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TUGTECHNOLOGY 2021

09:00 - 18:00
London
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The industry’s premier technical gathering

 

Welcome to TUGTECHNOLOGY, firmly established as the must-attend biennial event in the industry’s collective diary, attracting hundreds of leading technological experts, executive decision-makers and innovators.

 

Registration is now open

 

The year 2020 served to accelerate change. Be it the emissions challenges and the many options to be considered including fuel types, fuel cell technology, a hybrid approach or pure batteries, or the race for autonomous vessels. The pandemic has accentuated the need for efficiency and cost reduction like nothing ever before.

 

As markets recover and trade increases the tug industry will require more from the innovators than at any time previously – suppliers and designers will deliver, and the TUGTECHNOLOGY conference will bring the solutions to you.

 

PLUS! We are delighted to be launching the inaugural ITS Awards during the much-anticipated industry dinner at the close of the first day. Ahead of the ITS Convention & Exhibition 2022’s full awards programme, this year’s winners will be selected by our expert advisory panel. Entry is included as part of your conference ticket, and we welcome your colleagues, friends and partners for the evening’s celebrations with the option of a separate ticket. Be sure to join us for an evening of recognition, achievement and fun!

 

ITS 2021 Award Categories: Voting is now open!

 

Tug of the Year

Innovation of the Year

Tugowner of the Year

Lifetime Achievement

 

We look forward to welcoming you in person and providing you the opportunity to reconnect with your clients and industry network.

 

We are grateful for the continued support of the event’s exhibitors and sponsors for making this possible.

 

As with previous editions, the majority of the conference papers will be made available to registered delegates one week prior to the start of the conference.

 

RESERVE YOUR TICKET HERE!

 

Enquiries:

For sales enquiries please contact Indrit Kruja on indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or call on +44 20 8370 7792

For speaker enquiries please contact David Foxwell on david.foxwell@rivieramm.com or call on +44 1252 717 898

For logistical enquiries please contact Mirella Charter on mirella.charter@rivieramm.com or call on +44 20 8370 7009

 

To receive announcements regarding this event as it develops please register following this link.

 

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Platinum Sponsor


Supporting Organisation


About TUGTECHNOLOGY

TUGTECHNOLOGY is a two day event consisting of a conference programme, exhibition and gala dinner. It is the industry’s premier technical gathering.

 

TUGTECHNOLOGY brings together the global tug owning and operating community, the international supply chain and the sector’s industry associations and regulators for two days of networking, intelligence gathering and deal making in a warm, welcoming and professional setting. The conference programme is known for its technical range and depth and as the forum to analyse, discuss and debate the very latest concepts and advances. Papers are vetted by an expert industry advisory panel and competition to present is intense.

 

TUGTECHNOLOGY is organised by Riviera Maritime Media, the team behind the ITS conventions and International Tug & Salvage magazine.

 

Platinum Sponsor


Supporting Organisation


Exhibition

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The 2021 live exhibition will again run over the course of 2 days. This is an ideal opportunity to showcase your products and services to an audience of senior technical and commercial executives from across the towage industry.

Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • Table and 2 chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook printed floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate pass
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please contact:

Indrit Kruja, Brand Manager on indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or call +44 20 8370 7792

* This is a sales not technical plan and therefore subject to amendments.

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Caterpillar Marine and Oil & Gas

Booth Number: 8

www.cat.com

 




OSD-IMT

Booth Number: TBC

www.osd-imt.com

 




Sterling PBES Energy Solutions

Booth Number: TBC

spbes.com

 




Sanmar

Booth Number: 6

www.sanmar.com.tr

 




Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Booth Number: TBC

www.damen.com

 




Navtek Naval Technologies

Booth Number: TBC

www.navtek.net

 




UZMAR Shipbuilding Industry and Trade

Booth Number: TBC

uzmar.com

 




Lankhorst Ropes

Booth Number: TBC

www.lankhorstropes.com

 




Elkon Elektrik

Booth Number: TBC

elkon-tr.com

 




Robert Allan

Booth Number: TBC

ral.ca

 




Wabtec Corporation

Booth Number: TBC

www.wabteccorp.com/marine-solutions

 




