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Conference Program


Day 1 | Wednesday 20th September 2023

  • Short welcoming speech – Wirtschaftsministerium MV
  • “Recent developments of the shipping regulatory landscape” – Sebastian Ebbing, VDR – Verband Deutscher Reeder
  • “Focus on environment-related activities as a company and beyond” – Kapt. Wolfram Guntermann, Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • “Measures for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Hapag-Lloyd’s Fleet” – Dr. Christoph Thiem*, Dr. Georg Eljardt, Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • “Operation of merchant vessels on marine biofuels – An owner’s/operator’s perspective” – Dr. Jan Seidl-Zelenka*, Dr. Federica Conti, Sam Nivin, Henrik Røjel, Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S
  • “Battery hybrids in the field: experience and data-driven analysis” – Dr. Mathias Moser, MAN Energy Solutions SE
  • “Autonomous Shipping – WinGD View on the Engine Room” – Peter Krähenbühl,  Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.
  • “Direct Drive into Future…” – Peter Falk, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH
  • “Reducing emissions and impact of new available fuel types on the fuel treatment system” – Franciska Kjellström, Alfa Laval Technologies AB
  • “Filtration for Alternative Marine Fuels” – Stefan Lambertz, Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH
  • “The MMG Re-Design Programme – 10 years efficiency enhancement by propeller retrofit” – Dr. Lars Greitsch, MMG Mecklenburger Metallguß GmbH
  • “Adaption of Propulsion Systems for future challenges” – Dr. Max  Steden*, Henrik Marinussen, MAN Energy Solutions; Aft Ship & Propeller
  • “Development and full scale testing of the gearless electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP)” – Dr. Dirk Jürgens, Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG

Evening Event

Panorama Deck Restaurant Radisson Blu Hotel

19:00 – 23:00  



Day 2 | Thursday 21st September 2023

  • “Accelleron’s X300 Series turbochargers – more than an evolutionary step” – Thomas  Matt, Accelleron, Turbo Systems Switzerland Ltd.
  • “Moving big things to Zero – How turbochargers contribute to the CO2-reduction of 2-stroke engines” – Dr. Klaus Bartholomä*, Christian Reith, Stefan Münch, MAN Energy Solutions SE
  • “The trade-off between efficient turbocharging and exhaust aftertreatment for conventional and alternative fuels” – Thomas  Pitschel*, Dr. Silvio Risse, Kompressorenbau Bannewitz GmbH
  • “Hull & Machinery damage statistics (or trends) and significant occurrences” – Steinar Sivertsen, Norwegian Hull Club
  • “Condition-based monitoring of large engines: innovative tools to derive predictive maintenance strategies for crankcase-related components” – Dr. Horst Brünnet, Schaller Automation Industrielle Automationstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • “Long-term fatigue (VHCF) – an assessable risk for the safety of the ship’s machinery?” – Steffen  Fischer*, AMS Advanced Marine Surveys GmbH / Martin Schaminski, Tomasz Predko, MET Motoren- und Energietechnik GmbH
  • “20 years of developing fuel cells and hydrogen technologies for passenger shipping – lessons learned and outlook” – Ragnar Christenson, Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG
  • “CAMPFIRE Ammonia-fueled Cracker-Engine-Propulsion System for Inland Waterway Vessels – actual Development Status and Safety Considerations” – Prof. Hinrich Mohr, GasKraft Engineering
  • “Module solutions for LNG and future fuels” – Benjamin Franke, GenSys GmbH
  • “From stand-alone torsional vibration monitoring towards a digitalized monitoring system – a field experience report” – Dr. Andreas  Thalhammer, Geislinger GmbH
  • “The potential of magnetocaloric heat-to power conversion for sustainable shipping” – Dr. Gunnar Gödecke, Vulkan  GmbH & Co. KG
  • “Electrification of ships for future-proof propulsion systems” – Uwe Heine, Wärtsilä Deutschland GmbH



* – presenting co-author