29 - 31 January, 2019 | Novotel Hotel, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

Strategic and Technical Interactive Focus Day

8:30 am - 8:35 am IQPC Welcome and Interactive Focus Day Introduction

8:35 am - 9:00 am ICE-BREAKER

In order to boost networking and interactivity, the interactive focus day will begin with an opportunity for everybody
to get to know one another.

Attendees will then have 25 minutes to discuss their key objectives for attending the event which will be documented and
used as a tool to influence discussions throughout the entire conference.

Strategic Track

9:00 am - 10:30 am Building the Business Case for LNG: Study Overview, Business Case Process and Outcomes
Peter Harbo - Business Development Manager, Port of Esbjerg
This session will provide insights from the Port of Esbjerg and their involvement in the funded project “Green Cruise Port”. They were tasked with completing an LNG study to attract cruise liners into their port.

  • Investigation: Evaluating LNG supply chains, infrastructure, safety, LNG supply costs and market conditions 
  • Building the business case: Describing the approach to building the business case, timelines and metrics
  • Highlighting the key issues with the Port business plan
  • Conclusion: Understanding why LNG was not a viable option and how these learnings can apply to other organisations
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Peter Harbo

Business Development Manager
Port of Esbjerg

Strategic Track

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Design Your Own Interactive Discussion
By now, you have discussed your event objectives and uncovered a common theme running throughout both days. However, you will have a unique challenge or problem that needs solving, and it is critical that we seek out those golden nuggets of information that will really help develop the best strategy for building the case for LNG.

Topics could include, but not limited to:

  • LNG Bunkering Business model and re-designing the approach to building the business case
  • Comparing alternative fuels in the current market: Proving LNG has a stronger ROI against the alternatives
  • Building infrastructure that can be cost effective and easily adapted

Technical Track

9:00 am - 10:30 am Operational Experience of LNG Fuelled Vessels
Gerben Dijkstra - Business Development Manager, Anthony Veder
  • Articulating the process of building the business case and making the decision to adopt LNG as a fuel
  • ROI: Assumptions, predictions and operational results to date
  • Highlighting operational challenges relating to LNG Fueled vessels, how to overcome them and optimising performance
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Gerben Dijkstra

Business Development Manager
Anthony Veder

Technical Track

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Design Your Own Interactive Discussion
By now, you have discussed your event objectives and uncovered a common theme running throughout both days. However, you will have a unique challenge or problem that needs solving, and it is critical that we seek out those golden nuggets of information that will really help develop the best strategy for building the case for LNG.

Topics could include, but not limited to:

  • Converting existing ships
  • Dual fuel engines
  • Ship design and operational management
  • Infrastructure operational management

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break

Strategic

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Preparing Ports for LNG Bunkering
Cees Boon - Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department, Port of Rotterdam
  • Latest developments in LNG Bunkering Procedures and Standards
  • Infrastructure preparation and facility development: Deciding types of infrastructure, design, location and equipment required
  • Preparing LNG vessels for LNG Bunkering
  • LNG Bunkering safety and risk management
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Cees Boon

Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department
Port of Rotterdam

Strategic

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Challenges for LNG as a Fuel in the UK
Paul Ocholla - Commercial Advisor Break Bulk LNG, GrainLNG
  • Current challenges experienced in the market
  • Possible solutions from relevant market players
  • Summary of what Grain LNG offering

Paul Ocholla

Commercial Advisor Break Bulk LNG
GrainLNG

Technical

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Membrane Tanks for Small Fuel Tanks
Pablo Garcia - Fleet Project Manager, Balearia
Jose Poblet - Director, Cotenaval
  • Would it even be possible to use membrane tanks for small fuel tanks?
  • What would be the advantages and disadvantages of using this approach?
  • What are the perceived complexities associated with it and what would be the perceived challenges?
  • What else would be worth exploring: Possibilities, advantages, challenges and solutions?
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Pablo Garcia

Fleet Project Manager
Balearia

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Jose Poblet

Director
Cotenaval

Technical

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Design Your Own Interactive Discussion
By now, you have discussed your event objectives and uncovered a common theme running throughout both days. However, you will have a unique challenge or problem that needs solving, and it is critical that we seek out those golden nuggets of information that will really help develop the best strategy for building the case for LNG.

Topics could include, but not limited to:

  • Operational management: Risk Management, Maintenance, Safety and Crew Training
  • Asset management and maintenance plan
  • LNG Crew training, development and management

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Break

Strategic

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Impact of Supply Chain Capabilities on LNG Financial Performance
Nasir Zubairu - Doctoral Research Scholar / Associate Lecturer, Plymouth Business School
  • Evaluating the relationship between supply chain management (SCM) and LNG financial performance
  • Realising the full financial benefits from across LNG supply chains by optimising the levels of integration and technology implementation

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Nasir Zubairu

Doctoral Research Scholar / Associate Lecturer
Plymouth Business School

Technical

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Financial Calculations and Costs of Conversions
Harly Penner - Engineering Superintendent, LNG Vessels, Seaspan Ferries Corporation
  • Strategies used to evaluate the cost of converting vessels into LNG
  • Calculating the incremental costs for dual-fuel vs. diesel only
  • Understanding the payback periods for the investment
  • Ensuring there is LNG supply available


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Harly Penner

Engineering Superintendent, LNG Vessels
Seaspan Ferries Corporation

6:00 pm - 6:05 pm End of the Interactive Focus Day