Two days starting
Wednesday 12th September 2012
IMPA’s inaugural Technical Purchasing Conference begins with a discussion on the use of genuine and non-genuine parts for vessel repair and maintenance. This session, through case studies, looks into the technical specifications, approval methods and operational safety issues including costs of fitting genuine or non-genuine spare parts. We hear from ABB’s Arne Brand and others at the sharp-end of the debate.
Later on in the day ballast water management systems come under the spotlight as we identify the best long-term technical purchasing choices. Stelios Kyriacou of Wartsilla and Captain Greensmith of Lloyd’s Register are joined by Jim McGilivray of Severn Trent to discuss the topic. Day one ends with a plenary session on technical advances in coatings.
With fuel costs and emissions targets an ever-increasing burden for ship owners, low-sulphur fuels are being championed as a long-term alternative to regular fuels. Day two begins with an evaluation of low sulphur fuels, specifically the damage they can do to equipment on-board vessels and the associated costs.
Next on the agenda is planned maintenance, which focuses on advanced service agreements. This session covers the use of condition monitoring as a tool for savings, finding solutions to improve performance and reduce fuel costs, as well as finding ways to minimise the number of unplanned stops and increase availability. Eric Kloosterziel of Wartsilla and Tom Kenny of Inventory Locator Service take part.
Jan Johannessen, Chairman and CEO, IMPA
- The movers and shakers in the sector
- What is driving change and delivering higher standards in purchasing
- Understanding global challenges and meeting market demand
This years keynote speaker & topic will be announced shortly.
IMPA Diploma presentations
- OEM’s are increasingly insisting on the supply of genuine OEM spare parts but what does this mean for the marine purchasing manager who has to make sound choices and decisions?
- What is the impact of fitting non-genuine parts on warranty and on insurance issues if there was a failure that resulted in a casualty on-board?
- How do you decipher the arguments for and against? Non-OEM manufacturers are letting it be known that highly skilled companies are producing parts to a high specification with thousands of hours of non-failure. This may be true but how can you take this on-board and what could be some of the risks associated with the wrong decision?
- Using benchmarking tools to establish accreditation schemes for the non-genuine parts.
This session delves into some of the major new challenges which are emerging through fitting non-genuine parts. There is confusing data surrounding the choices to be made, not least on the influence on the bottom line and cost parameters.
This session, through case studies, looks into the technical specifications approval methods and operational safety issues, including costs of fitting genuine or non-genuine parts.
David Seed, MAN Diesel & Turbo
Lunch, exhibition and networking
- Ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, which will require the owners of up to 40,000 vessels worldwide to install a BWMS by 2016, is widely anticipated within the next 12 months. But what will this mean for shipyards and the potential bottleneck? What is the cost to industry?
- What are the lessons learned from first installations and how are owners dealing with the challenges of getting their fleets ready for the IMO Ballast Water Convention?
- How can you plan and manage an entire fleet programme from assessing the technologies available and the design, to the installation, commissioning and on-going technical advice and support?
- Budgetary constraints – what should purchasers be doing to plan ahead?
- What are the implications of the US regulations that came into force 21 June 2012?
The ballast water and sediments carried by maritime vessels are recognised as a route for the transport of harmful invasive aquatic organisms. International and regional regulations have been put in place to control the transport of aquatic organisms, while the IMO Ballast Water Convention will be ratified shortly, brining stringent controls and regulations into place.
With that in mind, there’s no escaping the regulations, which are becoming a minefield – instead you need to explore the right choices and systems for your fleet. In this session we’ll address the process and choices for the long-term, how to make effective choices in treatment methods, system considerations and installations.
Dr Stelios Kyriacou, Technical Director, Ballast Water Systems, Wärtsilä Hamworthy Ltd
Captain Graham Greensmith, Lead Specialist, Lloyd’s Register
Jim McGillivray, BALPURE General Manager, Severn Trent De Nora
Tea, exhibition and networking
- Selection criteria for hull coatings and the effects of choosing various types of antifoulings.
- Regulatory approvals for antifouling coatings.
- Rising operating costs especially bunkers combined with low freight rates providing very real challenges for ship owners. How can coating manufacturers save you time and money?
- Fuel savings - an urgent need for transparency in marine hull coatings.
- Measuring hull and propeller performance. Is there a need for a global standard?
- Ensuring that technological advanced and environmentally responsible coatings solution are the right way forward? A technical purchasing manager’s 10-point plan.
The speakers will be discussing the progress and implications of the coatings market. This session will focus on case studies, bringing live examples of some of the application processes and technical advances and solutions. The choices, for a purchaser, are wide but how can singling out a specialist coating for your vessel be a worthwhile investment? Find out at this session…
Stein Kjolberg, Regional Marine Director, Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd
John Willsher, International Paints Ltd