2013 June - LNG for Marine Transport, Houston

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2013 June - LNG for Marine Transport, Houston

Postby The Dieselduck » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:17 am

LNG for Marine Transportation USA
11-12 June 2013, Houston, USA
More info http://www.lngmarineevent.com/index.php


Agenda

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Plenary Session: Leading the charge to LNG and a better cost and emissions profile for our ships

Market Development

Technology 101: Find out why LNG is a commercially viable marine fuel in the long term

Look at the operational implications of using LNG for a marine application from those already using it
Get an insight into why LNG makes sound business sense for this North American operation

Ryan Bishop, VP – North America, Germanischer Lloyd

The Rationale for making LNG available to the marine market

Gain a full appreciation of the role LNG marine fuel plays in meeting the ECA targets for US waters so you can fully evaluate the business case
Get the lowdown on the long term price of gas and the stability of supply so you can gauge the viability of pursuing LNG as a marine fuel
Understand how the conversion to LNG will affect your balance sheet and find out how you can use the long term cost reductions to justify the risk

Bill Sember, VP of Global Gas Development, American Bureau of Shipping

Gas Prices vs. Diesel prices: Fuel price scenarios?

Look at the trends in the price of gas in the medium to long term to help inform your business
Examine the financial realities that are in store and compare the difference between operations using LNG and heavy diesel

Shaunt Hartounian, VP of Business Development and Strategic Relations, Applied LNG

Building collaborative partnerships to match LNG supply with demand

An expert guide to working with LNG Suppliers, Fleets and Ports to ensure that there is a ready alternative to diesel fuel in time for 2015
Get a crucial awareness of each stakeholders needs when trying to make LNG readily available
Assess the risks and returns for each stakeholder so you can evaluate their responsibility in your supply chain development

Bill Cooper, President, Centre for LNG

Investment

The Role of Port Authorities in the funding and directing of infrastructure development

Understand the leadership role of a port in developing a cohesive investment proposition to financiers
Use the expertise of ports to help drive forward the investment proposition and power through due diligence

Phyllis Saathoff Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs, Port of Houston
Kristin Decas, CEO and Port Director, Port of Hueneme
Geir-Eilif Kalhagen, CEO, Port of Longview

Sources of finance: Who pays for developing LNG Bunkering infrastructure?

Find out about the role of institutional investors in funding big infrastructure and apply those lessons to funding new LNG bunkering infrastructure
Explore why infrastructure investments are still relatively attractive despite the economic downturn and see how you can work with investors to make real progress
Learn about the potential of public private partnerships in the delivery of new port assets Logistics

Logistics and Supply

LNG Supply security: Ensuring there is enough LNG to meet demand in the long term

Gauge the availability of LNG in North America and ensure there is enough to serve the marine industry as demand grows in the run up to stronger regulation in 2015
Find out about the steps being taken to increase the availability of LNG – who are the leaders and what sort of capacity can they offer?
The chicken and the egg dilemma; how can we justify infrastructure investment without proven demand but how can we prove the demand without initial investment

Bryan Luftglass, Head of Strategic Market and Business Development, Linde

Developing LNG Infrastructure for the marine sector

Put a practical plan in place to develop the necessary infrastructure to supply LNG for ships
Find out about the key issues you need to be aware of when developing new infrastructure for LNG and the nuances involved with supplying to the marine sector
Examine sophisticated designs for new bunker ships and safe LNG transfer systems

David Waller, President, Waller Marine

On Land distribution: Getting LNG to the ports

Examine strategies for distributing LNG cost effectively to ports and assess the obstacles
Evaluate the possibility of other methods of LNG re-fuelling that don’t involve on land distribution LNG storage challenges at port

Use lessons learned from Europe to inform US Strategy in terms of the safe storage of LNG

Work through the likely pitfalls in the approval process to ensure the smooth delivery of LNG to a port facility
Understand the public perception issues such as terrorism and emissions so you can put together a compelling proposition that will be approved faster
Meet your European counterparts who are already making this happen and apply their lessons in your upcoming project

