Stainless Steel World Conference & Exhibition

27 – 29 September 2022

MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Stainless Steel World Conference

The Stainless Steel World Conference has established itself as the premier international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the manufacture and application of stainless steels. The event contributes to the development of new corrosion-resistant alloys as well as to a better understanding of the most recent trends in the fields of welding, fabrication, surface treatment and materials specification.

The key focus for the conference this year will be discussion, interaction, and knowledge transfer.

Interactive workshops will focus on new alloy developments – challenges and opportunities; welding; additive manufacturing; and modern energies: new possibilities for stainless steels and the contribution of stainless steels to sustainability.

More formal presentations will cover new developments in the manufacture of stainless steels, applications of stainless steel in green energy technologies (solar, wind, hydrogen, etc) as well as varying aspects of corrosion, cladding, automotive, manufacturing, applications, and duplex/super duplex.

Plenaries will address the circular economy and sustainability of the global stainless steel market as well as the use of stainless steels and other corrosion resistant alloys in a variety of industries.

Furthermore a panel of ‘stainless experts’ will also be at hand to solve your technical issues in both the conference and on the expo floor… where a whole spectrum of social events will be interlaced with some surprising twists.

The Stainless Steel World 2022 Steering Committee

Andrew Balev

Andrew Balev

Position: Dpl. Materials Engineer,  Head of R&D of CENTRAVIS PRODUCTION UKRAINE PJSC.
Categories: Steering Committee

Andrew Balev is a Dpl. Materials Engineer,  Head of R&D of CENTRAVIS PRODUCTION UKRAINE PJSC. He has published more than 50 scientific papers including 10 patents. He is a technical expert with 18 years of experience in mechanical and material engineering.

Andrew Balev

Dpl. Materials Engineer,  Head of R&D of CENTRAVIS PRODUCTION UKRAINE PJSC.

Barinder J S Ghai

Position: Alleima, United Kingdom
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Duplex/Super Duplex Florin Room, Thursday, 29 September, 11:00 am

Mr. Barinder J S Ghai is the Regional Technical Marketing, EMEA at Alleima based in Birmingham UK. Mr. Ghai holds a degree in Production Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Sales & Marketing. Before joining Alleima, Barinder had varied experience in industry including project execution, maintenance, customer’s service and sales with reputed MNC’s. Mr. Ghai has already presented papers at Duplex Conference, Stainless Steel World, IRPC Abu Dhabi & Milan, Refining India, Petrotech Bahrain etc. and supported several other papers. He is also a Steering Committee Member and a member of the Advisory Board for key conference committees.

Barinder J S Ghai

Alleima, United Kingdom
Robin Wang

Fangwei (Robin) Wang

Position: International Business Director, Zhejiang JIULI Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd, China
Categories: Steering Committee

Robin Wang, International Business Director of JIULI Hi-Tech Metals in China. He has worked in JIULI since 2003, and supported JIULI for global project business for last 17 years.

Fangwei (Robin) Wang

International Business Director, Zhejiang JIULI Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd, China
Iris Rommerskirchen

Iris Rommerskirchen

Position: Eisenbau, Krämer GmbH, Germany
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Since 2018 Dr. Iris Rommerskirchen is working with EBK as Business Development Director. Additionally, she is managing shareholder of the Rommerskirchen GmbH. Before she was working as Senior Vice President Business Development and Quality at the W. Schulz Group. Between 2002 and December 2014, Dr. Iris Rommerskirchen was Managing Director in different companies and holdings of the Butting Group covering responsibilities for sales, purchasing, quality, product and market development for all kinds of stainless steels, nickel alloys, clad and lined pipes.

Iris Rommerskirchen

Eisenbau, Krämer GmbH, Germany
Jacko Aerts

Jacko Aerts

Position: DSM, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Moderator of Paper Session on Developments in the Applications of Stainless Steels
Euro Room, Thursday, 29 September, 11:00 am

After graduating from Delft University of Technology as a metallurgical engineer in 1986, Mr. Jacko Aerts started working for DSM at the materials & corrosion depart-ment. Mr. Aerts has worked a lot on damage analysis, materials & corrosion research (like stress corrosion cracking of duplex stainless steels), inspections and consultancy work.

From 1997 to beginning of 2003 he worked in the maintenance department of DSM’s caprolactam plant in Geleen, Netherlands, as manager Plant Engineering. This plant had a lot of materials
& corrosion issues, which had to be solved with all the special demands a challenging production environment provides. In 2003, Mr. Aerts became head of the materials & corrosion department of DSM. This was dissolved in 2004, as part of a large restructuring project within DSM. In 2005, he started his current job as Cor-porate Expert Materials & Corrosion / Life Time Extension within DSM’s Operations & Responsible Care department. His role is to act as a consultant and focal point for materials & corrosion and equipment lifetime issues for all DSM plants, worldwide. As part of DSM’s maintenance & reliability network Mr. Aerts also acts as linking pin with the safety and sustainability disciplines in the company. Representing a small discipline within DSM, Mr. Aerts emphasizes the importance of keeping in touch with colleagues outside DSM: he is presently chairing two networking groups in The Netherlands: “Studiekern Corrosie” and “Contact Group Corro-sion Dutch Process Industry”.

