28 - 30 January, 2020 | Amsterdam

Strategic and Technical Interactive Focus Day

8:30 am - 8:35 am IQPC Welcome and Interactive Focus Day Introduction

8:35 am - 9:00 am ICE-BREAKER

In order to boost networking and interactivity, the interactive focus day will begin with an opportunity for everybody
to get to know one another.

Attendees will then have 25 minutes to discuss their key objectives for attending the event which will be documented and
used as a tool to influence discussions throughout the entire conference.

Strategic Track

9:00 am - 10:30 am Building the Business Case for LNG: Study Overview, Business Case Process and Outcomes
This session will provide insights from the Port of Esbjerg and their involvement in the funded project “Green Cruise Port”. They were tasked with completing an LNG study to attract cruise liners into their port.

  • Investigation: Evaluating LNG supply chains, infrastructure, safety, LNG supply costs and market conditions 
  • Building the business case: Describing the approach to building the business case, timelines and metrics
  • Highlighting the key issues with the Port business plan
  • Conclusion: Understanding why LNG was not a viable option and how these learnings can apply to other organisations

Strategic Track

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Development of LNG Small Scale & Bunkering Infrastructures in Spain
  • Development of LNG Small Scale & bunkering infrastructures in Spain
  • Coordinating the CORE LNGas Hive: Development of the infrastructure required for the use of LNG as a fuel and bunkering in the Iberian Peninsula 
  • Analysis of optimized combined logistic solutions to attend LNG bunkering demand through implementation of modular infrastructures
Angel Rojo Blanco, Head of Commercial and Logistic Operations at Enagás

Angel Rojo Blanco

Head of Commercial and Logistic Operations

Technical Track

9:00 am - 10:30 am Operational Experience of LNG Fuelled Vessels
  • Articulating the process of building the business case and making the decision to adopt LNG as a fuel
  • ROI: Assumptions, predictions and operational results to date
  • Highlighting operational challenges relating to LNG Fueled vessels, how to overcome them and optimising performance
Gerben Dijkstra, Business Development Manager at Anthony Veder

Gerben Dijkstra

Business Development Manager
Anthony Veder

Technical Track

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Technical Overview of Sener's Recent Projects
  • FSRU and FSRU+ Power barge 
  • LNG Bunkering Unit formed by Dual Fuel Tug+ LNG Bunkering Pontoon
  • LNG Bunkering vessel

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Preparing Ports for LNG Bunkering
  • Latest developments in LNG Bunkering Procedures and Standards
  • Infrastructure preparation and facility development: Deciding types of infrastructure, design, location and equipment required
  • Preparing LNG vessels for LNG Bunkering
  • LNG Bunkering safety and risk management
Cees Boon, Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department at Port of Rotterdam

Cees Boon

Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department
Port of Rotterdam


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Challenges for LNG as a Fuel in the UK
  • Current challenges experienced in the market
  • Possible solutions from relevant market players
  • Summary of what Grain LNG offering


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Membrane Tanks for Small Fuel Tanks
  • Would it even be possible to use membrane tanks for small fuel tanks?
  • What would be the advantages and disadvantages of using this approach?
  • What are the perceived complexities associated with it and what would be the perceived challenges?
  • What else would be worth exploring: Possibilities, advantages, challenges and solutions?


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Design Your Own Interactive Discussion
By now, you have discussed your event objectives and uncovered a common theme running throughout both days. However, you will have a unique challenge or problem that needs solving, and it is critical that we seek out those golden nuggets of information that will really help develop the best strategy for building the case for LNG.

Topics could include, but not limited to:

  • Operational management: Risk Management, Maintenance, Safety and Crew Training
  • Asset management and maintenance plan
  • LNG Crew training, development and management

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Break


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Impact of Supply Chain Capabilities on LNG Financial Performance
  • Evaluating the relationship between supply chain management (SCM) and LNG financial performance
  • Realising the full financial benefits from across LNG supply chains by optimising the levels of integration and technology implementation


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Financial Calculations and Costs of Conversions
  • Strategies used to evaluate the cost of converting vessels into LNG
  • Calculating the incremental costs for dual-fuel vs. diesel only
  • Understanding the payback periods for the investment
  • Ensuring there is LNG supply available

Harly Penner, Director, Fleet Engineering & Vessel Development at Seaspan Ferries Corporation

Harly Penner

Director, Fleet Engineering & Vessel Development
Seaspan Ferries Corporation

6:00 pm - 6:05 pm End of the Interactive Focus Day