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Technical Presentation about the new Highway 99 Tunnel Program


DATE: Thursday, April 21st, 2022

TIME: 19:00 Pacific (22:00 Eastern; 23:00 Atlantic, 23:30 NFLD)

The new Highway 99 Tunnel Program



This massive (4+ billion $$) project and the removal of the Massey Tunnel will affect marine and road traffic in the area during its technically challenging construction, and will be a significant improvement for our travel to and from the mainland when it is finished


Dustin Bergstrom, PMP  

Segment Manager —Highway 99 Tunnel program,

BC Transportation Infrastructure

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Technical Presentation: Conversion of a Cape Islander to Battery Electric Hybrid, before and after emissions study


DATE: THURSDAY, February 17th, 2021

TIME: 12:15 Atlantic (8:15 Pacific, 11:15 Eastern, 12:45 NFLD)

Conversion of a Cape Islander to Battery Electric Hybrid, before and after emissions study


Glas Ocean Electric has worked with Transport Canada, Canadian Maritime Engineering and others to complete a study on the impact of electrifying a fishing boat on air emissions, noise emissions and power use in normal operation. The boat was converted to an electric parallel -battery hybrid capable of operating in electric or diesel mode on command. The presentation will include discussion of the dramatic drop in hydrocarbon emissions and underwater noise as well as detailing the process for converting a boat and collecting the required data.


Dr. Sue Molloy,

Dr. Sue Molloy, holds a PhD in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering and is the CEO/president of Glas Ocean Electric (GOE), a Nova Scotia-based company seeking ways to electrify marine assets to reduce emissions during operation and provide vehicle to grid opportunities. In 2021 Sue and her team won the Lieutenant Governor’s award for Excellence in Engineering. Sue is a board member of the Council of Canadian Academies, a former elected member of Engineers Nova Scotia and recently completed her term as a co-chair for Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant program. Sue is an active reviewer for the US Department of Energy, Canadian national programs, many journals and is a passionate award-winning member of standards committees in the IEC and ISO. Sue is currently the Canadian Chair of ISO TC 8, Ships and Marine Technology and is the international convenor for the IEC committee focused on river turbine performance.

RSVP Admin@cimare.ca

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Technical Presentation: Pioneering Air Lubrication for Shipping


DATE: TUESDAY, November 9th, 2021

TIME: 12:00 Eastern (9:00 Pacific, 13:00 Atlantic, 13:30 NFLD)

Technical Presentation by Silverstream Technologies – Pioneering Air Lubrication for Shipping


For over a decade, London-based Silverstream Technologies has pioneered air lubrication technologies within shipping. As clean technology leaders, they understand the relevance and importance of the solution to the IMO’s decarbonisation goals and passionately believe in the role of proven, innovative technologies in enabling a more sustainable shipping industry.

From a successful initial trial installation on the Danebrog Rederi tanker MT Amalienborg, sponsored by Shell, their technology has since been proven on many cruise ship installations. The solution is market-mature and has been adopted by industry leaders including MSC, Grimaldi, Carnival, and many others.

Uniquely within the market, their air lubrication technology harnesses fluid shearing – a natural phenomenon that occurs when two fluids of differing density move past each other – to create a microbubble carpet across the full flat bottom of the hull. This friction-reducing microbubble carpet maximises the emissions reduction and efficiency savings potential of the technology.

This presentation will provide an overview of Silverstream Technologies proprietary Air Lubrication System, the Silverstream® System. The natural phenomenon underpinning the technology, the Kelvin Helmholtz instability phenomenon will be introduced, and the main types of air lubrication concepts will be described. Following discussion on the application of the technology for various vessel types, several case studies will be referenced to provide details on the installation and performance of the system.


Daniel Mann, Programme Director

+44 7936 304898 / danielmann@silverstream-tech.com

Daniel joined Silverstream in 2020 as Programme Director with responsibility for Silverstream’s indirect sales channels. He has over 20 years’ experience in maritime, power generation and oil and gas industries, with Rolls-Royce, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dresser-Rand, Siemens and, most recently, Ethos Energy where he was the Global Sales Director for its light gas turbine business. Throughout his career, he has held senior roles in Sales, Service, Business Development and Business Management and brings vast experience in ship equipment retrofit projects and servicing.

