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Technical Presentations: Overview of HALIFAX Class Frigate Diesel-Electric Generators Replacement Project


DATE: TUESDAY, November 10th 

TIME: 13:30 pm EST (10:30 am PACIFIC, 14:30 pm ATLANTIC, 15:00 pm NFLD)

Overview of HALIFAX Class Frigate Diesel-Electric Generators Replacement Project

The paper will primarily focus on Navy’s technical requirements and technologies utilized to meet the demands for vibration and shock isolation, as well as an overview of the shock trial process.


Michael Janes, Technical Project Manager, Commercial Engine Division

Toromont Inc. Nova Scotia

Mr. Janes is in-charge of directing the Engineering Group towards a technical solution of the HALIFAX Class DG Replacement Project. He has 23 years experience in the marine field and has been with Toromont for 15 years.


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Technical Presentation by CLEAR SEAS

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 1900 Pacific Time, with the presentation starting at 1930

Presenter: Bud Streeter, Chairman

CLEAR SEAS provides impartial information on marine shipping in Canada to policy makers and the public.

Their mandate is to initiate and interpret research, analyzer policies, identify best practices, share information, and facilitate dialogue.

Their research focuses on the human, environmental, and economic  impacts of marine shipping; topics such as safe bulk material handling, impacts of oil and liquid natural gas shipping activities, spill prevention, impacts on Indigenous communities, and other similar topics.

Bud Streeter is well known in the marine community across Canada.  Canadian Coast Guard service, Instructor at the CCG College,

TCMS Director General of Marine Safety, Lloyd’s Register’s VP North America, and other positions.

He is a well-grounded and engaging presenter.

The meeting will use CIMarE’s GoToMeeting software as its platform

Log into the Members Only Section of the Website to get the Go To Meeting Link


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Marine Industry Supply Chains of Canadian Shipyards

You are invited to register for a special presentation on the Marine Industry Supply Chains o Canadian Shipyards in the Era of the National Shipbuilding Strategy

Wednesday Oct 14, 2020

Time: 1 pm Ottawa time EST (2:30 pm St John’s, 2 pm Halifax, noon Winnipeg, 11 am Calgary, 10 am Victoria),

Marine Industry Supply Chains of Canadian Shipyards in the Era of the National Shipbuilding Strategy

The Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association in collaboration with the Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia extends an invitation to members of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to hear video-conference presentations Wednesday, 14 October, titled “Marine Industry Supply Chains of Canadian Shipyards in the Era of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.”

The esteemed presenters are:

Steven Christianson, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Seaspan Shipyards (https://www.seaspan.com/corporate-team/steven-christiansen);

Lindsey Kettel, Executive Vice President, Chantier Davie Canada (https://www.davie.ca/management/2768/);

Philippe Flébus, Director Procurement & Infrastructure, Ocean Group (https://www.linkedin.com/in/philippeflebus/);


Canadian Shipyards have a significant impact for the national and local economies through their supply chains.  These three experts share their views on:

  • The economic impact of their projects;
  • Canadian aspects of their supply chain — size, geographic distribution and number of companies;
  • How other companies might get involved in current or future projects; and
  • How Canadians yards could position themselves for future national and international opportunities, and how supply chains and governments might assist.


The event will start at 1 pm Ottawa time EST (2:30 pm St John’s, 2 pm Halifax, noon Winnipeg, 11 am Calgary, 10 am Victoria), Wednesday, 14 October, then be followed by Q&A and finish by 3 pm Ottawa time.


Registration is required.  There is no fee to attend this event.  To register, email RUSINovaScotia@gmail.com by close of business Sunday, 11 October.  As the subject line for your registration email, put “CMISA 14 October 2020 Registration”.  In addition to your name please also provide your company or organization.


The event will be by Zoom.  Instructions will be emailed to registrants by end Monday, 12 October.


CMISA/RUSI(NS) events may be cancelled at short notice.  Email RUSINovaScotia@gmail.com if there is a question about an event occurring.

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Technical Presentation – Team Arctic Finland



TIME: 10:30 am EST (6:30 am PACIFIC, 11:30 am ATLANTIC, 12:00 pm NFLD)

Team Arctic Finland – Integrated, optimized and innovative solutions, 

Finland with its frozen seas has more than a century of experiences in ice operations and in recent decades has made major steps in related technologies. Team Arctic Finland is a consortium of 10 companies and organizations with strong competence, leading products and services, and credible references in harsh environments. The expertise of Team Arctic Finland lies in energy, mining, marine, shipping and infrastructure segments. In the maritime and offshore sectors the consortium provides expertise in vessel design and shipbuilding, automation solutions and logistics support services, which will be presented.

Reliable operations in the Arctic by Steerprop, Mr. Hannu Jukola, Propulsion specialist and Sales Manager at Steerprop, Steerprop

Tools to increase reliability and safety in arctic operations: Precise solutions based on experience and expertise ensures reliability in the most demanding applications and environments. Predictive maintenance provides preventability and safety in the remote operating areas.

Solutions for low emission and carbon neutral shipping, Mr. Mark Keneford, General Manager, Marine Solutions Sales, Wärtsilä

The energy sources at hand including alternative fuels and fuel flexibility are as important elements on the road to de-carbonisation as data and new technologies. Fuel flexibility, enabled by the combustion engine, is more important now than ever, de-risking today’s investment decisions. We need to invest in future fuels where applicable (and complementary energy sources). With existing products, solutions and infrastructure at hand we can reach the 2030 if we act now – for 2050 targets there must be further development done. LNG is the best route to de-carbonisation, transitioning from fossil LNG to bio- and synthetic LNG.