Jacko Aerts

DSM, The Netherlands
Jan van de Wetering

Jan van de Wetering

Position: Nobian, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson Stainless Steel World Conference 2022, Welcome Address
Tuesday, 27 September, 9:50

Jan van de Wetering studied Materials Science at Delft University in The Netherlands. Joining AkzoNobel in 1992 (now Nobian), he worked as a corrosion prevention consultant in the materials and corrosion technology group. In his first years, he focused on cooling and boiler water treatment and participated in a Dutch national project of the water treatment and chemical process industry to set up a standardized test for cooling water treatment programs. He has been involved in EC funded research and has development projects on the advancement of new electrochemical monitoring techniques for the CPI. He has also been a member of several user committees of Dutch government-funded material and corrosion research projects.

Jan van de Wetering

Nobian, The Netherlands
Jan-Willem Rensman

Jan-Willem Rensman

Position: Fluor, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on The Application of Stainless Steels in Green Energy Technologies
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Mr. Jan-Willem Rensman holds the position of Welding & Materials Engineer at Fluor BV in the Netherlands. He is a Certified Interna-tional Welding Engineer and has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical & Materials En-gineering from Twente University in Enschede, the Netherlands. His work consists of selec-tion and specification of materials, as well as review of vendor documentation for fabrication, non-destructive examination, and welding. Some special interests are materials se-lection, fabrication, and failure mechanisms of corrosion resistant materials such as those found in Reactor Effluent Air Coolers.

Jan-Willem Rensman

Fluor, The Netherlands
Joelle Greenwood

Joelle Greenwood

Position: Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, France
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on New Developments in the Manufacture of Stainless Steels
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 9:30 am

Joelle Greenwood graduated with a master in modern languages in Toulouse (France) and post graduated in Birmingham Aston University UK. Soon after graduation, in the early eighties, she joined Creusot Loire Steel Company (UK) where she engaged in the field of metallurgy for flat and forged products in various chemistries.

Over several years, she developed her activities in the energy market with focus on the power generation and oil & gas (with par-ticular emphasis on offshore) applications. From the late 80’s on-wards, Joelle developed her experience and expertise in sales and project management to include tubular products in carbon, low alloys, corrosion resistant alloys and titanium with the Vallourec Group. Since 1994, Joelle Greenwood has been working exclusively on Tubular seamless products in CRA materials for Mannesmann Stainless Tubes (formally DMV stainless). Based at MST’s French mill since 2003, she is global Key Accounts Manager for the Oil & Gas market including E&P, Upstream and Downstream applica-tions. She is participating in defining suitable approaches in the manufacturing and selection of such materials. She is active on several international normalization committees as well as contributing to key industry events with a passion for CRA materials and the Energy sector. In 2018, she received the Duplex World Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the global materials industry.

Joelle Greenwood

Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, France
J.J.L. Houben

John Houben

Position: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Materials Engineering Section Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Categories: Steering Committee

John Houben has over 20 years experience in material selection, corrosion prevention, troubleshooting, welding and maintenance of petrochemical plants. From 1997, he is responsible for the materials engineering support, including failure analysis of chemical facilities of ExxonMobil Chemical in Europe, Middle East and Far East. In this period a major effort was implementation of Risk Based Inspection Strategies.

John Houben has a Masters degree in Materials Engineer from Technical University of Delft in The Netherlands and is a certified Level III Inspection Engineer in The Netherlands. He joint Exxon Chemical in 1986 in The Netherlands and is part of ExxonMobil Chemical Core Engineering Materials since 1994.

John Houben

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Materials Engineering Section Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Lari Brask

Lari Brask

Position: M.Sc (Tech.), IWE Techical Director Stalatube Oy, Finland
Categories: Steering Committee

I’m a master of science in metallurgy and I’m also a welding engineer.
I have worked for Stalatube 12 years.
I’m responsible for product development and manufacturing technology.

Lari Brask

M.Sc (Tech.), IWE Techical Director Stalatube Oy, Finland
Lars Rose

Lars Rose

Position: Consultant, Materials Engineer Manufacturing Technology Guardian Du Pont De Nemours GmbH, Germany
Categories: Steering Committee

Dr. Lars Rose is Manufacturing Technology Guardian and Regional Materials Engineering Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa within DowDuPont Engineering Research and Technology, a global team of materials experts and engineers involved with professionally addressing engineering issues in ageing plants worldwide, centrally directed from the DowDuPont headquarters in the USA. He previously worked as a lab manager at the National Research Council, as researcher and QA manager at the Max Planck Institutes for Polymers and Physics and research engineer at the Haldor Topsøe Risø facilities. He used to direct the Canadian engineering outreach division of Let’s Talk Science in British Columbia and the Yukon and has published several books on modern energy technologies and engineering and science “kitchen experiments”. His favourite type of Stainless Steel is the type that actually does not rust, stain, or pit – and he is still looking for one that fits this bill in all chemical services.

Lars Rose

Consultant, Materials Engineer Manufacturing Technology Guardian Du Pont De Nemours GmbH, Germany
Lena Wegrelius

Lena Wegrelius

Position: Outokumpu, Sweden
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Panelist in the Plenary Discussion Session
(Questions & Answers),
Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Dr. Lena Wegrelius has an MSc in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technical Chemistry from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. She holds a Technical Licentiate in Engineering Metals from Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg. Dr. Wegrelius also holds a doctorate of Technology in Engineering Metals from Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg. She has worked for Outokumpu since 1996. She is a senior specialist at Avesta Re-search Centre and a board member of the Swedish Pulp and Paper Technology Group since 2011.

