Alternative propulsion (LNG)

Almost all new ship design projects today include a dual- or alternative fuel option in their propulsion specification - quite often this is a LNG solution.

What are the issues being considered when making this important selection during the ship design process, and how are ship owners and designers working together with the engine manufacturers, to ensure that the right solution is delivered for their vessel.


16:30 – 16:35 Introduction and welcome by Morten Ladekarl, Celsius Management Sarl

16:35 – 17:15 Introducing LNG as fuel onboard non-LNG carriers from a designer & consultant’s perspective by Kim Nørby Christensen, Knud E. Hansen A/S

In the recent years introducing LNG in favor of HFO and diesel has gained attraction by ship owner’s performing regional operations, in particular for the ferry segment. Today, a great part of the designs are carried out by Knud E. Hansen A/S implement LNG.

Implementing LNG as fuel is among the biggest impacts to the technical design in decades. Not as much because of the gas itself, but because of the required space and in particular the HAZID based regulation that needs to mature into an operational tool for the designer, allowing the designer to present a firm design to the client. The presentation will elaborate about how introducing LNG has impacted the designs at Knud E. Hansen A/S.

17:15 – 18:00 LNG from a shipowners perspective by Jens Buchhave, CEO at Terntank Rederi A/S

In 2013 Terntank decided to go for LNG as primary fuel for 4 newbuildings ordered at Avic Dingheng, China. After having operated these 4 newbuildings in the North West European short sea tanker market for some 3-4 years, Terntank would like to share their reasoning for LNG as well as the operational/commercial experience with LNG.

18:00 - 18:30 Refreshments

18:30 – 19.00 30 years of Gas Engine Evolution by Leif Abildgaard, General Manager, Wärtsilä

The first gas engines produced by Wärtsilä entered operation in 1988. Since then a constant development has changed the engine and related systems to match the environmental and market requirements, both of today and for the future. Especially the development of LNG engines will be in focus of this presentation

19.00 – 19:15 Panel discussion with questions and closure of the meeting

The event is in collaboration with Danish Society for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Foundation.


Please remember to unregister if you change your mind. Otherwise there will be a no-show fee of 200 DKK.

  • When

    9. mar. 2020 16:30 - 19:30
  • Where

    IDA Conference, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, 1780 København V

  • Registration Deadline

    8. mar. 2020 - 23:55

  • Organizer

    IDA Maritim

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