This seminar, split over two days on 19 and 20 November 2019, provided an opportunity for IMCA members to participate in an industry forum considering sustainability from an environmental, health and safety perspective.
There were presentations covering aspects of environmental sustainability and current workplace safety and health issues.
The forum provided a view of the current industry trends, showcase recent initiatives and examine how we can all have a positive impact whatever our role or organisation.
At the end of day 1 the 2020 IMCA Awards were presented by Andy Seymour, Fugro and IMCA Board Member. The winner of the Environmental Sustainability Award was Subsea 7 & Eidesvik (Arjen Leendertse, HSE Manager – Norway, Subsea 7 collected this award) for their work with the Hybrid Vessel Seven Viking. The safety award was won by Heerema for its Tug Barge Access Gangway (T-BAG). (Vincent Doedee, Sustainability Advisor collected this award (second picture below).
Attendees had the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions and workshops and therefore help formulate the programme going forward for IMCA’s Sustainability Committee. It was indeed an ideal opportunity for networking with like minded peers.
Please see below the links to the speakers’ presentations:
- Ridding the oceans of plastic – Lonneke Holierhoek, The Ocean Cleanup
- Challenges and opportunities in plastic elimination – David Hill, TechnipFMC
- The circular economy and re-use of equipment – Slimane Bouabbane, Dockstr
- Future energy mixture on offshore vessels – a look into the bigger picture – Anders Valland, Sintef
- A focus on fuel efficiency on offshore vessels – Helge Såtendal, Equinor
- Crew travel risks in existing/emerging high-risk areas – Cormac McGarry, Control Risks
- The IOGP Life-Saving Rules – Melissa Mark, BP
- Ensuring clean and safe ship recycling – Ingvild Jenssen, NGO Shipbreaking Platform
- Safety management of third party personnel on board – Natalia Lykova, Maersk Supply Service
- Workplace stress and fitness to work in the offshore environment – Liz Baugh, Red Square Medical and Karen Passman, Impact Crew