Lena Wegrelius

Outokumpu, Sweden
Mamoru (Jackie) Nagao

Mamoru Nagao

Position: General Manager, R&D dept. Maruichi Stainless Tube co., ltd.
Categories: Steering Committee

Mr. NAGAO Mamoru has been general manager of R&D department in Maruichi Stainless Tube specialized to seamless stainless steel tubes & pipes production in Japan.

He was born in Kyoto, earned his master’s degree from Kyoto University in 1990, majored in material science about microstructure control of duplex stainless steels.

He started his career at Materials Research Lab. of Kobe Steel, Ltd.  Since then he has dedicated Kobe Steel’s R&D in metallic materials science and engineering. His R&D field was for not only stainless steels but also carbon steels, non-ferrous alloys, long products, flat products, metallic powder and thin film materials for electronic devices.

Since 2016, he has been general manager of R&D department in Kobelco Steel Tube, one of subsidiaries in Kobe Steel. Since 2020, it has changed its name as Maruichi Stainless Tube because all stocks were transferred from Kobe Steel to Maruichi Steel Tube, one of leading companies for welded carbon steel tubes & pipes production in Japan.

Mamoru Nagao

General Manager, R&D dept. Maruichi Stainless Tube co., ltd.
Markus Kind

Markus Kind

Position: Rolf Kind GmbH, Germany
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Corrosion – Part 2
Florin Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 11:30 am

Markus Kind is the commercial Managing Director of Rolf Kind GmbH. Markus holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA). Before that he completed a Bachelors degree in Commerce in Cologne, Germany in 2002. He entered the family business in 2005 and took over the lead of the company together with his brother Ralf Kind (Technical MD) in 2014. Markus is responsible for international sales and the development of the company in the global marketplace.

Markus Kind

Rolf Kind GmbH, Germany
Michael Lund

Michael Lund

Position: Managing Director, Group CEO, Damstahl
Categories: Steering Committee

I am Group CEO of Damstahl and have +30 years of experience in stainless steel and two decades of leadership experience.
From an educational point of view, I hold i.e. an MBA in General Management and an MBA in Business Psychology. My core competences are within the fields of strategy including development of people, and market.
Through the last years, I have also been part of a large carve out and M&A´s where the latter invited me into a new world of i.e. aluminum and copper. I have a genuine interest in sustainability and digital development – always with focus on people.

Michael Lund

Managing Director, Group CEO, Damstahl
Nicole Kinsman

Nicole Kinsman

Position: IMOA, Switzerland
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Co-Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Dr. Nicole Kinsman has been Technical Director of the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), a non-profit trade association based in London, UK, since 2002. Before that she was Market Development Manager for TMR, a stainless steel consulting firm, based in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Dr. Kinsman holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1991) and a PhD in Metallurgy (1994) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland and an MBA (2001) from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. She has specialized in stainless steel technical market development for over 25 years.

Nicole Kinsman

IMOA, Switzerland
Norbert Heinzle

Norbert Heinzle

Position: H. Butting GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Categories: Steering Committee

After gaining a civil engineering qualification at Bregenz Technical College [HTL Bregenz] in Austria, Mr Heinzle graduated in engineering, with a specialism in civil engineering, from the Technical University of Vienna [Technische Universität Wien] in 1991.

He then gained experience in various management positions in the textiles engineering, car supplier and pipework industries. He has taken responsibility for a wide range of departments over the last 20 years: from sales, to research & development, production, logistics and purchasing. As the Managing Director of Erne Fittings, he headed up international business for weld fittings.

Mr Heinzle has been a member of the Board of Management at the BUTTING headquarter in Knesebeck since 2015. Furthermore, he has taken over responsibility as business unit director for the business unit “clad pipes” since December 2019.

Norbert Heinzle

H. Butting GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Peter van Gansewinkel

Peter van Gansewinkel

Position: Brück GmbH
Categories: Steering Committee

P. van Gansewinkel is since 32 years active in metal processing and fabrication for Defense, Offshore, Subsea, Hydrocarbon, Petrochemical and PowerGen industries.

In 1998 he joined the business-to-business marketing and technical sales department of Brück Pipeconnections BV, with focus on Material Marketing in Oil & Gas.

Mr. van Gansewinkel holds metallurgical, mechanical and economic qualifications and  has 18+ years successful international experience in sales and fabrication of Open-Die Forging and Seamless Ring Rolling.

Since 2017 Peter is leading the Global Power Generation Sector within Brück GmbH.

Peter van Gansewinkel

Brück GmbH
Raymond Cordewener

Raymond Cordewener

Position: R. Cordewener Management & Consultancy, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 14:30 pm

Raymond Cordewener graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and has fulfilled many technical and managerial functions in several companies. He is on the Steering Committees of Stainless Steel World and Duplex World. Raymond’s broad metallurgical experience and materials knowledge covers forming, forging, casting, welding and machining. He has given training and workshops/masterclasses in the fields of quality, heat treatments, stainless steels, and duplex. He began his own consultancy company in 2005, in his expert fields of metallurgy, cold and hot forming/forging, and overlay and multi-layer steel welding. He also performed Assessments and improvement projects related to the Oil & Gas industry. He is performing QE and QC projects as well.

