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LNG Bunkering & Refuelling Conference, Americas

09:00 - 14:00
EST

Explore the developments, opportunities and innovations in LNG as a marine fuel market

To complement the launch of our hugely successful webinar week series, Riviera’s 2021 conference programme has moved online, allowing our global communities to continue to connect, network and gather knowledge whilst remaining safe until our live conference programme returns. Networking is a key element of our virtual conferences with ample opportunity to arrange your meetings, keep on top of your daily routine, and still have some personal time.

 

Shipping is under intense pressure to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, requiring vessel owners to adopt less carbon-intensive fuels and choose alternative energy sources. LNG as a marine fuel has emerged as one of the primary choices as shipping moves towards cutting its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050.

With a significant increase in the number of LNG-fuelled ships in operation, on order and under construction, investments are being made in new small-scale liquefaction, LNG bunkering vessels, refuelling and port facilities to serve this burgeoning market.

During an intensive, two-day programme, renowned industry experts will examine in individual and panel presentations recent regulatory, safety, financial and operational developments in the LNG as a fuel market.

Key industry players from across the supply chain including vessel owners and operators, LNG terminals and ports, energy majors, charterers, equipment and service providers, regulators and industry associations will discuss the challenges that lie ahead, examining the bottlenecks that need to be overcome to underpin the growth of the LNG as a marine fuel market.



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Programme Highlights

  • LNG bunkering: what is the overall size of the global market?
  • What is the impact of IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap and future regulations on LNG as a marine fuel?
  • What LNG bunkering infrastructure is in operation, under development or proposed?
  • What is the role of LNG in shipping’s goal to decarbonise?
  • What is the role of government policy in shaping the LNG bunkering industry?
  • Discover new standards to address unique safety and security risks associated with LNG in vessel operations including port regulations
  • What small-scale liquefaction capacity is available in the Americas?
  • Key factors to take into account when preparing terminals for LNG operation
  • Assess various LNG bunkering options and associated technologies
  • Why some owners are switching to LNG over other options to reduce emissions? What are the benefits and risks associated with it?
  • Discover the technological advances and innovations in the LNG Industry and how technology can help natural gas to stay competitive
  • Explore the challenges of designing and constructing LNG bunker vessels

Advisory Panel




John Snyder
Editor
LNG Shipping & Terminals
Carlos Guerrero
Global Market Leader - Gas Carriers & Oil Tankers
Bureau Veritas
Tatiana Fayzullina
Managing Director
ELEVATE LNG
Ricardo Schiappacasse
Director, Forest Products and Specialty Cargo Sales
JAXPORT

Peter Keller
Chairman

SEA-LNG

 

Ian Pow - Brand Manager
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Supporting Organisation


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Johan Lillieskold

Johan Lillieskold

LNG Technical Expert
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
Carlos Guerrero

Carlos Guerrero

Global Market Leader Gas Carriers & Oil Tankers
Bureau Veritas
Tatiana Fayzullina

Tatiana Fayzullina

Managing Director
Elevate LNG
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Director, Natural Gas Transportation, Regional LNG and Renewable Gases
Fortis BC Energy
Dain Detillier

Dain Detillier

General Manager LNG Facility
Harvey Gulf International Marine
Nitin Nayyar

Nitin Nayyar

Vice President LNG
MOL Americas
Peter Keller

Peter Keller

Chairman
SEA-LNG
Freddy Obando Prestol

Freddy Obando Prestol

Chief Commercial Officer for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
The AES Corporation
Ricardo Schiappacasse

Ricardo Schiappacasse

Director, Forest Products and Specialty Cargoes
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
Tim Casey

Tim Casey

Senior Vice President LNG
NorthStar Midstream
Björn Munko

Björn Munko

General Manager
TGE Marine Gas Engineering
Marc Montemerlo

Marc Montemerlo

Chief Hazardous Materials Division (CG-ENG 5)
US Coast Guard

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Programme

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Explore the developments, opportunities and innovations in LNG as a marine fuel market

This conference will start at 09.00 EST | 14.00 GMT

 

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DAY ONE: THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY

09:00 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media


09:10 Spotlight Industry Interview: LNG in the Americas: challenges and opportunities today and tomorrow
Sean Lalani, President, Eagle LNG

09:25 Live Q&A

 

SESSION 1: THE AMERICAS LNG MARKET UPDATE

An in-depth analysis of the LNG market and its recent development in the Americas, the commercial opportunities and financial and legal considerations.

