Workshop on NECA

​Workshop on the Roadmap for the simultaneous designation of Baltic Sea and the North Sea NECAs  
 
24-25 May 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia

Venue: Admiral Makarov State University for Maritime and Inland Shipping, St. Petersbutg, Russia

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HELCOM and North Sea countries have decided to apply in parallel for a NECA status for both the Baltic Sea and North Sea areas from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). When enforced, the Emission Control Areas (ECA) for Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), will considerably limit the ​polluting emissions from ships.


The major basis for the workshop is the revised Roadmap​ for the Baltic Sea and the North Sea NECAs, which was agreed on at the last HELCOM Annual Meeting on 10 March 2016.


To assist the parallel application, the responsible authority in the Russian Federation is organizing a workshop for stakeholders, including governance bodies and administrators as well as technology developers, ship owners and port authorities.

If you are interested in registering to the workshop please contact 

Ms Natalia Kutaeva, Councellor to the Director, Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot (MRS) ​kutaevang(at)morspas.com

or
Ms​ Victoria Gunchenko - gunchenkovn(at)mintrans.ru


WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

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Day 1 -Tuesday 24 May, Tuesday

​09.30-10.00​Registratio​n
10.00-10.30​Welcoming words:
- Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation  - Mr. Yuriy Kostin, Deputy Head of Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport

- Baltic Sea  countries

  Ms. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, HELCOM Secretariat

- North Sea countries – Mrs. Ditte  Kistensen, EPA, Denmark

- logistic information (GUMRF them. Makarov)
10.30-10.50







10.50-11.30






Session - Availability of  technologies and technics


Reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions from ships - new prospects and new challenges – Mr. Y. Kostin, Deputy Head of Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport

Availability and efficiency technologies for implementation of the of Tier III NOx emission standards. Potential and operational environmental impact of their use on ships – Dr. L. Novikov, Ph.D., Chief editor of the scientific and technical journal "DVIGATELESTROYENIYE".

Questions/answers
​11.30-12.00Coffee/tea break
12.00-12.30​Operational problems of ships with low-speed main engines for compliance to the Tier 3 NOx emissions Standards - Ph.D., professor Alexander S. Punda, ICE and the Department of SNPP, GUMRF them. Makarov

Questions/answers​

​12.30-13.20​The technical and economic case for lowering NOx emissions from International Shipping – via SCR – Mr. McCarney, International Association for Catalytic Control of Ship Emissions to Air (IACCSEA)

Questions/answers
​13.20-14.30​Lunch break
​14.30-15.10Progress in the development of the emission reduction equipment/technologies  for compliance to the Tier III NOx emissions standards

- manufacturers:

LNG and SCR as Tier III solutions - situation in practice- Mr. Ari Suominen, Wärtsilä Finland OY,

 Questions/answers
​15.10-15.50​Technology to achieve Tier III – Mr. Jørgen Skødt Vedsted, MAN

Diesel&Turbo

Questions/answers
​15.50-16.20​Coffee/tea break
​16.20-16.40- shipowners:

SovComFlot: Air Emission Restrictions – Call for ShipOwner – Mr. Andrey

Zhmurko, SCF Group Engineering Center

Questions/answers
​16.40-17.10Exhaust gas treatment-a shipowner's story - Dr. Bart Hoogerbrugge, TUI

Сruises Сompany

Questions/answers
17.10-17.30​- port infrastructure

Outlook for LNG bunkering development in Russian ports of the North-West region – Ms. Elena Kapysh, LLC "GAZPROMNEFT MARINE BUNKER"

Questions/answers

​17.30-17.45​Readiness for NOx control requirements NECA zone SCR - Port State

Control/Flag State Control – A. Volkov, Harbour Master of sea Port  

"Bolshoy Port of St.Petersburg"  
​17.45-18.00Conclusion – Summary of the day 
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Day 2 - Wednesday 25 May

​09.30-10.00Session – Provisions under MARPOL

Provisions under MARPOL Annex VI for the control of emissions of nitrogen oxides - designation of an Emission Control Area - Mr. Edmund Hughes, IMO Secretariat

Questions/answers
​10.00-10.40​Experiences of the North American ECAs, including the control of the implementation of MARPOL Convention requirements-   Mr. Paul Topping, Transport Canada
 

Questions/answers
​10.40-11.00Conclusion - Outcome of the Workshop
​11.00-11.30Coffee/tea break
​11.30-12.00Closed session – Consideration of the IMO draft documents

(representatives of the state's authorities of the Baltic Sea and North Sea) 

Baltic Sea NECA: rationale and status of the application to IMO

-        Dr. Jorma Kämäräinen, Finland
​12.00-12.30​North Sea NECA: rationale and status of the application to IMO

Mrs. Ditte Kristensen, Denmark
​12.30-13.00​Benefits of synchronized Baltic Sea and North Sea NECA designation


Conclusion – next steps
​13.00-14.00Lunch break



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 Related


De​cision to apply simultaneously, Outcome of HELCOM 37-2016, paragraphs 4.28 - 4.34

HELCOM agrees on a Roadmap for a Baltic Sea NECA - Press release 10 March 2016