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Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships

23 January 2019, London, UK

Solar SailorEco Dykstra

Shipping is vital to the world economy. It is a critical part of international import and export markets and supports the global distribution of goods. As for all industries, concerns about climate change require the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping sector. This entails to reduce the amount of fossil fuel used or use cleaner fuels. It means that the industry must prepare for the new future and investigate alternative, more economic ship propulsion systems.

A number of projects are under development around the world to understand the benefits of wind power for the shipping industry. Alternative fuels such as LNG are more recent in attaining mainstream recognition, but electric and hybrid systems have started to become viable especially as battery technology continues to develop and improve. Solar polar has always been an alternative; not as a main source of energy, but in auxiliary systems or combined with other methods.

Conference Programme

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Papers to be presented include:

  • Case Study: Wind-Assisted Ship Propulsion Performance Prediction, Routing and Economic Modelling by Nico van der Kolk, Giovanni Bordogna, Paul Desprairies, TUDelft, the Netherlands, James Mason, University of Manchester, UK
  • Modelling Alternative Propulsion Technologies for Merchant Vessels by John Buckingham, David Pearson, BMT, UK
  • New Shuttle Tanker Concept by Jon Nation, Wartsila Marine Solutions, UK
  • Examining Methanol as Alternative Marine Fuel for Indonesian Domestic Ships by Eko Maja Priyanto, BKI, Indonesia, Aykut I Olcer, Dimitrios Dalaklis, Fabio Ballini, World Maritime University, Sweden 
  • Alternative Fuels: Present and Future of Containment Technologies and Impact on Shipbuilding by Fabrizio Cadenaro, Ed Fort, Liam Blackmore, Lloyd's Register EMEA, Italy 
  • Agile Power Management Systems - An Optimised Control Strategy Using Real - Time Simulation for Hynrid Marine Power Plants by Chris Watts, Babcock International Group, UK
  • Modern Rotor Sail Technology Helps Ships Save Fuel and Reduce Emissions - Performance and Experiences from Recent Installations by Jukka Kuuskoski, Norsepower Oy Ltd, Finland
  • Comparison of Diesel-Electric Propulsion with Hybrid Propulsion Plant on Cruise Ships Using System-Theoretic Process Analysis by Victor Bolbot, Gerasimos Theotokatos, Evangelos Boulougouris, Dracos Vassalos, University of Strathclyde, UK

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT)  By 23/12/2018     After 23/12/2018
RINA members         £300+VAT = £360          £350+VAT = £420
Non-members        £350+VAT = £420      £400+VAT = £480
Concessions (retired/students, etc)        £175+VAT = £210            £175+VAT = £210
Principal Author        £90+VAT = £108      £90+VAT = £108
Additional Author         £300+VAT = £360      £300+VAT = £360

Register by 23rd December 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. 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 Power & Propulsion Alternatives for Ships conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK

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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