METHANOL AS MARINE FUEL

08/11/2019 - 08/11/2019 • St. Regis Singapore
A new series of free industry seminars is touring the world promoting the use of methanol as a marine fuel and it is coming to Singapore next. A recent fourth seminar in Rio de Janeiro, following ones in Athens, Mumbai, and Dubai, highlighted the growing interest in using the highly available and low emission fuel. The organizers of the seminar series conceived the idea due to a noticed a lack of awareness in the maritime industry of methanol as a useful marine fuel. This is despite the fuel being used on multiple ocean-going vessels.
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Agenda

  • 08 November

Registration for Seminar on Methanol as Marine Fuel.

01:00 PM 01:45 PM

Welcome by Panel Chair - Richard Clayton

01:45 PM 01:50 PM

Richard Clayton

Seminar Inauguration and Keynote Speech by The Chief Guest (Prof. Fredrick J. Francis, SNI)

01:50 PM 02:00 PM

Frederick James Francis

Alternate Marine Fuels: LNG And Methanol Comparison (Capt. Saleem Alavi, Sea Commerce)

02:00 PM 02:20 PM

Saleem Alavi

Why Methanol? Methanol Economics & Availability (Deepak Devendrappa, Methanex)

02:20 PM 02:40 PM

Deepak Devendrappa

Current Status of IMO Regulations in The Lead Up To 2020’s Sulphur Cap & The Recently Concluded IMO Initial Strategy on GHG Emissions By 2050. Status of The Interim Guidelines for Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol as Fuels. (Chris Chatterton, Methanol Institute)

02:40 PM 03:00 PM

Chris Chatterton

Methanol: Market Recap, Trade Indexes, Availability, & Derivatives (Dave McCaskill, Argus Consulting)

03:00 PM 03:20 PM

Dave McCaskill

Q&A with Panel (Panel Chair Dave McCaskill)

03:20 PM 03:40 PM

Coffee Break

03:40 PM 04:10 PM

Shipowner View on Operating One of the First Methanol Powered Vessels (Patrik Mossberg, Marinvest)

04:10 PM 04:30 PM

Patrik Mossberg

Methanol Engines: An OEM’s Perspective. The Journey from The Inception of Dual-Fuel Methanol Powered Engine. (Kjeld Aabo, MAN ES)

04:30 PM 04:50 PM

Kjeld Aabo

From Inception to Completion, Building of Methanol Powered Vessel (Tore Haugan, Westfal-Larsen)

04:50 PM 05:10 PM

Methanol as Marine Fuels (Soh Mei Yan, ABS)

05:10 PM 05:30 PM

Soh Mei Yan

Q&A with Panel (Panel Chair Richard Clayton)

05:30 PM 05:50 PM

Closing Remarks by Panel Chair and Organizer, Capt. Saleem Alavi & Presentation of Tokens to Speakers

05:50 PM 06:20 PM

Saleem Alavi

Richard Clayton

Cocktail Reception and Dinner (By Invitation)

06:30 PM 09:00 PM

Sponsors

Speakers

Frederick James Francis

President
The Singapore Nautical Institute
Frederick Francis is a veteran seafarer and researcher with a wide spectrum of experience. He sailed as master on several types of merchant ships and served his national service in the Singapore Navy where he was awarded Best Recruit and Outstanding Soldier. After stepping ashore, he joined Singapore Polytechnic as a lecturer.

Under a scholarship, Frederick earned his Degree of Master of Laws (LL.M) in Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs in 2001 from Cardiff University. He was top in marine insurance and was awarded a distinction for his dissertation. With a law background, he has mediated and apportioned blame for collision, is an expert witness in arbitration and litigation cases, and was an IMO-ASEAN legal consultant. He regularly presents papers at international conferences on maritime law, environmental protection, security and human resource management.

He serves various professional organizations and won several awards including the Port of Singapore Authority Commendable Act, the United States Coast Guard Public Service Commendation and USCG Certificate of Merit, SP Green Buddy, Innovative & Creativity, R&D Commendation, among others. Recently, he received National Council of Social Service Long Service Award, the Ministry of Education - Service to Education Award and at this year’s National Day Awards, he received the Long Service Medal. He is the founding Commodore of the World Maritime Heritage Society, preserving and initiating maritime heritage projects to the public and to schools and the current President of the Singapore Nautical Institute.

