Learn about LNG and CNG projects that are hitting the water, tracks, and gravel month after month.

Join us this November in Jacksonville, Florida (home to a hotbed of LNG activity!) to learn how marine, rail, E&P, mining, and power gen operations are slashing fuel costs and emissions with domestically produced natural gas. Despite the current oil price dip, North America’s natural gas market has shown incredible strength and forward growth from the Caribbean to the Northern Yukon.

HHP Summit 2017 key agenda themes:

  • Increased market penetration of natural gas powered HHP equipment
  • Early project successes driving investment in tangible supply chains
  • Growth markets and opportunities in marine, rail, power gen and other industrial/commercial applications
  • Existing and new supply chain assets driving market expansion and acceleration
  • The competitive business advantage of natural gas given its long-term price stability and predictability
  • Continued focus on environmental drivers—regulatory and sustainability

HHP Summit 2017 Agenda

Monday, November 6

12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Off-Site Tours

Eagle LNG Maxville Plant and Crowley LNG Bunker Terminal Tour

Crowley’s innovative on-dock LNG storage and bunkering operation will be front and center of this tour. The two 1,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks from Chart are each 170-feet long and truly a sight to see up close. These tanks hold more than 500,000 liters of LNG, which is stored on site and delivered to Crowley’s LNG-powered ConRo ships via a cutting-edge pumping and bunkering system. Fuel for this storage and bunkering facility will be provided by the nearby Maxville LNG production plant, a brand new state-of-the-art facility being constructed by Eagle LNG. The LNG plant and on-dock bunkering installation will give tour attendees a comprehensive look at the entire supply chain for modern LNG-powered vessel operations and other high horsepower customer segments.
Note: By registering for this tour you are being added to the waitlist. You will be notified of your tour status as soon as possible.

Tuesday, November 7

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Off-Site Tours

JAX LNG Plant and TOTE LNG Vessel Tour

This “tour of many firsts” will showcase the pioneering work of TOTE and Pivotal LNG, two of the earliest market movers in the North American LNG marine market. Attendees will get a comprehensive look at the entire LNG fuel supply chain, starting with at the JAX LNG production facility, a newly constructed small-scale coastal LNG facility, which is the first in North America and a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream. This facility will load North America’s first LNG bunkering barge, which will then maneuver to TOTE’s berth to provide LNG bunkering services to its two, first in the world, LNG-powered container ships. From the JAX LNG plant, the tour will continue to TOTE’s Blount Island Terminal where attendees will get an up-close look the innovative on-dock ISO-tank LNG bunkering facility that has served TOTE’s vessels for more than a year. This on-dock tour will provide an overview of the TOTE LNG container ship that will be at the dock, as well as its LNG bunkering operation.
Note: By registering for this tour you are being added to the waitlist. You will be notified of your tour status as soon as possible.

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

On-Road Natural Gas Truck Workshop

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


10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon ► Critical Considerations: Equipment, Fuel, and Funding


12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch


1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ► UPS LNG Station Tour

Note: Only attendees registered for the On-Road Natural Gas Truck workshop may attend this tour.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

Clean Low Cost Energy for Remote Markets

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


9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. ► Heat & Power Case Studies


10:40 a.m. – 12:00 noon ► Supply Chain & Bulk Storage Considerations


12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. ► Lunch


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ► Ongoing Concerns Around Daily Operations: Implementation, Operations, Maintenance, and HSE


2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ► Eagle LNG Maxville Plant Tour

Note: Only attendees registered for the Clean Low Cost Energy for Remote Markets workshop may attend this tour.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Technical Workshop

Leveraging Personnel Training, Safety, and Stakeholder Engagement for Project Success

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 workshop. Seeing is believing with this invisible fuel!

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 8

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Expo Hall Open

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

General Session

Conference Welcome and Opening Address

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

General Session

Facilitating Natural Gas Market Development for HHP Applications

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.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

General Session

Keynote Address

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.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

General Session

A Sea Change for Marine Fuels

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 witnessed in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America. Hear from a diverse group of global maritime executives and pioneers about 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.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Expo Hall Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

General Session

Building the Foundation for Today’s HHP Natural Gas Market

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 also regional international markets 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

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 Growth

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.

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Expo Hall Networking Reception

Thursday, November 9

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.1

LNG Bunkering Case Studies and Best Practices

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.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.2

Spotlight on Rail: The Indiana Harbor Belt CNG Locomotive Program

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.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session #1.3

Unearthing Savings and Opportunity

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.

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

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.

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Technical Session #2.2

Rail Life Cost Savings: Deploying Natural Gas Locomotive Projects

With several years of early-stage market development now complete, multiple LNG and CNG locomotive projects now operating, new LNG tender car specifications, and efforts to move LNG as a commodity now underway, the North American rail sector is positioned for potential significant and rapid 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 will drive this market forward in both Class I and regional short-line and switcher applications.

12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Partner Events

**By invitation only.

Friday, November 10

12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Partner Event

SEA\LNG Members Meeting*


* By invitation only