Asian Tug Technology &
Salvage Conference 18-19 September 2017, Singapore

Asian Tug Technology &<br /> Salvage Conference

Programme

Strategic, commercial, operational and technical issues facing the tug and salvage industries in Asia

DAY ONE – MONDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2017

08:00   Registration, coffee and networking
            
09:00   Chairman’s welcome address
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media
 
09:05   Platinum sponsor welcome address 
Lars Anderson, Vice President, Engines, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

SESSION 1: NEW REGULATIONS AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Our session opens with an open discussion on how to stay ahead of regulatory issues and shape and influence tug and salvage operations. We then examine infrastructure projects across the region. 

09.10   Outlook: port upgrades and planned new terminals 

  • Indonesia government’s maritime highway programme
  • Cabotage rules, domestic maritime guidelines
  • Future requirements and demand 

IG. N. Askhara Danadiputra, CEO, Pelindo III

09.40   View from the top: Tug industry leaders’ forum  

  • Strategies on lifting fleet performance and improving safety
  • Engaging government in support of efficient towage and salvage operations
  • Meeting compliance requirements and lowering operating costs
  • Latest tenders secured around the region. Where is demand coming from?
  • Where will industry leaders invest. Where do they see growth for tugs.

10:20   Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION 2: SAFETY AND TUG STABILITY

Stability, training, guidelines and key technologies under the spotlight.
 
 11:00   Case study:  Improving tug safety using latest technologies

  • Challenges to tug safety
  • Fire safety and prevention
  • Fire-fighting and emergency response

Govinder Singh Chopra, Director, SeaTech Solutions International

11:20   Role of training and simulation on safety

11:40   Harmonised class safety guidelines for tugs

  • Towing and escorting stability criteria 
  • Developments on safety standards for towing vessels
  • Guidelines for towing and safety equipment

Gijsbert De Jong, Marine Marketing & Sales Director, Bureau Veritas

12:00   Q&A

12:20   Panel discussion: Safety best practices 

  • Safe escort operations
  • Safe towing and ship handling
  • Dealing with unexpected events (blackout, parting towline)

Govinder Singh Chopra, Director, SeaTech Solutions International

13:00   Networking lunch in the exhibition area

SESSION 3: PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Advancements in propulsion systems and technology that meet operator need for fuel efficiency and enhanced manoeuverability

14:10   Innovation in propulsion systems: fewer components, less weight and reduced fuel consumption
Joost van Eijnatten, ManagerApplication Engineering, Propulsion, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

14:30   Q&A 

14:50   Panel Discussion: Making the switch: diesel mechanical propulsion versus hybrid and electric propulsion
Roland Schwandt, Sales Director, Tug & Offshore Energy, Schottel
Daiki Ikeda, Manager, Regional Marketing & Sales,  Niigata Power System Singapore

  
15:25   Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION 4: LNG AS MARINE FUEL

Insights into the use and issues around the use of LNG as a marine fuel.
 
16:05   The potential cost savings, benefits and challenges for LNG fuelled tug owners 

  • Environmental pressures on tug operators to adopt technology to meet tougher requirements from port authorities
  • Reduction of pollutant emissions
  • Developments in LNG fuel infrastructure, safety and technical challenges

16:30   Low flashpoint gas fuelled propulsion systems, including LNG or hybrid, diesel electric
 Takuro Hatamoto, System Design Team, Marine Engineering Group, Engineering & Technology Center, Niigata Power System

16:50   Risks in an LNG-fuelled ship casualty
 
17:05   Q&A   
 
17:20   Closing remardks from the conference chairman

DAY TWO – TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

09:00   Introduction from the Chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media  

SESSION 5: SALVAGE

 The issues faced by the salvage industry in Asia’s busy waterways and sea lanes

09:05  Marine salvage: operations

  • New opportunities
  • Key requirements of tugs in salvage operations
  • Latest tenders around the region
  • Case studies on wreck removal operations 

Bas Wiebe, Commercial Manager, Resolve Salvage & Fire

09:25  Contractual and operational challenges 

  • A brief look at salvage contracts; current challenges and the future
  • The role of insurers in salvage and wreck removal operations
  • Case studies on emergency response operations

Dave Wisse, Contract Manager, SMIT Salvage Asia Pacific

09.45 Risk, regulation and wreck removal

  • Legal, insurance and reinsurance, and administration issues 
  • The future of Lloyd’s Open Form (LOF)
  • Assessment of risk with wreck removal and marine casualty

 John Martin, Managing Director, Gard (Singapore)

10:05  Q&A
 
10:20   Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION 6: DECK EQUIPMENT & BOLLARD PULL MEASUREMENT

Insights into the latest developments in electric drives, hydraulic systems, rope and winch technologies. How manufacturers and class societies can align on bollard pull measurement

11:00   Electric drive vs hydraulic systems
 
11:20   Towing system design considerations life-cycle management

  • Performance considerations of towlines 
  • Effective towline product selection
  • Systems approach to high performance towlines and winches
  • Line retirement and risk management

Bernabe Gallardo, Application Engineer, Samson Rope

11:40   Specialist equipment for multi-task operations, crane activities and fast turnaround work

12:00   Q&A

12:20   Spotlight: Comparing bollard pull across different manufacturers 

  • Technologies that enhance bollard pull and towing operations
  •  A common and readily understood standard for bollard pull

Tobias Huuva, Engineering Supervisor, Caterpillar Propulsion
Marinus Jansen, Naval Architect, Rotortug

13:00  Networking lunch in the exhibition area

SESSION 7:   WINNING DESIGNS. GOING GLOBAL

This session assesses how naval architects are designing to meet current and future requirements. We close with a keynote speech from a recognised industry authority on how to succeed globally

14.00  Carrousel Rave Tug (CRT) : meeting global shipping challenges by eliminating specific tug stability risks

  • Carrousel Technology as a safety feature, to eliminate tug capsizing by towline force
  • CRT’s hull and how it create lift forces as it moves through the water
  • How it is raising efficiency of the logistical chain and infrastructure

Julian Oggel, General Counsel, Multraship Towage & Salvage

14:20   New tug designs for the next generation of towage operations

  • Towage operations: recap
  • Tug deployment: from bollard pull to vector (response)
  • Visualise new design concepts
  • Devils in the detail

Marinus Jansen, Naval Architect, Rotortug

14:40   Tugs for transportation of bulk cargoes
Ferdinand Chavez Mapaye, General Manager, PT Mitrabahtera Segara Sejati (MBSS)

 
15:00   Designing for enhanced manoeuvrability and superior operation in the most challenging  sea states and weather 
Todd Barber, Naval Architect & Principal, Robert Allan

15:20   Rolls-Royce and Svitzer case - towards remote & autonomous operations
Iiro Lindborg, General Manager, Remote & Autonomous Operations, Rolls-Royce Marine

15:40   Q&A

16:00   Closing Keynote: Forging successful partnerships with international tugs players

 16:20   End of conference

* Programme subject to amendments/change

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