Vaasa Gas Exchange
Vaasa Gas Exchange VGE is an international networking event for energy experts and customers, focusing on natural gas and biogas in all forms for power generation, transportation and shipping. Over 90 exhibitors have registered for 2019. VGE is the biggest networking event for the gas industry in the Nordics.
Time: on Thursday 21st of March at 09:00 - 16:00
Place: the Vaasa City Hall
VGE is organised by the University of Vaasa in partnership with Gasum, Merinova, Novia University of Appllied Sciences, Stormossen, VAMK University of Applied Sciences, VASEK, Wärtsilä and the Åbo Akademi University, and it is part of the Vaasa EnergyWeek event. The Vaasa EnergyWeek website is www.energyweek.fi and VGE website is www.energyweek.fi/vaasa-gas-exchange.
09.00-16.00 Exhibitor area is open
10.00-15.05 Gas Exchange Seminar
GAS EXCHANGE SEMINAR
Theme: LNG & LBG – the Road to a Renewable Future
Chairman Lasse Pohjala, VASEK
The seminar will showcase interesting examples of regional and national natural gas and biogas users. The audience will learn more about how the use of these fuels is enhancing both business and operations. The distribution of natural gas and biogas in the Nordic countries is another central theme of the seminar, showing how growing availability helps interested users in switching to gas fuel. The seminar will also discuss the future for renewable fuels and how natural gas and biogas can be a vital part of the puzzle.
FIRST SESSION - 10.00-11.35
10.00 Opening words from the Chairman
10.05 Joakim Strand, Member of Parliament of Finland, Chairman of Vaasa City Council
Peter Ståhlberg, Managing Director, NLC Ferry / Wasaline
New Ferry NB 6002 Kvarken Link
10.30 Harri Suistio, Project Engineer, Rauma Marine Constructions
Kvarken Link’s New Ferry Project - Towards the Future
10.50 Mark Bell, General Manager at SGMF, The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel
Shipping Fuels Post 2020 – the Gas Option and Others
11.10 Gudrun Rollefsen, CEO, Barents NaturGass AS
Why do Businesses Choose Natural Gas?
11.30 Summary from the Chairman
SECOND SESSION - 13.30-15.05
13.30 Jouni Haikarainen, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management and Trading, Gasum Oy
Gas Outlook in Finland: Where are the Markets Going?
13.55 Reetta Kaila, Sales Manager, Fuel Gas Supply Systems - Wärtsilä Gas Solutions
Marine Operations with LNG and Future Fuels
14.20 Benjamin Berg, Business Developer, Cryo Pur
Cryo Pur: an Innovative Solution for LBG Production
14.40 Jari Lemberg, Project Office Manager, Mirka Ltd.
Case Mirka: Shifting from Heavy Fuel to Gas
15:00 Summary from the Chairman