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Energy Efficient Ships 2016

23-24 November 2016 

Building on the success of the one day conference in 2015, RINA returns to the topic of Energy Efficient Ships.

Shipping is one of the most efficient means of transportation for bulk commodities. However, as part of the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) the industry must operate and run lower emissions-higher energy efficient ships. IMO introduced mandatory standards on the energy efficiency (EEDI) of the majority of new built vessels and further regulations are expected to be developed for ship types not already covered. The Energy Efficiency Design Index and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) has been adopted for existing ships in an attempt to monitor (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicators -EEOI) and improve their efficiency.  

There is considerable potential for reducing emissions in the shipping sector. A lot of the technology is already available; slow streaming, improved voyage planning, trim optimisation, hull coating and propeller cleaning.  There are also a plethora of technologies available for retrofitting on existing vessels; main engine tuning, propeller and rudder upgrades, fin and duct energy saving devices, to name a few.  Not all solutions can be applied to all types of ships, and individual saving measures cannot simply be added together.  Current uptake of many of these technologies is limited, not only due to the cost of implementation and a lack of knowledge regarding their effectiveness, but as a result of the conservative nature of the industry.

RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all Ship Efficiency related topics including the following:

  • Operational strategies to improve ship efficiency
  • Retrofit technologies
  • Designing energy efficient ships
  • Performance verification, monitoring and management
  • Full scale measurements and demonstrations
  • Radical energy saving strategies and devices 
  • Enforcement
  • Impact of compliance

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.

Workshop on Ship Scale Hydrodynamic Computer Simulation

Delegates may aslo be interested in a workshop taking place the date after our conference. Lloyd’s Register is hosting a ship scale hydrodynamics simulation workshop on 25 November 2016, at their Global Technology Centre in Southampton.

The workshop is open to all hydrodynamic modelling practitioners from industry and academia who are interested in improving the science of ship scale modelling. The main objective of the workshop is to compare results of modern numerical methods with Lloyd's Register's sea trials measurements, to assess and develop the capabilities of the numerical tools in ship scale and increase confidence in ship scale Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

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Selected papers include:

  • APPLICATIONS OF HOLISTIC SHIP THEORY FOR THE SIMULATION DRIVEN OPTIMIZATION OF THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF LARGE BULK CARRIERS. Lampros Nikolopoulos*, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Evangelos Boulougouris, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow
  • With numerical simulations to more efficient ship designs, Dr Norbert Bulten,  Wartsila
  • Ship Powering Performance – Learning from the Challenges faced by Owners, L Karaminas, American Bureau of Shipping, T Shen, American Bureau of Shipping, F Violette, American Bureau of Shipping
  • Prediction of Sea Margin on the specific route for a VLCC in design stage, Yurim Cho, Korean Register

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 24/10/2016 After 24/10/2016
RINA members £625+VAT = £750 £725+VAT = £870
Non-members £725+VAT = £870 £825+VAT = £990
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £320+VAT = £384 £320+VAT = £384
Principcal Author £130+VAT = £156 £130+VAT = £156
Additional Author £625+VAT = £750 £625+VAT = £750

Register by 24th October 2016 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale (members £115 and non-members £135) after the event. If you would like to order a copy, contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.


Northumberland Street Photograph
The conference will be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 
RINA HQ, 8 -9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.





The nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment

Northumberland Street map

Hotels Combined

Club Quarters

Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.

The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members.  An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69). 

Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.

Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at  using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.

Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800

Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.

Hotels Combined

The RINA conference department does not get involved with booking delegate accommodation, however, if you need any accommodation during your stay in London,, the worlds largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of this conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.

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Attendance at Energy Efficient Ships qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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