LNG Ship/Shore
Interface Conference London
16-17 November 2017

LNG  Ship/Shore <br>Interface Conference

2017 Programme

Thursday 16 November 2017

08:00 Registration coffee & networking

08:55 Welcome from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:00 Welcome from platinum sponsor
Dave Pendleton, Managing Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems

09:05 Welcome and introduction from conference chairman
Chris Clucas, Corporate Expert - Liquefied Gas, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement


09:15 Industry trends, developments and order book

  • LNG carrier vessels in operation, upcoming deliveries and order book
  • LNG terminals in operation and in development
  • FLNG and FRSUs in operation and new builds
  • LNG powered vessels in operation

Debbie Turner, Senior LNG Advisor, Simpson Spence Young

09:35 Q&A

09:45 An operators view: Key industry challenges 

  • Will the 2020 sulphur cap increase demand for LNG?
  • How will US policies impact LNG? 
  • The growing support for the Paris agreement and how this will impact the LNG sector
  • New business models and ease of entry for new competitors
  • The growing number of small players entering the industry

Sachin Mohan, Global Head Marine Solutions, EXMAR Shipmanagement

10:05 Q&A

10:15 Coffee and networking break


10:55 Small-scale terminals 

  • Ensuring vessel and jetty compatibility
  • LNG carrier unloading and reloading
  • Providing LNG bunkering facilities: truck-to-ship, shore-to-ship and ship-to-ship

Adam Sanders, Manager, Technical and Projects - LNG, Teekay Marine Solutions

11:15 Q&A

11:25 Flexible infrastructure for break-bulk marine

  • Delivering LNG by road, rail and sea
  • Why is now the right time?
  • Proposed new Grain LNG break bulk marine facility launch

Nicholas Morris, Commercial Programme Manager, National Grid Grain LNG

11:45 Q&A

11:55 Ship/Shore link systems

  • Current SSL arrangements
  • Adoption of small-scale SSL arrangements and how to cater for them in existing large-scale facilities
  • The importance of data in the transfer

Andrew Stafford, Technical Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems

12:15 Q&A

12:25 Lunch and networking break


13:35 Hoses

  • The latest in hose construction
  • Flexibility in transfer systems
  • What new innovations are expected in the future

13:50 Q&A

13:55 Hose based ship-to-ship & ship-to-shore transfer packages

  • Couplings for shore-to-ship and ship-to-ship transfers
  • New emergency release couplings

Luca Chiodetto, Sales, Contracts & Marketing, MIB Italiana

14:10 Q&A

14:15 Loading arms

  • The latest in ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship loading arms
  •  How is efficiency and safety being enhanced

14:30 Q&A

14:35 Emergency disconnect systems (EDS)

  • Under what scenario will EDS be used?
  • What is involved when running an EDS?
  • Lessons learnt from past experiences

14:50 Q&A 

14:55 A new perspective on risk management through line maintenance and selection

  • LNG/LPG/FSRU owner and operator risk management
  • Benefits of mooring system selection through collaboration 
  • Line management, preventative maintenance and inspection plans as contributors to reduced risk and improved reliability
  • Performance indicators beyond breaking strength that will influence performance in application and expected line life

Bernabe Gallardo, Applications Engineer, Samson 
Robin Collett, General Sales Manager EMEA, Samson

15:10 Q&A

15:15 Optimising FSRU and LNGC mooring needs with Dynamic Mooring Analysis

  • Benefits of numerical modelling (Dynamic Mooring Analysis) of behaviour of moored ships
  • Optimising berth design, with respect to dolphin numbers, mooring line types, fenders and “line force and vessel motion reducers”, such as MoorMasterTM or ShoreTension®
  • Increasing safety and reducing downtime, even with two (or three) non-fixed elements: e.g. LNGC next to FSRU for STS transfer 
  • Examples from projects

Alex van Deyzen, Maritime Engineer, Royal HaskoningDHV

15:30 Q&A

15:35 Coffee and networking break


16:15 Ship-to-ship transfer case study
Key technical considerations to take into account when conducting a ship-to-ship transfer

16:35 Q&A

16:45 Classification of FSRU

  • Understanding the market segment
  • Distribution of projects worldwide
  • What are the alternatives worth considering?
  • Regulations and technical aspects to consider

Carlos Guerrero, Business Development Manager - Oil Tankers & Gas Carrier, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

17:05 Q&A

17:15 FLNG case study

  • Transfer features
  • Side-by-side mooring
  • Innovative design elements

17:35 Q&A

17:45 Chairman’s closing remarks
Chris Clucas, Corporate Expert - Liquefied Gas, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

18:00 Evening drinks reception and networking

19:00 End of day one

Friday 17 November 2017

08:00 Registration coffee & networking

08:55 Welcome from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09:00 Welcome and introduction from conference chairman
Chris Clucas, Corporate Expert - Liquefied Gas, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement


09:10 Case study: Dealing with emergency response

  • The latest in risk and safety studies
  • The role of tugs in emergency response
  • Managing everyday operational risks

Andrew Brown, Group Business Development Manager, Smit Lamnalco

09:40 Q&A

09:50 STS incident response

  • Analysis of recent incidents and accidents
  • Lessons learnt and key takeaways
  • Best practice strategies that ensure incident free operations

Stuart Goddard, General Manager - LNG, LNG STS Solutions 

10:20 Q&A

10:30 Coffee and networking break


11:10 SIGTTO update: Ship and terminal safety best practice

  • LNG shipping safety record
  • The key safety issues you need to be aware of
  • Lessons learnt from recent incidents
  • Current SIGTTO projects

Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO

11:40 Q&A

11:50 Meeting your manning and training requirements

  • Dealing with manpower challenges
  • Understanding what crew training is required as the industry evolves
  • Best practice strategies for testing competence 

Ray Gillett, General Manager, GTT Training

12:20 Q&A

12:30 Lunch and networking break in the exhibition area


13:40 Key considerations when operating in the arctic

  • Vessel design and build – what is required from an ice breaker
  • SSI considerations for arctic conditions
  • Ensuring safety 

14:00 Q&A

14:10 Capt. Tommy Dahl, Head of Operations, Höegh LNG

14:30 Q&A

14:40 Closing keynote: What does the future hold

  • Round-up of the lessons learnt over two-days of discussions
  • Preparing for future challenges
  • Taking advantage of future opportunities

Chris Clucas, Corporate Expert - Liquefied Gas, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

14:55 Q&A

15:00 End of conference

* Programme subject to amendments/change

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