Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Natural Propulsion Seminar - 4th Edition

Paviljoen 1
Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 21 April 2015
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Event open to everybody
Registry fee $ Free
Chair Guilhem Gaillarde
Event organizer (reg. email) MARIN, Ritoe Basropansingh (blueweek@marin.nl)



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The Natural Propulsion seminar aims at presenting an overview of the current activities, innovations and research for the use of renewable energy in the maritime transport. Most promissing activities are today related to use of wind energy, but can be extended also to waves, current or sun.

The aim of this meeting is to gather researchers, shipyards, ship designers, ship operators and ship owners, in order to create enough synergy and confidence to go ahead with such technology.

The success of such technology implementation should bring benefit to our society as well as straight forward benefits for the operators in terms of business. Many optimisations or retrofits nowadays are targetting at few percent performance improvement. Use of natural resources shows expected benefits in the same order of magnitude or even higher.

Schedule - 21 April 2015

Time Event
08:30 - 09:00 Registry and reception
Please join us for coffee & tea at the Paviljoen
09:00 - 10:30 Session I
09:00 - 09:45 Assessment of Operational Performance of Sail assisted Ships (Wind Hybrid Coaster and SAIL project)
Rogier Eggers, MARIN – The Netherlands
09:45 - 10:30 Experiences of the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution on Estraden
Jarkko Väinämö, Norsepower – Finland
10:30 - 11:00 Morning break
Please join us for coffee & tea at the Paviljoen
11:00 - 12:30 Session II
11:00 - 11:45 A case for wind: technical, operational and commercial considerations for the adoption of wind-assisted propulsion in commercial shipping
Dimitris Argyros, Lloyd's Register LR - UK
11:45 - 12:30
Dr. Kazuyuki Ouchi, University of Tokyo - Japan
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
Lunch will be served at the Delta Plaza
13:30 - 15:00 Session III
13:30 - 14:15 Analysis of the suction wing propeller as auxiliary wind propulsion for cargo ships
Mr. Jerome Vedrenne, Crain technologie - France
14:15 - 15:00 A mostly wind powered cargo ship
Mr. Jean Zanuttini, Neoline – France
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon break
Please join us for coffee & tea at the Paviljoen
15:30 - 17:00 Session IV
15:30 - 16:15 To harness the power of wind for passenger ferries
Mr. Jay Gardner, Wind+Wing Technologies - USA
16:15 - 16:30 International WindShip Association IWSA
Gavin Allwright, secretary IWSA - UK/Japan/Pacific area
16:30 - 17:00 New initiative Pitches (5 -10 min)
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks and snacks at the Delta Plaza