Schottel

Booth Number: TBC

www.schottel.de

 




Med Marine

Booth Number: TBC

www.medmarine.com.tr

 




LionRock Maritime

Booth Number: TBC

www.lionrockmaritime.com

 




JonRie InterTech

Booth Number: TBC

marinewinch.com

 




Vulkan Couplings

Booth Number: TBC

www.vulkan.com

 




Jason Engineering

Booth Number: TBC

jason.no

 




Timken Engineered Marine Solutions

Booth Number: TBC

www.timken.com

 




TOS | Ship Delivery & Crew

Booth Number: TBC

www.tos.nl/ship-delivery

 




DMT Marine Equipment

Booth Number: TBC

www.dmt-winches.com

 




Fire Fighting Systems

Booth Number: TBC

www.fifisystems.com

 




Kongsberg Maritime

Booth Number: TBC

www.kongsberg.com

 




Sea Machines Robotics

Booth Number: TBC

sea-machines.com

 




Kotug International

Booth Number: TBC

www.kotug.com

 




Voith Group

Booth Number: TBC

www.voith.com

Rotterdam 2017

Liverpool 2019

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Programme

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Programme

 

SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER 2021

 

18:00 - 20:00 On-site pre-registration
19:00 - 20:00 Welcome drinks reception

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DAY 1 | MONDAY 25 OCTOBER 2021

 

Time Session / Paper Presenters / Authors
07:30 Registration, coffee and networking
08:45 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media
09:00 Platinum sponsor welcome address Michael Braun, Tug & Dredge Segment Manager, Caterpillar Marine
09:10 Conference introduction and scene-setting Vicente Boluda Ceballos, Chairman, European Tugowners Association
09:30 Tug owner roundtable
A ‘view from the top’ from leading tug owners, reflecting on the opportunities and challenges in the industry, and on the key issues to be addressed in the two-day programme.

Hear from industry leaders about the big issues and themes being addressed in the conference and get their take on subjects such as decarbonisation, future fuels, emissions, remote control and autonomous operations.
Jorge Rosety, General Manager, Boluda Towage
Leendert Muller, Managing Director, Multraship Towage & Salvage
Lise Demant, Managing Director, Svitzer Europe

10:00 Power systems of the future – Caterpillar Marine’s vision for the tug industry Marinus Jansen, Global Marine Technology Steward, Caterpillar Marine
10:30 Q&A
10:40 Networking coffee break

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11:20

Developments in remote-controlled ship-assistance operations by harbour tugs

  • Holistic design taking into account hydrodynamics, propulsion, automated tow line operations, communication and situational awareness.
  • Joint research project “FernSAMS”
  • Maneuvering simulations, model tests and full scale trials.
Dr. Dirk Jürgens, Vice President R&D Marine, Voith (co-author)
Sebastian Singer, Development Engineer, Voith
11:50

Q&A

12:00

Using AI to make port towage smarter and more efficient

  • AI reduces fuel consumption and emission of harbour tugs.
  • Nudging: success by including the human factor.
  • Tailor-made fleet optimization.
Eva Beykirch, General Manager, Navisense
Evangelos Fragkoulis, Chief Technology Officer, Svitzer
12:30

Q&A

12:40

Networking lunch break

Sponsored by

13:50

Autonomous operations, decarbonisation and improved competitive position using AI

  • Saving significant operational cost by more effective and efficient dispatching and utilization of your (harbor) tug fleet.
  • Reduce instantly carbon emissions from your fleet by reducing fuel consumption, due to better and more effective utilization of your assets.
  • Monitoring on time tug departure and arrival while receiving automatically notifications for excessive sailing speeds.
  • KOTUG Optiport as the missing link in autonomous sailing, providing the optimal route your autonomous vessel is looking for.

