofitting in the Clean Fuel Transition

Jan P. Brugger - Co-Founder& COO, FuelSave

The use of hydrogen & methanol retrofit technology can help shipowners to meet IMO Tier III standards. An alternative to urea or ammonia, these solutions achieve substantial emission reductions and cost savings, whilst curbing OPEX

16:05

Retrofitting to Methanol DF operation – an Owners experience

Per Westling, Managing Director, Stena RoRo AB

16:20

Economic and Ecological Considerations for Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion Systems

Karsten Hochkirch, Head of Ship Performance Center, DNV SE

Wind propulsion is well known and has propelled ships for millennia. However, with the advent of fossil-fuel powered ships, wind energy lost its importance for cargo transport almost 100 years ago. Rising fuel prices and a society being more aware of the consequences of CO2 emissions fuels the revitalization this energy source and a variety of wind assisted propulsion systems are on the market today. Key factors for success of wind assisted propulsion are discussed and a case study for a multipurpose vessel is used as illustration.

16:35-16:55

Q&A

Conference Wrap up 

16:55-17:10Conference Wrap up with Moderators and Chairmen
 

Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

Reinhard Lüken, Managing Director, German Shipbuilding And Ocean Industries Association

Sebastian Ebbing, Technical Advisor, Climate, Marine fuels, Innovation, Funding, German Shipowners’ Association (VDR)

17:10

Conference Close

  

DAY THREE - THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER TECHNICAL VISIT

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