Daniel holds an MSc in Project Management from the University of Manchester, and an MBA from Manchester Business School.




Josh Macklin, Product Development Lead

+44 7772 624022 / joshmacklin@silverstream-tech.com

Josh joined Silverstream Technologies as a Project Engineer in January 2019 after four and a half years working at QinetiQ, an industry leading science and technology company. Josh spent two years moving around the maritime division on a graduate scheme, gaining experience in naval architecture consultancy, ship design, autonomy and model testing. In 2016 Josh took on the role of Associate Engineer within the Ship Hydrodynamic Experimentation team at QinetiQ Haslar and gained experience leading trials both at model and full scale.

Josh then spent 18 months seconded to the Naval Design Partnership in Bristol to work on the Fleet Solid Support programme as Auxiliary Systems Engineer. His responsibilities included detailed design work for HVAC, cooling water and compressed air systems as well as development of the ship technical specification.

Josh graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with a MEng degree in Marine Engineering. Josh is a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and is on the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

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Technical Webinar: A Case for A  BC Historical Vessel  Registration Program


DATE: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

TIME: 19:00 Pacific (22:00 Eastern; 23:00 Atlantic, 23:30 NFLD)

A Case for A  BC Historical Vessel  Registration Program


We are honored to have Robert G. Allan, P.Eng, FRINA, FSNAME give us a presentation on the Case for A BC Historical Vessel Registration Program.

Robert Allan has been working in the BC marine industry for decades, and recognizes the need for a program which can support the history of the industry on Canada’s West Coast.

That history has produced a number of classic types of West Coast vessels which evolved to cope with the challenges of our coastline, weather, and industry.

There are few remaining examples of some of these types of vessels. Tangible action to protect and preserve them is needed.

Find out how and why at the meeting.

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Technical Presentation: Coping with CoP26: Climate change and the global shipping industry in 2021


DATE: THURSDAY, October 14th, 2021

TIME: 12:15 Atlantic (8:15 Pacific, 11:15 Eastern, 12:45 NFLD)

Coping with CoP26: Climate change and the global shipping industry in 2021


Jeffrey Smith presents a survey of climate change developments in the global and Canadian shipping industries, in the context of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties next month.


The need to reckon with and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been apparent to the shipping industry for almost 30 years, even as the overall size of the global trade fleet has steadily increased. The presentation first addresses the nature and trend in emissions. The successes of air pollution control of nitrogen and sulphur compounds are recalled. The treaty arrangements created by states in the International Maritime Organization are considered. Current regulatory measures and the notable commitment of IMO states in 2018 to extensive reductions are explored. The presentation concludes with an evaluation of requirements to come after CoP 26 and the trend of individual states to move to economic and direct regulation of emissions.


Dr. Jeffrey Smith,

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, FCIMarE, is a member of the Atlantic Branch of the Institute.  A former RCN chief engineer, he researches climate change in the shipping industry including the development of economic and regulatory measures to address greenhouse gas emissions.  Jeffrey advises governments and classification societies in matters as diverse as environmental protection in the Arctic, shipbuilding programs, transportation safety and the law of the sea.  On the faculty of The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, he is also international law counsel to a government in Africa.

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Technical Presentation: Improving ship efficiency through Becker Marine Systems Rudders and Mewis Duct


DATE: TUESDAY, October 12th, 2021

TIME: 12:00 Eastern (8:00 Pacific, 13:00 Atlantic, 13:30 NFLD)

Wartsila EEXI Engine Power Limitation Energy Efficiency Technology


Founded in 1946 by Willi Becker, Becker Marine Systems (BMS) has become the market leader for high- efficiency maneuvering systems and energy-saving devices for all types of vessels.

With the current introduction of the EEXI and CII in context, an overview of the Becker Marine Systems (BMS) relevant product portfolio is given.

Firstly, a brief insight into rudder theory and a comparison of different rudder types (in terms of efficiency vs. maneuverability) will be given, with a focus on twisted rudders with bulb.

