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08:30 - 09:10 40 mins
Networking Breakfast

Follow up on your productive conversations from the first day and make sure you’ve maximised your time at BWMTech by meeting all fellow attendees…. don’t miss out on that crucial contact!

09:10 - 09:15 5 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
09:15 - 10:00 45 mins
Debating the system testing industry's response to lab closures

The closure of DHI and MERC came as a surprise to many; but how have their peers acted in response to these moves?

  • Are current international and federal ballast water discharge standards really so problematic?
  • Will new testing facilities in China and Korea offer sufficient capacity to meet the market’s needs?
  • What are the challenges in testing IMO G8 and USCG type approval concurrently?
  • Chris Brown - Scientific Programme Manager, Golden Bear Research Center
  • Cees van Slooten - Coordinator, CUC IL
  • Hwang Yeong-Jong - Senior Surveyor, Korean Register
  • Gary Croot - President, International Maritime Environmental & Safety Associates
10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
Case Study: Ensuring Your Installed BWMS is the Type Approved Model and Meets Regulatory Requirements
  • Understanding type approval certificates – models covered and limitations
  • IMO vs. USCG operations
  • Stripping
  • Debra DiCianna - Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions
10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
Case Study: BWMS Retrofit - A steering gear room installation, training and operation

In this case study learn about the Ecochlor installation of their ballast water treatment system inside the steering gear room of the Aleksey Kosygin, a crude oil tanker. This case study will take you from the challenges of an installation and commissioning to crew training and operation.

  • Leif Melhus - Engineering Manager, Ecochlor
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:00 - 11:20 20 mins
Case study: Lessons Learnt from retrofitting BWMS on large LNG tankers

This case study session will cover the specific technical, operational and financial challenges encountered when retrofitting BWMS on a fleet of large LNG tankers, and possible solutions for them: from systems selection and installation to turn key project management and engineering solutions

  • Suramya Khilnani - Project Manager, Albion Marine Solutions
11:20 - 11:45 25 mins
Joint Q&A
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Panel: Now What? Contingency Planning and Risk Mitigation

In this session we gather key stakeholders to debate responses to scenarios including:

  • Operating BWMS in extreme or challenging conditions e.g. muddy or icy waters and riptides
  • Dealing with logistical issues that may arise if non-compliant ships can’t discharge in port
  • Use of shore-based treatment models; what are the latest developments in mobile and port side facilities for ballast water reception, treatment and delivery?
  • BWM solutions for smaller vessel types
  • Alan Orthmann - Marine Engineer, Glosten
  • William Burroughs - Senior Principal Engineer, ABS
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Briefing A:
Closed Door Briefing - Shipowner Q&A with the USCG
  • Regina Bergner - Program Manager, Environmental Standards Division, US Coast Guard
  • CDR Alan Moore - Chief, Port State Control & Outer Continental Shelf Activities Div., USCG
  • LT Jacob Baldassini - Marine Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Matthew Reudelhuber - Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard
12:30 - 14:00 90 mins
Networking Lunch
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 90 mins
Working Group C
Identifying crew training methods for successful BWMS handover

Delegates will be given the opportunity to attend both sessions, with facilitators rotating after 45 minutes

In this session, we explore best practise in crew training through a ship-owner case study, before giving you the opportunity to map out a training plan and get expert feedback.

  • Training for effective systems operation, maintenance, upgrades and when things go wrong.
  • Computer based training; what works and what doesn’t?
  • Futureproofing your training strategy; bringing the expertise in-house?
  • Marcie Merksamer - Biologist & Vice President, EnviroManagement
  • John Morganti - Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Ecochlor
  • Peter Sahlén - R&D Manager, Pure Ballast, Alfa Laval
14:00 - 15:30 90 mins
Working Group D
Happily Ever After? Living with your BWM system

Delegates will be given the opportunity to attend both sessions, with facilitators rotating after 45 minutes

In this session, we unpack vendors’ responses to the inoperability issue:

  • What responsibility do manufacturers have in terms of warranty and post sales service?
  • What mechanisms could be put in place to improve communication and support?
  • Dealing with one-off isolated problems vs systemic issues
  • Mark Riggio - President, Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA)
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
16:00 - 16:45 45 mins
PANEL: Future forecasting - beyond ballast?
  • Likely next steps for invasive species and biofouling control; are we moving along the same trajectory as BWM towards biofouling regulation?
  • What are the latest developments for port side solutions and ballast free ship design?
  • Dr Lisa Drake - Marine Business Area Manager - Americas, SGS Global Marine Services
  • Chris Brown - Scientific Programme Manager, Golden Bear Research Center
  • Nicholas Fahy - Senior Policy Officer, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Yoss Leclerc - Vice President & Chief of Marine Operations, Quebec Port Authority
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
Your Takeaways and Action Points

We end the conference with an expert summary of three days’ in depth workshops and discussions.        