Raymond Cordewener

R. Cordewener Management & Consultancy, The Netherlands
Reza Javaherdashti

Reza Javaherdashti

Position: General Manager Eninco Engineering B.V.
Categories: Steering Committee

Dr. Reza Javaherdashti is a metallurgical engineer and materials scientist with expertise on corrosion and microbial corrosion. He has been involved in 400+ Root Cause Analysis/FMEA projects. He has more several internationally referenced publications

Reza Javaherdashti

General Manager Eninco Engineering B.V.
Roger Francis

Roger Francis

Position: The Nickel Institute, United Kingdom
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Panelist in the Discussion/Workshop on the contribution of Stainless Steels to Sustainability
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Dr Francis has been a corrosion engineer for over 40 years.  He has wide experience in the fields of marine corrosion, desalination, sour oil and gas corrosion, mineral processing, and the chemical and process industries.  He has published over 100 technical papers in all these areas, particularly on copper alloys and duplex stainless steels.  He has written six books on various aspects of corrosion and has jointly edited three others. The most recent was on corrosion in desalination plants.  The author has served as the NACE (now AMPP) European Area director.  He was made a NACE Fellow in 2005 for his work in marine corrosion.  In 2014 he received the T J Hull Award for his work in publications.  In 2012 he set up his own corrosion consultancy business, RFMaterials, and also works as a consultant to the Nickel Institute.

Roger Francis

The Nickel Institute, United Kingdom
Sayee Raghunathan

Sayee Raghunathan

Position: Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Categories: Steering Committee

Panelist in the Plenary Discussion Session (Questions & Answers),

Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Mr. Sayee Raghunathan is an experienced, commercially focused technocrat, with specialization in the manufacturing and the energy sectors, as well as having experience across the entire product lifecycle and technology readiness spectrum. He is currently employed as a welding and metallurgical engineering consultant for Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia. This role involves, amongst other things, materials selection consultations and run-repair-replace evaluations for assets and operating facilities and high-level studies and investigations. He is a non-executive director of the American Welding Society (AWS). At AWS, he is also the Chair of the Product Development Committee (PDC) and a member of four other committees including the Marketing Council and Membership Committee. Before Saudi Aramco, he worked as an Associate Director at TWI, Cambridge, UK and as a visiting professor for the Dalton Institute of Manchester University. He was awarded the 2012 Lidstone Medal and is a Fellow of eight UK professional institutes including the Welding Institute, Nuclear Institute, Energy Institute, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Corrosion and IOM3. He also actively volunteers for education, professional development and technology advancement causes.

Sayee Raghunathan

Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

Position: GRUNDFOS, Denmark
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Panelist in the Plenary Discussion Session
(Questions & Answers),
Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Mr. Sunday Okoro is a materials and corrosion specialist within the materials and mechanics department, at GRUNDFOS – a premium pump manufacturer with headquarters located in Bjerringbro, Denmark.

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

GRUNDFOS, Denmark
Svein Prestrud Astad

Svein Prestrud Astad

Position: Equinor ASA, Norway
Categories: Steering Committee

I have worked at Equinor since 2010 and my position is now Senior Engineer Materials Technology. Through my experience at Equinor I have worked with stainless steels in different areas; material selection for subsea and topside projects, M-650 qualification of manufacturers of special materials, induction bending specifications and follow-ups to construction and welding activities on sites both onshore and offshore.

Svein Prestrud Astad

Equinor ASA, Norway
Thomas L. Ladwein

Thomas L. Ladwein

Position: Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff, Germany
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Co-Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Prof. Dr. Thomas L. Ladwein studied chemistry and metallurgy at Münster University, and graduated with Diploma and PhD degrees. Prof. Ladwein worked for 19 years in various positions in R&D, application engineering and technical marketing in the stainless steel division of Thyssen, later Thyssen Krupp Corporation. From 2003 – 2021, he was full time professor for electrochemistry, corrosion and corrosion control at Aalen University, Germany Prof. Ladwein is the owner of consulting firm Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff. He has also been active in NACE International (now AMPP), VDI, DECHEMA, VDEh, GfKorr, and was a member of NACE International Board of Directors 2015-2018. In 2011, Prof. Ladwein was the recipient of the NACE Herbert H. Uhlig Award for Excellence in Corrosion Ed-ucation, and he was a Fellow of NACE International. Prof. Ladwein has served in the steering committees of all Stainless Steel World and Duplex World conferences since 1997.

Thomas L. Ladwein

Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff, Germany
Wenbu Dong

Wenbu Dong

Position: Senior researcher, Research Institute, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., China
Categories: Steering Committee

Thank you very much for the invite me to join the the steering committee for the Stainless Steel World Conference 2022. It is my great pleasure to work with you.

I have been pursuing stainless steel research and product development for almost fifteen years since I join Baosteel, and  my interests were focused on the development and application of  ferritic, austenitic and martensitic stainless steels  in ABC, household appliances, houseware and heat exchangers. I hope my experience may be helpful to the Conference.

