Early Bird Registration Has Opened for HHPs 2017:
Natural Gas Fuel for High Horsepower Applications
Like the idea of running large, powerful engines on natural gas instead of diesel? Of all but eliminating the heavy pollution from ships? Driving the engines on frack spreads and oil production rigs on the gas that’s right there, rather than trucking in dirtier diesel?
You’re ripe then for the sixth edition of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, which takes place November 6-9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville is “North America’s epicenter of natural gas HHP projects,” says HHP Summit organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Santa Monica-based Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
Early bird registration has now opened.
Sea\LNG’s Annual Meeting, Too
The early bird registration fee for HHP Summit is $695 or just $295 for qualified end-users – both rising by $400 after August 4. The tab rises to the full conference rate of $995 on November 3.
Abstracts for HHP Summit 2017 presentations are being accepted until July 28.
Conference rates at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront are available until October 13 (or until the HHP Summit 2017 block is sold out).
Jacksonville is where Pivotal LNG (presenting sponsor of HHP Summit 2017) is fast establishing a liquefied natural gas infrastructure in support of two LNG-fueled ships operated by Tote Maritime and already connecting Florida and Puerto Rico (F&F, February 17).
JaxPort will also see fuel from Eagle LNG, in support of two cargo ships for Crowley Maritime, the first of which was launched late this past winter in Texas (F&F, March 23).
Technical tours are being planned for Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7. Both Tote and Crowley are sending high-level executives to speak at the Summit, as are
- Harvey Gulf, which operates LNG-fueled OSV/offshore supply ships for Shell in the Gulf of Mexico;
- Carnival, which has committed to LNG-fueled cruise ships;
- BC Ferries, which has taken delivery of new LNG-fueled ferries for the Vancouver area as it gets ready to convert its two largest vessels to LNG as well; and
- NYK Group Europe, which is building large LNG bunker vessel to support natural gas-powered shipping in the Baltic Sea.
HHP Summit 2017 will also play host to the annual meeting of Sea\LNG, a multi-sector coalition formed last year to break down the commercial barriers to the uptake of LNG as a marine fuel. Founding members include Carnival/Aida, DNV GL, Engie, ENN, GE Marine, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi, the NYK Line, the Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Tote and Wärtsilä (HHP Insight, July 14, 2016).
In Jacksonville, they’ll continue their work on “a competitive global LNG value chain for maritime shipping.”
“In the last 12 months,” says HHP Summit organizer GNA, “transformative growth has swept the North American natural gas HHP market. Discussion of the opportunity and potential has transitioned to tangible project development.
“New LNG plants are coming online, and LNG and CNG projects are hitting the water, tracks, and gravel month-after-month. Market momentum is ramping up!”
The HHP Summit 2017 exposition will be open November 7-8.
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Source: GNA/HHP Summit 2017 with F&F follow-up