Your chance to reflect on the conference and your action points to ensure effective implementation and operational systems.

17:15 - 17:20 5 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks & Close of Conference
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
08:30 - 09:10
Info

Networking Breakfast

Follow up on your productive conversations from the first day and make sure you’ve maximised your time at BWMTech by meeting all fellow attendees…. don’t miss out on that crucial contact!

More
09:10 - 09:15
Chair's Opening Remarks
Info

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
More
09:15 - 10:00
Info

Debating the system testing industry's response to lab closures

The closure of DHI and MERC came as a surprise to many; but how have their peers acted in response to these moves?

  • Are current international and federal ballast water discharge standards really so problematic?
  • Will new testing facilities in China and Korea offer sufficient capacity to meet the market’s needs?
  • What are the challenges in testing IMO G8 and USCG type approval concurrently?
  • Chris Brown - Scientific Programme Manager, Golden Bear Research Center
  • Cees van Slooten - Coordinator, CUC IL
  • Hwang Yeong-Jong - Senior Surveyor, Korean Register
  • Gary Croot - President, International Maritime Environmental & Safety Associates
More
10:00 - 10:20
Info

Case Study: Ensuring Your Installed BWMS is the Type Approved Model and Meets Regulatory Requirements

  • Understanding type approval certificates – models covered and limitations
  • IMO vs. USCG operations
  • Stripping
  • Debra DiCianna - Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions
More
10:20 - 10:40
Info

Case Study: BWMS Retrofit - A steering gear room installation, training and operation

In this case study learn about the Ecochlor installation of their ballast water treatment system inside the steering gear room of the Aleksey Kosygin, a crude oil tanker. This case study will take you from the challenges of an installation and commissioning to crew training and operation.

  • Leif Melhus - Engineering Manager, Ecochlor
More
10:40 - 11:00

Morning Coffee and Networking

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11:00 - 11:20
Info

Case study: Lessons Learnt from retrofitting BWMS on large LNG tankers

This case study session will cover the specific technical, operational and financial challenges encountered when retrofitting BWMS on a fleet of large LNG tankers, and possible solutions for them: from systems selection and installation to turn key project management and engineering solutions

  • Suramya Khilnani - Project Manager, Albion Marine Solutions
More
11:20 - 11:45

Joint Q&A

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11:45 - 12:30
Info

Panel: Now What? Contingency Planning and Risk Mitigation

In this session we gather key stakeholders to debate responses to scenarios including:

  • Operating BWMS in extreme or challenging conditions e.g. muddy or icy waters and riptides
  • Dealing with logistical issues that may arise if non-compliant ships can’t discharge in port
  • Use of shore-based treatment models; what are the latest developments in mobile and port side facilities for ballast water reception, treatment and delivery?
  • BWM solutions for smaller vessel types
  • Alan Orthmann - Marine Engineer, Glosten
  • William Burroughs - Senior Principal Engineer, ABS
More
Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

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16:00 - 16:45
Info

PANEL: Future forecasting - beyond ballast?

  • Likely next steps for invasive species and biofouling control; are we moving along the same trajectory as BWM towards biofouling regulation?
  • What are the latest developments for port side solutions and ballast free ship design?
  • Dr Lisa Drake - Marine Business Area Manager - Americas, SGS Global Marine Services
  • Chris Brown - Scientific Programme Manager, Golden Bear Research Center
  • Nicholas Fahy - Senior Policy Officer, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Yoss Leclerc - Vice President & Chief of Marine Operations, Quebec Port Authority
More
16:45 - 17:15
Info

Your Takeaways and Action Points

We end the conference with an expert summary of three days’ in depth workshops and discussions.        

Your chance to reflect on the conference and your action points to ensure effective implementation and operational systems.

More
17:15 - 17:20
Chair's Closing Remarks & Close of Conference
Info

Chair's Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
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