Francis, who lectures on maritime law, is one of the principle authors of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore (Shipping and Navigation) and also several other books including History of Singapore – Islands and Islanders, Maritime Heritage of Singapore, Guide to Safe Navigation in the Singapore Straits, etc. He does extensive research on the maritime silkroad completing four projects co-funded by the National Heritage Board and Maritime Port Authority of Singapore. He is also a regular blood donor and was recently accorded the Champion of Champions award by the Singapore Red Cross.

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Richard Clayton

Chief Correspondent
Lloyd’s List London
Richard Clayton is Chief Correspondent at Lloyd’s List, the shipping insight and intelligence business based in London. He is the son and grandson of shipbrokers, and studied for a MSc degree in International Shipping at Plymouth University in the UK. He spent most of his career in journalism at Fairplay, where he edited the daily news bulletin for 10 years and the weekly magazine for six years. He left Fairplay in June 2017 to join Lloyd’s List. Besides writing opinion and analytical pieces, Richard has chaired conferences and seminars, moderated Round table discussions and webinars, led industry surveys and delivered keynote speeches at major maritime industry gatherings.

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Saleem Alavi

President
Sea Commerce
Captain Saleem Alavi has 50-year of the maritime industry including hands-on experience in Oil & Gas industry.

During his professional journey, he was Director UAE Flag and Maritime Advisor to the Chairman of Maritime Administration of UAE, Senior Vice President Research and Strategic Planning (RASP) at DVB Bank, Netherlands, Logistic and LNG Supply Consultant with Emirates LNG, Abu Dhabi. Executive Vice President Armemant SECAM, Houston, Tx, General Manager of Gulf Marine Services, Geneva.

Captain Alavi holds MSc. in Maritime Economic & Logistic, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law (London Metropolitan) and a Diploma in Maritime Casualty Investigation (Northwest College, Kent), Certificates in International Environmental Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution (UNITAR), Geneva and LNG Contracting and Pricing.

Captain Alavi is a member of
  • Society for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) NY
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (USA)
  • International Association of Marine Investigators (IAMI) NY
  • German Maritime Arbitrators Association (GMAA)
  • Mediator and Maritime Expert with Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), Dubai.

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Deepak Devendrappa

Director, Global Market Development
Methanex
Deepak Devendrappa is currently the Director, Global Market Development at Methanex. In this role Deepak is responsible for identifying and executing opportunities to expand the demand for methanol-to-energy applications, including marine fuels. Prior to this Deepak held the position of Manager, Business Development finding suitable investment opportunities in the methanol supply space. Deepak has been with Methanex since 2008 starting as the Product Manager at Methanex Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong. Deepak went on to become the Global Marketing Manager in 2013. The role involved leading the understanding of the Global methanol market evolution and developing strategies for the Marketing and Logistics Team.
Deepak holds an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor degree in Engineering from Bangalore University, India.

08 November

Chris Chatterton

Chief Operating Officer
Methanol Institute
Chris Chatterton
COO
Methanol Institute
Singapore
Mr. Chatterton joined the Methanol Institute in February 2015, managing MI’s CIS, Asia Pacific and Middle East operations. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Chatterton has worked at the executive level across the energy, shipping, automobile, renewables and chemical sectors, where he has been responsible for creating strategy, fundraising, restructuring, crisis management and operations for both startups and multinationals.

Most recently, Mr. Chatterton was Director of Oil & Gas for a vertically integrated, leading Eastern European family office with an annual turnover of USD 5 bln and core interests in fertilizer & chemical production. In this capacity, he was chiefly responsible strategy and ongoing fund raising efforts to support a 30 mln bbl per annum upstream production platform, associated gas-to-power program, and an integrated downstream strategy which included a 12 mln MT per annum refinery upgrade program, and a 550 outlet, full-service, retail petrol station network.

After launching a successful business incubator in the Peace Corps, Kazakhstan, circa 1994, Chris discovered a passion for educating, connecting and guiding like-minded entrepreneurs. Since then, he has led several energy and agricultural organizations to successful IPOs in addition to numerous cross-border private placements in the EU, Asia, Middle East and CIS and is active in the start-up space as a mentor and investor.

Mr. Chatterton is fluent in Russian and holds an EMBA from HEC Paris.

