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Maritime Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Conference Bergen

26 October 2020
09:00 - 18:00
Bergen

How hydrogen fuel cells will revolutionise maritime

 

After the successful launch event in 2019, Riviera Maritime Media’s Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Conference will return to bring together industry leaders who are adopting hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for maritime applications.

Delegates will include hydrogen fuel cell manufacturers, engine manufacturers, systems integrators, naval architects, vessel owners and operators, industry associations, classification societies, analysts and industry suppliers.

 

 

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Key Topics:

  • Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for maritime applications.
  • How hydrogen fuel cells and traditional batteries can coexist.
  • The latest advancements in proton exchange membrane and solid oxide fuel cells.
  • Engineering and layout of hydrogen storage and fuel cell systems on a vessel.
  • Safety considerations when dealing with hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
  • How hydrogen and fuel cells are being produced in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way.
  • Update on EU-funded projects.

This conference will take place the day before the Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference which takes place in the same venue in Bergen on 27-28 October. Special rates are available for those wishing to attend all three days.

Testimonials

“Arena for exchange of experience”
Knutsen OAS Shipping

“Good update on maritime H2 FC status”
Norled

“Enjoyable, instructive and positive for networking”
GE Energy Power Conversion

“It has been a positive meeting place with interesting presentations”
Lloyd’s Register Consulting – Energy

Indrit Kruja - Project Lead
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Programme

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2020 PROGRAMME COMING SOON

 

TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2019


08:00
Registration, coffee and networking

 

09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

SESSION ONE: INDUSTRY UPDATE

The opening session will set the scene by providing an industry update. Speakers will look at why hydrogen fuel cells are considered to be a compelling solution for the maritime sector. Speakers will also discuss the leading industry R&D initiatives currently underway.

09:10 Keynote: A ferry operator’s perspective on the potential for hydrogen fuel cells

  • What is the current status on energy sources used for ferries and fast ferries?
  • Making hydrogen the cheaper alternative
  • What practical challenges do we meet when using hydrogen fuel cells?
  • What does the future hold for us?

Hilde-Kristin Sæter, Project Manager, Norled


09:30 Q&A


09:40 Fuel Cell technology -a paradigm shift for maritime applications

Our fuel cell studies so far:

  • MPV, PSV’s.
  • Research vessels.
  • Ferries, RORO, Ro-pax.
  • Fast ferries.
  • Oil rigs/wind farms.

Johan Burgren, Business Manager - Marine Fuel Cell Systems, PowerCell

 

10:00 Q&A


10:10 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

SESSION TWO: INNOVATION IN HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES

This session will look at how clean hydrogen can be sourced, stored and transported. Fuel cell manufacturers will discuss how their latest solutions benefit vessel owners and operators.


10:50 Design optimization reflecting risk for a hydrogen storage and fuel cell system

  • What are the main risks of using a hydrogen fuel cell system?
  • How best to store hydrogen in large quantities?
  • Can explosion risk inside a fuel cell compartment be prevented?
  • How to document acceptable level of safety, what is good enough?
  • Issues frequently misunderstood within hydrogen safety

Olav Roald Hansen, Senior Principal Consultant, Risk Management Consulting, Lloyd’s Register


11:10
Q&A


11:20 Fuel cell technologies for maritime applications

  • Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells for maritime applications.
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell systems as an alternative to PEM’s.
  • Fuel cell stacks and their application.
  • End-of-life of fuel cells, is it possible to dispose in an environmentally friendly way?

Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard, Director of Business Development, Ballard


11:40
Q&A


11:50 Case study: Developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels

  • GE Power Conversion & Nedstack collaboration.
  • Market review, regulations ahead, solutions at sea.
  • Achieving fuel cell solutions that enable a zero-emission cruise industry.

Renaud Cornu, Passenger Vessels Market Leader, Manager, General Electric


12:10
Q&A


12:20 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

 

SESSION THREE: ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS

Naval architects and system integrators will address the engineering considerations that need to be made for hydrogen fuel cell powered vessels. Speakers will discuss vessel layout, fuel cell power systems, drive trains and fuel cell system risks.

13:30 Vessel engineering and layout

  • Vessel engineering considerations when utilising a hydrogen fuel cell system.
  • Vessel layout and space management challenges.
  • How to manage the weight of hydrogen fuel cell systems.

Jan-Erik Rasanen, Head of New Technologies, Foreship


13:50 Q&A


14:00
Design and engineering of vessels utilising hydrogen as energy carrier

  • Presentation of ongoing LMG Marin design that will utilize hydrogen as energy carrier
  • Presentation of the design approach for a vessel using hydrogen as energy carrier
  • Presentation of engineering challenges for designs utilizing hydrogen as energy carrier
  • How do we expect the future market for vessels using hydrogen as energy carrier to be, and what are the expected next steps?

