Third North Sea Hydrogen Ports and Maritime Conference: New Date

Written on the 2nd February, 2022

The Third North Sea Hydrogen Ports and Maritime Conference has been re-arranged and will be held on Tuesday 5 April 2022.  It will be held in Brussels at the Scotland Europa Conference Centre in Rond Point Schuman.   The Conference was to be held in January this year but had to be postponed due to the Omicron variant. The  event will be organised by the North Sea Hydrogen Ports and Maritime Community (NS HyMaP) with the support of Nedstack and CMB Tech.

The Conference  is sub-titled “Realising the North Sea’s Hydrogen Maritime Potential” and  will look at issues such as North Sea Ports as Hydrogen Valleys; Hydrogen Vessel Design and Hydrogen Bunkering and Transport. As the Conference is held in Brussels, there will be a strong emphasis on EU policies and actions.  Speakers from the European Commission include Rosalinde van der Vlies, Director of the Clean Planet Directorate who will give a presentation on the development of Hydrogen Valleys.   Damien Meadows  from DG Clima will discuss the inclusion of the maritime sector in the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and opportunities for the introduction of hydrogen into the ports and maritime sector through the EU Innovation Fund.    There is also a lot of interest in the formation of the new European Partnerships and we have key speakers from two partnerships.  Bart Biebuyck will outline the work of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership which is the successor to the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Joint Undertaking and Jaap Gebraad will discuss the work of the European Partnership for Zero Emission Waterborne Transport.

The Conference will open by looking at the role of North Sea Ports as Hydrogen Valleys with two presentations from Scotland.  Joe Najduch from Shetland Islands Council will introduce the Orion Project and Joanne Allday from the Port of Cromarty Firth will look at ways in which hydrogen demand can be stimulated  in and around ports.    The Conference will also look at hydrogen vessel design.  Jogchum Boersma from Nedstack will look at Hydrogen Harbour Tugboats and Tomas Tronstad from Wilhelmsen New Energy will  outline the Topeka Project which looks at hydrogen in ports and onboard vessels.  Milinko Godjevac from Future Proof Shipping will look at System Design and Safety for Hydrogen-Powered Inland and Short-Sea Vessels

Other speakers will be announced shortly.

You can find more information and booking procedures by going to the European Policy Solutions webiste at https://europeanpolicysolutions.com and following the link to seminars.  If you have any questions about the Conference, please contact Jon Jordan at [email protected]

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