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Dave McCaskill

VP Methanol & Derivatives
Argus Consulting
Current role
§Heads Methanol & Derivatives weekly newsletter, price forecasting and consulting service for Argus in the Americas.
Argus Consulting, July 2012-present
Heads all Methanol & Derivatives activities, including the weekly service, price forecasting and consulting in the Americas region and assists globally.
DeWitt and Company, VP Methanol & Derivatives Services, 2010-12
§Global management of the Methanol Team.
CMAI (Chemical Market Associates, Inc.) Global Business Leader Methanol & Derivative Services, 2000-10
Managed coordination of weekly newsletter, price forecasting, short/long term supply/demand forecasts and conference management.
Celanese Chemical Company, Business Manager Methanol and Formaldehyde Derivatives, 1992-2000
§Managed the commercial business for methanol, formaldehyde and derivatives. Responsible for a $300mn per year business line, including sales/contract negotiations, pricing policy, production planning and strategy.
Education
BSc, Chemical Engineering from University of Kansas, 1975

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Patrik Mossberg

CEO & Chairman
Marinvest
Patrik was born in September 1968, is married with 3 children. Patrik obtained his Master’s Degree from Stockholm School of Economics in -92. From 1992 – 1997 Patrik held various positions with Tetra Pak in Lund, Lausanne and with the last years as Country Manager for Tetra Pak Latvia. In 1997 Patrik was approached by Öhman Fondkommission, a Swedish Investment Bank to head up a private equity initiative focusing on the Baltic States, resulting in the creation of the ELL Private Equity Fund. In 2000 Patrik co-founded and was the CEO for a mobile wallet company called Mint AB, which later morphed into Easypark – mobile payment for parking. In September 2008 Patrik left Easypark as CEO and joined Marinvest AB. Marinvest AB is a family owned shipping investment business. Marinvest is also involved in other ventures and business development both in shipping and other industries.

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Kjeld Aabo

Director of New Technology
MAN Energy Systems
Joined MAN B&W Diesel in 1983 after education in mechanical engineering.

2013 Director promotion 2 stroke engines in Copenhagen
2010 Head of Marine and Off shore Brazil. Expat in Rio De Janeiro until 1 /10-2013
2008 Head of 2-stroke promotion WWO ( superior is Ole Grøne)
2006 to 2008 Head of research centre Copenhagen
2002 to 2006 Senior Manager engineering. 5 departments. ( totally 51 persons)
1994 to 2002 Manager in 2-stroke marine installation department (12 persons in dept.)
1991 to 1994 Group Manager in 2-stroke marine installation department
1983 to 1991 Project engineer in MAN B&W 2-stroke power station division
(All years, been evolved with promotion and customer support.)
Management, technical responsibilities and customer support within MAN B&W Diesel 2 stroke.
1983 Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Copenhagen.
1986 Diploma in Sales and Marketing of economic and management from Copenhagen.

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Tore Haugen

Senior Project Manager
Westfal-Larsen Management
Professional experience 2018 - Westfal-Larsen Management — Senior Project Manager — 2018 Posted in Singapore- Owners representative 2017 Westfal-Larsen Management — Senior Project Manager 2014 - — 2014 Westfal-Larsen Management — Project manager for new buildings- IMO 3 Duel fuel engines LGI. 2013 — 2013 Westfal-Larsen Management — Marin superintendent, CSO, projects and Fuel efficiency analyst 2011 — 2011 Joachim Grieg & co — New building/s&p/contract broker and Naval Architect. 2010 2009 — 2010 Halliburton — Trainee for field operation shore/offshore. Education 2004 — 2009 NTNU — Naval Architect• Master of Science (5 years) in Marin projects/engineering and operation 2007 — 2008 Exchange student at Nanyang Technology University in Singapore - 4th year 2004 — 2009 NTNU - Master of Science (S years) at the department of Marine Technology

Soh Mei Yan

Business Manager Client Relations and Business Development
American Bureau of Shipping
Ms Soh Mei Yan has been working with ABS for more than 10 years and is currently the Business Manager for Singapore & Malaysia. She began her career as an engineer in the plan approval department and rose through the ranks holding appointments with increasing responsibilities in various technical departments of ABS. During her time with the plan approval department, she carried out plan approval for various types of vessels ranging from OSVs, to rigs to FPSOs. She later moved to ABS’s Technology and Business Development department where she looked at environmental regulatory developments and made multiple presentations at ABS seminars and conferences. With the wealth of environmental regulations knowledge, she has attended IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meetings in London, participated in the developments and updates of ABS Rules and Guides and led a team in ABS Advisory Services to assist clients to understand and comply with the increasingly challenging regulations.