Patrick Everts, General Manager, Kotug OptiPort

14:20

Q&A

14:30

Digital transformation in the shipbuilding industry

  • Digital infrastructure for shipbuilding
  • Benefits and challenges
  • Uzmar implementations cited
  • Future applications discussed

Nalan Erol, Design & R&D Project Leader, Uzmar Shipyard
Gökhan Kamer, Design Manager, Uzmar Shipyard
Emre Caylak, Business Development Executive, Uzmar Shipyard

15:00

Q&A

15:10

Networking coffee break

Sponsored by

15:50

Offshore fendering system for ship-handling tugs

  • On ship-handling tugs that routinely conduct pushing operations in waves, conventional cylindrical and W fendering installed at the bow can experience premature failure due to high loading and abrasion.
  • Developed specifically for ship-handling tugs that operate in waves, the new ‘Offshore Fendering System’ (OFS) is designed specifically for the high impact energy and friction levels that prevail during pushing operations in exposed, dynamic conditions, while keeping contact pressures on the sides of the attended vessel or offshore facility within acceptable limits.

Norbert Schumacher, P.Eng. – Technical Manager of Advanced Structural Analysis, Robert Allan Ltd. Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
Vince den Hertog, P.Eng. – Vice President, Engineering, Robert Allan Ltd. Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

16:20

Q&A

16:30

Operational experience using the international standard for bollard pull trials

  • Overview and user experience of methodology to define, test and document the bollard pull performance of tugs launched in 2019.
  • Difference with existing bollard pull trial methods explained.
  • Solutions given to reduce uncertainty from load cells.
  • Commercial implications of using the standard shared.

Thijs Hasselaar, Senior Project Manager Autonomy & Decision Support, MARIN

17:00

Q&A

17:10

Closing remarks from conference chairman

Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media

19:00

Pre-dinner drinks reception

Sponsored by

20:00

Industry Dinner &

Sponsored by

 

DAY 2 | TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2021

 

Time Session / Paper Presenters / Authors
08:00 Registration, coffee and networking
08:45 Welcome and introduction from Riviera Maritime Media Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media
09:00 Is there an electric tug in your future? Mike Phillips, P.Eng. – Project Manager / Naval Architect, Robert Allan Ltd. Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
Robin Stapleton, P.Eng. – Project Manager / Electro-Mechanical Engineer, Robert Allan Ltd. Naval Architects & Marine Engineers
09:30 Q&A
09:40

Hybrid tug solutions – reducing operating costs and emissions

  • Hybrid propulsion concepts for workboat applications.
  • Requirements and limits of hybrid systems.
  • Determinants for effective and efficient working profiles.
  • Does one hybrid concept can fit for different applications.
Daniel Puder, Sales Manager Tug & Offshore Energy, Schottel
10:10 Q&A
10:20 Taking zero emissions tugs to the next level with hydrogen propulsion Ferhat Acuner, General Manager, NAVTEK Naval Technologies
10:40 Q&A
10:50 Networking coffee break

Sponsored by

11:30

Potential and challenges for the development of a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell harbour tug

  • Hydrogen as a fuel; what are the the pro’s and cons?
  • Can sufficient energy be stored on board a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell harbour tug?
  • Can sufficient safety be built in?
    What would it look like?

Herm Jan de Vries, Manager Operations/Senior Naval Architect, OSD-IMT

12:00 Q&A
12:10 The future is now: electric propulsion for hybrid tugs

Erik van Schaik, Manager Design, Damen

12:40 Q&A
12:50 Networking lunch break

Sponsored by

14:00

Achieving EPA Tier 4 / IMO Tier III emissions compliance without urea after-treatment

  • Advanced EGR technology for medium speed engines as an alternative to urea after-treatment.
  • System weight and size comparison.
  • Shipyard installation cost comparison.
  • Operating cost comparison.

Sander Jacobs, Global Sales Leader, Wabtec Marine & Stationary Power

14:30

Q&A

14:40

What will be your next tug – LNG, Hybrid or Electric?

  • Roadmap to a net zero carbon future including challenges and opportunities in reducing the carbon footprint in the towage industry.
  • Tips to decide the right technology or fuel option to cut emissions.
  • Are electric tugboats exactly GREEN?
  • A decade of greener technology - from concept to reality, Bugsier og Berging to Seaspan (Haisea).

