LeanShips Final Conference

LeanShips Final Conference “Tangible solutions to reduce shipborne emissions” will take place at the SS Rotterdam in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The conference will not only focus on the results of the project LeanShips itself and show its project demonstrators, but will also discuss related projects. Moreover it will also broadcast a number of tangible solutions to reduce shipborne emissions in an holistic framework in terms of regulations and alternative energy & fuels. The conference will include an interactive panel discussion with panel members and the public.



Start End Description
8:30 – 9:15 Registration/Coffee
9:15 – 9:30 Opening by Markus Lehne from BALance Technology Consulting
9:30 – 10:20 Presentations Theme Block I: Project demonstrators
Project Demonstrator by Joost van der Weiden (Damen Shipyards)
Presentation of another Project Demonstrator to be determined


10:20 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:30 Presentations Theme Block II: Alternative energy & fuels
Methanol as marine fuel by Prof. Sebastian Verhelst (Ghent University)
Presentation title  and Presentor to be determined (Concawe, research department of Fuels Europe)
11:30 – 12:00 Panel discussion

Faig Abbasov (Transport & Environment) and  Sebastian Verhelst (Ghent University)


12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Presentations Theme Block III: Related projects
Joules (EC FP7) by Erik-Jan Boonen (Damen Shipyards)
MariGreen (EC Interreg) by Olga de Bruine (FME)
E-ferry (EC Horizon 2020) by Annie Kortsari (CERTH)
13:45 – 14:15 Panel discussion


14:15 – 15:45 Break: Time to visit the vessel & information market
15:45  – 16:30 Presentations Theme Block IV: Regulations
STREAMLINE, GRIP and LeanShips by Maarten Flikkema (MARIN)
Ship emission regulations: a shipowner perspective by Wieger Duursema (Wagenborg)
Panel discussion
Ending conference
16:30 – 17:00 Drinks

* The program is subject to changes


The entry fee for this conference is €75,- (excl. VAT). Please note that the participation is limited to two hundred attendees. By using the link at the bottom, you can register for the LeanShips Final Conference. After registration you will receive more information about the venue, travel and accommodation possibilities.


More information

For further information visit our website www.leanships-project.eu or contact Danitsja van Heusden – van Winden, Innovation Manager at Netherlands Maritime Technology, via T +31 (0)88 44 51 035 or E heusden@maritimetechnology.nl.

About LeanShips

Since its launch on 1st of May 2015, the LeanShips (Low Energy And Near to Zero Emissions Ships) project has been investigating the effectiveness and reliability of energy saving and emission reduction technologies at full scale. The project with its 41 European partners, including equipment manufacturers, shipyards and shipowners from 12 EU member countries and one associated Member State, support the developments that make new and existing vessels more efficient and less polluting.

With a total funding of € 15.8 M, seven demonstrators were developed during the four-year project period, incl. a retrofit strategy for cargo ships, a high-speed diesel engine converted for methanol operation or a new-generation tug with two LNG engines. The developed innovations as well as the impact on fuel and CO2 savings as well as reduction of air pollutants will be presented at the final conference.

The LeanShips project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Program ([H2020 2014 – 2021 Call 2014]) under grant agreement n° 636146.