Focus Day: Monday, 30 January 2017

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee and Registration

09:30 - 12:00 Workshop A: LNG as a Marine Fuel Business Case: Decision Making, ROI and Economic Value

Roger Göthberg, Business Development Manager, LNG, Marine, Skangas

ECA compliance has been a huge influencer in the past in terms of adopting LNG as a marine fuel; and whilst the business case has never been straight forward, these changes have coincided with a huge shift in oil prices. This has resulted in the decision making process becoming more complex, with pay back and ROI assessment requiring a different approach. The industry is moving forward still, and there is a clear payback for ship-owners, but ensuring you approach it in the appropriate way will be key for your progress.

This workshop will focus on the current challenges faced in a volatile and unpredictable market, as well as the opportunities ahead for adopted LNG as a marine fuel.

Attend this workshop and gain insights into:

• How oil prices have affected the business case for LNG
• The business case: Commercial, economic, environmental and social responsibility drivers for LNG fuelled vessels
• Current availability of supply points and the commercial factors driving success on smaller-scale projects
• Managing current and potential challenges associated with small-scale LNG
• Calculating CAPEX, OPEX and playback time
• Evaluating success and decision making

Roger Göthberg

Business Development Manager, LNG, Marine

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 15:15 Workshop B: Risk, Safety and Emergency Management and Preparation

James Ashworth, Lead Consultant, TRI-ZEN
Whilst LNG Bunkering has progressed over the last few years, it is still a relatively new concept. There is a shortage of skilled engineers and employees that have specific experience in LNG as a marine fuel, resulting in a huge requirement for new and existing employees to be trained in specific competencies. Failure to understand the unique risk based factors, safety regulations, emergency procedures and human factors at play could have catastrophic results.

This workshop will focus on the skills assessment, training and development, incident reporting and hazard management to ensure safe Bunkering operations:

Attend this workshop and gain insights into:

• Relevant standards and guidelines to maintain safety levels
• Managing inexperience: Awareness, training, management and development
• Defining roles and responsibilities for team members
• LNG hazards: Leaks, cryogenic, fire and explosives
• Safety systems and process development for your organisation
• Situational safety awareness, guidance
• Metrics: Tracking and reporting

James Ashworth

Lead Consultant

15:15 - 15:30 Afternoon Tea

15:30 - 17:45 Workshop C: Dynamics of LNG as Fuel

Frank Harteveld, Business Unit General Manager, Wartsila
The change from conventional fuels to LNG gives direct advantages of meeting current emission requirements by running main and/or auxiliary combustion engines on a clean fuel, mainly consisting of methane. However, usage of cryogenic and volatile gases on board vessels can have an impact on the vessel design and operation.
This workshop will focus on the design and specification parameters required to avoid any operational challenges associated with switching to an alternative fuel.
Attend this workshop and gain insights into:
• Wartsila: A Company overview and an introduction to it’s partners and projects
• The business case for switching to LNG as a fuel
• The impact on vessel design and operation
• The design, specification and optimisation of vessel design to maximise operational outcomes
• The latest developments and technology innovation being utilised on LNG vessels

Frank Harteveld

Business Unit General Manager

17:45 - 23:59 Close of Pre Conference Day Workshop