European Marine Engineering
Conference, Awards
and Exhibition 18-19 April 2018, Amsterdam

European Marine Engineering <br />Conference, Awards<br />and Exhibition

2017 Programme


The European Marine Engineering Conference has not only changed its name from the "Annual Marine Propulsion Conference" but will again be held in Amsterdam in 2018. This event's focus is to address the operational, technological and engineering challenges facing ship operators today.

The 2018 programme will be available shortly.


Monday 24 April 2017

19:00 - 20:00 Pre-registration for the European Marine Engineering Conference, Awards & Exhibition

Tuesday 25 April 2017

08:00 Registration, and networking coffee in the exhibition area

09:00 Welcome and introduction from the conference chairman
Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media


The opening session will look at the latest advancements in two and four stroke engines. Speakers will present their latest technologies and highlight the key benefits they offer to owners and operators. 

09:10 Setting the scene
Session chair: Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media
Industry chair: Dr Ioannis Vlaskos, Director - Engines Business Unit, Global Market Sector Director – Marine, Ricardo

Part one: Two-stroke engines

09:20 Innovation in new two-stroke engines: Fewer components, less weight and reduced fuel consumption

  • The new mark 10 engine – power up weight down 
  • New Tier III options 
  • Alternative fuels

René Sejer Laursen, Promotion Manager, Dual Fuel Engines, MAN Diesel & Turbo 

09:35 Q&A

09:40 Engine design and lubricant selection for future fuels

  • Impacts of fuels on combustion chamber
  • Design countermeasures
  • Expectation on Lubricants

Konrad Räss, General Manager Combustion System, R&D, Winterthur Gas & Diesel

09:55 Q&A

10:00 The latest technologies of the Japan UE engine

  • Introduction of UEC50LSH-Eco
  • Solution for Tier III regulation - EGR system
  • New engine program 

Akihito Aota, Manager, Marine Machinery & Engine Group, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe

10:15 Q&A

10:20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by OSIsoft

Part two: Four-stroke engines

11:00 World's first dual-fuel conversion of high-performance diesel engines for Fred. Olsen Express high-speed crafts

  • Development of DF-retrofit concept for high-performance Diesel engines for high-speed crafts
  • Use of simulation for evaluating engine capabilities after conversion and for class acceptance
  • results from prototype engine testing confirmed layout figures and visualize promising field operation

Dr Hinrich Mohr, Key Account Manager and Product Manager Systems Integration Large Engines, AVL List

11:15 Q&A

11:20 The latest in efficiency and reliability of four stroke engines
Robert Ollus, Product Manager, Wärtsilä 31, Wärtsilä
11.35 Q&A

11:40 Emulsified fuel technology: solutions for the cost of compliance, emission and environmental regulations, and other industry challenges

  • Fuel savings – Less CO2, proven fuel savings 2-5%, the system is MRV integrated
  • Reduced NOx emission - reduce NOx up to 20% 
  • Smaller SCR – Less CAPEX and OPEX of SCR
  • Cleaner exhaust and engine - The system cleans the exhaust and reduces PM emission

Kaisa Honkanen, Head of Sales & Marketing, Blue Ocean Solutions

11:55 Q&A 


Debate topic: ‘This Conference does not believe the shipping industry is ready for the Global Sulphur Cap

A debate structured to involve two opposing teams as well as delegates. One team will argue for the motion. The other against. The winning team will be decided by audience vote. The intention is that the debate reflects the journalism of the late Doug Woodyard: informed, direct, opinionated. Doug was a former editor of Marine Propulsion and respected throughout industry.

12:00 Background
Session chair: Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media

12:05 Proposer (for the motion)
Neil Anderson, Marine Director, LAB

12:10 Proposer (against the motion)
Simon Brown, Managing Director, Emsys Maritime

12:15 Seconder (for the motion)
Nikolas Panagakis, Environmental Engineer, Royal Boskalis Westminster

12:20 Seconder (against the motion)
Sachin Mohan, Global Head Marine Solutions, Exmar Shipmanagement

12:25 Debate

Debating points:
12:55 Vote on the motion and verdict

13:00 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Chevron


Speakers will discuss how you can best comply with emissions regulations by addressing different fuel types, fuel quality, operational issues, and lessons learnt. 

