Upcoming IMarEST Ship Propulsion Conference Details
4th annual IMarEST Ship Propulsion Systems Conference – Efficiency & Compliance In the spotlight.
Frequently driven by regulation, as much as the bottom line, propulsion lies at the centre of developing economic and environmentally friendly shipping operations.
Building on the success of the previous three events in the annual series, the 4th IMarEST Ship Propulsion Systems Conference (London, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November 2013) will continue to explore the most up-to-date technologies and approaches to achieve the twin goals of operation efficiency and regulatory compliance, thus helping owners and operators make the choices they face in deciding which equipment and propulsion systems best suit their future needs, and to manage their current requirements.
Chaired by Professor John Carlton FREng, FIMarEST, Professor of Marine Engineering City University London, and a Past President of IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology), the 4th IMarEST Ship Propulsion Systems Conference will get off to a flying start on the opening morning, when he delivers a keynote address on the Royal Academy of Engineering Report on Future Ship Powering Options. The report’s publication follows a detailed series of workshops chaired by him with representatives from across the shipping industry and engineering profession.
Other topics coming under the conference spotlight on the first day include ‘Implications of fuel price on shipping economics’; ‘Importance of the ship as a system’; future developments of both slow and medium speed engines and gas engine developments; and then a suite of presentations on new fuels and alternative energy – methanol, LNG, biofuels, fuel cells, and battery development and hybrid power.
The second day will see the emphasis move to ‘Enhancing Propulsion Efficiencies’ with plans for topics such as thrusters, propulsion efficiency, hull designs and coatings; and ‘Emissions and Operational Improvements’ including a regulation update for NOx Tier III, the effect of operational practice on CO2 emissions, new approaches to the sulphur challenge and weather routing to be highlighted.
Further information: www.imarest.org/SPS