Greek Section - Fuels in View of 2020

When:  Oct 3, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GR)
Associated with  Greek Section
SNAME Greek Section is pleased to invite you to its second meeting for the 2019-2020 season.  The panel will focus on the fuels that will be utilized after January 1st, 2020.  The aim of this is to address the following issues:

  • Prevailing quality standards (ISO 8217:2005, ISO 8217:2017)
  • Compliant fuel availability (contingency plan if not available FONAR IMO Form)
  • Availability of low-sulphur compliant fuel and HFO for scrubber-equipped vessels
  • Problems with contaminated low-sulphur fuels experienced so far
  • Premium price to be paid for compliant fuels over non-compliant fuels
  • Technical difficulties (if any) with low-sulphur fuels (loss of power, leaks, new hardware etc.)

  • Dionysios Antonopoulos, General Manager Marine Business, Newbuilding Sales, Wärtsilä Greece S.A. 
  • Michael Jeppesen, Promotion Manager, MAN Energy Solutions
  • Nikolaos Kakalis, Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas Marine Fuel Services
  • George Plevrakis, Director Global Sustainability, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Sophia Themelarou, FOBAS Regional Operations Manager Europe & America, Marine Fuels & Environment, Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A.
  • Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping

The panel will be moderated by Stavros Hatzigrigoris, Managing Director, Maran Gas Maritime Inc. 

Special Guest Speakers:
Suzanne M. Beckstoffer - SNAME President 2019-2020
Petros Lalangas - Founder of the Greek Section & Former Manager of SERO

FREE - Students
FREE - Members
€10.00 - Non-member professionals

After the meeting hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.


Angelicoussis Group Auditorium (Behind Onassion Hospital Building B)
7, Lambrou Katsoni Str.
Athens, 17674
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