Wenbu Dong

Senior researcher, Research Institute, Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., China
Willem Maarten van Haaften

Willem Maarten van Haaften

Position: Shell Projects and Technology, The Netherlands
Categories: Steering Committee

Willem Maarten van Haaften holds a PhD in material science from TU Delft, after which he started his career at Tata Steel in IJmuiden, The Netherlands. After ten years of product development and process improvement in high strength hot rolled steels, he joined Shell in 2012. First in upstream technology, later in materials and corrosion technology; two areas in Shell that cannot do without stainless steels. All in all, more than 18 years of experience in application of materials technology. Outside work, he enjoys outdoor activities preferable together with his wife and two children.

Willem Maarten van Haaften

Shell Projects and Technology, The Netherlands
Yuhei Suzuki

Yuhei Suzuki

Position: General Manager, NIPPON STEEL EUROPE GmbH
Categories: Steering Committee

Yuhei Suzuki is a General Manager of NIPPON STEEL EUROPE GmbH.

NIPPON STEEL is formed by the merger of Nippon steel and Sumitomo Metals on October 2012.

He earned his master’s degree from Kyoto University Graduate School of Energy Science.

He started his career as a pipe and tube engineer at Sumitomo Metals.

After ten years of material development and process improvement in stainless steel and Ni base alloy seamless tubes and pipes, in 2021, he was transferred to NIPPON STEEL EUROPE GmbH (Dusseldorf, Germany).

He has been engaged in the technical service for their European seamless tubes & pipes customers in the petrochemical, chemical subsea and power plant industries.

Yuhei Suzuki

General Manager, NIPPON STEEL EUROPE GmbH

EXCITING NEW ADDITION: GREEN STEEL ROUNDTABLE

Green Steel Roundtable

Open to all and formatted as an open forum discussion, The Green Steel Roundtable will be hosted on the Stainless Steel World Expo Hall floor during this years’ Stainless Steel World Conference & Expo. Aperam, Mannesmann Stainless Tubes GmbH, Outokumpu, will present and discuss their approaches to producing steel with a minimal carbon footprint.

All show attendees are cordially invited to attend this open-access knowledge platform, where audience engagement will be strongly facilitated and welcome.

The Green Steel Roundtable will take place on Thursday 29 September 2022 at 14:00 on the Expo floor. Click here for more information

Meet the speakers and moderators

Alberto Bejarano

Alberto Bejarano

Position: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru
Categories: Conference

Speaker in the Paper Session on Welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 12:00 pm

Alberto Bejarano is a lecturer at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru where he trains new welding engineers under the banner of the International Welding Institute and the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting requirements. He also works as an independent welding consultant design-ing welding procedures, qualifying welders and operators, calculating welding joints, and of course doing supervision in the field – most of the time for mining projects and thermo-electrical installations and structures. He is also Finally, I am a ASME mentor for mechanical engineering students.

He previously worked for Praxair (now Linde) for five years as an Applications Engineer in Metal Fabrication and as a lecturer he has worked for many institutions including the National University of Colombia where he studied Mechanical Engineering. His core competency is in Mechanical Engineering but he has worked in welding for the last fifteen years. During this period he obtained the qualifications to be an International Welding Engineer, a European Welding Engineer and a Certified Welding Inspector (American Welding Society). His special interests within stainless steel have revolved around supervising repairs for cryogenic tanks, design procedures and qualifying welders for sanitary piping and structural applications, and supervising the fabrication of tanks etc. He also did research into the welding of hyper duplex stainless steels.

Alberto Bejarano

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru

Barinder J S Ghai

Position: Alleima, United Kingdom
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Duplex/Super Duplex Florin Room, Thursday, 29 September, 11:00 am

Mr. Barinder J S Ghai is the Regional Technical Marketing, EMEA at Alleima based in Birmingham UK. Mr. Ghai holds a degree in Production Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Sales & Marketing. Before joining Alleima, Barinder had varied experience in industry including project execution, maintenance, customer’s service and sales with reputed MNC’s. Mr. Ghai has already presented papers at Duplex Conference, Stainless Steel World, IRPC Abu Dhabi & Milan, Refining India, Petrotech Bahrain etc. and supported several other papers. He is also a Steering Committee Member and a member of the Advisory Board for key conference committees.

Barinder J S Ghai

Alleima, United Kingdom
Benoit van Hecke

Benoit van Hecke

Position: The Nickel Institute, Belgium
Categories: Conference

Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on the contribution of Stainless Steels to Sustainability
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Benoît van Hecke is the Nickel Institute’s Market Development Manager for Europe based at their offices in Brussels. He is responsible for the Nickel Institute’s Market Development activities and partnerships related to the European market. He joined them in June 2018, after previously working for Aperam Stainless Europe where he was latterly Head of Project Sales for capital goods. His previous experience includes a four-year secondment to Euro Inox as Technical Director. He is a Belgian citizen and speaks six European languages. He has a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering as well as a Post-graduate Business Management degree.

Benoit van Hecke

The Nickel Institute, Belgium
Geoff Warburton

Geoff Warburton

Position: Consultant
Categories: Conference

Geoff Warburton is a Materials Engineer and Metallurgist with over 35 years’ experience in the research and development of new product routes and applications for Super Duplex and Duplex Stainless steels. He has a particular interest in product metallurgy, forging and fabrication, developing processes and procedures to manufacture and utilise the steels in many applications. He currently works part time as a consultant and have carried out several interesting projects for clients around the globe. Many of these experiences have been written up in academic papers over the last thirty five years .

