|The Strathclyde SNAME section was invited by SNAME Western Europe
(WES) to attend the UK collegium hosted by the American Bureau of
Shipping in London. The theme for the collegium was ‘LNG and the
Environment’. The Strathclyde section boasted the highest participation
with 9 members participating in the event.
The event was an immense learning opportunity with brilliant presentations which included:
Evolution of an LNG Bunker Vessel
John A. Eltringham, Project Director Bernhard Schulte (UK) Ltd.,
Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) As Fuel
Patrick Janssens, Vice President - LNG, ABS Europe, Ltd.
Design of Vessels for Emission Reduction
David Connolly, Lead Principal Maritime Technologist, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.
The presentations were educational and well understood by
participants of junior years (Years 1 and 2). Despite the learning
opportunity provided by the presentations, the collegium provided an
opportunity for our section members to interact with fellows SNAME
members, from Delft University in the Netherlands, members from
University College London, as well as members from Spain.
With the announcement of potential SNAME sections at Newcastle
University and Southampton University, it was an opportunity for the
Strathclyde to showcase our progress and take a leadership role among
the UK SNAME sections.
The Strathclyde SNAME section hopes to expand its participation in the
UK collegium by providing a student presenter at this year’s collegium.
The section would also like to thank the Chairperson of SNAME Western
Europe; Mrs Nina Lilley and ABS, for their hospitality during the event.
The section would also like to express its gratitude to the Department
of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering for sponsoring fifty
percent of the expenditure in attending the seminar.