Americas Sulphur Cap 2020
Conference 5-6 March 2019,
Houston

Americas Sulphur Cap 2020 <br>Conference

Programme

Addressing the operational realities of the 2020 Sulphur Cap

DAY ONE: Tuesday 5th March 2019

07.30 Registration, coffee and networking

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

09.10 Welcome address from Platinum Sponsor
Michael McNamara, Managing Director, Veritas Petroleum Services 

SESSION 1: REGULATION UPDATE

09.20 Opening keynote address: Fuel Supply in an IMO 2020 World

  • Impacts of IMO 2020 across the energy value chain
  • Compliance options and strategies for IMO 2020
  • Strategic implications for oil and gas players in an IMO 2020 world

Uday Turaga, CEO,  ADI Analytics

09.30 Q&A

09.40 How the tanker market is adapting to the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap?

  • Scrubber Adoption Rate for both Newbuildings and Existing Fleets;
  • Open Loop vs. Closed Loop Preferences (Discuss Port Bans);
  • Impact on Global/Regional Fuel Oil Balances and Pricing;
  • Emerging Trade Flow Patterns due to Mismatches in Product Balances;
  • Economics of Scrubber versus Burning Compliant Fuel;
  • Charterparty Considerations

Stefanos Kazantzis, Senior Shipping and Finance Advisor, McQuilling Services LLC

10.00 Q&A

10.10 A ship register's perspective on compliance for 2020 Sulphur Cap

  • Summary of the IMO Work Plan on Consistent Implementation of Regulation 14.1.3 of MARPOL Annex VI – Maintaining a Level Playing Field
  • Flag State Role in Enforcement as a Party to MARPOL Annex VI
  • Impact of Recent Amendments to Regulation 14 (Carriage Prohibition)
  • Current Efforts at IMO to Enhance Implementation of Measures on Fuel Oil Quality and Availability

Nick Makar, Regulatory Affairs Manager, IRI/Marshall Island Register

10.30 Q&A

SESSION 2: SCRUBBER RETROFIT FINANCING 

10.40 Financing options for scrubber retrofits

  • Role of shipyards
  • Turnkey financing for equipment, engineering and retrofits

Barry Bednar, CEO, Avantis Marine

11.00 Q&A

11.10 Networking coffee break sponsored by Norsk Analyse

11.50 Key challenges in financing Scrubbers for Fleet wide installations

  • Role of main lenders
  • Average time of payback on Capital investment

12.10 Q&A

SESSION 3: INNOVATION IN ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES

12.20 2020 Sulphur Cap from Engine Point of View

  • Low Sulphur fuel operation on MAN engines
  • Adapting to new fuels, retrofitting
  • Emission compliance with engine technology

Makbule Baldik Le Fay, Product Manager, MAN PrimeServ Americas

12.40 Q&A

SESSION 4: CLASSIFICATION SOCIETIES 2020 VIEWS

12.50 All Eyes on 2020: A 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

Gareth Burton, VP Technology, ABS
Jan Hagen Andersen, Business Development Director, DNV GL

13.10 Q&A  
  
13.20 Networking lunch sponsored by Primarine

SESSION 5: OWNERS, OPERATORS AND MANAGERS’ FORUM

14.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Preparing for 2020 – challenges and opportunities

  • Dealing with technical and legal challenges
  • Identifying commercial and environmental pitfalls (Waste Washwater)
  • 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

Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020
Terje Bjørnemo, Global Sales Director, FMSI (Frontline Management)

15.30 Networking coffee break sponsored by Norsk Analyse

SESSION 6: FUTURE FUELS 

16.10 PANEL DISCUSSION: The latest in compliant fuels & alternative fuel choices for your fleet to be 2020 compliant
Panellists include:
Rob Leventhal, Business Development Manager - Americas, Bureau Veritas – VeriFuel
John R Larese, Technical Advisor, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels
Stefka Wechsler, Marine fuel and fuel oil price analyst 

Jason P Klopfer, Commercial Director Navig8 / Interg8 Group
Dr Ram Vis, Director, Viswa Lab

17.25 Q&A

17.45 Closing remarks by conference chairman 

17.45 Drinks reception sponsored by IRI/International Registries

DAY TWO: Wednesday 6th March 2019

07.30 Registration, networking, and coffee sponsored by Norsk Analyse

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

09.00 Opening keynote address
Donald Gregory, Director, EGCSA

SESSION 7: EGCSA INITIATIVES & SCRUBBER TECHNOLOGY

Session chair: Donald Gregory, Director, EGCSA

09.30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Scrubber technology and why it is a viable option 
Panellists:
Nick Confuerto, CEO, CR Ocean Engineering
Ralf Juergens, CEO, Primarine

Stian Aakre, General Manager Exhaust Gas Systems, Wärtsilä
Anders Sorheim, Sales Engineer, Yara Marine Technologies

Anders Skibdal, CEO, Pureteq
Emanuele Gariboldi, Managing Director, Ecospray Technologies

10.40 Networking coffee break

11.20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Scrubbers for existing vessels – Retrofit solutions
Panellists include:
Chris David, COO, Harris Pye
Arek Pers, Technical Director, Baltec Marine Services

Barry Bednar, CEO, Avantis Marine
Jesse Senkel, Senior Marine Engineer, Herbert Engineering

Craig R Gundry, General Manager, Fassmer Technical Projects

12.35 Q&A

12.45 Scrubbing Systems: corrosion and how to deal with it:

  • Choosing the correct materials
  • Price over quality ?

Raymond Jægersen, Technical Director, Sverdrup Steel
13.15 Q&A

13.25 Networking lunch sponsored by Harris Pye Gulf

14.30 The aftermath of operating SOx-Scrubber and NOx-SCR or EGR Systems

•  Storage tank autonomy and connection challenges associated with the second wave of EGCS adopters
•  Bulk alkali choice and pros&cons (Caustic Soda, Magnesium Oxide, Mg Hydroxide, Sodium Bicarb + urea) Chemical properties, QHSSE, Consumption, Budgeting
•  Importance of Operating procedure Safety training for the crew handling chemicals, e-learning videos example 
•  Global supply chain solution truck/barge/big bags and existing challenges in some key ports 
•  Restrictions areas Open-Loop / Close-Loop
•  Chemicals for pH monitoring, for turbidity analysis, coagulant and flocculant
•  Scrubber waste disposal dry cake and wet sludge

Pierre-Alexis Mosnier, CEO, Mareneco

SESSION 8 PART ONE: LUBRICANTS

14.40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Latest in Compliant Lubricants
Panellists include:
Senior Representative, ExxonMobil
Senior Technical Representative, Castrol Marine
Don Gregory, Technical Director, Gulf Oil Marine
Marco Galizioli, Regional Technical Services & Operation Manager , Shell Marine US
Serge Dal Farra, Global Marketing Manager, Total Lubmarine

SESSION 8 PART TWO: OTHER TECHNOLOGIES DEALING WITH EMISSIONS

15.40 PANEL DISCUSSION: CEMS and their role in the Scrubber Operational Process 
Panellists:
Magnus Thorén, Global Sales Manager CEMS, Consilium Marine & Safety
Tor-Erik Sannum, CEO, Norske Analyse
Markus Haas, Technical Director, SICK AG

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

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