Asian Ballast Water Treatment
Technology Conference 8th March 2017
Singapore

Asian Ballast Water Treatment <br>Technology Conference

Conference Programme

08.00 Registration and networking coffee

08.50 Platinum Sponsor welcome address
Petteri Saares, Area Business Support Director, Wärtsilä 

09.00 Chairman’s welcome address
 

SESSION ONE: INDUSTRY UPDATE

The opening session will set the scene by bringing everyone fully up-to-date with key regulatory policies and the latest initiatives being implemented by the leading industry bodies.

09:10 The latest in ballast water regulations

  • Status update regarding USCG Type Approval and Ballast Water Management regulations 
  • Extensions requests now that USCG type approved systems are available 
  • USCG inspections and enforcement of BWMTS 
  • Next steps

Lt. Jessica Ward, Marine Inspector, US Coast Guard 

09:30 Q&A

09:40 Asian Maritime Institutions update

  • What practical and political questions need to be answered at IMO MEPC 71?
  • What do tanker owners see as the major compliance challenges; IMO and US?

Tim Wilkins, Regional Manager Asia-Pacific/Environmental Director, Intertanko 

10:10 How to be granted exemption under regulation A-4

  • Understanding how two parties of the convention grant exemptions for some ships 
  • Concept of Same Risk Area: Areas ships could be exempted of installing ballast water management systems

Guillaume Drillet, Scientist at DHI Ballast Water Technology and Innovation Centre; Chair of the GloBal TestNet

10.20 Panel discussion

10:40 Networking coffee break sponsored by Trojan Marinex

SESSION TWO: APPROVED SOLUTIONS

Technology companies will present their latest breakthroughs in ballast water treatment systems and discuss various options available to vessel owners and operators.

11:20 BWMS market forecast 

  • Global contract-order status
  • Estimation of new building market scale
  • Assumption of retrofit market size
  • Estimation of BWMS market (Basic case v.s.Worst case)

Tony Kang, General Manager, Techcross

11.35 Testing for type approval of BWMS

  • Regulations and Guidelines governing testing of treatment systems 
  • Landbased and shipboard testing process
  • Promoting comparable and accurate testing for BWMS type approval

Guillaume Drillet, Scientist at DHI Ballast Water Technology and Innovation Centre; Chair of the GloBal TestNet

11.45 Benefiting from compact, purpose-built treatment integration

  • Short-term vs. long-term – factoring operating costs into the buying decision
  • Footprint and power draw 
  • High UVT value limits system applicability
  • Inline lamp driver integration into explosion-proof versions 

Juha Kiukas, Sales Director - Europe, Trojan Marinex  

12.00 Panel discussion: Providing shipowners with a long term cost-effective solution

  • Setting the benchmark – Comparing systems ability to meet tighter standards 
  • Outlining the pros and cons of the different systems
  • Dealing with issues in a competitive industry
  • Retrofitting versus newbuild installations
  • Comparing costs and justifying investment

Steven Matthew, Regional Manager – Asia, Hyde Marine 
Bill Yoon, Sales Manager, Ballast Water Treatment, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
 

12:50 Q&A 

13:00 Lunch networking

SESSION THREE: RETROFITTING

Over 50,000 ships are to be retrofitted with BWMS in the next five years, costing an estimated US$50 billion. This session focuses on how owners can overcome the challenges of retrofitting older, existing ships.

14:10 BWMS Retrofit: A practical guide for owners

  • Timing of BWMS installation based on your vessel’s lifecycle 
  • Impact of vessel ballasting patterns
  • BWMS selection criteria
  • Project management of BWMS retrofits

Sanjiv Rastogi, Head of New Building & Technical Services, Wilhelmsen Ship Management

14:40 Q&A

SESSION FOUR: TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

An analysis of the training required to ensure proper BWMS use, safety and compliance.

14:50 Ensuring crew competence

  • Understanding your crew training requirements
  • Training methodologies and their effectiveness
  • Strategies for ensuring crew competence

Sudhir Bhimani, Environmental Compliance Director, Anglo Eastern Ship Management

15:20 Q&A

15:30 Networking coffee break sponsored by Trojan Marinex

SESSION FIVE: BWMS CASE STUDIES

Speakers will share their experiences using different systems. Delegates will benefit from the pros, cons and lessons learnt from users.

16.10 Managing BWMS Regulations - Ship Owner’s Dilemma

  • Understanding the challenges and obstacles in the decision-making process
  • The realities and practicalities of when, where and how to install
  • How can industry assist ship owners in making the purchasing decisions?
  • What are owners looking in considering a supplier and in choosing a solution?

Afzal Machingal, Manager- Regulatory & Innovation, AET Shipmanagement 
 

16:30 BWMS in operation and lessons learnt

  • How different systems work in practice
  • Identifying on-site operational challenges
  • Demonstrating compliance – Understanding your reporting requirements

Sonsun Jacob, Fleet Manager, ISHIMA
Dr. J. Paul Chen, Professor, National University of Singapore
Rajiv Malhotra, Technical Manager, Thome Ship Management

17:10 Q&A

17:20 Closing remarks

*Programme subject to change / amendments

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