Tamer Geckin, R&D Manager, Sanmar Shipyards
Gary Dockerty, Sales Director - Middle East and Africa, Sanmar Shipyards

15:10

Q&A

15:20

A practical review: five years of 24/7 hybrid tug operations

  • Overview of the design optimization approach for hybrid vessel Seaways 24.
  • Summary of the conclusions after 40,000 operating hours.
  • Lessons learned and future development.

Emil Cerdier, Product Director, Berg Propulsion

15:50

Q&A

16:00

Networking coffee break

Sponsored by

16:30

Revolutionizing the electrification of tugs – the next transformation in clean energy

Paul Hughes, President, Sterling PlanB

17:00

Q&A

17:10

The missing link: a roadmap to carbon neutral tugs

  • Without major change, tugs and inland waterways vessels will fall short of the emerging regional and global environmental standards.
  • Methanol reforming for hydrogen generation is the missing link to enhance their unit economics and decarbonise.
  • e1 Marine’s hydrogen generator solution reduces CO2 emissions by at least 28%, when combined with a PEM fuel cell offers thermal efficiencies of around 42%, and produces zero particulates, zero NOX, zero SOX emissions.

Stuart Crawford, Managing Director, e1 Marine

17:40

Q&A

17:50

Closing remarks from conference chairman and end of conference

Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor & Head of Business Relations, Riviera Maritime Media


* Programme subject to change / amendments

 

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ITS Awards

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Voting open!

In association with:

 

Voting closes: Friday 24 September 2021

The prestigious ITS Awards recognise vessels, operators, innovators and individuals that have set new benchmarks in operational excellence throughout the previous year. To win an ITS Award is to achieve a significant personal and professional milestone and is all-the-more memorable as these respected awards are determined by you, the industry, and in 2021 will be presented at TUGTECHNOLOGY, an ITS event.

 

Join the best of the best on Monday 25 October

 

This year’s ITS Awards 2021 take place on Monday 25 October in London. All conference delegates are reserved a place at the dinner. Additional tickets for guests can be purchased HERE.

 

Jump to: Tug of the Year | Tugowner of the Year | Innovation of the Year | Lifetime Achievement

 

To discuss commercial opportunities at the ITS Awards 2021, please contact Indrit Kruja on indrit.kruja@rivieramm.com or call +44 20 8370 7792.

 

Join us to celebrate the best of the best – you’ll be in excellent company.

 

The ITS Awards 2021 Shortlist

 

Detailed below are this year’s shortlisted companies. The process saw longlists discussed, debated and ultimately distilled by our expert panel.


 

 

Tug of the Year

 

Awarded to the owner, designer and builder that sets new benchmarks innovative design and efficient operation.

 

Shortlist:


Bamse - Buksér og Berging’s new IMO Tier III TRAktor 3000-Z design tug featuring unmanned machinery spaces

Owner: Buksér og Berging

Builder: Sanmar Shipyard

Designer: Robert Allan Ltd


Gisas Power - the world's first all-electric zero emission powered tug

Owner: Gisas

Builder: Tuzla Shipyard

Designer: Navtek


Hermes - a RAmparts 3000-W ASD harbour tug with mechanical hybrid propulsion

Owner: Port of Aarhus

Builder: Uzmar

Designer: Robert Allan Ltd


Senglea - a next generation RSD Tug 2513 with 80t bollard pull, twin fin skeg and digitalised remote monitoring system

Owner: Tug Malta

Builder: Damen Song Cam Shipyard, Vietnam

Designer: Damen


Svitzer Embla - TundRA 3000 / MED-A3060-ICE class tugboat

Owner: Svitzer

Builder: Med Marine

Designer: Robert Allan Ltd

 

Vote now!


 

 

Tugowner of the Year

 

Awarded to a company which above all other companies has shown excellence in the operation of its ship(s) and has, in the past year, demonstrated an exemplary record of achievement in the management of one or more of the following areas: business development, safety, quality, efficiency, environment and sustainability.

