With delegates from the UK and Scandinavia already registered, the 4th IMarEST Ship Propulsion Systems Conference (SPS), with its theme ‘Efficiency and Compliance’ will explore the most up-to-date technologies and approaches to achieve the twin goals of operating efficiency and regulatory compliance.
Chaired by Prof John Carlton FREng FIMarEST, Professor of Marine Engineering, City University London and a Past President of IMarEST, the two day conference being held at One Wimpole Street, London on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November, is highly relevant to owners and operators in assisting them to make the choices they face in deciding which equipment and propulsion systems best suit their future needs and to manage their current requirements. The highly topical conference is also of interest to project engineers and directors; power systems engineers and consultants; marine technical officers and engineers; classification societies and technical managers; naval architects and consultants; manufacturers and equipment suppliers, oil and fuel suppliers, environmental management and societies; port executive and operators; and academics, researchers and students.
IMarEST’s Chief Executive, David Loosley, explains that propulsion of our future fleet is an important topic of discussion in the shipping industry. This conference is designed to bring its delegates up to speed on all relevant developments.
“It builds on the success of the previous three events in the annual series, and will get off to a flying start when Professor Carlton delivers a keynote address on the Royal Academy of Engineering Report on Future Ship Powering Options. The report’s publication follows a detailed series of workshops which he chaired, that involved representatives from across the shipping industry and engineering profession.”
Other themes being addressed during the two days include implications of fuel price on shipping economics; importance of the ship as a system; future developments in slow and medium speed engines; fuel alternatives; hull design and coatings; energy and emissions management; and the effect of operational practice on CO2 emissions. The full programme is online at www.imarest.org/SPS.
The 3rd Annual IMarEST Founders’ Day Lecture, held in association with ClassNK with Dr Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Head of Maersk Maritime Technology, Vice President, A P Moller Maersk as the speaker. His lecture entitled ‘The Revolution of Energy Efficiency in Shipping: a technology perspective’ will be an integral part of the conference, taking place on the evening of 27 November, but, along with the post-lecture reception, will be open to non-conference delegates as well.
About the IMarEST
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the leading international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. The IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of 15, 000 based in over 100 countries.
Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.
The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the International Oceanographic Commission, and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.
IMarEST also runs a series of industry leading events and conferences as well as publishing internationally recognised titles: Marine Engineers Review (MER); Shipping World and Shipbuilder; Maritime IT and Electronics; Marine Scientist; and Offshore Technology.