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Dec 04
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08:30 - 08:50 20 mins
Networking Breakfast
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Case Study
  • Tobias Doescher - Regional Manager, AlfaLaval
  • Tristan Matthews - UK Sales Engineer, Alfa Laval
09:30 - 10:10 40 mins
Shipowner Case Study – Experience in Retrofitting BWMS on the Maersk Fleet
  • Hrishikesh Chatterjee - Project Manager - Machinery, Fleet Management & Technology, Maersk Line
10:10 - 10:40 30 mins
Case Study: Retrofitting Experiences
  • Tore Anderson - CEO, Optimarin
10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
The Engineering Perspective on BWMS Retrofitting and Operations
  • Maarten Romijn - Project Manager, Goltens Green Technologies B.V.
11:30 - 12:10 40 mins
Sampling for Commissioning of BWMS
  • What is the purpose of sampling at commissioning
  • How sampling can be conducted (Indicative Vs detailed)
  • What shipowners need to consider in order to achieve a ‘successful commissioning of BWMS’


  • Sahan Abeysekara - Lead Specialist, Engineering Systems, Lloyd's Register
  • Gerd Schneider - Global Project Manager Shipping Services, SGS
12:10 - 12:40 30 mins
Contingency Planning
  • Logistics problems; How are ports preparing to deal with the logistical issues that may arise if non-compliant ships can’t discharge in berth? How can shipowners and port authorities work together to mitigate the risk of delays and backlogs? 
  • Muddy Waters; what issues can arise from using BWMS in high suspended sediment conditions?
  • How can shore based treatment models support your operations; used in tandem with existing BWMS or as an alternative for smaller vessel types?    
  • Giles Candy - Owner, Giles Environmental
  • Frank Stuer-Lauridsen - CEO, bw-monitor
12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
BEMA – who, what, why?

The BEMA initiative amongst BWM systems manufacturers marks a new era of industry collaboration.
Here, some of the key players join us to discuss their intentions for the BEMA, the purpose of the association and their plans for the future.

  • Mark Riggio - President, BEMA & Senior Market Manager, Hyde Marine
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
Open forum: Honesty is the best policy - addressing inoperability in BWM systems

Anecdotal reports of problematic or inoperable ballast systems are widespread, resulting in reputational and financial risk for shipowners; how can stakeholders overcome these issues in the future?

  • Dealing with one-off isolated problems vs systemic issues
  • What responsibility do manufacturers’ have in terms of warranty and post sales service?

  • Hrishikesh Chatterjee - Project Manager - Machinery, Fleet Management & Technology, Maersk Line
  • Nadeem Anwar - Senior Lecturer - Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, Solent University
  • Edvin Tunheim Tønnesen - Head of Sales, TeamTec
  • Mark Hadfield - Director Maritime, Flowwater Technologies
14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Case Study: Ballast Water Management Compliance – An innovative manufacturer/shipowner partner program

One of the main considerations, often overlooked, in a feasibility study for a BWMS is the after-sale training as well as service and maintenance support. An installed BWMS is not necessarily an operating BWMS. Complying with the regulatory compliance guidelines can be broken down into simple steps. This case study will highlight a novel partner program that guarantees BWMS regulatory compliance to the shipowner.

  • Ricky Dixon - Director of Sales, Ecochlor
15:15 - 15:40 25 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
15:40 - 16:20 40 mins
The Financials: CAPEX vs OPEX and the impact on your bottom line

In this session we gather key stakeholders to debate such issues as how to secure financing for your BWMS retrofits, and why the cheapest solution isn’t always the best.

  • Financing models; private equity, leasing arrangements and export credit funds
  • The impact of ‘cutting corners’ on future operation and compliance
  • Long term thinking; investing in quality installation and after sales service
  • Laila Johnsen - Senior Vice President, Export Credit Norway
  • Kevin Swannack - -, Wavefront Asset Management Limited
16:20 - 17:00 40 mins
Biofouling and the next steps in tackling invasive aquatic species

With questions being raised over the efficacy of BWM systems and testing, our expert panel discuss the likely next steps for invasive species and biofouling control.  

  • Are we moving along the same trajectory as BWM towards global biofouling regulation?
  • Theofanis Karayannis - Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
  • Leyla Miranda Olivos - Environmental Advisor, Chilean Maritime Authority
17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks & Close of Conference
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants