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Fujairah Bunkering Week Events

FFujconLogo17a gifujairah Bunkering Week Events Provide In Depth Coverage & Intensive Learning Opportunities. 4 Pre-Conference Briefings To Be Held In Conjunction With The Fujairah Bunkering Week, 25-29 March 2017, provide industry insights, case studies, models, live exercises and a laboratory visit:-


  1. Course 1, Module 1: Ship Safety, Pollution & Low Sulphur Usage, 25 March 2017
  2. Course 1, Module 2: Bunkering Operations – An Introduction, 26 March 2017
  3. Course 2: Bunker Fuel Supply & Economics, 25-26 March 2017
  4. Course 3: Bunker Fuel Blending, 26-27 March 2017
  5. Anchor Event – The Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum, 27-29 March 2017


25 March 2017
Course 1: Module 1:
Ship Safety, Pollution & Low Sulphur Usage

This 1-day course will cover challenges for the switch over between high sulfur bunker fuels to low sulfur fuel distillates when entering ECAs and vice-versa. Participants will acquire knowledge on the various pollution Protocols under IMO main conventions such as MARPOL, SOLAS and STWC. A guest speaker will provide an overview of the ship safety and pollution prevention rules and regulation of some of the ports. More information at www.cconnection.org/events/shipsafety


26 March 2017
Course 1: Module 2:
Bunkering Operations – An Introduction

This 1-day course is designed for newcomers to the bunkering industry. It covers the fundamentals of the bunkering industry taught through comprehensive theory and real-world practical examples. It will give delegates a full spectrum of bunkering operations expected in their work through exercises and interactive team play, to exemplify concepts, standards, proven practices and procedures, as well as the tools and techniques of the industry. More information at www.cconnection.org/events/bunkeroperations


Your course director for the above events is Mr William Tan, Vice President, Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd is trained in Environmental Engineering and has a Master’s Degree in International Business. He is well known within the bunkering industry from Europe, to Middle East to Asia, his expertise being much sought after by industry as an expert witness, technical consultant, mediator and arbitrator on bunker dispute cases. He has more than 23 years in the marine industry having worked with DNV Petroleum, Marine Fuel Consultants International Pte Ltd and currently Miyabi Industries Pte Ltd as Vice President & its Principle Consultant. The company specializes in fuel, lubricants, risks assessments, loss control and claims recovery for the bunkering & shipping community.


25-26 March 2017
Course 2: Bunker Fuel Supply & Economics

Focused on bunker fuel economics from a blend stock manufacturing point of view as well as the point of view of blenders, the course will emphasize IMO low sulfur regulations and changes to manufacturing costs. Gain an appreciation of the manufacturing costs and likely price impacts of new regulations. More information at www.cconnection.org/events/bfse


The course director, Mr John Vautrain, a chemical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in refinery, gas processing and petrochemical developments, is founder of Vautrain & Co Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based energy economics consulting firm. He holds a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Utah. Mr Vautrain has been consulting since 1981 when he was with Purvin & Gertz in Dallas, Los Angeles & Singapore and served as manager of two consulting offices as well as director of the firm. His previous engagements were with Phillips Petroleum Company and Union Carbide Corporation in petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing operations.


26-27 March 2017
Course 3: Bunker Fuel Blending

Over the course of two days, the program seeks to focus on bunker fuel blending techniques concentrating on creation and optimization of profitable blend formula. In addition to comprehensive analysis of blend components including pricing and the environmental impact, the program seeks to educate participants through real life case studies and exercises. More information at www.cconnection.org/events/bfb_fujairah


The course director, Mr Ara Barsamian currently President & Chief Executive Officer of Refinery Automation Institute LLC, a fuels blending automation consulting firm, which specializes in the profitable growth, development & implementation of blending operations and technology. Ara has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York and is a member of ASTM, AIChE, ISA & IBIA. He was previously with Exxon Research & Engineering Company where he designed, implemented, started up and commissioned over 20 blending and oil movement systems across the US, Europe, South America, the Middle East & Asia.


A half-day laboratory visit is planned with courses 1 & 3 on 27 March 2017 which will encompass understanding how fuel samples are prepared & tested and the impact of variations in test methodologies. The visit will also cover viscosity & compatibility spot tests for bunkers.


All courses are individually priced and provide maximum flexibility where companies can nominate different persons to attend the course and still benefit from discounts offered.


27 – 29 March 2017

Anchor Event – Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum,

FUJCON 2017 featuring over 45 key decision makers, thought leaders and marine experts will provide active dialogue to debate and deliberate the requirements, challenges, opportunities and possibilities of managing and complying with upcoming regulations that will likely revolutionize the business model of the whole industry. Keynote speakers, moderators & panellists will be discussing the latest thinking & analysis on critical developments and key drivers of the industry including the impact of oil prices on the fuel oil markets, shipping,refining and downstream markets; managing the run up to the implementation of 0.5% sulphur cap regulations by 2020; Fujairah's oil industry expansion plans; Fujairah as a growing trading hub, fuel quality challenges; legal challenges for the bunker industry & uptake of LNG bunkering & solutions for growth. More information at www.fujcon.com



Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum

Held biennually in the Emirate of Fujairah, FUJCON is the pre-eminent bunker forum for the Middle East markets and the region’s most prestigious. The anchor event held during the “Fujairah Bunkering Week” - a week of specialized professional training comprising bunker courses and briefings, laboratory visits & an off-shore anchorage site visit to the Port of Fujairah – organized by the Conference Connection, FUJCON was launched in year 2000. Not only has it grown to enjoy international recognition and attendance from nearly 50 countries covering diversified sectors of the bunkering industry, but it has attracted foreign investment in Fujairah, raising its profile as an internationally recognized service Anchorage, being amongst the world’s top three bunkering locations and as a global hub for both oil storage and oil product supply.


Issued by:

Fujcon Secretariat at 135 Middle Road #05-01 Bylands Building Singapore 188975


IN S’PORE: Ms Shaman Mulchand at Phone +(65)63380064, Fax +(65)63384090 or Email: shaman@cconnection.org or info@cconnection.org

IN FUJAIRAH: Ms Nourah Al Shara, Deputy Marketing Manager, Port of Fujairah Tel: 9719-2070211 Email: deputy-mkt@fujairahport.ae or Mr Jamal Adam, Media Office Manager, Govt of Fujairah, at Phone +(9719)2222 111 Mob: (97150)5953 855 Email: aadaam2003@gmail.com  




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