2017 Agenda

The 2017 agenda featured LNG and CNG projects that have hit the water, tracks, and gravel in recent months.

Attendees gathered in Jacksonville, Florida (home to a hotbed of LNG activity!) November 6-9th to learn how marine, rail, E&P, mining, and power gen operations are slashing fuel costs and emissions with domestically produced natural gas.

Monday, November 6

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Partner Events**

** By invitation only

Tuesday, November 7

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Off-Site Tours

JAX LNG Plant and TOTE Terminal Tour
This tour is 100% full and online registration is closed. We will do our best to accommodate any attendees that are directly responsible for operations, maintenance, and/or procurement of engines, vehicles, fuel, and equipment for marine, rail, mining, E&P, and power gen operations.

SPONSORED BY
JAX LNG

PROJECT PARTNERS & CO-SPONSORS
Matrix Service Cosmodyne

To learn more, visit Off-Site Tours ▸

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

On-Road Natural Gas Truck Workshop
Room 101

SPONSORED BY NGV America

Natural gas is the most effective and efficient option when it comes to a low emission and cost-effective alternative fuel for on-road heavy-duty truck operations. With 10 years of continued market growth, today’s heavy-duty natural gas trucks are proven, reliable, powerful, robust, and super clean. Leading fleet operators throughout North America have converted some or all of their operations to run on natural gas, with continued consistent investment happening even in a low petroleum price environment.

Hear from UPS, Saddle Creek, and other leading fleets about their experiences running large numbers of natural gas trucks, how and why they made the switch, challenges they encountered, solutions they employed, and the real-world cost differences. Learn about today’s natural gas trucks, engines, and fueling infrastructure, as well as funding options (including VW funds) available to help support their purchase.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ► Learning by Example: Case Studies and Success Stories
    • MODERATOR: Sean Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
    • Dan Bowerson, Director, Technology & Development, NGVAmerica
    • Mike DelBovo, President, Saddle Creek Transportation
    • Mario Vila, Ground Fleet Maintenance Director, UPS

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon ► Critical Considerations: Equipment, Fuel, and Funding
  • MODERATOR: Dan Bowerson, Director, Technology & Development, NGVAmerica
  • Michael O’Hearn, Vocational Sales Manager, Natural Gas Sales, Daimler Trucks North America -Freightliner Natural Gas Update
  • Mike Mackey, Senior Vice President, GP Strategies – Critical Considerations – Natural Gas Fuel Stations
  • Brian Powers, Vice President, LNG Production, Clean Energy Fuels – LNG – Considerations for On-Highway Trucking
  • Joe Annotti, Senior Programs Manager, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates – Funding On-Road Natural Gas Truck Projects
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ► UPS LNG and Jacksonville Transit Authority CNG Station Tour
This tour is 100% full and online registration is closed. We will do our best to accommodate any attendees that are directly responsible for operations, maintenance, and/or procurement of engines, vehicles, fuel, and equipment for marine, rail, mining, E&P, and power gen operations.

SPONSORED BY
GP Strategies

PROJECT PARTNERS & CO-SPONSORS
ACD - A Cryogenic Industries Company Cryoquip

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9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

Clean Low-Cost Energy for Remote Markets
Room 103

The use of natural gas in remote markets for power generation, industrial and commercial applications, and other heat and power needs has dramatically increased in the last five years. End-users are seeing increased reliability and improvements to their cost, operational, and environmental performance. With these early successes, innovative supply chains are being built and the market is poised for more significant growth in the year ahead.

This workshop will provide those considering the use of natural gas for their power or thermal needs with the information and tools needed to evaluate such a transition. Real-world case studies will be presented, including end-users from markets in the Caribbean, northern Canada, and remote locations in North America. This will be followed by a session on supply chain solutions, including an in-depth look at various on-site bulk storage technologies and options. A third session will cover key project implementation, operations, maintenance and HSE (health, safety, environmental) considerations. Finally, an off-site tour will take attendees by bus to see one of the three LNG production plants in Jacksonville, Florida—a plant that provides LNG fuel for export to the Caribbean and Latin American markets. Following the LNG plant tour, the bus will return to the convention center where attendees are encouraged to visit the opening reception of the HHP Summit Expo Hall to see the latest technology available in the market today and interact with equipment, engine, and fuel suppliers and other industry leaders.

