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Palfinger August 2022

Influence of EEDI on Ship Design

24-25 September 2014, London, UK 


The reduction of CO2 emissions has been a key target in the Marine Industry since the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee published its findings in 2009. From which a number of measures resulting in technical and operational reductions were made mandatory in 2011. Foremost amongst these measures; nearly all new builds have to conform to the limits of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI).

EEDI provides a method for establishing the minium efficency of new ships depending on the type of ship and size. It offers a fair basis for comparison and should stimulate the development of more efficient ship design. 

The EEDI will enter into force in a number of phases that increases the restriction on CO2 emissions. With  increasing global competition, the key to survival will be designing, building and operating ships efficiently within this environmental framework. The current phase has led designers and operators to retrofit existing technologies and make operational changes that make slight gains in hull and engine efficiency. However as later phases introduce tougher restrictions, more fundamental changes in ships design will be needed in order for a vessel to comply. The EEDI will become an ever more important design parameter.

Conference Content

To further investigate the impact of the EEDI on ship design, RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, regulators, operators, and researchers on all related topics, including:

  • Hull efficiency
  • Propulsion efficiency
  • Future fuels
  • Vessel Operation
  • Economic impact
  • Limitations
  • Future regulatory amendments


A full programme can be seen here.


Conference Programme

KEYNOTE, Tor Svensen, CEO, DNV GL Maritime 
A list of some of the papers being presented at the conference include:
  • VERIFICATION METHODS FOR SPEED TRIAL AND MINIMUM PROPULSION POWER FOR EEDI, Ryuji Miyake, Takeshi Shimada, M. Abdul Rahim, A. Asok Kumar, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, ClassNK
  • SHIP DESIGN FOR SEA” VERSUS “SHIP DESIGN FOR EEDI”, A CASE STUDY, Gerco Hagesteijn, Senior project manager, MARIN, Pierre Crepier, Project Manager Ships, MARIN
  • EEDI CHALLENGES IN THE DESIGN OF LARGE SLOW-SPEED SHIPS, Hans Richard Hansen, Ph.D, Low Carbon Shipping  AS, Thomas Dinham-Peren, B.Sc, BMT Defence Services Ltd
  • SHIP DESIGN AND EMISSIONS ABATEMENT OPTIONS CONSIDERING EEDI,  John Calleya, UCL Mechanical Engineering, University College London, UK

Registration and Payment


Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 25/08/2014 After 25/08/2014
RINA members £700 £800
Non-members £800 £900
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £330 £330
Principcal Author £125 £125
Additional Author £700 £700

Register by 25th August 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 £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, 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.

Northumberland Street Photograph


The conference will be held at the new RINA HQ, 8 -9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK.




The nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment

Northumberland Street map














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.

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.


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Attendance at the Influence of EEDI on Ship Design conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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