Sulphur Cap conference 24-25 October 2018, Singapore

Asian <br> Sulphur Cap conference

2017 Programme


08.00 Registration, coffee and networking

08.50 Chairman's welcome address 
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


The opening session will look at developments in two and four-stroke engines. Speakers will address the key technological, regulatory and commercial drivers in engine development and how they will affect shipowners and operators.

09.00 Setting the scene
Jack Brabban, Vice President, Fleet Management Control, Chembulk Tankers

Part one: Two-stroke engines

09.10 The latest engine designs addressing current and future emissions rules

  • How two-stroke engines are evolving as legislation becomes tighter
  • How engine designers and manufacturers are responding to current and future needs of owners and operators
  • How optimal engine condition can be maintained while achieving regulatory compliance.

André Spicher, General Manager, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Switzerland

09.30 Q&A 

Part two: Four-stroke engines

09.40 Reducing fuel costs and increasing reliability

  • Key drivers in four-stroke engine developments
  • Dual-fuel technology on four-stroke engines
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Power requirements and creating efficiencies.

Lars Anderson, Vice President, Engine Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Leif Gross, Product Definition NPI Manager, Caterpillar Marine

10.20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Seraphic Energy Limited


This session will showcase the latest electric and hybrid propulsion systems providing insights on how new technologies and components have demonstrated improved performance in propulsion.

11.10 Low flashpoint gas-fuelled propulsion systems, including LNG, hybrid, diesel and electric
Kjeld Aabo, Head of Marine and Offshore Sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo

11.30 Next-generation electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies and components

  • Evaluating hybrid systems that enable vessels to reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption
  • Energy storage systems running on diesel, electric and battery solutions
  • Utilising shore power, onboard generation and battery technology.

Chih Wei Lui, Principal Engineer, Singapore Engineering Services, ABS

11.50 Q&A

12.10 The impact of Minamata Treaty on global shipping
Sagar Tanksali, Director, Seraphic Energy Limited

12.30 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Chevron Global Marine Products


Speakers will discuss the best way to comply with emissions regulations by addressing fuel types, fuel quality, operational issues and lessons learned. 

13.40 Fuel management challenges for the future

  • Issues surrounding sulphur levels in fuel in relation to ECA compliance and the global sulphur cap
  • The emergence of new and alternative fuels to meet environmental requirements
  • Fuel handling and management to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

Md Harun Ar Rashid, Technical Manager, Veritas Petroleum Services
Capt Neeraj Joshi, Global Bulk Operations Manager, Swire Bulk, The China Navigation Co
Douglas Raitt, Regional Consultancy Manager, Lloyd's Register

14.25 Understanding the need for alternative fuels

  • The introduction of the global sulphur cap in 2020
  • The introduction of more ECAs
  • The increasing focus on NOx and particulate matter 
  • Choosing an alternative fuel to assist IMO’s global reduction in shipping emissions
  • Challenges related to conventional fuels and the use of alternative fuels such as LNG or methanol
  • Opex and Capex considerations.

Iain White, Global Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil
Dr Jerry Ng KL, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ocean Solutions
Chris Chatterton, COO, Methanol Institute

14.50 Q&A

15.10 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Seraphic Energy Limited


Delegates will hear about the latest advancements in lubricants and the environmental and operational benefits they offer.

15.50 Perspectives on engine developments and the lubricant performance required

  • Lubricant specifications to meet environmental requirements
  • What are the essential qualities demanded for lubricant performance
  • The implications of current and future market drivers to lubricant selection.

Don Gregory, Technical Director, Gulf Oil Marine

16.05 Panel: Lubes – what is driving lube development?

  • New developments in lube oils for slow, medium and high-speed engines, dual-fuel and gas engines
  • The uncertainty of lubricating for low-sulphur fuels
  • Experience in wear rates while using distillate fuels and issues with changeovers
  • Resurgent interest in blending-on-board. Has it lost its lustre with a low oil price
  • The ongoing cold corrosion challenge and the new ECA fuel challenge
  • Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants 
  • Spotlight on sterntube lubrication systems.

Luc Verbeeke, Senior Marine Engineer, Chevron
Iain White, Global Marketing Manager, ExxonMobil 
Don Gregory, Technical Director, Gulf Oil Marine & EGCSA
Tony Tan, Technical and Marketing Manager, Lukoil
Jean-Philippe Roman, Technical Director, Total Lubmarine

17.05 Closing remarks from the conference chair

17.15 End of day one conference and networking drinks reception sponsored by Veritas Petroleum Services 
18.15 End of drinks reception



08.15 Registration, coffee and networking

09.15 Welcome from conference chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


The opening session will look at how big data solutions are being used commercially. Data on key trends and developments will highlight the expected uptake and impact on the maritime industry.