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. ► Welcome and Background
  • Matt Jackson, Vice President LNG Business Development, Crowley LNG
9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. ► Heat & Power Case Studies
  • MODERATOR: Sam Thigpen, Founder, Managing Director, and Senior Consultant, Thigpen Business Consultants
  • Jose Fernandez, Area General Manager, Aggreko
  • George Nemeth, Director, LNG Business Development, AES – Small Scale LNG Distribution in the Caribbean and Latan America
  • Kevin Frantz, Senior Vice President, Distributed LNG Solutions, New Fortress Energy
10:40 a.m. – 12:00 noon ► Supply Chain & Bulk Storage
  • MODERATOR: Sam Thigpen, Founder, Managing Director, and Senior Consultant, Thigpen Business Consultants
  • Erik Langeteig, Director, Project Solutions, Chart Industries – Reduce Risk, Increase the Bottom Line: Three Case-Studies of Engineered LNG Solutions
  • Greg Denton, Business Development Manager, GTT North America – Membrane LNG Storage Solutions Bringing Value to Project Developers
  • Richard Insull, Director of Business Development, Engineering, Matrix PDM Engineering, Inc – LNG Storage Solutions
  • David Barr, Executive Director North American Operations, CIMC – Natural Gas Storage Options for Any Size Project
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ► Key Considerations for Natural Gas Project Planning Implementation, and Daily Operations
  • MODERATOR: Sam Thigpen, Founder, Managing Director, and Senior Consultant, Thigpen Business Consultants
  • Mike Morris, Director of HSE, Chart
  • Sam Thigpen, Founder, Managing Director, and Senior Consultant, Thigpen Business Consultants – Natural Gas End use Solutions: Operations and Maintenance
  • Greg Buffington, Vice President, Crowley LNG/Carib Energy – The 7 Wonders of LNG
  • Louis James, Director, Business Development, UGI Energy Services – UGIES LNG Assets and Service of Remote Customers
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ► Eagle LNG Maxville Plant and Crowley LNG Bunker Terminal Tour
This tour is 100% full and online registration is closed. We will do our best to accommodate any attendees that are directly responsible for operations, maintenance, and/or procurement of engines, vehicles, fuel, and equipment for marine, rail, mining, E&P, and power gen operations.

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12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Training Session

Leveraging Personnel Training, Safety, and Stakeholder Engagement for Project Success + Live LNG Demonstrations
Off-site engagement at Florida State College Fire Academy

From code-required personnel training to permitting and working with emergency first responders, community and media engagement, proactive planning, and effective communication has proven critical in the successful implementation of natural gas HHP projects. Find out how such strategies can be used to streamline permitting and approval processes, achieve employee and community support, and help to avoid project delays and increased costs. Hear from those who have successfully developed and implemented comprehensive training programs, safety demonstrations and other strategies for stakeholder engagement. Several live demonstrations of the properties of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be a part of this valuable training session. Seeing is believing with this invisible fuel!
Note: This training session is an off-site engagement.

12:00 noon – 12:15 p.m. ► Board Bus at Prime Osborn Convention Center

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Fire Academy of the South

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. ► Welcome, Safety Briefing, and Overview of FSCJ Fire Academy of the South
  • Sheldon Reed, Executive Director, Florida State College at Jacksonville
1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ► End-User Case Studies on Personnel Training and Community Engagement
  • MODERATOR: Sean Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Marcel LaRoche, Director, LNG Engineering, BCFerries
  • Rod Keefe, Assistant VP of Advanced Technology, Florida East Coast Rail – The Florida East Coast Rail LNG Training Program
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. ► Q&A Session and Break

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. ► Key Elements for Personnel Training, HSE and Code Compliance
  • MODERATOR: Sean Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Ray Kroll, HSSE & Facilities Manager LNG, Shell – LNG and First Responders
  • Jorge Lobo, LNG Industrial Applications Manager, FortisBC
  • Bobby Bailey, LNG Logistics, Pivotal LNG
  • Randy Jenkins, Commander, USCG, Detachment Supervisor, Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise
3:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ► Q&A Session and Wrap Up

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ► Live LNG Demonstration at the FSCJ LNG Burn Pit

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ► Board Bus at FSC and Return to Prime Osborn Convention Center

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ► Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Partner Event

SGMF Environmental Committee Meeting**

HOSTED BY SGMF

** By invitation only

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Off-Site Tours

Eagle LNG Maxville Plant and Crowley LNG Bunker Terminal Tour
This tour is 100% full and online registration is closed. We will do our best to accommodate any attendees that are directly responsible for operations, maintenance, and/or procurement of engines, vehicles, fuel, and equipment for marine, rail, mining, E&P, and power gen operations.