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Oil and gas
  • Super Duplex SS
  • Forgings
  • Processes and procedures
  • Quality Control
  • Fabrication

AFFILIATIONS

TWI

IOM3

NACE

Geoff Warburton

Consultant
Gijs van der Velden

Gijs van der Velden

Position: MX3D, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference

Plenary Lecturer, How a 3D printed bridge impacts on the stainless steel industry
Tuesday, 27 September, 10:30 am
Panelist in the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Gijs van der Velden has a master’s degree in Dutch and International Law. He has led MX3D, a large scale metal 3D printing company, since its beginning in 2015. MX3D gained fame by 3D printing a 6 ton stainless steel bridge for the city center of Amsterdam. Until 2017 he also held the position of General Manager at the Joris Laarman Studio. This Dutch Design company initially developed the large scale robotic printing technique now used by MX3D.

Gijs van der Velden

MX3D, The Netherlands
Hans van’t Noordende

Hans van’t Noordende

Position: Institute for Sustainable Process technology, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference

Plenary Lecturer, Advanced GW Green hydrogen Plant, Conceptual Design and Material Selection
Thursday, 29 September, 10:00 am

Hans van’t Noordende is assigned as a Technical Project Leader to the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (www.ispt. eu) in Amersfoort (NL). He is an independ-ent engineer, having a M.Sc. at Wageningen University&Research , and has more than twenty-five years of experience in engineer-ing and energy transition. He was previously employed by Bilfinger Tebodin as a Senior Process Engineer and Business Development Manager Chemicals. For the past two-and-a-half years he has been working in close cooperation with partners from industries and knowledge institutes to deliver a conceptual design with a cost reduction factor 2–3 for a (future) gigawatt green hydrogen plant with PEM and Alkaline WE technol-ogy. The material selection is clearly a challenge.

Hans van’t Noordende

Institute for Sustainable Process technology, The Netherlands
Iris Rommerskirchen

Iris Rommerskirchen

Position: Eisenbau, Krämer GmbH, Germany
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Since 2018 Dr. Iris Rommerskirchen is working with EBK as Business Development Director. Additionally, she is managing shareholder of the Rommerskirchen GmbH. Before she was working as Senior Vice President Business Development and Quality at the W. Schulz Group. Between 2002 and December 2014, Dr. Iris Rommerskirchen was Managing Director in different companies and holdings of the Butting Group covering responsibilities for sales, purchasing, quality, product and market development for all kinds of stainless steels, nickel alloys, clad and lined pipes.

Iris Rommerskirchen

Eisenbau, Krämer GmbH, Germany
Jacko Aerts

Jacko Aerts

Position: DSM, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Moderator of Paper Session on Developments in the Applications of Stainless Steels
Euro Room, Thursday, 29 September, 11:00 am

After graduating from Delft University of Technology as a metallurgical engineer in 1986, Mr. Jacko Aerts started working for DSM at the materials & corrosion depart-ment. Mr. Aerts has worked a lot on damage analysis, materials & corrosion research (like stress corrosion cracking of duplex stainless steels), inspections and consultancy work.

From 1997 to beginning of 2003 he worked in the maintenance department of DSM’s caprolactam plant in Geleen, Netherlands, as manager Plant Engineering. This plant had a lot of materials
& corrosion issues, which had to be solved with all the special demands a challenging production environment provides. In 2003, Mr. Aerts became head of the materials & corrosion department of DSM. This was dissolved in 2004, as part of a large restructuring project within DSM. In 2005, he started his current job as Cor-porate Expert Materials & Corrosion / Life Time Extension within DSM’s Operations & Responsible Care department. His role is to act as a consultant and focal point for materials & corrosion and equipment lifetime issues for all DSM plants, worldwide. As part of DSM’s maintenance & reliability network Mr. Aerts also acts as linking pin with the safety and sustainability disciplines in the company. Representing a small discipline within DSM, Mr. Aerts emphasizes the importance of keeping in touch with colleagues outside DSM: he is presently chairing two networking groups in The Netherlands: “Studiekern Corrosie” and “Contact Group Corro-sion Dutch Process Industry”.

Jacko Aerts

DSM, The Netherlands
Jan van de Wetering

Jan van de Wetering

Position: Nobian, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson Stainless Steel World Conference 2022, Welcome Address
Tuesday, 27 September, 9:50

Jan van de Wetering studied Materials Science at Delft University in The Netherlands. Joining AkzoNobel in 1992 (now Nobian), he worked as a corrosion prevention consultant in the materials and corrosion technology group. In his first years, he focused on cooling and boiler water treatment and participated in a Dutch national project of the water treatment and chemical process industry to set up a standardized test for cooling water treatment programs. He has been involved in EC funded research and has development projects on the advancement of new electrochemical monitoring techniques for the CPI. He has also been a member of several user committees of Dutch government-funded material and corrosion research projects.

