According to MANA, Sharif University of Technology together with Iranian Classification Society and Association of Naval Architecture are going to hold a seminar on “Iran Gas Fuelled Ships” on May 29, 2016 which is dedicated to "LNG as Marine Fuel", with the purpose of comparing it with other up and coming low flash point fuel options and other alternatives for ECA compliance.
The lecturer is set to be Mohammad Vaferi (MSc. in shipping management and PhD researcher in Maritime economics at University of Antwerp). This conference will focus on issues related to the main barriers of the implementation IMO regulations, LNG as marine fuel, and the latest technical innovations in the market as well as topics such as the first results of the IMO Correspondence Group and bunker companies.
This conference consists of two distinct parts. The first part deals with establishing an analytical model of conversion from HFO to dual fuel Engine in container fleet and oil tanker. The second part discusses about the IMO Low Sulfur Fuel Requirements: An Evaluation of Seaport Competitiveness Perspective in Persian Gulf and Oman Sea. Last but not least, the conference is designed to discuss the strategic and commercial aspects of using LNG as a ship’s fuel and the viability of LNG particularly for Container fleet and Oil Tanker. Meanwhile, key sessions in this seminar will be policy and strategy, pricing and consumption forecasts, an oil & gas company view, legal perspective, banking perspective, certification environment & safety, examine technical feasibility and different levels of LNG ready design and the cost implications, innovations in onboard LNG tank types and LNG tank concepts, LNG fuelled engines and propulsion systems: selecting the optimum engine type for different oceangoing vessels profiles and economics issues and the investment framework.
Academic and professionals such as university professors and students, representatives of port authority representative, engine manufacturers, free zone representatives, ship-owners, oil and gas companies and classification societies will all participate in this important event.