SPONSORED BY
Eagle LNG

PROJECT PARTNERS & CO-SPONSORS
Matrix Service Cosmodyne

To learn more, visit Off-Site Tours ▸

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception
Expo Hall A

Wednesday, November 8

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Open

Expo Hall will remain open during general session programming

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

General Session

Conference Welcome and Opening Address
N & S Ballroom
  • Pete Tumminello, Group President of Commercial Businesses, Southern Company Gas

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

General Session

Facilitating Natural Gas Market Development for HHP Applications
N & S Ballroom

Hear how industry stakeholders are facilitating the development of natural gas infrastructure projects throughout North America, resulting in environmental gains, economic development, job creation, and the growth of domestic energy markets.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

General Session

Keynote Address
N & S Ballroom

Hear from one of the industry’s true pioneers on Crowley’s groundbreaking efforts to develop and drive the natural gas market in the company’s own operations and in those of their customers, as well as why continued investment in natural gas makes sense even with today’s low petroleum prices.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

General Session

A Sea Change for Marine Fuels
N & S Ballroom

Nowhere has the natural gas high horsepower sector seen more significant growth and transformative change than in the commercial marine sector. In the last 5 to 10 years, the global market has gone from virtually no LNG-powered commercial marine vessels to now 230 units in operation or on order; vessels that will serve a wide range of applications. This significant growth has been witnesses in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. Hear from a diverse group of global maritime executives and pioneers when it comes to the advancement of LNG-powered vessels around the world. Learn what has made their projects work well, why they have made the investment decisions they have, and what they expect to see in the continued aggressive growth of this sector.

  • MODERATOR: John Grubic, Downstream LNG – Americas Manager, Shell
  • Marcel LaRoche, Director, LNG Engineering, BCFerries
  • Peter Keller, Executive Vice President, TOTE
  • Glenn Edvardsen, Chief Executive Officer, United European Car Carriers (UECC)
  • Tom Strang, Senior Vice President Maritime Affairs, Carnival
  • Chad Verret, Vice President, Alaska & LNG Operations, Harvey Gulf and Chairman Elect, Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Expo Hall Lunch
Expo Hall A

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

General Session

Building the Foundation for Today’s HHP Natural Gas Market
N & S Ballroom

Hear from industry leaders on how they have leveraged innovative partnerships and strategies to build some of the most critical natural gas supply projects for the North American HHP market to date. These executives will discuss how their companies have been able to successfully navigate customer demand, regulatory approvals, capital investment, and other critical-path issues to build this foundational infrastructure in key locations in the US and Canada. Hear how this infrastructure will serve not only North American markets but regional international markets as well as the industry continues to grow the use of natural gas in a variety of downstream high horsepower applications.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

General Session

Afternoon Address: A Focus on Energy Supply, Reliability, and Pricing
N & S Ballroom

While the impacts of the 2020 International Maritime Organization (IMO) low sulfur fuel requirements are widely discussed when it comes to the blue water marine market, the impacts outside of the marine market have not been widely considered. In 2020, the North American demand for mid-level distillates from the blue water marine market will be significant, dwarfing the current demand of nearly all land-based applications aside from on-road trucking. This will be 100% incremental demand growth in a market with nearly maximized production capacity. Without much hope for expanding the current North American refining capacity, classic supply and demand forces can cause availability and price disruptions in the market for refined product. How long could such disruptions occur? How severe might they be? What are the unknowns here? Other large consumers of mid-level distillates (i.e. diesel fuel) will not want to miss this afternoon address as they consider their energy procurement plans for the next few years.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

General Session

Accelerating the Market: Spotlight on Key Areas of Market Growth
N & S Ballroom

With tremendous momentum in several HHP market segments and a growing network of natural gas fuel supply in all four corners of North America, hear from leading industry experts and end-users about the best and most strategic opportunities for near-term market acceleration. Gain an understanding of the best growth opportunities being spurred by environmental drivers, reliability, fuel cost predictability, cost savings, and/or business risk mitigation.