Jan van de Wetering

Nobian, The Netherlands
Jan-Willem Rensman

Jan-Willem Rensman

Position: Fluor, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on The Application of Stainless Steels in Green Energy Technologies
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Mr. Jan-Willem Rensman holds the position of Welding & Materials Engineer at Fluor BV in the Netherlands. He is a Certified Interna-tional Welding Engineer and has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical & Materials En-gineering from Twente University in Enschede, the Netherlands. His work consists of selec-tion and specification of materials, as well as review of vendor documentation for fabrication, non-destructive examination, and welding. Some special interests are materials se-lection, fabrication, and failure mechanisms of corrosion resistant materials such as those found in Reactor Effluent Air Coolers.

Jan-Willem Rensman

Fluor, The Netherlands
Joelle Greenwood

Joelle Greenwood

Position: Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, France
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on New Developments in the Manufacture of Stainless Steels
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 9:30 am

Joelle Greenwood graduated with a master in modern languages in Toulouse (France) and post graduated in Birmingham Aston University UK. Soon after graduation, in the early eighties, she joined Creusot Loire Steel Company (UK) where she engaged in the field of metallurgy for flat and forged products in various chemistries.

Over several years, she developed her activities in the energy market with focus on the power generation and oil & gas (with par-ticular emphasis on offshore) applications. From the late 80’s on-wards, Joelle developed her experience and expertise in sales and project management to include tubular products in carbon, low alloys, corrosion resistant alloys and titanium with the Vallourec Group. Since 1994, Joelle Greenwood has been working exclusively on Tubular seamless products in CRA materials for Mannesmann Stainless Tubes (formally DMV stainless). Based at MST’s French mill since 2003, she is global Key Accounts Manager for the Oil & Gas market including E&P, Upstream and Downstream applica-tions. She is participating in defining suitable approaches in the manufacturing and selection of such materials. She is active on several international normalization committees as well as contributing to key industry events with a passion for CRA materials and the Energy sector. In 2018, she received the Duplex World Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the global materials industry.

Joelle Greenwood

Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, France
Justin Geraerds

Justin Geraerds

Position: CEO, Kranendonk, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference

Panelist in the workshop on welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 14:30 pm

Mr Justin Geraerds has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. He has over 25 years experience in robotic arc welding. He has been CEO of Kranendonk Smart Robotics since 2016. Previously, he was Senior Expert & Business Development Au-tomation Head at Lorch System Integration, and Head of flexible automation (Robotics) Europe for Lincoln Electric Europe.

Justin Geraerds

CEO, Kranendonk, The Netherlands
Lena Wegrelius

Lena Wegrelius

Position: Outokumpu, Sweden
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Panelist in the Plenary Discussion Session
(Questions & Answers),
Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Dr. Lena Wegrelius has an MSc in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technical Chemistry from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. She holds a Technical Licentiate in Engineering Metals from Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg. Dr. Wegrelius also holds a doctorate of Technology in Engineering Metals from Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg. She has worked for Outokumpu since 1996. She is a senior specialist at Avesta Re-search Centre and a board member of the Swedish Pulp and Paper Technology Group since 2011.

Lena Wegrelius

Outokumpu, Sweden
Loïc Amadu

Loïc Amadu

Position: Friedlander Contracting International ORTEC Group, France
Categories: Conference

Panelist in the Workshop/Discussion on Welding
Tuesday, 27 September, 14:30 pm

Loïc Amadu is a welding engineer at the Friedlander Contracting International ORTEC Group. He provides technical support for quotations on oil & gas projects clients and suppliers, studying customer specifications, norms and standards, selecting welding processes and welding and cutting/beveling machines, selecting WPQR, and estimating welding time, and also procures welding consumables. He also provides technical support to the company’s subsidiaries in Africa and handles welding discussions between clients and suppliers.

Loïc Amadu

Friedlander Contracting International ORTEC Group, France
Marc Wilms

Marc Wilms

Position: Shell, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference

Panelist in the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am
Panelist in the Plenary Discussion Session (Questions & Answers)
Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Marc Wilms is a Principal Materials & Corrosion Engineer working at Shell’s Technology Centre in Amsterdam. He supports upstream assets, and new projects, as well as the development and deployment of new technology. His research activities include oil & gas production but focus mainly on New Energy technologies. Marc is the Global Subject Matter Expert for sour service materials and for pipeline materials at Shell. He is a Mechanical Engineer (M.Sc.) and holds a Ph.D. in corrosion. Next to close involvement in the Stainless Steel World Conference, he is an industrial research fellow at the University of Delft, Chairman of the Oil & Gas Section of the European Federation of Corrosion, and has several roles in NACE/AMPP and other industrial networks.

Marc Wilms

Shell, The Netherlands
Markus Kind

Markus Kind

Position: Rolf Kind GmbH, Germany
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on Corrosion – Part 2
Florin Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 11:30 am

Markus Kind is the commercial Managing Director of Rolf Kind GmbH. Markus holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA). Before that he completed a Bachelors degree in Commerce in Cologne, Germany in 2002. He entered the family business in 2005 and took over the lead of the company together with his brother Ralf Kind (Technical MD) in 2014. Markus is responsible for international sales and the development of the company in the global marketplace.