Secondly, the energy-saving device Becker Mewis Duct® and its natural development, the Becker Mewis Duct® Twisted (formerly known as Becker Twisted Fin®), will be presented. With its flexible design approach, the Mewis Duct family works by creating a thrust, reducing the vessel drag by minimizing separation, and improving the propeller efficiency by introducing a pre-swirl. These effects combine to produce effective power reductions for all types of vessels.

With today’s emphasis on efficient performance, optimization of both rudders and ESDs rely heavily on the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. Use of CFD is now core to the design and development of BMS products, and some examples that illustrate how it is used for rudder and ESD optimization will be given.


Lars Koehler, Sales Manager

+49 40 24199-1321 / lko@becker-marine-systems.com

Lars has been with Becker Marine Systems Sales team for 2 years. He is responsible for Sales of Becker Marine Systems in various areas in Europe and Americas. Previously, he held various positions in Sales and Service in the maritime industry.

Lars is a former Navy Officer with a university degree in Industrial Engineering as well as an MBA in International Management.

Steve Leonard, Head – Research & Development (ibmv)

+49 381 36445311 / sle@ibmv.de

Steve has been leading the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) effort at the Becker Marine Systems subsidiary ibmv for 16 years.  During this period, he has gained extensive experience in all aspects of marine hydrodynamics, with particular emphasis on rudder, propeller and ESD design, development and optimization as well as model testing. Prior to working within the BMS group, he spent 7 years as part of the Schilling high-lift rudders team at Hamworthy Engineering, and was for many years working in the naval architecture department at the VSEL shipyard.

Steve graduated from University College London in 1990 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, is a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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Sept 16 VI Branch Meeting

Vancouver Island Branch Meeting – In Person Harbour Road Yard Tour

Thursday, 16 September is our first in-person meeting in close to two years, and it will be a good one!

Point Hope Maritime is courteously hosting VI branch’s September meeting with a tour of their Harbour Road Yard in the upper harbor.

We’ll assemble inside the gate nearest the Johnson St.  Bridge (Old Blue….) for an 1830 tour start. 

Parking will be inside the yard gate to the right, one of us will be there to guide you.


Cyclists coming off the bridge ramp at the head of the yard’s driveway can be a real hazard! They are coasting, fast, and often don’t realize that cars are transiting their bike lanes. Be very alert and cautious as you make the turn into the yard.

AND A REMINDER;   Dress for the weather.   We’ll be walking outside. Gloves may be useful, sturdy walking shoes are suggested (no open toes or heels!).  Bring a mask so that if we go inside we can be compliant with health directives.

For those of you not familiar with the yard, it is a full-service yard, with a full machine shop, assembly hall, welding shop, electrical shop, and a sophisticated painting prep and application crew.  Vessels are hauled on a 1200 ton marine railway to a turntable, then the vessels are shunted onto spur tracks where the work is done. They have a fully compliant waste water treatment system, and use advanced hoarding and noise abatement systems to minimize their impact on nearby neighbourhoods.

Sam Johnson, the Production Technical Manager, will guide the tour.  He will also describe some of their future plans —it’s quite a vision.

We may be able to get aboard a vessel(s) on the hard, depending on what vessels are hauled that evening.



Bill Wallace, VI Branch Comms, for the Executive Committee

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Webinar On the Radar: Digitalisation in Subsea Operations & Marine Assets.

The National Council extends an invitation from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology webinar On the Radar: Digitalisation in Subsea Operations & Marine Assets.

As we continue to change, we will through our Web Site encourage participation in the marine community.

Register for a free online panel event, IMarEST On the Radar: Digitalisation in Subsea Operations & Marine Assets.

Taking place on Wednesday 23 June, our specialist panellists will discuss the use of digital twins in the imminent transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy. Looking at the digitalisation of marine and subsea assets, experts will also examine the transfer of skills that will be required for this transition to take place, taking knowledge from the oil and gas sector into the green energy space.

The event will be available for registrants to watch on-demand if unable to watch live.

