8th October 2007
Welcome by Dr. Hermann J. Klein
President of STG
chaired by Fred Deichmann, Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH, Hamburg/Germany
Clean and efficient power production and propulsion – What is the future?
- Improving the propulsion efficiency (increased cargo capacity and reduced fuel
- Environmental work within Wallenius (low sulphur fuel oil, NOx reduction, ballast water treatment)
- Alternative energy sources
Peter Nielsen, Wallenius Marine AB, Stockholm/Sweden
Port logistics – Challenges for the future
- Situation and future development of the Port of Hamburg
- Simulation of shipping traffic
- Possible solutions for the future
Wolfgang Hurtienne, Hamburg Port Authority, Hamburg /Germany
The effect of biocide free foul release systems on vessels performance
- Theory behind the reduction of resistance and fuel consumption
(potential of savings)
- Application process
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Results from the fleet in service
John Willsher, International Paint Ltd., London/UK
Optimum ship routing services
- State of the art
- Shorebased systems or individual systems?
- Can damages due to bad weather be reduced?
- What is the potential in energy savings?
Dr. Thomas Weber, Applied Weather Technology Europe Ltd., Hamburg/Germany
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Ship Designchaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing Robert Bronsart, Universität Rostock, Rostock/Germany
Safety Regulations – How can they be applied more economically?
- Relevant new safety- and environment-related regulations in the shipping industry
- New Coating Performance Standard
- Ballast-water Management
- Fuel-tank Protection
- Entry into SECA
- How can a class society help to apply these regulations cost-effectively?
- Will goal-based regulations of the future offer advantages?
Dr.-Ing. Pierre Sames, Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg/Germany
Long lifetime design – Does quality make sound business sense?
- Design optimisation considering operational aspects
- Structural integrity (in particular adequate fatigue strength
for the intended purpose)
- Seakeeping and Manoeuvring (with respect to the intended
area of operation)
- Maintainance (with respect to reliability of components)
Dr.-Ing. Broder Hinrichsen, Flensburger Schiffbau-GesellschaftmbH & Co. KG,
Exhaust gas for power generation – How efficient are state-of-the-art methods?
- Potential of exhaust gas energy for use in propulsion or
- Technical solutions
- Results from test bed or from existing applications
Thomas S. Knudsen, MAN Diesel A/S, Copenhagen/Denmark
Efficient hull designs – What can be gained?
- Optimisation of
considering service conditions
Jürgen Friesch, Dr.-Ing. Uwe Hollenbach, Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt GmbH, Hamburg/Germany
Improved Propulsion with tuned rudder systems
- Efficiency gain through rudder systems
- Reciprocal system tuning of propeller and rudder system
- The earlier the better, how to integrate rudder systems
- Experience with full spade rudders for largest container
- Outview to future developments
Dirk Lehmann, Becker Marine Systems GmbH, Hamburg/Germany
Conference dinner, keynote speach
Anthropogenic climate change – Also a factor for shipping
Hans von Storch, GKSS-Research Center GmbH, Geesthacht/Germany
9th October 2007
Future Fuels and Efficient Power
chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Lausch, MAN Diesel SE, Augsburg/Germany
Changing face of marine fuels and the effect on ship operations
- Fuel oil properties and their importance
- Changing environment - increasing use of Low Sulphur fuel
- Fuel oil compatibility and ignition
- Controlling marine fuel oil quality
Keith Forget, Shell Marine Products Ltd., London/UK
Marine heavy fuel oils – Problems and alternatives
- Historical development of the use of heavy fuel oils and
- Engine problems related to heavy fuel oil
- Environmental aspects
- Are destillates, methanol, biofuels or gas engines an alternative?
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Rulfs, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg/Germany
Influence of environmental legislation – To what extent is efficiency of ship operation influenced by politics?
- An overview of current extensive international maritime
- Does the current environmental legislation
achieve the perceived goals as set by politicians and their
- Examples as to how the legislation and the relevant Regulations
impact tanker operations
- The impact of regional environmental regulation upon tanker
Dr. Timothy Gunner, Technical Consultant for INTERTANKO, Oslo/Norway
Prime mover – Are there alternatives to the diesel engine?
- Limits of the efficiency of thermal engines
- Will the dominance of the diesel engine remain?
- Propulsion systems for niche markets
- Will future fuels change the situation?
Dr.-Ing. Hans Jakob Gätjens, Bureau Veritas S.A., Hamburg/Germany
Diesel-electric propulsion concepts – How to match environmental and economical challenges?
- Diesel electric propulsion concept versus diesel mechanical
- Spatial arrangement and weight aspects
- Efficiency for different load ranges incl. economical advantages
- Application of simulation technology
Frank Oberhokamp, Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems, Hamburg/Germany
Efficient Propulsion for Seagoing Vessels
- The Wärtsilä RT-flex common-rail engine technology and benefits
- Waste heat recovery system for reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions
- The pulse cylinder lubricating system for reduced operating costs
Heinrich Schmid, Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd, Winterthur/Switzerland
Twin Screw Propulsion – Some Aspects of Efficiency and Redundancy
- Propulsion efficiency and manoeuvrability
- Statistics of propulsion machinery and rudder failure
- Implications of impending international legislation
- Implications of an extension of this to other ship types
John S.Carlton, Lloyd´s Register, London/UK
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