Marine and Offshore > Decarbonising Maritime Propulsion- Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)
Code Date Format Currency Team of 10
Per Person*
Team of 7
Per Person*
Early Bird Fee
Per Person
Normal Fee
Per Person
PD804 24 - 26 Feb 2025 Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) SGD 1,430 2,024 2,499 2,699
PD804 24 - 26 Feb 2025 Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) USD 1,165 1,649 1,999 2,199

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Code

PD804

Date

24 - 26 Feb 2025

Format

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Currency

SGD

Team of 10
Per Person*

1,430

Team of 7
Per Person*

2,024

Early Bird Fee
Per Person

2,499

Normal Fee
Per Person

2,699

Code

PD804

Date

24 - 26 Feb 2025

Format

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Currency

USD

Team of 10
Per Person*

1,165

Team of 7
Per Person*

1,649

Early Bird Fee
Per Person

1,999

Normal Fee
Per Person

2,199

*Fee per person in a team of 7 or 10 participating from the same organisation, registering 6 weeks before the course date
Request for a quote if you have different team sizes, content customisation, alternative dates or course timing requirements
Request for in-person classroom training or online (VILT) training format

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Shipping’s decarbonisation journey is already underway. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted mandatory measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping industry. These measures include the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), and the Data Collection System (DCS), which evolved into the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) requirement in January 2023.

On July 7, 2023, during the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 80th session (MEPC 80), the IMO adopted ambitious GHG reduction targets. These “well-to-wake” targets aim for a 20% reduction by 2030, striving for 30%; a 70% reduction by 2040, striving for 80%; and achieving net zero emissions by or around 2050, all compared to 2008 levels. Currently, these targets are primarily technical measures. To realise maritime decarbonisation, rapid investments in crew training, alternative fuel options, and global port infrastructure are essential. With time running out, stakeholders and decision-makers in the maritime industry must quickly familiarise themselves with the necessary knowledge, safety aspects, available options, and feasible solutions to navigate the energy transition era smoothly.

Achieving net-zero emissions in the coming decades is a significant challenge, as land-based renewable energy technologies and electrification are not directly applicable to the power requirements of ocean-going ships. In this context, VILT training course on alternative fuels such as ammonia, hydrogen, methanol, and biofuels are vital. This course will cover the potential of these fuels, required safety measures, effective hull designs, operational practices, and the implications of the IMO MEPC 80 regulations on maritime decarbonisation efforts.

This course will be delivered via VILT over 3-half day sessions, comprising of 4 hours per day. Course Duration: 12 hours in total, 12 CPD points.

By the end of this VILT course, the participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the different production methods and technologies involved in the production of Ammonia, Hydrogen, Methanol and Biofuels including conventional and emerging processes, as well as the associated environmental impacts and scalability.
  • Describe and compare the physical properties of Ammonia, Hydrogen, Methanol, and Biofuels, such as density, specific gravity, boiling points, flash points, auto ignition temperatures, and assess their compatibility and interchange ability with existing ship systems.
  • Understand the flammability and hazardous health characteristics of these alternative fuels and their implications for onboard safety measures and risk mitigation management.
  • Explore the current regulatory framework and guidelines available for safe and efficient adoption of alternative fuels including environmental regulations, safety guidelines and international conventions.

This VILT course is designed for:

  • Maritime Engineers, Naval Architects and Technical Personnel involve in ship design, fuel gas systems, retrofitting and engineering aspects related to alternative fuel adoption and sustainable shipping practices.
  • Fleet Managers, Operators, Superintendents that responsible for fleet performance, maintenance, fuel management and operation.
  • Environmental Managers, Sustainability Officers, or Consultants, within the maritime industry, who are focus on integrating sustainable practices into shipping operations and environmental management.
  • International and National Regulatory professionals involve in shipping and environmental standards, regulatory affairs compliance and legal.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals, Fuel Producers involve in fuel management, logistics operations and procurement within the maritime industry and are interested in understanding the impact of alternative fuels on supply chain sustainability and optimising fuel choices.
  • Research and Development professionals engaging in activities related to alternative fuels, energy efficiency and sustainability in the maritime sector, including computer software writers, scientists and engineers.
  • Port Authorities and Terminal Operators from shipping companies who are responsible for setting strategic goals, formulating policies, and overseeing sustainable initiatives in their organizations.
  • Industry and Energy Consultants, Sustainability Advisors, Financers, Legal Officers and Suppliers from classification societies, industry associations, who provide specialise guidance and advisory services to shipping companies or other stakeholders on sustainable shipping practices and alternative fuel strategies.
  • Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Course material will be provided for future reference.
  • Each topic begins with a statement of the intended learning outcome (LO).
  • Activities such as quizzes, videos and assessment will be incorporated.

*The course trainer will actively encourage questions and feedback from participants during the presentations.

Your expert VILT instructor is a seasoned professional with over 40 years of international experience in Maritime, LNG and alternative fuels technology. In 1979, he graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK with 1st class honours degree in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering and was awarded the Reid Birrell prize in Naval Architecture. He also received further education in International Business Management at the world renowned IMD Business School in Switzerland. He has worked with two leading ship classification societies, ABS, DNV and two major shipyards, Keppel Offshore & Marine and Sembcorp Marine now merged as Seatrium Ltd.

His expertise in promoting LNG as a marine fuel predates the IMO regulation on the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. Since year 2000, he was already actively advocating for LNG as a marine fuel in the Middle East and USA when DNV first published its guidelines and regulations approved by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD), well before IMO adopted it in June 2015 and which later came into force on 1st January 2017.

Throughout his career, your expert VILT instructor has presented technical papers on various LNG technologies and moderated discussions at major maritime gas conferences such as Gastech and other LNG seminars. His extensive knowledge in LNG and alternative fuels in Ammonia, Hydrogen, Methanol and Biofuels led him to actively conduct training programs. These programs cover topics ranging from LNG and alternative fuels, LNG bunkering, The A to Z of LNG carriers, FSRU & Receiving terminals, FLNG and Ship Energy Efficiency technologies.

Additionally, he has been serving as the chair of the sub-committee on LNG as Marine Fuel for the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) since 2011. His contributions to the field of LNG are evident in his articles on LNG containment systems, LNG opportunities in the Caribbeans and Considerations in the design and operation of LNG bunker vessels published in SNAME’s Maritime Technology (MT) magazines.

Furthermore, his involvement with the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) has allowed him to provide recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on their small-scale LNG policies. Notably, he led a workgroup within CTAC which resulted in the publication of the ASTM F3285-18 Standard Guide for the installation and application of Type C portable tanks for marine service.

With his wealth of hands-on experience and expertise, your expert VILT instructor is the go-to professional in the LNG, Alternative Fuels and Maritime Technology industry. His contributions, leadership, and technical prowess make him an invaluable resource for organisations seeking to navigate the complexities of Alternative fuels which are the viable solutions for IMO’s MEPC 80 adoption setting new and ambitious GHG reduction targets for shipping during this period of Energy Transition.

 

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

I thoroughly enjoyed attending and participating in the classroom course that your expert VILT instructor led over 2 days. The materials were presented in a concise and clear manner with excellent examples and industry insights. I hope to attend another course with him soon.

General Manager, Wartsila North America.

Flexibility of instruction, adding extra focus to areas of expressed interest by attendees.

Vessel Data Manager, Nautilus Labs.

Many thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. It is valuable in our learning process. I also appreciate that he shared his own concise content related checklist for both sea and shore.

Senior Operator, Dubai Petroleum, LNG Terminal.