 

09:35 LNG market update: Current status and future projection

  • LNG market analysis: Demand and supply
  • LNG Bunkering: What’s the overall size of the global LNG as fuel market?
  • Effects of the IMO 2020 emissions regulations on LNG as a marine fuel
  • Fundamental drivers for LNG growth

Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA-LNG

 

09:45 Commercial aspects of LNG bunkering and green finance

  • Availability and development of LNG bunkering infrastructure
  • What financing is available to support LNG bunkering infrastructure?
  • Innovative ways to secure financing as long-term sales contracts for LNG projects

Sarah Smith, Director, Natural Gas Transportation, Regional LNG, Fortis BC Energy

 

09:55 Live Q&A

10:15 Virtual Networking & Meet the Exhibitors – Maximise Your Networking Time Between Sessions
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 2: REGULATION OF LNG BUNKERING

LNG will play a significant role in achieving shipping’s goal of decarbonisation. Regulatory bodies could influence the growth of LNG bunkering through tax code or policies. This session will cover recent developments in regulations, government initiatives in supporting LNG bunkering, and the drive towards industry standardisation.

 

10:55 A Flag State view on LNG fuel and bunkering

  • Liberian Registry’s approach to decarbonisation
  • Analysing the shift from HFO to LNG and other alternative fuels
  • Why Liberian Registry is the flag of choice for LNG bunkering and dual fueled vessels
  • Challenges overcome at USCG’s Liquefied Gas National Center of Expertise in the pioneering days of LNG fuel and bunkering

Dallas Smith, Vice President of LNG & Offshore & General Manager, LISCR Houston


11:05 Pathways to address unique safety and security risks associated with LNG in vessel operations including Port Regulations

  • Leakage of LNG during LNG shipping or bunkering
  • Handling of boil-off gas including the vapour return to the LNG bunkering ship
  • Evaluating security risks of LNG bunkering

Marc Montemerlo, Chief Hazardous Materials Division, U.S. Coast Guard

 

11:15 LNG facilities in the Americas - Complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations for Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Latin America

11:25 The adoption of LNG as fuel. What are the drivers for standardisation?

  • The role of LNG in shipping’s goal of decarbonisation
  • Assessing the LNG bunkering supply chain. What are the potential bottlenecks to overcome?
  • What are the next steps towards standardisation?

Johan Lillieskold, LNG Technical Expert, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

 

11:35 Live Q&A

 

12:00 Virtual Networking & Meet the Exhibitors – Maximise Your Networking Time Between Sessions
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 3: PORT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

Supporting the LNG industry developments, this session will focus on terminal infrastructure facilities, suppliers, terminal developments and, in general, the transformation of LNG hubs to meet the needs of increasing demand for LNG as a marine fuel.

12:40 Bunkering availability in ports

From a shipowner perspective, the biggest challenge is ensuring LNG is available in ports servicing LNG fuelled vessels. To date shipowners with LNG fuelled vessels run them on regular routes with known LNG availability. What ports are developing LNG bunkering options?

Ricardo Schiappacasse, Director, Forest Products and Specialty Cargoes, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)

 

12:50 Small-scale LNG infrastructure in the USA

  • What small-scale liquefaction capacity is available in the Americas?
  • The need and development of small-scale LNG
  • Distribution and regasification functions of small-scale LNG

Tim Casey, SVP LNG, NorthStar Midstream

13:00 Unlocking the potential of US LNG bunkering

  • Accessing Henry Hub linked pricing through LNG bunker infrastructure development
  • Trade offs in LNG bunkering solutions in US
  • Case study: the first internationally flagged LNG bunker in US

Matthew Fisher, Manager of Business Development, Eagle LNG

 

13:10 Live Q&A

 

13:40 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

 

13:45 Virtual Networking & Meet the Exhibitors – Maximise Your Networking Time
Grab a coffee and continue networking through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

 

DAY TWO: FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY

09:00 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media

 

09:10 Spotlight Industry Interview: A leading shipowner assesses the potential risks when switching to an LNG-fuelled fleet

  • Why select LNG over alternative green fuel options to reduce emissions?
  • The financial case for investing in an LNG-fuelled fleet
  • The options to reduce associated costs with investment in newbuild LNG vessels

Capt. Nitin Nayyar, Vice President LNG Operations & Business development, MOL (Americas)

09:25 Live Q&A

SESSION 4: BUNKERING OPTIONS

Advantages of different LNG bunkering options and associated technologies whether considering shorter bunkering time, limited investment costs and flexibility and manoeuvrability.

