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

The opening session will discuss regulatory issues and tug and salvage operations. Infrastructure projects and new opportunities for tug owners across the region will also be examined.

09:10  Outlook: Port upgrades and planned new terminals 

  • The Indonesian Government’s maritime highway programme.
  • Cabotage rules and domestic maritime guidelines.
  • Future demand and requirements.

Ali Sodikin, Chief Executive Officer, PT Pelindo Marine Service

09:40  View from the top: Tug industry leaders’ forum  

  • Latest tenders. 
  • Where is new tug demand coming from?
  • Where will industry leaders invest? 
  • Where do they see growth for the tug sector?
  • Meeting manning regulations.
  • Strategies on sustainability, crew training, fleet performance and safety.
  • Engaging government in support of efficient towage and salvage operations.

Thomas Tan, Executive Chairman and CEO, Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings
Julian Oggel, Managing Director, Novatug

10:20   Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Macgregor

SESSION 2: COUNTRY BRIEFINGS: MARKET OUTLOOK AND STRATEGIES

This session will highlight developments around the region. Participating speakers will provide practical feedback on how to resolve country-specific challenges and identify opportunities.

11:00  Indonesia: Charter activity and new projects 

  • Using tugs to transport bulk cargoes.
  • Competitive landscape, crewing guidelines and market drivers.
  • Strategic partnerships to comply with cabotage and expand operations.

Ferdinand Chavez Mapaye, General Manager - Commercial & Business Development, PT Mitrabahtera Segara Sejati (MBSS)

11:20 Malaysia: the perspectives of a leading port operator and port authority 

  • Tug owner expectations: today and tomorrow
  • New regulations. Port authority and regulatory compliance. 
  • Engaging government in support of efficient towage and salvage operations 

Capt. Saadon A Shukor, Pilot Superintendent, Marine Services Department, JohorPort 

11:40  Q&A

SESSION 3: SAFETY & TUG STABILITY

Stability, training, safety guidelines and key technologies under the spotlight.

12:00  Case study: Improving tug safety using the latest technologies 

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

Govinder Singh Chopra, Director, SeaTech Solutions International

12:20  Harmonised class safety guidelines for tugs

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

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

12:40  Q&A

13:00  Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Damen

SESSION 4: PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Developments in tug propulsion systems and technology for improved fuel efficiency and manoeuvrability.

14:10  Innovation in propulsion systems: Fewer components, less weight and reduced fuel consumption 
Joost van Eijnatten, Manager, Application Engineering, Wärtsilä Propulsion

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
Stefan Mueller, Director Application Center Marine and OffShore, MTU Friedrichshafen

15:25  Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Macgregor

SESSION 5: LNG AS MARINE FUEL

Insights and issues around using LNG as marine fuel.

16:05  Reducing emissions through innovative tug design
Ayhwa Ngoh, Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Ship Design

16:30  Low flashpoint gas-fuelled propulsion systems, including LNG, hybrid, diesel and electric 
Takuro Hatamoto, Senior Assistant Manager, Niigata Power Systems

16:50   Q&A

17:10   Conference chairman's closing remarks

17:15  End of day one  

DAY TWO – TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

08:00   Registration, coffee and networking

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

SESSION 6: SALVAGE

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

09:05  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

09:35 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

 Rahul Singhal, Master Mariner, Gard (Singapore)

10:00  Q&A

10:20   Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION 7: DECK EQUIPMENT & BOLLARD PULL MEASUREMENT

The latest developments in rope and winch technologies; how manufacturers can agree on bollard pull measurement.

11:00  Towing system design considerations; lifecycle management

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

Bernabe Gallardo, Application Engineer, Samson Rope

11:20  Panel: Comparing bollard pull across different manufacturers 

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

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

12:00  BWM convention applicability and compliance for tugs

  • Brief history of the ballast water management (BWM) convention.
  • BWM convention entry into force, requirements under the convention, applicability, exemption, exceptions, survey and certification.
  • IMO developments: Same risk area concept; BWM code application; special considerations for offshore support vessels.
  • Discussion of compliance options.

Mei-Yan Soh, Senior Principal Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping

12:20  Q&A

12:40  Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by ABS

SESSION 8:WINNING DESIGNS

How naval architects are designing to meet current and future requirements. 

13:50  Advanced Rotortug (ART): a song of East and West, powerful concept, winning designs

  • A song of East and West
  • Towage ops: recap
  • Powerful concepts
  • Winning designs

Marinus Jansen, Naval Architect, Rotortug

14:10  Carrousel Rave Tug (CRT) : Meeting global shipping challenges by eliminating tug stability risks

  • Carrousel technology as a safety feature.
  • CRT’s hull and how it creates lift forces.
  • How CRT is raising the efficiency of the logistics chain and infrastructure.

Julian Oggel, Managing Director, Novatug

14:30  Designing for enhanced manoeuvrability and superior operation in challenging weather and sea states
Todd Barber, Senior Naval Architect, Robert Allan 

14:50  Rolls-Royce and Svitzer: Moving towards remote and autonomous operations
Iiro Lindborg, General Manager, Remote & Autonomous Operations, Rolls-Royce Marine

15:10  Ship Handling: Trends in design and construction

  • Current tug requirements
  • Design for safe ship handling
  • Built for economical operations 

Maarten Jongen, Commercial Director, Singapore Region, Damen Shipyards Group

15.30 Q&A

15:50  Closing remarks by the conference chairman

16:00  End of conference

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