 

Shortlist:


Alfons Håkans - for modernising its ice-breaking tug fleet and co-creating innovative service contracts


Boluda - for expansion in northern Europe through acquisition and pioneering investment in tonnage that sets new benchmarks in environmentally friendly performance


Kotug International - for developing an electric-powered pusher tug series, smart dispatch technology and a new milestone in autonomous vessel navigation


SAAM Towage - for consolidating the market in the Americas and raising the environmental and sustainability bar evidenced by the award of one white and one silver star in the Program Bandera Azul Ecologica


Svitzer - for rapid scaling of its fleet and market share in Australia, Brazil, Europe and SE Asia

 

Vote now!


 

 

Innovation of the Year

 

Awarded to an innovative product, system or service which is considered to have made a significant impact on the design, build and/or operational aspects of Tugs in service during 2020.

 

Shortlist:


Caterpillar Marine - for its new planned maintenance kits, enabling efficient and simple service intervals for Cat C1.5-C7.1 products – for all propulsion engine and genset models up to and including C7.1


Cummins - for launching its high-speed QSK60 diesel engine with a selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment system. The range is certified to EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III-standards.


Wabtec - for developing an alternative approach to reducing NOx emissions for compliance with EPA Tier 4 that does not require SCR technology


ILS Ship Design & Engineering - for the icebreaking bow on the Calypso tug


Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) and ABB - for the first successful remote control of a tugboat in southern Asia

 

Vote now!


 

 

Lifetime Achievement

 

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Tug industry

 

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Who's attending

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Who’s attending

 

Companies attending to date:

 

Caterpillar Marine and Oil & Gas
European Tugowners Association
Svitzer Europe
Multraship Towage & Salvage
Voith
Navisense
Kotug
Uzmar Shipyard
Marin
Robert Allan
Schottel
OSD-IMT
Damen
Sanmar Shipyard
Wabtec Marine & Stationary Power
Berg Propulsion
Sterling Plan B
e 1 Marine
Navtek Naval Technologies
Lankhorst Ropes
Elkon Elektrik
Med Marine
Lion Rock Maritime
JonRie InterTech
Vulkan Industries

Vulkan Kupplungs- und Getriebebau

Jason Engineering
Timken Engineered Marine Solutions
TOS I Ship Delivery & Crew
DMT Marine Equipment
Fire Fighting Systems
Kongsberg Maritime
Sea Machines Robotics
Tug Training & Consultancy
MTU Fridrichshafen
ABB
Anglo Belgian Corporation
FATHOM
Njord Marine Management
Rimorchiatori Riuniti
Rolls- Royce Solutions
SAAM Towage
Samson Rope
Smit Lamnalco Netherlands
Targe Towing
VDL Klima
Veth Propulsion
Corvus Energy
Pon Power
Alfons Hakans

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Delegate registration includes:

• Access to all conference sessions

• Delegate pack containing book of papers

• Invitation to the pre-event drinks reception

• Coffees and refreshments

• Lunches

• Dinner at the end of day one, including the inaugural ITS Awards ceremony




Attend for £1350.00 plus 20% VAT


If buying two or more delegate tickets please use the promotional code: TUG10 to receive a 10% discount. Bookings must be made on the same day for delegates from the same company. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

 

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Venue


Royal Lancaster London

Nine Kings Suite
Lancaster Terrace

London W2 2TY
Hotel website




Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon born and built in the swinging 60s. In 2017, the hotel celebrated 50 years by unveiling the results of a stunning renovation. The hotel was awarded the Accessibility Award at The Catey Awards 2019 for their commitment to ensure facilities are accessible to all.


Facilities include:

  • Heightened guest safety procedures and enhanced sanitation
  • 411 rooms and suites
  • Secure, private car park for hotel guests with 29 car parking spaces offered on a first come, first served basis (chargeable)
  • Range of restaurants and bars: Nipa Thai, Tony Page at Island Grill, Park Lounge Bar, Park Restaurant, Hyde Café, in-room dining
  • Gym open daily from 06:00-20:00
  • In-room spa treatments

Bedroom reservations:

HotelRes are our sole agency partner for this event - please complete this BOOKING FORM to make your reservation. They can be contacted on +44 (0)330 128 9950 or email reservations@hotelresuk.com in case you have a query.
We have put aside a limited number of bedrooms at a preferential rate and suggest you reserve your bedroom without delay to avoid disappointment.


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