LNG in Practice

Ship design and construction: Constructing the next generation of LNG powered ships

A practical model for collaborative working: examine how ship designer, classifier, engine manufacturer and ship builder can work effectively together to deliver new LNG powered ships on time and on budget
10-15% of new ships delivered up to 2020 will have the capability for using LNG as fuel – find out how they are to be delivered
There are 23 LNG-powered vessels in operation throughout the world – find out the lessons learnt

John Dane, President and CEO, TY Offshore

Customer Panel Session: Fleet Case Studies

Speak directly to the people who matter: the ship owners who will be using LNG in the long term
Examine the key reasons why US fleets are converting to LNG and look at the hurdles they are overcoming
Tailor your LNG marine project based on the lessons learnt from early adopters

Chad Verret, SVP Deep water operations, Harvey Gulf International
George Capacci, Deputy chief of operations and construction, Washington State Ferries

Careful Considerations: Converting your Ships to LNG

Determine the cost profile for converting your ships to LNG and weigh up the commercial benefits
Understand the space parameters required to accommodate LNG engines and asses the suitability for your fleet
Examine the time parameters involved with conversion so you don’t miss the 2015 deadline for lower emissions
Consider the capacity of US shipyards to convert your ships so you can avoid the rush

John Parrot, President, Totem Ocean Trailer Express

LNG users: Real life cases studies from the people using LNG today

Use this session to get a clear perspective on the real life challenges faced by operators using LNG for ships
Find out how ‘customer benefit’ and access to lower-cost sources of energy were the key drivers for these US operators
Find out about the implications for infrastructure and how firms have gone about securing LNG supply to make their projects happen

Moderator: Kevin Keenan, Partner, Baker Botts
Sean Caughlan, Senior Marine Engineer, Glosten Associates

Product Presentation: Dual Fuel engines - A more flexible option?

Discover how you can combine the need for flexibility, fuel efficiency, and compliance with stricter environmental regulations all in one go

John Hatley, American VP of Ship Power, Wartsilla

Developing consistent LNG availability across US waterways

Hear from the ports that have LNG on their horizon and examine their criteria for driving forward with LNG re-fuelling infrastructure
Meet the challenges of communicating LNG to the general public as you look to make fast progress with LNG re-fuelling infrastructure
Consider the routes of commercial ships and match these to feasible options for developing re-fuelling infrastructure

Niels Aalund, SVP of Maritime Affairs, Western Gulf Maritime Association

The Re-fuelling process

Take a look at the feasibility of re-fuelling ships of varying sizes and examine the possibility of re-fuelling at sea
Innovative strategies for fast re-fuelling; examine the novel solutions being put forward to maximise efficiency
The re-fuelling conundrum; what are the safety implications for trying simultaneous container loading whilst refilling with LNG?

Captain Mark Lane, SVP Operations, Excellerate Energy

Regulation

The role of the government and the enforcement of the ECAs

Get the government perspective on the use of LNG in ships and find out if and how they intend to support the development of this burgeoning new initiative
Find out what financial incentives are available across the US either from state or federal bodies and see how you can take advantage of them
Status update: look into the enforcement of ECAs – how are they to be enforced and what is the impact on the marine sector

Buddy Reams, Chief, Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, US Coast Guard

Working through the outstanding technical issues and looking at their wider impact

Appreciate the technical issues involved with storing LNG as a fuel source including the location of the tank relative to the hull and also the accommodation
Get the lowdown on the maintenance challenges and costs associated with the adoption of LNG

Mike Samulski, Centre Director, Large Marine and Aircraft, US EPA

The Human factor – implications for ship crews

A best practice framework for ensuring your crews are ready for the LNG change
Careful investigation of the controls and system integration measures you’ll need to take in tandem with gas engine development
An introduction to the Health and Safety challenges posed by the introduction of LNG and clear guidelines for confronting these challenges

Tony Teo, Business Development Director, Der Norske Veritas

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