Briefing iconOil/chemical mapping and spill risk assessment in Saipem’s fleet

What was done Saipem has performed spill risk assessments for all its construction vessels.  Through a rigorous and consistent method, the assessments assign a risk level for all equipment on-board in order to evaluate the risk and to provide an order of priority for the implementation of mitigation measures. There were three steps to the … Continue reading “Oil/chemical mapping and spill risk assessment in Saipem’s fleet”

Briefing iconSustainable supply chain: Food waste reduction

Reducing supply chain footprint, disposal of waste to sea and disposal of waste to shore are important contributing factors in optimising responsible fleet operations.  In 2017, Fugro teamed up with International Food Services to achieve further optimisation of these activities across its fleet.  By educating galley staff in the creation of modern, healthy and higher … Continue reading “Sustainable supply chain: Food waste reduction”

Briefing iconSleipnir: the most sustainable heavy lift vessel – Heerema Marine Contractors

Heerema Marine Contractors is one of the leaders in the offshore construction industry, embracing LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as a marine fuel.  The most recent addition to Heerema’s fleet – the Sleipnir – has numerous features that reduce its impact on the environment and increase sustainability, including the use of LNG as fuel. Sleipnir is … Continue reading “Sleipnir: the most sustainable heavy lift vessel – Heerema Marine Contractors”

Briefing iconPlastics: a briefing on biodegradability

Plastic is the broad name given to different long-chain polymers with high molecular weight.  Some of the most commonly used are PE (polyethylene), PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate), polypropylene and polystyrene.  The increasing accumulation of waste plastic, particularly in the marine environment, has become a global environmental threat.  It has been estimated that … Continue reading “Plastics: a briefing on biodegradability”

Briefing iconPlastic Pollution Inspections

This IMCA Environmental Sustainability Bulletin brings you information on an initiative developed at TechnipFMC, whereby plastic pollution inspections were developed within the TechnipFMC fleet.  It should be stressed that this was a crew-generated initiative rather than something mandated by top management. The Continued Effort in Plastic Pollution Prevention Everyone is aware of the impact plastic … Continue reading “Plastic Pollution Inspections”

Briefing iconSaipem eco-operations program

This is the fourth IMCA Environmental Sustainability bulletin, and, like the others, it is drawn from one of the nominations for the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Awards made at the IMCA Annual Seminar in Den Haag, Netherlands, in November 2018.  It covers how Saipem has made energy efficiency a priority objective, committing itself to curtailing … Continue reading “Saipem eco-operations program”

Briefing iconLower emissions and a stronger bottom line through data analytics

This is the third IMCA Environmental Sustainability bulletin, and like the first two, it is drawn from one of the nominations for the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Awards made at the IMCA Annual Seminar in Den Haag, Netherlands, in November 2018.  It covers active pursuit of improvements to efficiency, through energy management.  This initiative of … Continue reading “Lower emissions and a stronger bottom line through data analytics”

Briefing iconBiofuels

This is the second IMCA Environmental Sustainability bulletin, and like the first, it is drawn from the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Awards made at the IMCA Annual Seminar in The Hague, Netherlands, in November 2018.  It relates to an initiative from IMCA contractor member Boskalis, involving the successful deployment of vessels powered by biofuels. Reducing … Continue reading “Biofuels”

Briefing iconElimination of employee generated single use plastic

TechnipFMC Marine Operations Services (TMOS) won the inaugural IMCA Environmental Sustainability Award with their plan to eliminate employee generated single use plastics from their facilities and vessels by end of year 2018.  This objective was fully in line with their commitment to minimise environmental impact through reduction of company carbon footprint.