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John Hatley of Wärtsilä is awarded 1st place by SNAME in the Winning Authors of Best Papers Presented at 2012 Offshore Technology Conference

Wärtsilä North America, Inc.,
  • Local press release
May 18, 2012 at 8:00 AM E. Europe Standard Time

In a reception hosted by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), John Hatley, Americas Vice President Ship Power, Wärtsilä North America, was announced as the 1st place author in “The Winning Authors of Best Papers Presented at 2012 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).”

John Hatley’s paper titled, “New Marine Era for Gas”, was presented during the technical program of the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference that took place April 30 – May 3 in Houston, TX. His presentation covered the five drivers of preference for LNG natural gas. These drivers include, the availability and affordability of shale gas and the three United States Environmental Protection Agency mandates that cover: sulphur content reductions in fuel, the geographic Emissions Control Area, and the stringent engine emissions reductions.

A copy of Hatley’s paper may be viewed on the Offshore Technology Conference website ( under the Wednesday, May 4 Technical Program.

“It is a true honor to receive this award and I am humbled plus very thankful for this recognition. In more broad terms, this speaks loudly that the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a leading global professional organization, shares a vision of a new gas era for the marine community,” stated John Hatley.

SNAME, founded in 1893, is an internationally recognized non-profit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. The Society comprises over 8,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

The SNAME review committee for the award consisted of 11 members that served as peer reviewers. This year’s OTC event welcomed a 30-year high of 89,400 attendees.

SNAME Press Release
OTC Technical Program - Wednesday, 2 May, 1400-1630

For more information please contact:

Ms Amy Reynolds
Wärtsilä North America
Tel. +1 281 233 6228

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Wärtsilä North America in brief
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