European Ballast Water Treatment
Technology Conference 17 April 2018,

European Ballast Water Treatment <br>Technology Conference

2017 Programme

2018 programme will follow shortly.

Compliance through cost-effective approved solutions

08:00 Registration, and networking coffee in the exhibition area

09:00 Chairman’s welcome address
Paul Gunton, Editor, Ballast Water Treatment Technology

09:05 Platinum sponsor's welcome address
Tom Perlich, President, Ecochlor 


The opening session will set the scene by bringing everyone fully up-to-date with key regulatory policies and the latest initiatives being implemented by the leading industry bodies.

09:10 The latest in ballast water regulations

  • Understanding the IMO regulations and the operational realities, and developing strategies for compliance and performance
  • Ballast water treatment systems – IMO and USCG type approval requirements

Damoulis Xydous, Marine Surveyor, Rotterdam Office, Lloyd's Register

09:30 Q&A

09:40 Achieving compliant Ballast Water Management - technology, integration and operations interactions
Aage Bjørn Andersen, CEO, InBallast

10:00 Q&A

10:10 Case study: How Port of Amsterdam is dealing with ballast water regulation

  • Ports obligations
  • Problems that ports might face due to the BWMC
  • Possible solutions and uncertainties
  • Port of Amsterdam’s point of view on current and upcoming regulations

Piet Luijk, Policy Advisor, Environment and Dangerous Goods, Harbour Master’s Division, Port of Amsterdam

10:30 Q&A

10:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Panasia

11:20 Facing up to compliance and operational realities 

  • Operating experience of over 130 installed systems – challenges faced on board, safety/training/familiarisation, maintenance/reliability
  • Cost implications beyond CAPEX
  • Building a proper infrastructure to ensure safety and compliance
  • Improving reliability of WBTS and building an infrastructure to improve compliance and safety

Douglas Lang, Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement 
Martin Crawford-Brunt, Regional Business Development Manager – West Europe & Africa, DNV GL

11:40 Q&A


Technology companies will present their latest breakthroughs in ballast water treatment systems and discuss various options available to vessel owners and operators.

11:50 Comparative analysis of 10 tanker BWT installations

  • Benefits in choosing the Ecochlor BWTS for tankers
  • Key Stakeholders: Shipowner; Engineering; BWT Manufacturer; Shipyard; Class Society
  • Review of Installation to operation 
  • OPEX: Power & Consumables
  • Conclusion

Mike Hasson, Technical Director, Ecochlor 

12:05 Q&A

12:10 Leading BWMS innovations that meet your needs

  • ECS product & Technology & Advantages
  • New systems of Techcross
  • Retrofits
  • Total solution provider with one stop services

Martin Luitwieler, Director, Techcross

12:25 Q&A

12:30 Approach to smooth retrofit installation

  • Shipboard survey and 3D laser scanning
  • System selection
  • Concept and detailed design
  • Retrofitting

Jurrien Baretta, Business Development Manager, Goltens Green Technologies

12:45 Q&A

12:50 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Lloyd's Register

14:00 A successful BWM convention: Learning from sound experience

  • How can the proposed experience building after entry into force of the BWM Convention be put into future actions?
  • Does your installed BWM system work sufficiently ‘in real life’ on-board?
  • Which test methods and protocols can ensure a sound monitoring of biological efficacy?
  • How can the results be useful for multiple purposes (Type Approval, inspections) 
  • How can sector-wide interests (manufacturers, ship-owners) be safeguarded to enable successful experience building?
  • How to continuously improve BWM performance?  

Etienne Brutel de la Rivière, M.Sc., Managing Director, MEA-nl

14:15 Q&A

14:20 Mind the gaps: Using lessons learned to streamline retrofit installations

  • Hidden traps in installation
  • Know your vessel not just your flow
  • Does one system fit all vessels?

Henrik Krull, Area Sales Manager, Hyde Marine

14:35 Q&A

14:40 Ballast Water Management Systems - Environmental compliance and In-Service Support
Craig Patrick, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

14:55 Q&A

15:00 USCG type approved ballast water treatment technologies analysis

  • Overview of the Different Treatment Technologies Approved
  • BWTS Strengths and Limitations
  • OPEX
  • Install/Commissioning
  • After-commission Customer Services 
  • Conclusion

Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions

15:15 Q&A

15:20 On-deck installation – Important things to consider from a Filter supplier perspective

  • What is special?
  • What could be done?
  • What are the consequences?
  • Success story!

Jörn Kaiser, Head of Marine Process Water Filtration, Hydac Process Technology

15:35 Q&A

15:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Panasia


Leading financial institutions will talk-through the financing available and associated risks.

16:20 Understanding the total cost of compliance

  • How is the low oil price affecting the availability of finance?
  • How are owners and operators looking to finance their solutions?
  • What financing is available and under what term and conditions?
  • How to best manage your BWMS costs

Marcel Karsijns, Director Green Solutions, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

16:40 Q&A


An analysis of the training required to ensure proper BWMS use, safety and compliance.

16:50 Ensuring crew competence

  • Understanding your crew training requirements
  • Training methodologies and their effectiveness
  • Strategies for ensuring crew competence

Peter Lundahl Rasmussen, Head of Maritime Information, BIMCO 

17:10 Q&A


Speakers will share their experience using different systems. Delegates will benefit from the pros, cons and lessons learnt from users.

17:20 BWMS in operation and lessons learnt
James Seungha Han, General manager, Panasia Europe

17:35 Q&A

17:40 Case study: Our experience with ballast water management solutions
David Cox, Technical Manager, Reederei Nord 

17:50 Q&A

17:55 Closing remarks by the conference chairman
Paul Gunton, Editor, Ballast Water Treatment Technology

18:00 Drinks reception sponsored by Marine Eco Analytics

19:00 End of drinks reception, followed by pre-registration for the European Marine Engineering Conference, Awards & Exhibition

20:00 End of pre-registration

* Programme subject to change / amendments

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