Mikal Hansson Espedal, Project Manager, LMG Marin


14:20
Q&A

SESSION FOUR: INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES

The closing session will bring together a number of case studies that will include world-first hydrogen fuel cell projects. These case studies will shed light on the full potential of hydrogen fuel cells and how they could revolutionise the maritime industry.


14:30
Case study: HySeas III – A ferry for Orkney’s Hydrogen Future

  • The Orkney context – what do you do with excess renewable energy?
  • Hydrogen infrastructure on land.
  • How do ferries fit in?

Edwin Pang, Project Dissemination Lead, HySeas III on behalf of INTERFERRY


14:50
Q&A


15:00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area


15:40
Case study: The Zemships Project – Lessons learnt with field data
Case study looking at the FCS Alsterwasser, the first ever emission-free and climate friendly inland passenger vessel has been sailing since August 2008.

Rohit Prasad, Technical Sales & Business Development, Proton Motors


16:00
Q&A


16:10
The EU-funded FLAGSHIPS project
This case study will look at the EU-funded FLAGSHIPS project which will see the construction of two commercial emission-free vessels for inland waterway transport and short sea shipping. The vessels will run on hydrogen generated from renewable energy, one of which will be a river pusher of Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (French subsidiary of the Sogestran Group).

Paul Helland, Project Manager Innovation, EU Flagships Project, NCE Maritime Cleantech


16:30
Q&A


16:40
Panel discussion: What needs to be done to further advance utilisation in maritime?

  • Changes in regulation.
  • Funding for research and development projects.
  • Innovation in Hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
  • Utilising methanol and ammonia technologies.
  • Raising the profile of hydrogen fuel cells as a commercially viable solution.

<Panellists:

Paul Helland, Project Manager Innovation, EU Flagships Project, NCE Maritime Cleantech
Edwin Pang, Project Dissemination Lead, HySeas III on behalf of INTERFERRY
Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard, Director of Business Development, Ballard

Jan-Erik Rasanen, Head of New Technologies, Foreship


17:10
Q&A

 

17:20 Chairman’s closing remarks
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

 

17:30 End of conference, and pre-registration for the Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference


19.30
End of pre-registration.

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*Programme subject to changes/amendments

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Why Attend

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Why attend

  • Eight content-rich sessions across two days looking at:
    - Industry trends and developments.
    - Innovations in battery technologies.
    - Innovations in hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
    - System integration – what is involved?
    - The business case for hybrid and electric systems in the USA.
    - Managing crew safety and operational risks.
    - Case studies and user experiences from the USA and international companies.
  • A balanced programme which features keynotes, data and analysis, panel discussions, interviews, case studies and product showcases.
  • An exhibition showcasing industry leading technologies.
  • Significant networking opportunities.


Attendees will include:

  • Battery manufacturers
  • Fuel cell manufacturers
  • Engine manufacturers
  • Systems integrators
  • Naval architects
  • Vessel owners and operators
  • Industry associations
  • Classifications societies
  • Analysts and consultants
  • Technology suppliers
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Sponsor

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Sponsorship

 

Conference sponsorship represents an unrivalled opportunity to engage with your target audience in a focused setting.


Whether your goals are to:

  • Increase your market share
  • Meet new and existing customers
  • Launch a new product or service
  • Increase your brand awareness
  • Penetrate a new market sector
  • Enforce and maintain position in sector
  • Deliver your message in a focused environment

Partnering with the Maritime Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Conference offers you an excellent platform to foster crucial senior-level contacts and relationships.

 

A broad range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities means that we have the package to suit your needs and your budget.

 

 

If you are interested in discussing the sponsorship opportunities at this conference please contact:

Indrit Kruja on +44 208 370 7792 or by email on indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or Rob Gore on +44208 370 7007 or by email on rob.gore@rivieramm.com

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Exhibition

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Exhibition

 


The 3 day exhibition package gives you the opportunity to maximise your networking with attendees at both the 1 day Maritime Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Conference and our 2 day Maritime Hybrid & Electric Conference. This represents an unrivalled opportunity to engage with a combined audience at our complementary events.

 

Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • 3 x 2m stand space
  • Table and chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook printed floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate for each day you are exhibiting
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank
  • A minimum of 3 networking sessions in the exhibition area per day

 

If you are interested in discussing exhibition opportunities at this conference please contact:

Indrit Kruja on +44 208 370 7792 or by email on indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or Rob Gore on +44208 370 7007 or by email on rob.gore@rivieramm.com

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