New European regulations have asked to cut ship emissions by 2% as of 2025 and by 80% as of 2050, to help the EU become climate neutral. Therefore, uptake of alternative fuels to achieve a greater number of zero emission vessels is essential. The shipping industry is turning to the use of front runners: hydrogen, methanol and ammonia for the future of low carbon propulsion. These fuels must provide robust energy density whilst being light enough to carry on long-haul journeys.
This technical seminar seeks to explore the range of mechanical engineering concerns associated with the low carbon fuelling of marine vessels. The marine sector serves a variety of purposes, from applications within the defence sector to challenges of shipping and commercial passenger ventures. Within all these areas, the maritime engineers responding to calls for net zero must balance safety and cost implications when considering the retrofitting of existing vessels to suit new, alternative fuels.
The infrastructure required to support the roll out of alternative fuelling provides multiple mechanical engineering challenges in terms of safe, secure and cost-efficient storage and transportation. This seminar will provide a forum for marine engineers to discuss and engage with the growing concerns surrounding the formation of a strong supply chain. The question of how engineers and manufacturers might effectively sustain the ports where vessels dock and require safe refuelling will be addressed.
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- Regulatory Best Practice for Alternative Fuelling
- Hydrogen Storage: Fire Propagation, Explosion Safety and Detonation
- Adapting existing fleet for Alternative Fuels
- Switching to Ammonia: Design, Engine Conversion and Safety
- Ship to shore infrastructure
- Facilities for Refuelling: Bunkering and Storage
- Ensuring Alternative Fuel is Sustainably Produced
- Jon Hood, UK Sustainable Shipping Manager, Transport & Environment
- Louise Wright, Lead Technical Specialist – Risk Assessment & RBC, Lloyd’s Register
- Thomas Beard, Clean Shipping Service Lead; Principle Marine Engineer, BMT
- Alasdair Cairns, Director of Powertrain Research Centre, University of Nottingham and Programme Director, MariNH3
- Chris Smith, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Exeter and Director of the Centre for Future Clean Mobility
- Paul Herbert, Principal Technology Specialist - Power and Energy Conversions, Lloyd’s Register
EVENT ORGANISED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IMAREST:
|IMarEST are the largest marine organisation of our kind and the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.
IMarEST promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and knowledge of marine professionals worldwide.
WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND:
- Gauge the current state of the shipping industry and the challenges facing mechanical engineers in efforts to switch to greener fuels and decarbonise
- Meet with peers and marine engineering professionals to monitor the pace of change with regulatory updates
- Hear more about the ongoing work to build more robust supply chains for hydrogen and other alternative fuels
- Learn more about the safety cases associated with decarbonised shipping and the requirements for dealing with hazards
- Understand the way in which the transport and shipping sectors are altering under reduced carbon regulation and adjust workings accordingly
- Hear from relevant companies working to incorporate alternative fuels into their businesses
- Network with industry experts and secure connections with engineers, manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers and OEMs
BRING YOUR TEAM - GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE:
For group bookings of 5 or more attendees, you and your colleagues can save 15% per place to join this technical event. This is a great opportunity for multiple engineers to:
- Benefit from the topics and discussions
- Maximise opportunities for learning and networking
- Contribute to their ongoing professional development
- Meet and collaborate with colleagues across multiple sites
- Bring new/junior team members up to speed
To organise your group booking, simply contact our Event Enquiries team and we would be delighted to make all the arrangements.
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