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19th - 20th of April, 2016 Helmut-List-Halle, Graz, Austria

7th AVL Large Engines TechDays

System Integration - Way to CO2 Reduction and Performance Optimization

The AVL Large Engine TechDays were established in 2004 as a forum for information, exchange and discussion for the large engine industry community, representing manufacturers, suppliers and users. The conference addresses decision makers as well as technical management and experts, responsible for product development and innovation processes.


Detailed program (PDF)



07:00 p.m. Welcome Cocktail at the Orangerie



08:30-09:00 a.m. Opening of the conference
Helmut List Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
Wilhelm Mueller, Vice President Large Engines, AVL List GmbH
DI Dr. Gerhard Ruesch, City Councillor of Graz
09:00-09:30 a.m. KEYNOTE: System Integration - Opportunities and Challenges
Ulrich Dohle, Chairman & CEO, Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
09:30-10:00 a.m. KEYNOTE: Data Analysis through ClassNK Data Center
Takeshi Nagatome, President and CEO, Ship Data Center Co., Ltd
10:00-10:30 a.m. KEYNOTE: Marine Propulsion System Integration
Christian Poensgen, SVP Engineering 4-Stroke, MAN Diesel & Turbo
10:30-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 a.m. Thermal Power Plant Requirements in the Energy System of the Future
Emmanouil Kakaras, President, European Power Plant Suppliers Association
11:45-12:15 a.m. Conception of the Main and Auxiliary Components of a Large Container Vessel Supplied with LNG as Fuel
Christoph Gessner, Managing Director, Hamburg Süd - Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH, Hannah Steinbach, Technical Superintendent, Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH
12:15-01:45 p.m. Lunch
01:45-02:15 p.m. The Hybrid Tugboat System which can reduce 20% of Fuel Consumption
Takuro Hatamoto, System Design, Marine Engineering Group, Engineering & Technology Center, Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd.
02:15-02:45 p.m Integration of a High Pressure (pre-turbo) SCR to a Large Marine 2-Stroke Engine
Thomas F. Werner, Tier III Programme Manager, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd., Switzerland
02:45-03:30 p.m. Coffee Break
03:30-04:00 p.m. Delivering Best Value through Full System Integration of Engine and Aftertreatment
Michael Fischer, Lead Engineer, Research & Applied Science, Legislation Affairs; TENNECO GmbH
04:00-04:30 p.m. Implementation of the LNG-Hybrid Barge in Hamburg and Experiences during the First Operating Year
Christian Becker, Key Account Manager LNG-Hybrid, Becker Marine Systems GmbH & Co. KG
07:30 p.m. Social Evening at the “Seifenfabrik”


08:30-09:00 a.m. Integrated Engine Plant Simulation for Ships with CRUISE M 
Soren Hansen, Assistant Director Vessel Performance, American Bureau of Shipping
Dr. James Wright, Senior Engineer, Prime Mover Centre of Excellence, American Bureau of Shipping
09:00-09:30 a.m. Engine Technologies to enable Digitalization and System Integration in Marine and Energy Solutions
llari Kallio, Vice President, R&D Engines, Wärtsilä
09:30-10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15-10:45 a.m. System Integration - Opportunities and Challenges for Large High Speed and Medium Speed Engines
Frank Starke, Global Product Manager Medium Speed Engines, Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG
10:45-11:15 a.m. Big Machines and Big Data: Optimizing the Customer Value of GE’s Reciprocating Engines
Andreas M. Lippert, General Manager Engineering, GE Power & Water, Jenbach
11:15-11:45 a.m. Virtual System Integration
Robert Strasser, Lead Engineer Real Time & System Simulation Development Large Engines, AVL List GmbH
11:45-01:15 p.m Lunch
01:15-01:45 p.m Tier4 Locomotive Engine/System Optimization
Paul L. Flynn, Chief Consulting Engineer, GE Transportation
01:45-02:15 p.m. Increasing the Value of Analysis and Testing
Caner Demirdogen, Director, Global HHP Design, Analysis, Product Assessment Leader, Cummins Inc
02:15-02:45 p.m. The LE tailored MD1 ECU from Bosch for Diesel, Gas and Dual Fuel Engines
Anton Brandstaetter, Platform Project Leader; Martin Bernhaupt, Manager System Development; Robert Bosch AG
02:45-03:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator Ulrich Walter
03:45-04:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Wilhelm Mueller, Vice President Large Engines, AVL List GmbH



Evening Program

Monday, April 18th, 7.00 p.m.
Welcome Reception at the Orangerie 


Tuesday, April 19th, 7.30 p.m.
Social Evening at the "Seifenfabrik"

We invite you to continue networking in the relaxed atmosphere of an outstanding dining area at our special event.

Info Point

Conference Venue

Waagner-Biro-Straße 98a
8020 Graz



In the Helmut-List-Halle on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016.

Conference Fee

  • Conference Fee: € 1.150,- plus 20 % VAT
  • Students € 120,- plus 20 % VAT
  • Members of the press free
  • Fees include proceedings, 2 lunches and snacks, evening program

Conference Languages



By plane: Graz-Thalerhof
By train: Graz Main Station


For further information please contact:

AVL List GmbH
Hans-List-Platz 1
A-8020 Graz

Phone: +43 316 787-927
Fax: +43 316 23 11 23 44 90

Hotel Reservation

Hotel Reservation (click here for reservation)


Ibis Graz:
Single room incl. breakfast (€ 73,50) Double room incl. breakfast (€ 82,50)

Hotel Daniel:
Single room incl. breakfast (€ 75,71) Double room incl. breakfast (€ 87,71)

Hotel Mercure Graz City:
Single room incl. breakfast (€ 87,-) Double room incl. breakfast (€ 112,-)

Hotel Erzherzog Johann:
Single room incl. breakfast (€ 87,-) Double room incl. breakfast (€ 119,-)

Hotel Das Weitzer:
Single room incl. breakfast (€ 96,05) Double room incl. breakfast (€ 111,05)

Hotel Wiesler:
Single room incl. breakfast (€100,57) Double room incl. breakfast (€ 116,57)

Schlossberg Hotel:
Single room incl. breakfast (€ 133,-) Double room incl. breakfast (€ 188,-)

There are only a limited number of rooms blocked in each hotel (subject to availability). Given rates are in Euro per room (single use) per night and include breakfast and taxes. Cancellation policy: subject to provisions of each hotel.



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  • 300 participants are expected to come


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19th - 20th of April, 2016
Helmut-List-Halle, Graz, Austria