  • Frank Starke, Global Product Manager Medium Speed Engines, Caterpillar
  • Jim Hertwig, Chief Executive Officer, Florida East Coast Rail
  • David Kailbourne, Chief Executive Officer, REV LNG
  • Andrew Moriarty, President, Energy & Chemicals Group, Chart Industries
  • Luca Volta, LNG Venture Manager, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Networking Reception
Expo Hall A

Thursday, November 9

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.1

LNG Bunkering Case Studies and Best Practices
Room 102

With the global growth of the LNG-powered marine sector, various strategies have emerged to supply these vessels with the necessary fuel. This session will explore the different methods employed by several operators and the processes they underwent in designing the most favorable system for their operations. The development and imminent launch of North America’s first LNG bunkering barge will be highlighted in this session. Panelists will help attendees navigate LNG production, fuel sourcing and delivery, regulatory and safety requirements, as well as other key considerations in the development of a natural gas fueling plan.

  • MODERATOR: Arvind Ramakrishnan, Senior Manager, FortisBC
  • Dallas Smith, Detachment Chief, U.S. Coast Guard – LNG Bunkering and Simultaneous Operations Policy
  • Margaret Doyle, Marine Business Development, Eagle LNG Partners – Where LNG Ship Bunkering is Today
  • Richard Rogers, Managing Director Storage & Peaking, Southern Company Gas – JAX Port LNG Bunkering
  • Beau Berthelot, Business Development Manager, Conrad LNG – Development of LNG Bunkering in the US – a Shipyard Perspective
  • Aziz Bamik, General Manager, GTT North America – Developing LNG Bunkering Solutions and a Bunker Barge Training Program

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.2

Spotlight on Rail: The Indiana Harbor Belt CNG Locomotive Program
Room 101

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the Indiana Harbor Belt (IHB) CNG rail project, including details on the dual-fuel engine system, onboard CNG fuel storage design and integration into the overall locomotive, the CNG refueling approach and design, natural gas safety analysis, and more. Representatives from IHB and all of IHB’s key suppliers for this project will present on this panel.

  • MODERATOR AND PROGRAM INTRODUCTION: Michael Nicoletti, Owner, JRA Consulting
  • Scott Myers, President, Optifuel Systems, LLC – IHB CNG Locomotive Systems Design
  • David Benner, Executive Manager, Mainstay Fuel Technologies, and
    Dave Myers, Sales Manager North America – Mobile Pipeline Products, Hexagon Lincoln – On-Board CNG Storage System
  • Scott Myers, President, Optifuel Systems, LLC – IHB CNG Locomotives Design and Integration
  • Ted Barnes, R&D Manager, Gas Technology Institute – Safety Analysis of On-Board CNG Systems
  • Tim Boyle, Director of International Sales & Business Development, ANGI Energy Systems – Refueling Systems Design and Installation

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.3

Unearthing Savings and Opportunity
Room 103

Fuel for mining operations is often a significant portion of ongoing costs. With the volatile nature of the global oil market, this can also be an unpredictable expense. Natural gas has the potential to save on both costs and emissions as well as deliver price stability for many facets of mining operations. From haul trucks to onsite power generation, listen in on case studies from operators who have successfully deployed natural gas projects and learn about the latest technology developments in the sector.

  • MODERATOR: Randy Hull, Vice President, Business Development, Prometheus Energy Group
  • Steve Igoe, Commercial Manager, LPSD Gas Engine Business Unit, Caterpillar – Cat Dual Fuel DGB Mining Truck
  • Travis Balaski, Vice President, Ferus Natural Gas Fueling Solutions (Canada) – Virtual Pipelines for Remote Mines and Local Communities
  • Reid Larson, Product Manager, Chart Industries – Fueling LNG Mine Trucks
  • Timothy Callahan, Staff Engineer Large Engine R&D, SWRI – Dual-Fuel Engines: An Elegant Alternative for Tier 4F Compliance

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session #2.1

Full Steam Ahead: Best Practices and Technology Considerations for Launching LNG Marine Operations
Room 102

With a growing global base of fueling infrastructure, increased market momentum, and the IMO low-sulfur fuel regulation set for full implementation in 2020, there has never been a better time for operators to make the switch to natural gas. This panel will highlight key areas for growth in the LNG-powered marine market and provide key insights into forward project development on issues such as engine selection, on-board fuel storage considerations, planning timelines for natural gas project development, and strategies for fuel procurement, as well as other operational, environmental, regulatory and cost considerations every vessel owner should know.

