LNG Ship/Shore
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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 sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies


This session will look at the latest developments at LNG terminals and jetties. Discussions will also explore how this industry is evolving.

10:55 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 Ventures

11:15 Q&A

11:25 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

11:45 Q&A

11:55 Jettyless ship to shore transfer and bunkering of LNG

  • The demand for LNG to be used to power small scale clean burn onshore power stations is developing in a number of regions throughout the world
  • The extensive infrastructure required for a traditional LNG receiving jetty, combined with mooring dolphins is likely to have a significant environmental impact coupled with high capital expenditure
  • In response, Houlder and Wartsila have collaborated with floating hose supplier Trelleborg to support small to mid-scale LNG operations where fixed jetties are impracticable, too costly or environmentally damaging
  • The Floating Transfer Terminal is based on a compact floating barge that connects to the LNG carrier by means of Houlder & KLAW LNG’s transfer system and to the shore by Trelleborg’s Cryoline cryogenic floating hoses

Jonathan Strachan, Director - Ship Design & Engineering, Houlder
Jens Norrgård, General Manager, Solutions and Proposal Management LNG, Wärtsilä

12:15 Q&A

12:25 Lunch and networking


Leading companies will share their latest technologies that enable efficiency and improve safety.

13:35 Changing demand patterns mean rethink of LNG transfer is necessary

  • The global LNG market shows no sign of slowdown and limits to its diversification. Many of these developments require a rethink of LNG transfer
  • Cryogenic flexible hoses enable to rethink LNG transfer in Floating LNG, small scale LNG and bunkering market segments
  • Description of the cryogenic flexible hose technology, as well as proof test program
  • Potentials in Floating LNG, small scale LNG and bunkering market segments

Vincent Lagarrigue, Director, Oil & Marine Hoses, Trelleborg Fluid Handling Solutions

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 Manager, MIB Italiana

14:10 Q&A

14:15 Case study: The full electric loading arms are a game changer in the offloading systems industry

  • Drastically reduce the OPEX; this is how we transform our clients’ project economics
  • Simplify and improve reliability & availability; electric systems require less maintenance
  • Eliminate risks of pollution: no hydraulic oil
  • Open doors to predictive maintenance: health monitoring

Eric Morilhat, Strategy Director, TechnipFMC Loading Systems

14:30 Q&A

14:35 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 Rope Technologies
Robin Collett, Regional Sales Manager, Samson Rope Technologies

14:50 Q&A

14:55 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

15:10 Q&A

15:15 Coffee and networking breaksponsored by Samson Rope Technologies


A detailed look at the latest in floating terminals: FSRUs, FLNGs and ship-to-ship transfer case studies.

15:55 Case study: The FSRU Explorer: Fit for the future 

The FSRU Explorer was upgraded in 2015 for Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) for the Jebel Ali LNG Import terminal. In the nearly two years of operation, the FSRU has achieved several industry performance milestones demonstrating that FSRUs can be enhanced to meet the changing demands of the market.  

  • Technical capability
  • Operational Excellence (The four P’s)
         - People - Competency
         - Plant – Maintenance management
         - Process – PlanninG
         - Performance – Monitoring
  • LNG Services

Scott Moffat, Director - Marine Operations, Excelerate Energy 

16:15 Q&A

16:25 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 Carriers, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

16:45 Q&A

16:55 Panel discussion: Floating terminals 
Moderator: Richard Gilmore, Director Gas Fleet, Maran Gas Maritime

Scott Moffat, Operations Manager, Excelerate Energy 
Capt. Tommy J. Dahl, Head of Operations, Höegh LNG

17:15 Q&A

17:25 Chairman’s close

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

17:40 Evening drinks reception and networking

18:40 End of day one

Friday 17 November 2017

08:00 Registration coffee & networking sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies

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

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

10:20 Q&A

10:30 Coffee and networking break sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies

11:10 The HNS Convention: Why it is Needed

  • HNS Convention fills a gap in the regime of maritime liability and compensation
  • What it is, What is covered, Chemical and LPG Tanker Incident Scenarios
  • Impacts associated with HNS Incidents
  • Benefits of the HNS Convention
  • Next Steps: implementation prior Entry into Force

Jan de Boer, Senior Legal Officer, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, IMO

11:40 Q&A


A comprehensive update from SIGTTO on best practice standards for safety. Presentations will also discuss how you can best meet your crewing requirements

11:50 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

12:20 Q&A

12:30 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

12:50 Q&A

13:00 Lunch and networking break in the exhibition area


This session will look at recent vessel newbuilds, vessel operations in harsh environments and vessel management strategies.

14:10 Case study: Vessel design and layout

•    Key numbers: HLNG FSRU fleet, number studies and cargos
•    Process to acceptant
•    Document request
         - Standards
•    Mooring
         - Ship with the same length
         - Spring line touching the hull and/or railing
         - Small-scale LNG vessels
•    Manifolds and transfer equipment
         - Railing and supports
         - Obstruction in manifold area
         - Arrangement of equipment

Capt. Tommy J. 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 Chairman’s closing remarks

15:10 End of conference

* Programme subject to amendments/change

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