INTERTANKO Tanker Event - Chemical Focus Session report

A highly successful Chemical Focus Session was held during the INTERTANKO Tanker Event this week in Istanbul. Delegates received presentations from the following two eminent speakers in the industry:

 

Otto Nyquist: Senior Principal Surveyor, Det Norske Veritas – ‘A Summary of Today's Inert Gas Regulations’

Otto Nyquist is probably one of the leading experts on inert gas regulations and requirements, and provided the audience with an excellent summary of today's regulations for both oil and chemical tankers as contained in SOLAS and the IBC Code.

 

The question posed in Otto's presentation was: "Are today's present inert gas requirements too complicated". Otto provided the delegates with an excellent answer to this question. His presentation may be viewed on INTERTANKO’s web site at Intertanko Presentations.

 

Geir Olafsen - Inge Steensland AS, Shipbrokers - ‘Opportunities in Biofuel for the Chemical Tanker Fleet’ 

The second presentation was by Geir Olafsen, Head of Research, Inge Steensland AS, Shipbrokers, who provided us with an excellent insight into the ‘Opportunities in Biofuel for the Chemical Tanker Fleet’ regarding Ethanol and Biodiesel, Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) products and projections for the future.

 

Geir's presentation may be viewed on INTERTANKO’s web site at Intertanko Presentations.

 

We extend our sincere thanks to both speakers for their time and effort in making this such an informative session.

 

Contact: Howard Snaith or Ajay Gour