Mei Yan graduated with a Bachelor with Honours in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and has a Masters degree in Business Management from Warwick University, UK.

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Methanol Institute

Gold

Methanex

Gold

Fed Com

Gold

IMarEST

Supporter
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology – IMarEST
Profile
The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society that brings marine
engineers, scientists and technologists together into one professional body. The largest marine
organisation of its kind. It spans 128 countries and works to promote the scientific development
of marine disciplines, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and
upholding the status, standards and expertise if marine professionals worldwide.
Members are able to plan professional registration (such as Technician, Incorporated,
Registered or Chartered status). Education is supported through MLA College (Plymouth) which
delivers distance e-learning.
The IMarEST is an NGO with consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation
(IMO) observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and International
Hydrographic Organisation plus special consultative status with the Economic and Social
Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)
Contact
Web: www.imarest.org
Email: info@imarest.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-institute-of-marine-engineering-science-and-technology-imarest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/imarest?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIMarEST/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX2biNMvcWkYH2jehjV86NQ

Argus Media

Knowledge Partner
Argus is an independent media organisation with 1000 staff. It is headquartered in London and has 22 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. Companies in 140 countries around the world use Argus data to index physical trade and as benchmarks in financial derivative markets as well as for analysis and planning purposes. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company. It is owned by employee shareholders and global growth equity firm General Atlantic.

Singapore Nautical Institute

Supporter
The Singapore Nautical Institute (SNI) is a member organisation dedicated to the public interest and development of nautical science in all its branches.

Our Role


  • Encourage and promote a higher standard of qualifications, competence and knowledge among those in control of seagoing craft, including non-displacement craft.
  • Facilitate the exchange and publication of information and ideas on nautical science, to encourage research therein and to publish the results thereof.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate educational and professional standards of membership.
  • Promote and maintain the standard of professionalism of its members.
  • Co-operate with any appropriate Government departments and other competent bodies or authorities, and with universities and other educational institutes and authorities in the furtherance of education and training in nautical science and practice.

Registration for Seminar on Methanol as Marine Fuel.

01:00 PM 01:45 PM

Welcome by Panel Chair - Richard Clayton

01:45 PM 01:50 PM

Speakers

Seminar Inauguration and Keynote Speech by The Chief Guest (Prof. Fredrick J. Francis, SNI)

01:50 PM 02:00 PM

Speakers

Alternate Marine Fuels: LNG And Methanol Comparison (Capt. Saleem Alavi, Sea Commerce)

02:00 PM 02:20 PM

Speakers

Why Methanol? Methanol Economics & Availability (Deepak Devendrappa, Methanex)

02:20 PM 02:40 PM

Speakers

Current Status of IMO Regulations in The Lead Up To 2020’s Sulphur Cap & The Recently Concluded IMO Initial Strategy on GHG Emissions By 2050. Status of The Interim Guidelines for Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol as Fuels. (Chris Chatterton, Methanol Institute)

02:40 PM 03:00 PM

Speakers

Methanol: Market Recap, Trade Indexes, Availability, & Derivatives (Dave McCaskill, Argus Consulting)

03:00 PM 03:20 PM

Speakers

Q&A with Panel (Panel Chair Dave McCaskill)

03:20 PM 03:40 PM

Coffee Break

03:40 PM 04:10 PM

Shipowner View on Operating One of the First Methanol Powered Vessels (Patrik Mossberg, Marinvest)

04:10 PM 04:30 PM

Speakers

Methanol Engines: An OEM’s Perspective. The Journey from The Inception of Dual-Fuel Methanol Powered Engine. (Kjeld Aabo, MAN ES)

04:30 PM 04:50 PM

Speakers

From Inception to Completion, Building of Methanol Powered Vessel (Tore Haugan, Westfal-Larsen)

04:50 PM 05:10 PM

Methanol as Marine Fuels (Soh Mei Yan, ABS)

05:10 PM 05:30 PM

Speakers

Q&A with Panel (Panel Chair Richard Clayton)

05:30 PM 05:50 PM

Closing Remarks by Panel Chair and Organizer, Capt. Saleem Alavi & Presentation of Tokens to Speakers

05:50 PM 06:20 PM

Speakers

Cocktail Reception and Dinner (By Invitation)

06:30 PM 09:00 PM