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: Wednesday 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: Preparing  for Sulphur Cap 2020 and beyond

  • Balancing social responsibility with commercial, operational and regulatory targets
  • Strategic options for complying with regulatory requirements
  • Sourcing options, and dealing with non-availability of low sulphur fuel

09.30 Q&A

09.40 Sox compliance and enforcement – who will be cheating who?

  • History behind MARPOL Annex VI
  • The importance of enforcement and how to make it work
  • Owners’ concern: the level playing field. Is it always at risk?
  • Future maritime air pollution regulations – in the context of coming GHG regulations

10.00 Q&A

10.10 A ship register's perspective on compliance for 2020 Sulphur Cap
Nick Makar, Regulatory Affairs Manager, International Registries, Inc

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

Erol Sarikaya, CEO, Newport Shipping
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 Developments to meet emissions and efficiency regulations 

  • Emission compliance with engine technology
  • How does digitalisation affect your main engine

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 

SESSION 4: 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

Per Asander, Technical Superintendent, BP Shipping

15.30 Networking coffee break sponsored by Norsk Analyse

SESSION 5: 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 


17.25 Q&A

17.45 Closing remarks by conference chairman 

DAY TWO: Thursday 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 6: 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
Kai Latun, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Yara Marine Technologies

Anders Skibdal, CEO, Pureteq

10.40 Networking coffee break sponsored by Norsk Analyse

11.20 PANEL DISCUSSION: Scrubbers for existing vessels – Retrofit solutions
Panellists include:
Chris David, COO, Harris Pye
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 Primarine

14.30 Regulations and compliance challenges

SESSION 7 PART ONE: LUBRICANTS

14.40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Latest in Compliant Lubricants
Panellists include:
Senior Representative, ExxonMobil
Don Gregory, Technical Director, Gulf Oil Marine
Sara Lawrence, Global Technical Manager, Shell
Serge Dal Farra, Global Marketing Manager, Total Lubmarine

SESSION 7 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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