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Richard Vie FREng, CEng, CMarEng, FIMarEST
Former Vice President for Technical Development and Quality Assurance
Richard Vie retired at the end of 2014 as Vice President Technical Development and Quality Assurance, at Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, based in Southampton, UK. He was responsible for the design development and technical support for the fleet expansion and ship revitalisation programmes of Carnival Corporation & plc. He has been involved in ship design for all of his career and played a major role in the development of the cruise industry over a period of more than 30 years.
Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer and a Past President and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.
LNG Project Director
MSC Cruise Management
Based in London within MSC Cruise management new building team, he is responsible for specifying the LNG system to be installed aboard the new MSC World Class Programme and all this project LNG related matters.
Yves Bui has previously worked for the world leader OEM in LNG fuelled gas vessel systems (Wärtsilä) for many years, leading the team which had successfully delivered tens of them including to the well-known Viking Grace ferry.
Based on this experience, Yves Bui strives to implement the best LNG system adapted to this innovative Dual-Fuel MSC Cruise ship programme to be built with STX Saint-Nazaire shipyard.
He is also in charge of evaluating, and potentially implementing, new technologies to even gain more efficiency when possible.
Brigadier General Norbert Huber
Director of Armament and Procurement
Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence
University of Turku
Head of Division for Stationary Fuel Cells
National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW)
Erik Schumacher, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, began his career in 2000 at General Motors as a Systems Engineer in the pre development of automotive fuel cell systems and propulsion batteries. Since 2013 he has been the Head of Division for Stationary Fuel Cells at the National Organisation for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW).
Head of Safety
Dr Tim Smyth
Head of Science for Marine biogeochemistry and ocean observations
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Dr Tim Smyth is the Head of Science for Marine biogeochemistry and ocean observations at PML, and leads the scientific effort of the Western Channel Observatory. Tim has recently led the extension of the work of the Observatory into the international domain through two EC Interreg projects: Marinexus which involves cross channel collaboration with the Roscoff Observatory and MeDON, which is developing a cabled observatory in collaboration with IFREMER.
Tim's interests include the determination of inherent optical properties and primary production using satellite ocean colour data, in situ optics, aerosol and meteorological measurements. He also has extensive sea-going experience, primarily through the UK SOLAS programme taking in-water and atmospheric optical measurements, has been involved with the NERC CASIX centre of excellence and is a principal investigator with the National Centre for Earth Observation. Tim worked for NERC Earth Observation Data Aquisition and Analysis Service at PML for over 10 years and is currently a member of the National Centre for Ocean Forecasting executive, promoting collaborations between PML, the Met. Office and NERC institutes.
He has over sixty peer-reviewed ISI papers and is a member of the NERC peer-review college.
Senior Vice President Maritime Affairs
Tom Strang is Senior Vice President Maritime Affairs for Carnival Corporation and plc, responsible for developing a group wide strategy for the supply of LNG for the next generation of cruise ships under order. He also provides representation for the Carnival group at various maritime authorities in Europe and other regions relating to marine and technical regulatory activities.
Tom began his career as a Naval Architect with Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd and then moved to Lloyds Register where he rose to the level of senior passenger ship specialist before joining Carnival’s Corporate Shipbuilding team in 2000. Since then Tom has been involved in various areas of the business including Maritime Development and Compliance, HESS and Corporate Maritime Policy. Prior to taking up his current role, Tom was SVP Marine Operations at Costa with responsibility for marine and technical operations, manning and newbuilding for the Costa fleet.
Lead Specialist- Strategic Research and Technology Policy Group
Kim Tanneberger is a Chartered Engineer. She has a Degree in Chemical Engineering. Kim joined Lloyd’s Register Strategic Research and Technology Policy Group in 2008.
As Lead Specialist she works on environmentally related emerging technologies and is and particularly interested in alternative fuels, where she collaborated in a JIP to run a marine auxiliary engine on biodiesel. Specifically on the subject of Methanol she has contributed to SPIRETH project and acted during this and the STENA Germanica Project as Project lead for LR and a HAZID scribe. She has also recently completed a tender study for EMSA on Methanol as a fuel.
Currently, she is currently working on the following projects, coordinating LR contribution and contributing technically herself:
- RISER Innovate UK - Drone project
- ISEMMS Innovate UK - Predictive Condition monitoring
- MOVE Innovate UK Clamp-able strain gauge
- HEVIMA Innovate UK – Retrofit-able Battery hybrid for small craft.
- Closing the Loop TEN-T – closed loop Scrubbers for two STENA SHIPS LR develop guidance inside the project
- Calculator (Client)
- METHASHIP - New Design Methanol power Cruise Ship and Ferry
- LEANSHIPS WP 7 Evaluation of Sulphur compliance methods
Head of Environment
Port of Barcelona
Environment and Sustainability Director
Poul Woodall has over 40 years of experience within the maritime and transport industry. The first 36 years were spent with A.P.Moller-Maersk in various positions, mainly within the container and Ro/Ro segments. His career includes 17 years overseas experience with postings in Asia, The Middle East and Europe.
Since 2010, Poul has been with DFDS A/S in Copenhagen and in June 2013 he was appointed Director for Environment and Sustainability for the DFDS Group. Poul Woodall has a degree from Copenhagen Business School supplemented with management education at Insead and Stanford University.
Poul is in the steering committees of the Trident Alliance and Green Ship of the Future and on the advisory board of IMPA-act. Marine environment policy work is conducted through his affiliation with Interferry and various ESSF working groups in Brussels.