14:10 How to improve fuel quality onboard
Martin Den Hartog, Area Sales Manager – Marine & Energy, Oil & Gas, GEA Westfalia Separator Group
14:25 Q&A

14:30 Fuel management challenges for the future

  • Issues surrounding sulphur levels in fuel in relation to ECA compliance and the global cap
  • Emergence of new and alternative fuels that are being developed in relation to environmental requirements and the issues that may arise
  • Fuel handling and management to ensure compliance with all the new regulations

Vernon Jayanathan, New Business Development Manager, Veritas Petroleum Services 

14:45 Q&A

14:50 Understanding the need for alternative fuels

  • Global sulphur limit enters into force in 2020, more ECA’s in the pipeline and focus on NOx and PM is increasing
  • IMO is tasked with delivering global emission reduction from shipping and all alternatives are needed but for an owner the choice has never been harder 
  • Challenges related to conventional fuels and the possibility to use alternatives like LNG or methanol 
  • OPEX and CAPEX aspects for the various technology, fuel availability and expected fuel pricing will be highlighted 
  • Practical examples will illustrate the subject

Christos Chryssakis, Group Leader - Energy Efficiency, DNV GL

15:10 Q&A

15:20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by OSIsoft

16:00 The IMO 2020 0.5% sulphur cap – cost effective compliance

  • Will one compliance method win or is the industry heading for a multi-fuel future?
  • How should vessel operators choose the most cost effective route to compliance?
  • Cat fines, quality and compatibility – is testing set to become even more important?

Iain White, Global Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels and Lubricants

16:15 Q&A

16:20 Innovations in EGCS and experiences in installing scrubbers 

  • Technological challenges 
  • Innovations and improvements in EGCS Open loop technology 
  • Lesson learned in installing EGCS on Carnival cruise ships

Alberto Di Cecio, Senior Project Manager Marine Division, Ecospray Technologies
James Tyrrell, Senior Technical Project Engineering Manager/ R&D, Carnival UK

16:40 Q&A


Delegates will hear about the latest advancements in lubricants and the environmental and operational benefits they offer. This session will take place in two parts to allow for more detailed insights and discussion. The format for each part is identical.

16:45 Marine Lubes (part one)
Dirk Fabry, Business Development Manager, Business Unit Marine, Oil & Gas, Klüber Lubrication
Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO, RSC Bio Solutions
Peter Vickers, Chairman and Managing Director, Vickers Oils

17:00 Panel Q&A

17:10 Marine Lubes (part two)
Luc Verbeeke, Senior Marine Engineer, Chevron
Don Gregory, Technology and Solutions Director, Gulf Oil Marine
John Schakel, Global Marine Product Application Specialist, Shell Global Solutions International, Shell
Serge Dal Farra, Global Marketing Manager, TOTAL Lubmarine

17:30 Panel Q&A

17:45 Concluding remarks by conference chairman
Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media

19:00 Drinks reception sponsored by TOTAL Lubmarine

20:00 Gala dinner sponsored by Veritas Petroleum Services, and awards sponsored by Lonza

22:00 End of day one

Wednesday 26 April 2017

08:00 Registration, and networking coffee in the exhibition area sponsored by OSIsoft

09:00 Welcome and introduction from the conference chairman
Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media


09:10 A recap of the highlights delivered by the Marine Propulsion Awards Advisory Panel member
Päivi Haikkola, Ecosystem Leader, DIMECC

09:20 An interview/presentation by the Lifetime Achievement winner
Conducted by: Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media


This session will look at recent developments in power management, distribution and energy storage systems.  Speakers will discuss the efficiencies that can be achieved and the operational benefits of the latest technologies.

