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Inaugural Digitalisation Seminar on IMCA’s Calendar of Events

Published on 30 August 2019

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be holding its inaugural Digitalisation Seminar in London on 15 October at Prince Philip House, Carlton House Terrace, with the theme ‘The Future Offshore Digital Environment’.

Digitalisation is one of two key strategic themes for IMCA and has seen the formation of a Digitalisation Committee comprise of representatives from DOF, Fugro, Heerema Marine Contractors, McDermott, Saipem and TechnipFMC tasked with researching and investigating disruptive technologies and assessing their future impact on our industry.

Free for members and invited guests the seminar will demystify many of the terms in use and combine views from operators, contractors and suppliers on what they anticipate the future offshore industry may look like as they incorporate new disruptive technologies.

Looking forward to a stimulating day designed to raise awareness amongst members of the opportunities afforded by digitalisation, Andre Rose, Technical Adviser – IMCA explains:

The day-long seminar will also explore how member companies can start to gearing up and embracing the opportunities and challenges associated with these new technologies and operational changes. Importantly, with input from operators including Equinor, Shell and BP, it will reflect operators’ expectations of contractors, and the supply chain, in their future digital environment.

“Contractor members including i-tech7, and TechnipFMC will talk about the impact the digital transformation is having in their organisations; companies such as Eelume, WFS and Siemens will share the impact digitalisation is having in their businesses; and DNV GL will provide insight on how they see the future of the industry.

“As at all IMCA events there will be ample networking opportunities at coffee and lunch breaks and at the drinks reception that brings the day to a close.”

An outline programme for the Digitalisation Seminar is available online at with further details to be confirmed shortly.. Those eager to attend should email [email protected] as soon as possible.