You can find out more about our panellists, and register for free here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imarest-on-the-radar-digitalisation-in-subsea-operations-marine-assets-tickets-153598734951

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Technical Presentation: Wind Propulsion



TIME: 12:00 Eastern (9:00 Pacific, 13:00 Atlantic, 13:30 NFLD)



Overview of wind propulsion developments in the market and the potential for wind propulsion systems to help decarbonise commercial shipping. An introduction to the various technology systems and their attributes. Focusing on forecasts for development, recent installations and the pipeline for projects over the next 2-3 years. A discussion of the main drivers and barriers to the adoption and scaling of wind propulsion systems and wind assist ship propulsion (WASP). The following theme topics presented:
• The Wind potential in Oceans (5’)
• Available WASP technologies (5’)
• Principles of Thrust generation from WASP (10’)
• Ship Integration of Wind propulsion systems (10’)
• Regulatory developments (IMO, Class) (10’)


Gavin Allwright,

Secretary General, International Windship Association (IWSA)

Gavin Allwright is the Secretary General of the International Windship Association (IWSA). www.wind-ship.org Established in 2014, this not-for-profit has grown to 130+ members from across the shipping industry and is working to promote and facilitate the uptake of wind
propulsion solutions in commercial shipping. Alongside his work as association secretary, he also leads the policy work stream, requiring regular attendance at IMO, EU and national government level meetings and sits on the stakeholders advisory committee for the MTCC network at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). www.decadeofwindpropulsion.org

Gavin is also a non-executive board member for the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), a work package leader on the EU Interreg Wind Assist Ship Propulsion (WASP) and advisor on various shipping decarbonisation projects. He is a regular guest lecturer at the UN World Maritime University (WMU) and holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Development, specialising in small scale sustainable shipping and logistics in developing countries and was an expert reviewer for the IPCC special report on 1.5C climate change.

Konstantinos M. Fakiolas,

Naval Architect & Marine Engineer

Konstantinos is a Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, graduate from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with Master Thesis on Ship Hydrodynamics (CFD Analysis), and further post-graduate studies in Marine Technology and Ocean Science with focused specialization in energy efficiency of ships.

Involved in the Shipping Industry since the year 1998, working as a Surveyor on behalf of Flag Administrations, Naval Architect-Designer for Passenger/Ferry/Mega Yacht Ships, New buildings and Retrofit Supervisor and engineering Project Manager for RoRo-passenger and wet/dry/gas commercial cargo ships, working in Asia closely with Shipyards for custom designed energy efficient cargo ships and ship conversions for energy efficiency.

Since 2014 studying Wind propulsion technologies on ships, developing reference projects and participating in research projects such as WiSP JIP, being a member of the International Wind Ship Association. He is the Author of the 1st Industry Book about Wind propulsion for commercial ships, the ‘Wind
Propulsion Principles’.

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Technical Presentation: Wartsila EEXI Engine Power Limitation Energy Efficiency Technology



TIME: 12:00 Eastern (8:00 Pacific, 13:00 Atlantic, 13:30 NFLD)

Wartsila EEXI Engine Power Limitation Energy Efficiency Technology

Abstract: Synopsis: Planned to come into action in 2023 the proposed amendments to the MARPOL convention requires ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. This is in line with the ambition of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, which aims to reduce carbon intensity of international shipping by 40% by 2030, compared to 2008. The technical requirement to reduce carbon intensity, based on a new Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI); and the operational carbon intensity reduction requirements is based on a new operational carbon intensity indicator (CII).  The dual approach aims to address both technical (how the ship is retrofitted and equipped) and operational measures (how the ship operates). The attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) is required to be calculated for every ship and in this webinar we will analyze the calculation and identify measures that will improve efficiency that will by extension improve the EEXI and CII.


Mark Keneford
General Manager, Marine Solutions, Wartsila

Mark Keneford has been with Wartsila for 10 years. Mark is responsible for Wartsila Marine Solutions sales across Canada and works with shipowners, design companies, shipyards and various regulatory and other marine stakeholders in addressing solutions to meet their challenges.

Contact: mark.keneford@wartsila.com, Mobile +1 514 247 5940

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