09:35 Session chair: Paul Fanning, Editor, Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery 

09:40 Advanced marine power systems

  • Improving operations and safety through advanced power management and distribution systems
  • Optimising generator sets to create power consumption efficiencies
  • Innovation in energy storage systems
  • Reducing operational risks including blackouts
  • Energy Systems, Merchant Ships

Per-Erik Larsson, Director Sales & Spares, Callenberg Technology Group

10:00 Q&A

10:10 Safe and successful implementation of maritime battery systems

  • Maximizing benefits from battery technologies
  • Battery sizing, power versus energy
  • Comparing and selecting battery technologies
  • Safety: battery related risks and most recent updates
  • The importance of software and system integration

Benjamin Gully, Research Engineer & Project Manager, DNV GL    

10:30 Q&A

10:40    Networking coffee in the exhibition area sponsored by OSIsoft

11:20 Trends and Technology Prospects in Marine Energy Storage

  • Energy storage technology trends, solutions and special requirements for Marine
  • Emission requirements trends and rules and regulations
  • ESS types: batteries, fuel cells, types of fuel
  • ESS and hybrid power plant solutions
  • System integrator role and expectations

Damir Radan, Senior Sales Application Engineer, GE Marine, Power Conversion
Nick Smith, Marine Solutions Director, GE Marine, Power Conversion

11:40 Q&A


This technical session will provide new insights into monitoring, repairing and optimizing vessels performance. Owners and operators will benefit from benchmarking against the latest approaches to fleet management.

11:50 Session chair: Paul Fanning, Editor, Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery

11:55 Cyber CBM - Assurance and compliance in the age of cyber enabled maintenance

  • Cyber CBM – an important step in the evolution of in-service classification

Joseph Morelos, Technology Innovation Strategic Marketing Manager, Lloyd's Register

12:25 Q&A

12:35 ISO 19030 – Measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance – Implications for owners, operators and vendors in shipping

  • How can owners make use of ISO 19030 in performance monitoring of their fleet?
  • How can owners and operators use ISO 19030 in planning performance based maintenance of hull and propeller?
  • How can owner and operators use ISO 19030 in their decision making regarding performance based technology for hull and propeller?
  • How can different players in shipping world better align their interests?
  • Implications for buyers and sellers of advanced performance technologies?

Petter Korslund, Sales Director, Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun

12:55 Q&A
13:00     Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Chevron


This session will provide case study insights into new technologies that have demonstrated improved performance in propulsion.

14:10 Fuel saving through propulsion optimisation
Linus Ideskog, Business Development Manager, Lean Marine
Mikael Karlsson, Senior Technical Manager, Laurin Maritime

14:30 Q&A

14:40 An approach for the analysis and optimization of conventional and hybrid propulsion systems

  • How simulation models can support propulsion package configuration?
  • Scenarios, options and benefits
  • Case study preliminary financial feasibility analysis

Dr Jose Gonzalez, Chief Engineer Large Engines, Ricardo

14:55 Q&A

15:00 Innovations for using, at its best, LNG as a marine fuel  

  • How LNG is different from conventional fuels HFO/MGO?
  • What are the expected benefits?
  • What is available for marine engineers to master this new fuel?
  • How ENGIE Lab CRIGEN is innovating to enhanced the LNG user experience?

Dr Marc Perrin, Program Manager LNG R&D Projects, Engie Lab Crigen

15:20 Q&A


Owners and operators will highlight their key industry challenges and discuss how they are dealing with the low oil price market.

15:30 EEDI – a constraint for efficient vessel design?
Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS
15.35 Panel discussion: Key industry challenges and opportunities
Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS
Mikael Karlsson, Senior Technical Manager, Laurin Maritime
Dr Marc Perrin, Program Manager LNG R&D Projects, Engie Lab Crigen
Sachin Mohan, Global Head Marine Solutions, Exmar Shipmanagement
Lieven Van Eetvelde, Technical Manager, Bocimar International, CMB Group
16:15 Concluding remarks by conference chairman
Edwin Lampert, Group Managing Editor, Riviera Maritime Media

16:20 End of conference

*Programme subject to change / amendments


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