  • MODERATOR: Mark Bell, General Manager, Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)
  • Les Gingell, Vice President Marine Sales, MAN Diesel & Turbo – ME-GI Engine
  • Harald Wilms, General Manager Business Development, Zeppelin Power Systems – Innovative LNG-powered Solutions for the Marine Industry
  • Jeff Sherman, Senior Sales Manager, Commercial Marine, MTU America – Diesel or Gas – Tomorrow’s Commercial Vessel
  • Magnus Tangen, Director of Commercial Development, Clean Marine Energy – Clean Marine Energy

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session #2.2

Sector Update: Natural Gas Locomotives
Room 101

With several years of early-stage market development now complete across multiple LNG and CNG locomotive projects, new LNG tender car specifications, and efforts to move LNG as a commodity now underway, the North American rail sector is positioned for growth. Leading rail executives will provide details on their companies’ natural gas locomotive project efforts including use of natural gas as a fuel and movement as a commodity, strategies, key lessons learned thus far, and important forward considerations critical for the growth of this market. Attend this session to understand key forces that can drive this market forward.

  • MODERATOR: Eric Kuenzli, Director, Fuels, Pivotal LNG
  • Momoyo Yuki, Senior Manager, Business Development Group, JAPEX – LNG on Rail – JAPEX’s Experience in Japan
  • Fran Chinnici, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Mechanical, Florida East Coast Rail – The Nation’s First Commercial Mainline LNG Rail Project
  • Scott Nason, Product Manager – Rail Products Group, Chart Industries – An Update on Natural Gas Rail Policies and Regulation

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session #2.3

A Spotlight on the Growing Use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Delivery Systems for HHP Applications
Room 103

With dramatic improvements in recent years to high pressure gas compression technologies and innovative storage systems, compressed natural gas (CNG) has been make steady forward progress in multiple HHP segments as an extremely cost-effective and operationally reliable diesel displacement strategy. With these improved logistics and supply chain options, the low cost benefits of CNG are increasingly being delivered to the bottom line of the end-user. This panel discussion will highlight a number of examples where CNG has provided reliable and low-cost energy to a number of remote power generation projects, tier 4 engine solutions, and other applications looking for a price advantage, even in a low diesel cost environment. Attendees will also learn about supply chain and sourcing considerations, operational needs, and how to decide if CNG is the fuel for an operation.

    • MODERATOR: Dave Myers, Sales Manager North America – Mobile Pipeline Products, Hexagon Lincoln
    • Nathan Ough, Vice President, Certarus (USA) Ltd – CNG as the Dominant On-Shore Based Fuel
    • Hernan Henriquez, Executive Director of Sales & Marketing, Quantum Fuel Systems – Oh the Places CNG will Go
    • Tom DeLay, President, Cimarron Composites – The Development Process of Large Composite Tubes for Gas Transport
    • David Barr, Executive Director North American Operations, CIMC – World’s First CNG Delivery Ship and Peak Energy Solution

 

12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OFF-SITE TOUR

Florida East Coast Railway LNG Operations Tour
This tour is almost at capacity. At this time, we are only accepting registrations from employees at marine, rail, mining, E&P, and power gen operations. Participants must be directly responsible for operations, maintenance, and/or procurement of engines, vehicles, fuel, and equipment.

HOSTED BY Florida East Coast Railway

In November 2014, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) initiated the deployment of 24 new LNG-powered locomotives. These 4400 HP Tier 3 emissions compliant locomotives now make up FECR’s entire mainline thru-haul fleet operating between Jacksonville and Miami. With the conversion project just recently completed, join fellow HHP attendees on the first-ever tour of LNG operations at FECR’s Bowden Yard in Jacksonville. This is a unique opportunity to see firsthand this pioneering LNG locomotive project. On display with be an LNG-powered locomotive and tender car, an ISO container used to transport the gas, and an LNG tanker delivery trailer hauled by an LNG-powered truck.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

NGVAmerica – LNG Technical Forum and Working Group

SPONSORED BY NGVAmerica

Join NGVAmerica and other natural gas stakeholders in an important discussion on advancing the state of the industry and the roles the public and private sector must play. Topics will including the development of codes and standards, upstream emissions for liquefaction and delivery, real time gas composition measurements, LNG fuel specifications, as well as the role of safety standards and odorization. Explore key areas for potential market growth and opportunities for strategic policy engagement on the federal and state level to effectively advocate for the high horsepower NGV industry.

Friday, November 10

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Partner Event

SEA\LNG Members Meeting**

HOSTED BY SEA\LNG

** By invitation only

* Invited