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Conference Programme


9:25 am PLA welcome - Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive, PLA

Political & environmental context

9:30 am The global context - air quality in river cities: Dr Tim Moonen, UCLPanel discussion - political & environmental content - moderator Dr Tim Moonen
9:45 am Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Envronment Greater London Authority 
10:00 am Clean Maritime Plan: Claire McAllister, Department for Transport
10:15 am

Panel discussion – political & environmental context – moderator Dr Tim Moonen 

  • Shirley Rodrigues, Greater London Authority
  • Claire McAllister, Department for Transport
  • Robin Mortimer, PLA

10:35 am Break

International Research & Development projects

11:15 am Maritime CleanTech - Hege Økland
11:30 am CLean INland Shipping (CLINSH) project - Annet van Lier
11:45 am HySeas III project - Edwin Pang, comms & dissemination lead
12:00 noon

Panel discussion - international R&D - moderator Dr Tim Moonen

  • Hege Økland, Maritime CleanTech
  • Annet van Lier
  • Robin Mortimer, PLA CLean INland Shipping (CLINSH) project
  • Edwin Pang, HySeas III project

12:25 pm Lunch Break

Implementation/lessons learnt

Better performing internal combustions engines

1:20 pm Engine replacement trial, Sean Collins, MBNA Thames Clippers

Hybrid technology

1:35 pm Hybrid tug operations, Koos Smoor, Boluda Towage

Shore power

1:50 pm Range of options, including shore power, Martin Weunsch, Siemens

All electric

2:05 pm All electric ferry design, Hans Thornell, founder and CEO, Green City Ferries

Fuels cells


2:20 pm Onboard Microgrid solution with a Fuel Cell project case for an Inland Waterway Vessel, Matti Lehti, Marine & Ports, Electric Solutions Senior Technical Specialist, ABB
2:35 pm Cavendish project for hydrogen supply to London, Borbala Trifunovics, Maritime & Ports Leader, ARUP 

Importance of data

2:50 pm Data gathering to inform decision making, Paul Simavari, BAE


3:05 pm Lunch Break

Collective Review

3:25 pm

Setting up for PANEL discussion (five minute slots)

  • Hybrid applications, John Logue, Managing Director, Marine & Industrial Transmissions
  • CLean INland SHipping project, Dr Alan Murphy, Newcastle University
  • Donato Agostinelli, GM Business Development Offshore & Specials Segment, Wartsila 
3:45 pm

Panel discussion – lessons learnt – moderator Dr Tim Moonen

  • Jan Groeneweg, Fleet Superintendent, Kotug Smit/Boluda Towage
  • John Logue, Marine & Industrial Transmissions
  • Hans Thornell, Green City Ferries
  • Dr Alan Murphy, Newcastle University
  • Martin Weunsch, Siemens
  • Donato Agostinelli, Wartsila 

Drawing it together – finance 

4:10 pm The business case for green technology, Bjorn Gunnerholm, Blue Advisory Group
4:25 pm Cross River Partnership on Mayor’s grants programme, Sefinat Otaru, Project Manager
4:40 pm Panel discussion – finance – moderator Dr Tim Moonen
5:00 pm Closing remarks, Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chairman, Port of London Authority