On Thursday 25 September Hellenic Lloyd’s SA held the Energy Efficiency Solutions – A holistic view Forum. The event was hosted by Aegean Shipping Management in their auditorium.
The Forum gathered representatives of different shipping stakeholders with the aim to provide a holistic approach on efficiency optimisation from the perspective of operators, manufacturers, classification societies and Academia.
Dr. Anthi Miliou, in the role of moderator, opened the Forum welcoming the attendees and introducing the distinguished speakers of the panel.
Opening the first session of presentations, Ioannis Kokkalas, Aegean’s Green Fleet Site Manager, addressed the challenges for ship owners and ship operators regarding energy efficiency. Mr Kokkalas also provided feedback on the operation of their Green fleet vessels to-date.
Representatives of major manufacturers were invited to share their insight. Michael Jeppesen, Promotion Manager, Marine Low Speed, and Morten Rasch Sales Manager, Propellers and Aft-ship Systems of MAN Diesel & Turbo delivered a combined presentation on Efficient System Integration with MDT.
Wartsila’s Dionysios Antonopoulos, Manager 2-stroke Technical Services, addressed the Developments on Propulsion and Auxiliary Power Production for merchant vessels.
In the second session Sephardim Koblenz, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE Promotion Manager, presented on Turbocharger Solutions for Outstanding System Efficiencies, followed by the presentation of the General Manager of DAN Marine Europe Anders Steen Soerensen on System optimization, Main Engine & Economizer.
Paul McStay, Business Manager for Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Performance Group, addressed the Energy Efficiency Drivers for ship owners and ship operators and an approach for existing energy efficiency solutions presenting the challenges, implementation and benefits of each one.
Closing the second session Professor Nikolaos Kyrtatos of NTUA provided an assessment of Energy Efficiency Measures, concluding with a comparison of the different measures for existing vessels.
The event captured the interest of the shipping community with over 100 delegates in attendance. All presentations raised fruitful dialogue among the stakeholders during the Q&A sessions.
“Shipping is facing huge challenges in having to deal with uncertainty in a rapidly changing commercial and regulatory landscape. The choices owners and operators make will require a systematic and evidence-based approach to ensure assets and businesses remain competitive and sustainable into the future”, said Paul McStay within his concluding remarks.
Anthi Miliou commented “In today’s complex environment with all the different energy efficiency solutions available and the evolving regulatory framework, it is of great importance to keep an open dialogue among the shipping industry stakeholders. There is no doubt that energy efficiency is one of the most commonly discussed topics nowadays. We all hear about energy efficiency but it means different things to different people and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. This Forum provided a fertile ground for key stakeholders to address the different aspects of energy efficiency from their respective angle. We support such events as opportunities to exchange experience and technical insight as part of a drive to enhance development and innovation within the shipping industry.”
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