Markus Kind

Rolf Kind GmbH, Germany
Nicole Kinsman

Nicole Kinsman

Position: IMOA, Switzerland
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Co-Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Dr. Nicole Kinsman has been Technical Director of the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), a non-profit trade association based in London, UK, since 2002. Before that she was Market Development Manager for TMR, a stainless steel consulting firm, based in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Dr. Kinsman holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1991) and a PhD in Metallurgy (1994) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland and an MBA (2001) from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. She has specialized in stainless steel technical market development for over 25 years.

Nicole Kinsman

IMOA, Switzerland
Raymond Cordewener

Raymond Cordewener

Position: R. Cordewener Management & Consultancy, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 14:30 pm

Raymond Cordewener graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and has fulfilled many technical and managerial functions in several companies. He is on the Steering Committees of Stainless Steel World and Duplex World. Raymond’s broad metallurgical experience and materials knowledge covers forming, forging, casting, welding and machining. He has given training and workshops/masterclasses in the fields of quality, heat treatments, stainless steels, and duplex. He began his own consultancy company in 2005, in his expert fields of metallurgy, cold and hot forming/forging, and overlay and multi-layer steel welding. He also performed Assessments and improvement projects related to the Oil & Gas industry. He is performing QE and QC projects as well.

Raymond Cordewener

R. Cordewener Management & Consultancy, The Netherlands
Roger Francis

Roger Francis

Position: The Nickel Institute, United Kingdom
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Panelist in the Discussion/Workshop on the contribution of Stainless Steels to Sustainability
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Dr Francis has been a corrosion engineer for over 40 years.  He has wide experience in the fields of marine corrosion, desalination, sour oil and gas corrosion, mineral processing, and the chemical and process industries.  He has published over 100 technical papers in all these areas, particularly on copper alloys and duplex stainless steels.  He has written six books on various aspects of corrosion and has jointly edited three others. The most recent was on corrosion in desalination plants.  The author has served as the NACE (now AMPP) European Area director.  He was made a NACE Fellow in 2005 for his work in marine corrosion.  In 2014 he received the T J Hull Award for his work in publications.  In 2012 he set up his own corrosion consultancy business, RFMaterials, and also works as a consultant to the Nickel Institute.

Roger Francis

The Nickel Institute, United Kingdom
Sandra Le Manchet

Sandra Le Manchet

Position: Industeel, France
Categories: Conference

Panelist in the Discussion/Workshop on Welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 14:30 pm

Sandra Le Manchet joined Industeel, which is part of the ArcelorMittal Group, in 2010. She works both in the R&D and marketing teams. Before this, she worked for ArcelorMittal in its Montataire plant (near Paris) on the corrosion resistance of galvanized steel for the automotive industry.
Ms. Le Manchet is a graduate from the University of Technology of Compiègne (near Paris) and has a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry and Corrosion Science. Her special interests in stainless steels are related to corrosion resistance, mechanical properties of stainless steels and their weldability, including duplex, austenitics and heat-resistant alloys. On the marketing side, she works on the market development for all stainless steels in Industeel’s portfolio, focusing increasingly on energy transition markets.

Sandra Le Manchet

Industeel, France
Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

Position: GRUNDFOS, Denmark
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Panelist in the Plenary Discussion Session
(Questions & Answers),
Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Mr. Sunday Okoro is a materials and corrosion specialist within the materials and mechanics department, at GRUNDFOS – a premium pump manufacturer with headquarters located in Bjerringbro, Denmark.

Sunday Chukwudi Okoro

GRUNDFOS, Denmark
Thomas L. Ladwein

Thomas L. Ladwein

Position: Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff, Germany
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Co-Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Prof. Dr. Thomas L. Ladwein studied chemistry and metallurgy at Münster University, and graduated with Diploma and PhD degrees. Prof. Ladwein worked for 19 years in various positions in R&D, application engineering and technical marketing in the stainless steel division of Thyssen, later Thyssen Krupp Corporation. From 2003 – 2021, he was full time professor for electrochemistry, corrosion and corrosion control at Aalen University, Germany Prof. Ladwein is the owner of consulting firm Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff. He has also been active in NACE International (now AMPP), VDI, DECHEMA, VDEh, GfKorr, and was a member of NACE International Board of Directors 2015-2018. In 2011, Prof. Ladwein was the recipient of the NACE Herbert H. Uhlig Award for Excellence in Corrosion Ed-ucation, and he was a Fellow of NACE International. Prof. Ladwein has served in the steering committees of all Stainless Steel World and Duplex World conferences since 1997.

Thomas L. Ladwein

Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff, Germany
Tim Collins

Tim Collins

Position: Secretary-General worldstainless
Categories: Conference

Plenary Lecturer, Global Stainless Steel Market

Tuesday, 27 September, 10:00 am

Tim was born and grew up in the home of UK stainless steelmaking, Sheffield. Whilst at school he worked part-time for his father making steelworks thermocouples and laboratory furnaces. After leaving school he studied metallurgy at university and joined British Steel Stainless immediately after graduating. A succession of industry mergers saw Tim undertaking senior stainless technical, operations and supply chain roles in the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK before joining the world stainless association in August 2019. During his career Tim also found time to study Goldratt’s teaching on lean flow and operations, gain a post-graduate diploma in operations and inventory management and a master’s degree in business administration. Away from work Tim still supports his boyhood football club, Sheffield Wednesday and enjoys rock music, cycling, fine wines and craft ales.

Tim Collins

Secretary-General worldstainless

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