SHANGHAI, CHINA, 23-24 FEBRUARY 2012 – Ship owners are seizing the opportunity afforded by China by upgrading their orders from traditional ships to high value-attached ships, including LNG vessel, tankers, VLCC, construction vessels, offshore marine, etc. The country is planning to tighten its grip on the shipbuilding industry over the next 5 years.
On the 23rd and 24th of February, Noppen hosted the China Green Shipbuilding Technology Congress 2012 which took place at the Crowne Plaza, Shanghai, China. In attendance were over 80 prominent industry leaders and government officials from across the globe providing informative and inspiring discussions pertaining to China’s shipbuilding industries current needs and their ambitious future.
The opening speech was delivered by the conference Chairman, Shi Jiangang, Deputy General Manager of Hull Planning Department, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding who warmly welcomed all the participants and expressed his excitement over the rapidly developing shipbuilding industry. After the welcoming speech, Zhang Baocheng, Director, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute, the sole speaker from the government, summarized the global shipping market and pointed out the demand for green ships. Mr. Shi Jiangang then returned to the podium and delivered his own presentation on the green ship strategy of Tsuneishi, Tsuneishi’s activities in CSR, EEDI and PSPC. Many participants were highly interested in the information he shared, as Japan is one of the most important countries leading the green shipbuilding technologies. In the afternoon of day one, WENG Zhenping, Director, China Ship Science Research Center delivered a presentation on the research progress of CSSRC’s green ship technology, one of the biggest research institutes of CSIC. He talked about the ship conceptual design, linear optimization and hydrodynamic energy-saving devices. The attendees were highly impressed with his speech and felt that they had learned a great deal from him. Day One ended with a presentation from Kimihoko Sugiura, President, CSSC-MES Diesel Co. Ltd, who spoke about green technology for low speed diesel engine. His speech was highly anticipated by the delegates as it dealt with a brand-new technology, which is a major concern for the future of the Chinese shipbuilding industry. His speech was highly informative and gave the attendees a detailed perspective of what to expect from this new technology. “Well-organized, highly efficient, the structure of the participant units is well designed (from different industry chains) which has played a guiding role to the industry.” Zhu Jianhua, National Center for Ocean Technology
Day two of the conference was chaired by Jan Lang, General Manager of Grontmij(Shanghai) who welcomed the delegates and introduced the first speaker Jin Xiangjun, Vice Secretary General of China’s Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He presented the attendees with a presentation from the President of the society and shared solutions for the challenges faced by China’s green shipbuilding industry. The attendees highly enjoyed listening to all the hints and tips he gave them with and were impressed with his presentation skills. Another notable speaker on day two was Dr. Riki Kashiro, Senior Principal Engineer, Senior Manager, Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. He discussed the non-ballast water ship technology, As Namura shipbuilding is highly well known, the attendees listened carefully to what he had to say. “This event has made its own contributions on the encouragement of the development China's green ship building technology.” Huang Ziqiang DAYANG Shipbuilding Co. Ltd
New innovations came from Vizada, whose Key Account Manager Danny Lam presented their latest marine satellite through an excellent speech, “Broadband Connection At Sea”. He spoke in depth in regards to the maritime broadband market, crew solutions and also the potential of GMBB. This innovative technology speech impressed all of the delegates, More than eight major Chinese shipyards and ship owners joined the one to one business meeting with Vizada. Similarly, Zhou Hongmei from CLS Company introduced their marine satellite products. “Very successful! I had participated in your last year's event too, but I feel I have benefited immensely from this year's event. Next year we will also come to attend your event.” Yamg Yimin, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. Other new inventions came from Arndt Schluerscheid, AMCA Hydraulic who introduced their advanced products which can be used in machine control in shipbuilding industry, and Per Eskildsen from Sika Services AG who introduced their innovative floor products which can reduce the on board vibration and noise. The attendees were impressed by these new innovations. Further new product introductions came from David Surplus, Chairman from B9 Energy has introduced the latest innovative sail and virtual bio-methane powered coastal vessel and Jan Kaergaard LANG, General Manager of Grontmij, who introduced the innovative design for green bulk carriers. “A good event for sharing the latest information.” Riki Kashiro, Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd
Other great speakers at the successful, 2-day event were Keynes Khu from DAFENG DAQI who introduced advanced green material for shipbuilding industry, Zhao Jun, Vice President, Jinhai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, Niclas Karlsson, Chairman, Clean Ship Scandinavia and Qiu Weiqiang from CSSC 708 Institute.
Noppen would like to express special thanks to all the excellent speakers at our event as well as our sponsors Vizada, Sika China, AMCA Hydraulic Fluid Power B.V. DAFENG DAQI Metal Grinding Material, Collecte Localisation Satellites, Gexpro Supply (Shanghai) Co. Ltd and Kennametal Hardpoint SH Co. Ltd.