Day 2

07:30 Registration & Networking Coffee

08:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

8:10 Carnival’s LNG Strategy: Business Case, Decision Making, Experience to Date and Future Plans

Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc

Tom Strang

Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs
Carnival Corporation & plc

8:45 Port of Zeebrugge: LNG Development, Bunker Vessels and Terminal Construction

Paul Schroe, Managing Engineer, Environment & Spatial Planning, Port of Zeebrugge
Perspective 1 Port of Zeebrugge: Facilitating the Use of LNG as a Shipping Fuel

Paul Schroe

Managing Engineer, Environment & Spatial Planning
Port of Zeebrugge

09:10 Port of Zeebrugge: LNG Development, Bunker Vessels and Terminal Construction

Speaker to be, Announced, Engie
Perspective 2 - Engie: The LNG Bunker Vessel

Speaker to be


09:40 Port of Zeebrugge: LNG Development, Bunker Vessels and Terminal Construction

Kwinten Standaert, Key Account Officer, Commercial Department, Fluxys
Perspective 3 - Zeebrugge Terminal: Construction and Development of the 2nd Jetty

Kwinten Standaert

Key Account Officer, Commercial Department

• Marine fuel pricing projections: Where are they headed in the immediate and long term?
o LNG prices
o Alternative fuels
• LNG supply, demand and bunkering infrastructure
• ECA regulations:
o 2020 vs. 2025: Analysing the affects on HFO and MGO availability and pricing
o Comparing the alternative solutions to meet
• Funding, finance and incentives for shipping companies
• What can the industry do to encourage shipping companies to switch to LNG in the near term

Alexander Panagopulos

Arista Shipping

Jens P Buchhave

Managing Director
Terntank Rederi A/S

Sjaak Klap

VP - Business Development

Peter Keller

Executive VP, Tote & Chair, SEA/LNG

11:00 Coffee & Networking

11:00 LNG Bunkering Vessel Design: Focused on Cost Reduction, Safety and Efficiency:

• Oriented to reduce OPEX and CAPEX
• Optimizing operations of loading and ship-to-ship bunkering
• BOG management, re-condensing plant needed?
• Safety in operation and risk analysis

11:30 The Mediterranean Region: Evaluating Current and Future Options in the Region

Eugenia Bertrand Alonso, LNG Business Development Manager, Repsol
• Current availability of LNG in the Mediterranean region
• LNG Infrastructure and the logistics bunkering value chain
• Repsol’s LNG bunkering supply experience
• Business case for LNG Bunkering vessels in Spain: Challenges, opportunities and next steps

Eugenia Bertrand Alonso

LNG Business Development Manager

12:00 Vacuum Insulated Pipelines: The New Standard for LNG transfer?

Erik Admiraal, Business Development Manager, Demaco

Erik Admiraal

Business Development Manager

12:20 Baltic See Region:Klaipedos Nafta’s Role in Facilitating Regional Development and Recent Progress with Establishing an LNG Hub

Robertas Kogelis, Head of Small Scale LNG, Klaipedos Nafta
• Evaluating the FSRU capacity usage, findings and common trends
• Progress made with the LNG reloading station construction and off takes: Challenges and solutions
• How EU funding was secured: Focus on MoS program and future LNG facility developments
• LNG cluster activities
• National LNG platform activities and policy challenges faced in the region in order to foster LNG usage

Robertas Kogelis

Head of Small Scale LNG
Klaipedos Nafta

12:50 LNG BUNKERING: How to Determine the Correct LNG Transfer system?

Eric Morilhat, Business Development Manager, Loading Systems,, FMC Technologies
o Update on the LNG fueled Ship worldwide fleet and how this is driving the specification of LNG transfer system
o What are the technical & commercial parameters driving the design of an LNG transfer system?
o A case study: first LNG bunkering arm project by FMCTi for Shell LNG Bunkering Vessel in Rotterdam

Eric Morilhat

Business Development Manager, Loading Systems,
FMC Technologies

13:10 Lunch & Networking

14:20 The First Dedicated LNG Bunker Barge

Peter Keller, Executive VP, Tote & Chair, SEA/LNG, Tote
• LNG Jacksonville project overview
• LNG supply challenges and project drivers
• The world’s first bunker barge: Purpose, design and desired outcomes
• Innovative technology applied

Peter Keller

Executive VP, Tote & Chair, SEA/LNG

14:55 Designing Economical and Commercially Viable LNG Fuelled Vessels

Guus Van der Bles, Director, Conoship
• Evaluating the findings from the “LNG for SSS” and “Dredging on LNG” Research Projects: Lessons learned
• The business case and feasibility of LNG fuelled vessels: Operational profile and energy consumption
• Design challenges and optimisation
• Dual-fuelled propulsion and conversion options

Guus Van der Bles


15:30 Afternoon Coffee & Networking

16:00 Construction and Technical Aspects of the Next Generation LNG Fuelled Hopper Dredger

Erik van der Blom, Manager and Development Innovation, Royal IHC Speaker to be, Announced, DEME
In the 2016 conference, Royal IHC focused on their design innovation and challenges whilst DEME focused on the drivers and business case for dredgers fuelled by LNG. With the vessel now under construction, the presentation will focus on the design, specification and construction challenges and solutions they have encountered:
• Recap on last year’s session: Decision making, business case and technical design
• Technological optimisation
• Environmental optimisation
• Construction process of the vessel

Erik van der Blom

Manager and Development Innovation
Royal IHC

Speaker to be


16:40 Chairperson's Closing Remarks

17:50 Close of the Conference