Mikko Niini, Senior Advisor / Team Arctic Finland (Gaia Consulting)

Chairman of Navidom Oy tanker shipping company. Chairman of Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (Rauma shipyard), Chairman of Finnish Maritime Association. He is today also member of the boards of dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping Oy, Finnish Sail Training Association and Managing Director of his own Arctic & Maritime
Consultancy Vientistrategit Oy. He currently acts as chair for Arctic Economic Council’s Working Group on Maritime Transports. He is member of SNAME, RINA and STG.

Contact: mikko.niini@kolumbus.fi, Mobile +358 400 322 747


Hannu Jukola, Propulsion specialist and Senior Sales Manager at Steerprop

Since graduating as Naval Architect in 1990 from Helsinki University of Technology, where I majored in Ship Design and Hydrodynamics, I have been working with propulsion aspects, specializing in propeller design. Nowadays I have the pleasure of splitting my attention between sales activities and discussions over propulsion aspects with other Naval Architects. It is especially intriguing to be able to follow a ship project starting from the first marketing contact followed by sales negotiations to model tests, propeller design and finally sea trials.

Contact: hannu.jukola@steerprop.com, Mobile +358 40 838 8643


Mark Keneford, General Manager, Marine Solutions Sales Canada / Wärtsilä


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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INEC Oct 2020

INEC 15th International Naval Engineering Conference

15th International Naval Engineering Conference incorporating the International Ship Control Systems Symposium: Disrupting Technologies

In light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding organised events and international travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IMarEST and the INEC/iSCSS Technical Advisory Committee have taken the decision to continue with the INEC / iSCSS 2020 conference in a virtual online format.

Date And Time

Mon, 5 Oct 2020, 04:00 –

Fri, 9 Oct 2020, 13:00 ADT

International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC)

INEC aims to address issues facing existing, upcoming and future naval projects such as the challenges of evolving threats, growing environmental concerns, availability of skilled personnel, fiscal constraints and game-changing technologies.

The event aims to stimulate researchers, engineers, seafarers and students to present their perspectives on inspiring innovation across the naval and wider maritime domain as well as those sectors which could influence future advances and benefit the maritime industry.

Click here to be directed to the Registration Page.

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Designing Green Vessels for Green Projects

C.I.Mar.E St Lawrence Branch Presents


Designing Green Vessels for Green Projects

As sustainability regulations are tightening, the need for a greener energy production value chain grows. Reducing ship operation emissions is a necessary part of this.

We dive into how recent developments in fuel cells and how they can be used to reduce global and local emissions. Using real life examples from ABB’s activities in R&D and hydrogen fuel cells pilot projects, we will also present how fuel cells can be scaled up for high power ranges.


Jostein Bogen

Vice President, Global Product Manager Energy Storage & Fuel cells ,

ABB Marine & Ports

+47 952 91 394


Based in Oslo, Norway

History and background:

Jostein Bogen is currently Vice President, Global Product Manager Energy Storage & Fuel Cells with ABB Marine, based in Oslo. His background includes 25 years of diverse experience in the Maritime industries in Ship Automation, Navigation and Propulsion, of which the last 20 years have been in ABB. He has held various positions in ABB, including Business development, R&D, Sales & Project Management within ABB Marine & Ports.

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Technical Presentation – MAGSTM is the best solution for MARPOL Annex V regulations. 


C.I.Mar.E  St. Lawrence Branch

WEBINAR 14th TUESDAY JULY 2020 FROM 14:00 – 15:00 EST

Presented byDr. Theodora Alexakis, VP Business Development


Synopsis:  MAGSTM is the best solution for MARPOL Annex V regulations.  Terragon patented technology will reduce the waste volume by over 95%, but more interestingly, it will convert this waste into useful energy that can be integrated back into the vessel

  • WETTTM-O is a patent-pending technology for oily bilgewater treatment. It is fully automated with a rapid start-up, which does not use filters, adsorption media, membranes, chemicals or biological treatment. WETT-O is based on a marinized advanced electrocoagulation approach.


Dr. Alexakis is a Chemical Engineer who has led the development and commercialization of several waste treatment technologies for nearly 25 years. Dr. Alexakis has worked with Terragon for 14 years, initially leading the development of MAGS and, more recently, leading the development of new applications for MAGS as well as the development of new waste-to-resource products.

Details for log-in to the meeting will be available around the webinar date.

RSVP: st.lawrence-branch@cimare.ca

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Sustainable Challenges: Marine Shipping

Presentation: “Sustainable Challenges: Marine Shipping”
Date: 28 May 2020 (Thursday)
Timing: 1800 ADT (1700 ET)
1800-1805 Atlantic Branch Update – Don Levy (Atlantic Branch National Council Rep)
1085-1810 Introduction of Presenter – Derek Hughes (Atlantic Branch Member)
1810-1840 Bud’s Presentation “Sustainable Challenges: Marine Shipping”
1840-1850 Questions
1850-1900 Session Wrap-up – Derek Hughes (Atlantic Branch Member)
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Technical Presentation

St. Lawrence Branch – June 9th 2020


Speaker: Kamen Stoykov, Marine Sales M.A.N Canada

Subject:  Marine Decarbonization through Power-to-X and Transition to Alternative Fuels. Future propulsion of ships.”


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