Two highly topical presentations at IMCA Europe & Africa region meeting

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International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) members and guests attending the association’s Europe & Africa Region meeting at the Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on Tuesday 13 June will hear two highly topical presentations. The first by Evert van Herel, Project Manager of Allseas will focus on ‘Brent Delta removal, the end of an era’; the second by Alan MacLeay from Seaway Heavy Lifting will provide an update on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm project.

Early May saw Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit lift the 24,000 tonne Brent Delta platform topsides from its legs and transport it from 115 miles north east of Shetland to Teesside for scrapping – thus setting a world lifting record with the removal of the platform.

Alan Macleay
Alan Macleay

Seaway Heavy Lifting and Subsea 7 were awarded an EPCI contract by Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) in 2016 and construction of the 588MW windfarm in the Moray Firth off the north east coast of Scotland is now under way. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the turbine foundations and array cables, and the transport and installation of transmission modules for the Beatrice offshore wind farm.

The meeting, chaired by Pascal Grosjean of TechnipFMC and Chairman of IMCA’s Europe & Africa Region, runs from 13:30 until 17:00 and includes a corporate update, and core activity and technical reports to be presented by Allen Leatt, IMCA’s CEO. Those planning to attend should contact Claudine Bleza at events@imca-int.com; Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5523.