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Thursday March 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CET
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Blixen Room, The Royal Library, Copenhagen 
Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
Copenhagen 1016

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Navigating Ecotankers Conference
Royal Library, Copenhagen, Mar 27, 2014
To reduce fuel costs - how do you decide whether to invest in training, retrofitting or newbuilds?

Tanker Operator's Navigating Ecotankers conference in Copenhagen on Thursday March 27th looked at how tanker operators should best turn eco pressures into opportunities, with speakers from NORDEN, Thome, Torm, Maersk Tankers, Lauritzan Kosan, Knud E Hansen and MANDiesel.

Links to download presentations are in the agenda below.


Chairman: Ian Cochran, editor, Tanker Operator magazine
9.15 - Chairman's introduction

9.20 Capt. Steven Sandorff, director and head of tanker operations, Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S
ECO Tankers - An operational challenge
- Trading eco tankers economically
- Looking at the operator's and master's perspective View the slides - Watch the video

9.50 Stig Holm, general manager, Thome Shipmanagement Denmark
Performance monitoring, traps and techniques
 What technics and reports are required for fuel efficiency improvement.
 Fuel performance monitoring. Can it be too sophisticated?
 Thome Performance monitoring View the slides - Watch the video

10.20 Allan Rasmussen, VP, energy efficiency and innovation, Torm
What is the real gap to the ECO designs – and how much can you compensate by retrofitting? View the slides - Watch the video

10.50 Break


11.20 Steen Sander Jacobsen, Fuel Optimization Manager, Maersk Tankers, Technical Operation
Experience with VLCC retrofits View the slides - Watch the video

11.50 Sverre Patursson Vange, head of performance management, Lauritzen Kosan A/S

Monitoring Vessel Performance
- Value of Automated Data Logging vs. Manual Reporting View the slides - Watch the video

12.20 Panel discussion

12.50 Lunch

1.40 Jens P Buchhave, Managing Director, Terntank Rederi A/S  

LNG from a Shipowners perspective
- The presentation is intended to give the audience a shipowners angle to why we have chosen LNG as fuel for our newbuilding programme. 



2.10 Brian Bender Madsen, Senior mechanical engineer, Knud E Hansen
Newbuilding vs retrofit - how to make an assessment
- How to make a decision about whether to newbuild or retrofit to meet your fuel consumption reduction targets
- A 2 per cent saving in fuel costs (from retrofitting) buys you a lot more technology for a VLCC than for a small tanker View the slides - Watch the video

2.40 Jan Jensen, Manager retrofit sales, MANDiesel PrimeServ Copenhagen
Fuel saving options on MAN B&W two stroke engines View the slides - Watch the video

3.10pm Panel discussion - what is the best way to achieve savings in fuel consumption? Watch the video

3.30pm Close 


View the list of professionals who attended the event

Speaker biographies:
Captain Steven Sandorff, Head of Tanker Operations, Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S

Steven Sandorff started his career at sea as an apprentice with A.P. Møller in 1978 and graduated from the Nautical Academy in Svendborg with a Master’s degree in 1983.

He sailed as a deck officer on general cargo vessels, container vessels, tanker vessels, passenger vessels, roro vessels and heavylift/project vessels with A.P. Møller, D.F.D.S., Dannebrog and Elite Shipping, and gained his firstcommand as Master in 1995.

He served as a lieutenant in the Danish Navy. He also worked occasionally as a Supercargo, and for several years he was a maritime expert assessor within the Danish legal system.

In 2000, he started his shore-based career as Head of the Tanker Operations Department with Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S. In the 13 years he has, amongst others, been involved in the establishment of Norient Product Pool where besides his duties in NORDEN, also headed their Operations Department.

Today, his focus as an Owner Operator is to ensure that all parties co-operate to optimize the daily operation. This includes in particular that Masters, commercial, technical and other shore staff as well as external contractors suchas agents and suppliers, are all heard and involved when it comes to making the decisions needed. 
Jens P Buchhave, managing director, Terntank Rederi

Jens P Buchhave is 45 years of age. He has a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He has been Managing Director of Terntank Rederi A/S since 1st June 2013.

He was previously 

  • 8 years with Clipper Group A/S (newbuilding contracting, M&A, Risk Management)
  • 2 ½ years with Danish Investment Foundation as Director/Project Manager (sourcing and managing investment projects)
  • 11 years with MAN B&W Diesel as Finance Manager.

Brian Bender Madsen - Head of Machinery and system - Knud E Hansen A/S.
In this role he is responsible for the company awareness on marked developments for machinery and electrical systems and implementation of new technology and products for Knud E Hansen designed Vessels. Brian Bender Madsen has a combined 15 years' experience in Ship Design, new product development and Machinery and Electrical product implementation. Prior employment; National Oilwell Varco, Mærsk Ship Design A/S and MAN B&W.