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Riviera – Events – Marine Propulsion Webinar Week

Riviera - Events - Marine Propulsion Webinar Week
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Be sure to join us for Marine Propulsion Webinar Week

Shaftlines. Podded Propulsion. Air Lubrication. Scrubbers. Thrusters.

Beginning Monday 11 April, Riviera Maritime Media will be holding a series of webinars focused on shaftlines, podded propulsion, air lubrication, scrubbers and thrusters. Each webinar is meticulously researched and speaks to a key industry challenge, headache or opportunity.

Our webinars are designed to strike the right balance between transmission of key information and interaction with the expert panel assembled. Those who register will also receive copies of webinar materials post event.

Our discussions are focused, cover the advertised subjects, and deliver registrants actionable insights.

Registration is free; please sign up below.

To guarantee a position on one of the webinar panels, as a premium partner or sponsored presenter and panellist, please contact Tom Kenny. A number of positions are made available throughout our webinar weeks for our commercial partners on a first come, first served basis.

Please join us for any or all of the following:

Shaftlines, couplings and dampers: safety and new fuels in focus

Date: Monday 11 April – Time: 10:00 – 10:45 BST


Next-generation shaftlines, couplings and dampers need to anticipate the safety requirements of the current and future fleet, rule changes and the reported impacts that next generation fuels are having on engine vibration and structure-borne noise.

Join us as we discuss

  • Smooth sailing: the role of high-friction couplings in vessel safety
  • Couplings’ installation time and costs compared
  • Mitigating alternative fuels’ impact on engine vibrations and structure-borne noise
  • Revised class rules for passing barred speed range
  • Whether vendors are meeting market demand for larger shaft line torque capacity and reduced shaft dimension

Podded propulsion: operational, maintenance and in-service considerations

Date: Tuesday 12 April – Time: 09:00 – 09:45 BST


Podded propulsion installations have traditionally spanned super-yachts, high-speed ferries, oil tankers, offshore vessels and rigs. They now also include bulk carriers – a market previously thought closed to podded propulsion – following the 2021 launch of two 21,500 dwt trans-shipment bulkers with 1.9MW units. The case for podded propulsion rests on enhanced manoeuvrability, lower energy consumption, reduced space requirements and low or no noise and vibration.

Our panel will take a holistic view of the technology and assessed capital and operational costs, in-service experience and the extent to which advances in digitalisation and satellite communication open up new maintenance possibilities.

Join us as we discuss

  • Capital costs and through-life costs
  • Manoeuvrability and operational efficiency
  • In-service experience: reliability, power, stability and the crash stop
  • Crew training and best practice
  • Planned maintenance. Predictive maintenance
  • Remote access and data security
  • Next-generation pod development

Air Lubrication: fuel and emissions savings

Date: Tuesday 12 April – Time: 14:30 – 15:15 BST


How does riding on a bed of microbubbles improve efficiency, and does it make sense for your ship? Our panel will assess the extent to which such systems reduce friction, power requirements, fuel consumption and ultimately vessel emissions.

Join us as we discuss

  • Air lubrication technology
  • EEDI compliance
  • Lessons learned from technology applications
  • Retrofitting air lubrication systems: costs and challenges

Why scrubbers matter in shipping’s decarbonisation drive

Date: Wednesday 13 April – Time: 09:00 – 09:45 BST


From carbon capture to the new fuels transition, diesel engine exhaust gas scrubbers are an essential springboard on shipping’s journey to zero carbon emissions. This webinar will assess the pros and cons of alternate fuels vs conventional fuels in meeting IMO’s GHG reduction targets.

Join us as we discuss

  • New fuels and carbon capture
  • Black carbon reduction as a climate change actor
  • CAPEX payback vs carbon credits
  • The science of removing CO2 from exhaust gas

Panellists include:
Senior Representative, Headway

Sponsored by:

Tunnel thrusters: manoeuvrability, safety and efficiency

Date: Thursday 14 April Time: 10:00 – 10:45 BST


Tunnel thrusters can significantly improve the manoeuvrability of ships and vessels in congested harbors and around offshore platforms in dynamic positioning mode.

Join us as we discuss

  • Technology advances
  • The right tunnel thruster: fixed pitch or controllable pitch
  • Dynamic positioning applications
  • Tunnel thruster steering
  • Different tunnel thruster drive configurations: diesel, electric motor and hydraulic motor

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