Opening & Plenary

Opening Ceremony & Plenary Lecture

Opening Ceremony (Monday, October 16th 9:30~10:10)

Chair of the Organizing Committee,
Prof. Tomoji Takamasa,
Former president of the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering
Emeritus Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
(President of National Institute of Technology, Toyama college)

“To achieve our goal of contributing to development of the marine engineering industry through exchange of scientific and engineering knowledge, we have here the International Symposium on Marine Engineering (ISME 2017 TOKYO). Chair of this symposium Takamasa will declare the opening and express JIME’s sincere appreciation to all the guests and attendees for their tremendous support to the symposium.”
Mr. Kitack Lim,
International Maritime Organization Secretary-General

“Secretary-General Lim will emphasize the importance of shipping to sustainable development. He will talk about energy-efficiency and IMO’s important contribution through regulations supported by technology/implementation projects. Mr. Lim will cover how regulations prompt technology development in various shipping and environment areas, as well as reiterating IMO’s strong support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
Dr. Shinichiro Otsubo,
Senior Deputy Director-General, Maritime Bureau of Ministry of Land,
Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

"Japanese shipbuilding and marine engineering industry is regarded as mature, yes, it does have a long history.It has survived difficult times, and now marine engineers face threats, opportunities and challenges.
Digitalization is one of important opportunities with huge potential to reform the productivity and safety of maritime transport.
Regulations provide opportunities, not harassment. Marine engineers need strategic thinking to utilize the regulations to strengthen their competitive edge."
Prof. Jeong-Gil Nam,
Vice President of Korean Society of Marine Engineering
Mokpo National Maritime University

"We are living in the era of 4th Industrial Revolution that has so many benefits from high technologies, but alongside those benefits are challenges of how to keep the earth friendly and safety. Therefore, he would like to thank for providing this ISME2017 11th, and then, talk about some keyword of how we need this globally human resources exchange with similar concerning specialists, same thinking and willing of not only developing the industry but also improving our world."

Plenary Lecture (Monday, October 16th 10:40~12:40)

"Prospects and challenges for the future of marine power systems"
Dr. Tetsuya Senda
National Maritime Research Institute,
Japan Ship Technology Research Association, Japan
 Marine power systems are facing the need for bringing an innovation to the recent regulatory requirements for greener transportation. The reduction of greenhouse gas emission is the most crucial challenge. Improvement in thermal efficiency of engine systems, without an increase in NOx emission rate, is strongly encouraged for lowering the CO2 emission. The use of low carbon fuels such as natural gas would be of great interest to reduce CO2 and NOx/SOx emissions. In the near future, a variety of other alternative fuels would be within the scope of marine transportation sector including hydrogen and ammonia, both with zero carbon content. Another important technical trend is information technology. Autonomous ships are now in focus as a future marine transportation to ensure a safer and more economical voyage, where power systems are required more controllable and with less maintenance. The presentation provides an overview of the following topics;

  • - improvement of thermal efficiency of diesel engines including advanced combustion techniques and heat recovery systems;
  • - a wide variation of alternative fuels including low-sulfur oil, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, ammonia and hydrogen, and carbon neutral fuels, e.g. biofuels;
  • - technologies for emission control including NOx reduction systems and exhaust gas cleaning systems; and
  • - minimizing the maintenance work on board for future autonomous ship operations.
"Combustion of future marine fuels"
Emeritus Professor, Dr. Koji Takasaki, Kyushu University,
Technical advisor for ClassNK and Fellow of National Maritime
Research Institute, Japan
To limit SOx emission, it has been decided that a global cap for sulfur % of marine fuel, which limits the sulfur content of all marine fuel to within 0.5%, starts from 2020. Subsequently, conventional heavy fuel oil (HFO) will not be used for any ship that has not been fitted with an exhaust gas SOx scrubber.
This presentation estimates what kind of marine fuel will appear as an alternative to HFO. The combustion quality, availability, cost, and ease of distribution of any proposed alternative fuel should be sufficiently discussed to allow proper preparations to be made before the afore-mentioned global cap becomes a reality.
Especially the author provides an overview on the current development of marine diesel and gas engines to clear the fuel issue from the viewpoint of a researcher in this area. The presenter is the specialist to utilize a large-sized visual test engine as a fundamental research work and will show how the alternative liquid and gaseous fuels will burn in marine engines.
"A Brief Background Based on Recent IMO MEPC on Performance and Emissions of Marine Diesel Engines"
Professor Jeong-Gil Nam, Mokpo National Maritime University
Vice President of Korean Society of Marine Engineering, Korea
 Among the energy sources nowadays, fossil fuels are the most popular being utilized but have a huge impact and contribute negatively on the environment. Along with vast economic benefit, maritime transportation industry and stakeholders in particular are facing a serious challenge of addressing environment pollution protection due to the impacts of engine emissions to populace in general. Currently, state authorities have also become more vigilant on the implementation of environmental pollution policies especially on the energy industry sector that plays a vital role.
 The 71st session of the IMO MEPC was held in London from 3rd to 7th July 2017. Exhaust emissions such as CO2, PM and VOC have been discussed at the meeting and regulations will possibly be in effect in the near future. The first mandatory measure on energy efficiency was entered into force on 1st January 2013 while the Tier Ⅲ NOx emission regulations became effective last 1st January 2016. This keynote speech describes the performance and emissions of Marine Diesel Engines as well as the results of MEPC 71st session.