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Aegean GreenFleet Hosts Energy Efficiency Solutions Forum Organized by Lloyd’s

01 October 2014

Hellenic Lloyd's SA cooperates with major manufacturers and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) to provide the Greek shipping community with a holistic approach to energy efficiency solutions

On Thursday September 25, 2014 Hellenic Lloyd's SA held a forum entitled Energy Efficiency Solutions - a holistic approach, which Aegean GreenFleet hosted in the Aegean headquarters auditorium in Piraeus.
The forum brought together representatives of various sectors of the shipping industry and provided a holistic approach to optimizing efficiency from the perspective of owners and managing companies, manufacturers, classification societies, and academia.
Dr. Anthi Miliou, in the role of moderator, opened the Forum welcoming the attendees and introducing the distinguished speakers of the panel.
Opening the first session of presentations, Ioannis Kokkalas, Aegean’s GreenFleet Site Manager, presented the current energy efficiency challenges faced by ship operators. Mr. Kokkalas also informed the public about the operation of ships in the Aegean GreenFleet project.
Representatives from major manufacturers were also invited to share their expertise. Michael Jeppesen, Promotion Manager, Marine Low Speed & Morten Rasch, Sales Manager, Propellers and Aft-ship Systems of MAN Diesel & Turbo spoke on efficient system integration with MDT.
Dionysios Antonopoulos, Wartsila 2-stroke Technical Service Manager, presented his views on efficient propulsion and auxiliary power generation for modern merchant vessels.
During the first session of the forum Sephardim Koblenz, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE Promotion Manager gave a presentation on turbocharger solutions for outstanding system efficiencies, followed by Anders Soerensen, Dan Marine Europe General Manager, with his speech on system optimization, main engine and economizer.
Paul Mc Stay, Lloyd's Register Ship Performance Group Business Manager, examined the driving forces in the field of energy efficiency for the owners and managing companies and spoke about existing solutions in this area by presenting the challenges, application parameters and benefits of each.
Closing the second part of the presentations, NTUA Professor Nikolaos Kyrtatos provided an analysis of the energy efficiency measures and concluded with a comparison of different measures for existing ships.
The event captured the attention of the maritime community, as over 100 delegates attended the forum. The presentations followed a constructive dialogue between the participants.
"Shipping is facing huge challenges in having to deal with uncertainty in a rapidly changing commercial and regulatory landscape. The choices owners and operators make will require a systematic and evidence-based approach to ensure assets and businesses remain competitive and sustainable into the future," said Paul Mc Stay.
Anthi Miliou commented: "In today’s complex environment with all the different energy efficiency solutions available and the evolving regulatory framework, it is of great importance to keep an open dialogue among the shipping industry stakeholders. There is no doubt that energy efficiency is one of the most commonly discussed topics nowadays. We all hear about energy efficiency but it means different things to different people and there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. This Forum provided a fertile ground for key stakeholders to address the different aspects of energy efficiency from their respective angle. We support such events as opportunities to exchange experience and technical insight as part of a drive to enhance development and innovation within the shipping industry."

The program of the forum Energy Efficiency Solutions - a holistic approach
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