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Technical Talk on 24 May 2019 – IMO 2020 – Fuels and Lubricant Challenges

Technical Talk on 24 May 2019 – IMO 2020 – Fuels and Lubricant Challenges

Technical Talk

Co-Organised by
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Singapore
The Joint Branch of the RINA and the IMarEST (Singapore)
Singapore Polytechnic

IMO 2020 – Fuels and Lubricant Challenges


Date : 24th May 2019, Friday
Time : 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Registration & Refreshment
Talk begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 8.30 pm
Venue: LT18A (next to SP Convention Centre near Dover Station)
Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road, Singapore 139651
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International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will implement a 0.5% Sulphur cap on January 1st 2020 and the maritime industry have several options to comply with the changes in a flexible and timely manner. As the world moves to a lower emissions future, the entire maritime industry will also transform. An efficient and effective transition depends greatly on governments, energy companies and shipping firms amongst others working together. It will take a considerable effort by all stakeholders to ensure that the industry continues to grow in a sustainable manner. Some of the methods to comply include switching from conventional marine fuel to compliant fuel, abatement technology or LNG. However, the readiness to adopt these methods also comes with its own challenges. Some of the biggest questions remain in the maritime industry today are:

  • How do I get my tanks ready for compliant fuels?
  • What are the lubricants required to suit these fuels?
  • What are the issues with handling VLSFO?
  • LNG, are we there yet?

Through this joint talk delivered by expert speakers from Shell and Innospec, the above questions will be addressed and aim to provide cross-sharing and discussion among the marine community in Singapore.
About the

About the Speakers

Eddie Chen holds the position of Technical Manager (Asia Pacific) within Shell Marine Products. He joined Shell Marine 5 years ago specializing in marine lubricants. Prior to this, Eddie was in enforcement, ship management and marine fuel sales. Eddie is a marine engineer and holds and MSc in Maritime Studies and a COC 1 holder. His current role involves marine lubricants E2E, testing new formulation on trails vessels to production and quality control. The coming IMO 2020 gives a new challenge to marine lubricants and he have been involved in the new generation of cylinder and trunk piston engine oil.
Shawn Lim started his sailing career in 2004 with Neptune Orient Lines and American President Lines from Engine Cadet to Chief Engineer. He joined Rickmers Shipmanagement Singapore as a Technical Superintendent in 2014 and later moved on to Innospec Ltd. in 2017 as Marine Technical Sales Manager for Asia Pacific serving marine customers in China, Taiwan and Singapore. Shawn is a Chartered Marine Engineer of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


Location Map

Nearest MRT Station: Dover (Green Line).
Bus 14, 74, 105, 106, 147, 166, 185.
Closest Bus Stops in Commonwealth Ave W: Dover Stn.

All members are welcome and admission is free but early registration is required.
No filming or walk-in guest is allowed for this event.
Dress code: business casual.
Photos taken by official photographers may be used by the organizers in their published