 

09:35 Shore-to-ship LNG bunkering

  • Handling ship-to-ship interfaces
  • Adjusting to operational requirements
  • Solving compatibility: issues, systems and arrangements
  • 1st and 2nd generation LNG bunker vessels

Björn Munko, General Manager, TGE Marine Gas Engineering

 

09:45 Expanding access to LNG via trucks

  • Expanding access to LNG via trucks
  • Examining truck loading capabilities
  • What are the infrastructure requirements at ports?
  • Increasing the bunkering volume and transferred volume

Freddy Obando Prestol, Chief Commercial Officer for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, The AES Corporation

 

09:55 Live Q&A

 

10:15 Virtual Networking & Meet the Exhibitors – Maximise Your Networking Time Between Sessions
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 5: LNG TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT

Technological advances and innovations in the LNG industry and how technology can help natural gas to stay competitive. The focus on new technologies and projects in the field of LNG bunkering ships and more specifically with regards to transfer systems, re-liquefaction systems and safe mooring.

 

10:55 Transfer systems

  • Key considerations for pre-bunkering
  • Overcoming hazards associated with LNG transfer operations
  • Innovative solutions to minimise human errors

11:05 Re-liquefaction systems

  • Suitability and feasibility of the re-liquefaction system design
  • Focusing on demand for flexible re-liquefaction capacity
  • Boil-Off Gas (BOG) minimization for LNG bunkering vessel

11:15 Designing safe mooring during LNG bunkering operation

  • Inadequate mooring or mooring line failure
  • Examining mooring analysis tools
  • Automated vacuum mooring technology

11:25 Assessing the risk of SIMOPS while bunkering with LNG

  • Optimising bunker processes
  • Ensuring the safety of a SIMOPS operation

11:35 Live Q&A

 

12:00 Virtual Networking & Meet the Exhibitors – Maximise Your Networking Time Between Sessions
Time for a break to catch up on emails or grab a coffee and network through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 

SESSION 6: SHIPOWNER CASE STUDIES

Lessons learnt from pioneering shipowners on the selection of LNG as an alternative fuel, design and operational challenges for bunkering and refuelling their fleets. What key factors do shipowners need to consider as the industry continues to develop?

 

12:40 The right selection of the containment system

The selection of the containment system also starts to be an important topic as some membrane ships are already under construction and more in line to be built in near future.

  • Bunker vessels
  • LNG-fuelled vessels

12:50 Designing LNG-fuelled vessels

  • Analysing the design requirements for LNG-fuelled vessels
  • Focusing on safety
  • The challenges of designing and constructing LNG bunker vessels

Dain Detillier, General Manager LNG Facility, Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC

 

13:00 LNG bunker quality testing best practice

There are many uncertainties how to standardise LNG bunkering. Focus on fuel sampling and testing as well as onboard storage and treatment.

Paul Fitzpatrick, Port Engineer, Isla Bella, TOTE Services

13:10 Key factors to consider for rapid industry development

  • What are the expectations regarding LNG bunkering market development over the next 12 months?
  • Factors the industry needs to explore to face the challenges
  • Vessel designing vs retrofitting
  • Driving terminal activity to increase bunkering availability
  • Alternative fuels for 2030 and 2050 for further reduction in the GHG emissions

Tatiana Fayzullina, Managing Director, ELEVATE LNG
Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader Gas Carriers and Oil Tankers, Bureau Veritas

 

13:30 Live Q&A

 

13:55 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

 

14:00 Virtual Networking & Meet the Exhibitors – Maximise Your Networking Time
Grab a coffee and continue networking through one-to-one meetings with fellow attendees and exhibitors. This session will also provide a platform for our partners to showcase their products and services and remotely connect with existing and new contacts.

 


*Programme subject to changes/amendments

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2021 Attendees so far include:

 

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
BP Trading & Shipping
Bureau Veritas
Carnival Corp
Centrica / British Gas
CH-IV International
Crowley Maritime Corporation
DNV GL
Elevate LNG
Fortis BC Energy
Golar
Harvey Gulf International Marine
Jacksonville Port Authority
MISC
MOL Americas
MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd
Moran Towing Corp
Nigeria LNG

NorthStar Midstream

Puget LNG

Royal Caribbean Cruises

SCF Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd
SEA-LNG

TGE Marine Gas Engineering

The AES Corporation

US Coast Guard

 

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Our matchmaking feature includes:

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Conference Pass (UK/EU registered businesses)

PRICE: GBP 275 +VAT*

  • Unlimited access to all live streamed conference sessions
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VAT at standard rate applies to all UK businesses.

 

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PRICE: GBP 275

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