09.30 Opening Keynote: Digital transformation across the marine industry

  • Market dynamics and challenges driving the digital transformation
  • Improving performance through data - unlocking improved return on assets
  • Roadmap for a fully digitised marine strategy. 

Walter Mitchell, Maritime Director, SparkCognition

09.50 Q&A

10.00 Key trends and developments

  • Analysing trends and developments showing the key role big data is playing
  • Growth forecast of big data within the maritime industry.

Paul R Walters, Director, Cyber Service Delivery, ABS

10.20 Q&A

10.30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by SparkCognition


This session will provide new insights into monitoring, repairing and optimising vessels’ performance. Owners and operators will learn how the latest approaches and solutions will enable them to manage their fleet remotely.

11.00 Building marine operational intelligence with COTS solutions
This presentation will look at how leading solution providers like BAE Marine Systems, Caterpillar Marine and Kongsberg have built robust solutions using COTS systems that deliver on the promise of better operational performance using data.

  • Use real-time information to align ship and shore operations
  • Quick Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Open industry standards and extensibility
  • Compatibility and Integration with other COTS products and technologies
  • Future proofing investments from becoming obsolete

Pule Wang, Technical Consultant, OSIsoft

11.15 Q&A

11.20 The Goal Beyond Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance: Maximising Profit
Dr Jerry Ng KL, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Ocean Solutions

11.35 Q&A

11.40 Big data and satellite connectivity in shipping

  • Key needs within the maritime sector
  • Single integrated solution platform for maritime
  • Meeting big data and high bandwidth requirements.

Piers Cunningham, Executive Vice President, Maritime Services, Speedcast

11.55 Q&A

12.00 Welcome the Age of Smart Iron: How technology innovation is driving change in the marine industry 

  • Advancements in data analytics is making machines smarter, with algorithms able to learn how the machine is actually performing and use that information to adjust how the equipment is operating   
  • Data and analytics are used to optimize operations, predict and avoid failures, identify fuel savings opportunities, avoid downtime, recover from a failure faster using remote troubleshooting or provide greater transparency into potential risks in your organization ranging from safety to environmental 
  • Greater sensorization, increased connectivity and improvements in data analytics can provide high value actionable information.

Michael Tan, Fleet Advisor, Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence

12.15 Q&A

12.20 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by ABS

13.30 Using big data to predict requirements for fouling control and its impact on ship performance

  • Sources of data to assist fouling prediction, coating specification and performance analysis
  • How data is pulled together
  • New data modelling and its application.

Dr Haoliang Chen, Technology Leader, RD&I, Marine Coatings, AkzoNobel

13.45 Q&A

13.50 Big data and CBM: Main engine condition-based monitoring based on big data analysis

  • Multi-sensor alerts - definition and implementation
  • Sensor correlations under multi-sensor filters
  • Measuring trends over extended periods, analysis and interpretation.  

Larry Rumbol, Marine Condition Monitoring Manager, Parker Kittiwake UK

14.05 Q&A

14.10 Optimizing engine performance & efficiency in marine engines using CBM and PBM solutions

  • Collecting real time dynamic data of critical engine parameters
  • Advanced analytics and leveraging historic data to predict potential events
  • Interpretation of data to provide intelligent and simple actionable insights
  • Remote dashboard and one-stop shop for global asset monitoring.

Pier Parisi, VP, Sales, Dover Energy Automation

14.25 Q&A 

14.30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by SparkCognition


Senior representatives from a class society will offer their perspectives on the impact big data will have on the industry and highlight the key role they will play through support services.

15.20 Transforming support to customers through digitalisation in classification businesses

  • Modernising class
  • Case study on  applying machine learning for improved service levels
  • Veracity: New opportunity platform.

Lukasz Luwanski M.Sc, Regional Business Development Director, DNV GL - Maritime

15.40 Class adaptation to the data-centric asset

  • Using data analytics to support asset health assessments
  • How data can be leveraged to support the inservice survey process.

Kaushik Seal, Business Development Leader, Solutions, DNV GL

16.00 Q&A


Users of big data solutions will present case studies demonstrating technologies and share success stories. 

16.20 Case study: BlueInnoShip Vessel Performance Decision Support

  • Data collection, data quality and data quality assessment
  • Advanced analytics supporting assessment of the performance of a large fleet
  • Reducing fuel oil consumption and CO2 emissions, optimizing operational performance
  • Quantification of results obtained so far. 

Kristian Bendix Nielsen, Director / Owner, Vessel Performance Solutions

16.40 Q&A

16.45 Data-driven decision to unlock Operational excellence to Enterprise Excellence
Pradeep Kumar, Director - Global Offshore & Marine, GE Marine Solutions

17.05 Q&A

17.10 Concluding remarks by conference chairman

17.20 End of conference 

* Programme subject to amendments/change

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