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Palfinger August 2022

Full Scale Ship Performance Conference

24-25 October, London, UK


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In general there is a growing need in the maritime world for ship performance analysis on full scale. This has several reasons related to either cost saving, legislation and environmental concerns.

The appearance of accurate and comprehensive measurements of in-service performance data at full scale can now provide an accurate picture of ship behaviour throughout a voyage and also the effects of it; fouling, wind and waves and the benefits of performance improving technologies such as new anti-fouling paints and new hull form and propulsion design, including retro-fit technologies.

The introduction of the IMO Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) the need for ship full scale performance measurement and verifications has grown in importance.  There are now new ISO standards for initial ship trials to verify the EEDI calculations. ISO 19030 standard consolidates the latest academic and industry knowledge regarding a standardised method to measure the performance of a vessel through the water. IMO and EU require vessels to monitor their efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and distance travelled (EU MRV starts 1st January 2018 and the IMO system 1st January 2019). It is expected that the data collected will help inform future EEDI regulations.

Conference Programme

Click here to download a copy of the latest programme

Click here to download the brochure

Papers to be presented include:

  • Ship Performance - Using the Real World as a Laboratory by Serena Lim, Serkan Turkmen, Federico Prini, Ali Rostami, Vita Kurniawati, Alessandro Carchen, Martin Gibson, Simon Benson, Kayvan Pazouki, Alan J Murphy, Richard Birmingham, Newcastle University, UK
  • Modelling the Performance of Energy Saving Technologies on Ships by David Pearson, BMT, UK
  • On the Analysis of RANS-Based Full-Scale Power Predictions by Bram Starke, MARIN, The Netherlands
  • Validation of a Novel Approach to Full Scale Self-Propulsion Numerical Simulations by Marco Bovio, Leading Edge Marine Engineering, The Netherlands
  • Full Scale Performance Measurement and Analysis of the Silverstream Air Lubrication System by Luke de Freitas, Noah Silberschmidt, Takis Pappas, Johannes Johanneson, Silverstream Technologies, Denmark 
  • Assesment of Bulbous Bow Performance Over Operational Profiles Using Full Sclae Data by Henry Way, University of Southampton, UK
  • Ship Propulsion Performance Monitoring and Energy Management: Experiences and Lessons Learned by Erik van Ballegooije, VAF Instruments, The Netherlands
  • The importance of Data Quality in Voyage Modelling by Carlos Losada, BMT, UK

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT)  By 25/09/2018     After 25/09/2018
RINA members         £650+VAT = £780          £750+VAT = £900
Non-members        £750+VAT = £900      £850+VAT = £1020
Concessions (retired/students, etc)        £335+VAT = £402            £335+VAT = £402
Principal Author        £140+VAT = £168      £140+VAT = £168
Additional Author         £650+VAT = £780      £650+VAT = £780

Register by 25th September 2018 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

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

Additional copies of the conference papers or USB will also be available for sale (members £120 and non-members £140) 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 

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


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.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The Full Scale Ship Performance conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

Click for details of Headquarters and Club Quarters .

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Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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