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Design, Construction and Operation of LNG/LPG Vessels Conference

In Association with

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29-30 November 2017, Glasgow, UK177K LNG tanker


The movement of liquefied gas by sea has been well established. LNG accounts for a significant part of the growth in the global energy supply and despite the recent economic situation the future demand for LNG/LPG carriers, floating storage, and processing systems is expected to increase. 

While some companies are building larger, or faster, vessels to take advantage of economies of scale, others are looking at developing small vessels for shortsea and coastal trades to help create LNG distribution networks. LNG - FSRU - Excelerate Experience

There is also a growing interest in floating production, storage and offloading systems for offshore field development and re-gasification systems and plants designed to avoid the need to construct land based processing and distribution centres.

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Conference Programme

Click here to download a copy of the draft programme outline

A selection of papers to be presented at the conference includes:

  • Ship Design Revisited – A Modern Approach for a Modern Era  D. Scott, C. Tuzcu, Q. Gao, C. Pilia, P. McMullen, and G. Mermiris, Tritec Marine Ltd, UK
  • LNG Bunkering Ships Carlos Guerrero, Bureau Veritas
  • Small-Scale Transhipment, Distribution and Utilisation of LNG Keith W Hutchinson, Babcock International Group - Energy and Marine Technology, UK
  • Driving Reliability, Efficiency and Safety on LNG/LPG Vessels Through Automation Høglund Marine Automation, Norway
  • Jettyless Ship to Shore Transfer and Bunkering of LNG  Jonathan Strachan, Houlder LTD, UKLNG/LPG 2017 Conference brochure
  • LNG Powered Dry Bulk Carrier  A. Trakakis,  Arista Shipping, Greece; D. Antonopoulos, Marine Solutions, Greece
  • Innovative Tank for Small Scale LNG Bunker Vessels, Coastal Vessels, Fuel Tanks and Conversions Thomas Lamb,  University of Michigan, USA; Regu Ramoo, ALTAIR Engineering, Inc., USA

You can also download the full Conference brochure and registration form for more details by clicking here

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee              By 30/10/2017                       After 30/10/2017

RINA members

£650+VAT = £780           £750+VAT = £900


£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 30th October and save money - Early Bird Registration fees

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments and a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference. 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 £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy, our 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.


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Attendance at the Design & Construction of LNG/LPG Vessels conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate.


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