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Oct 03
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chairman’s opening remarks
  • Nick Confuorto - Chairman, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA)
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Objective setting session
  • Nick Confuorto - Chairman, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA)

Share your objectives for the seminar for a tailored training experience. You will be asked to think of one key question or topic which they would like to find out more about. The Chairman will refer back to each attendees take home target over the course of the two days.

09:30 - 10:00 30 mins

Ahead of MEPC73 at the end of October, we hear directly from the IMO on supporting effective implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap.

  • What are the plans for scrubber system approvals?
  • How will permission for HFO carriage on ships be regulated?   
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Coffee and Networking Break
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
HFO & ULSFO availabilities and cost post-2020
  • Damien Valdenaire - Science Executive Refining, CONCAWE

ROI for scrubbers depends mainly on the price differential between HFO and low sulphur fuel options post 2020.

  • What are the variables and can we predict with any level of certainty what the differential might be?
  • What effect will 2020 have on the logistic chain for high sulphur fuels?
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Financing a scrubber system – options & considerations for new build or retrofits

From private banks to EU funds; what support is available for ship-owners and operators looking to invest in scrubber systems for their fleet?

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
Could bunker suppliers be the answer to finance scrubber installations?

In this session we look at the prospects for mutually beneficial financing arrangements that could tie investment from fuel majors’ in scrubber system installations to long term purchasing contracts for residual fuels.

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins
Main stream
“Wait and see” - understanding ship-owner hesitance

In 2016 an official availability study written for the IMO predicted 3,800 scrubbers installed by 2020 but as of mid-2018 the number of operational systems was still under 500.

  • Why are shipowners still reluctant to adopt scrubbers as a compliance solution for 2020?
  • What are the prospects for scrubber take up on bulk tankers and container ships?
  • What lessons can be learnt from the Oceansaver experience?
  • What are the risks to shipowners in delaying this decision in terms of shipyard bottlenecks or increased installation costs?
14:45 - 15:30 45 mins
Main stream
Back to basics - a comparative analysis of open loop, closed loop & hybrid scrubber systems

3 x 15 minute presentations

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Main stream
Coffee and networking break
16:00 - 16:45 45 mins
Main stream
Getting system selection right for your fleet
  • Franco Porcellacchia - Vice President, Carnival Corporation
  • CAPEX vs OPEX 
  • In service vs shipyard installation
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
Main stream
Q&A with systems manufacturers
17:15 - 17:20 5 mins
Chairman’s closing remarks and end of day 1
  • Nick Confuorto - Chairman, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA)