IMCA has developed a new code of conduct for its members. It sets out in clear, straightforward language the behaviours that IMCA members and our stakeholders should be able to expect of each of us. This represents the final stage of a three-part programme launched this year, also including a code of practice for the secretariat and an anti-bribery and corruption e-learning module for its membership.
Andre Rose joins IMCA as Technical Adviser The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Andre Rose as Technical Adviser – Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV. Andre has spent most of the last 18 years working in the ROV industry. This has included time as a Pilot/Technician, Superintendent, ROV Manager and … Continue reading “IMCA adds Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV specialist to its technical team”
The IMCA DP Station Keeping Bulletin is the 4th this year The Bulletin proves to be invaluable to DP crew The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) has published its latest Dynamic Positioning (DP) Station Keeping Bulletin. Published quarterly, the Bulletin is a reliable channel for providing feedback on DP events to the industry. The Bulletin, … Continue reading “IMCA publishes its latest DP station keeping bulletin”
MMA Offshore and Subsea 7 joint winners of IMCA’s Safety Award TechnipFMC wins IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Award The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced the winners of its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards at its Annual Seminar in The Hague. In a sold-out event of 300 delegates with executives and senior managers from operating companies … Continue reading “IMCA award winners announced at Annual Seminar”
Inspirational speakers captivate an audience of 300 delegates from across the industry The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar was enthusiastically greeted by delegates in a packed theatre at The World Forum in The Hague last week. Nearly 300 managers and executives from across the globe attended the two-day sell-out Seminar with its theme … Continue reading “IMCA holds highly successful Annual Seminar”
Finalists announced for IMCA awards Awards to be presented at IMCA’s Annual Seminar, 28-29 November The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the finalists for its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards. Three companies have been short-listed for each award. Both awards will be presented on Day 1 of IMCA’s Annual Seminar, on 28 November … Continue reading “IMCA announces short-lists for safety and environmental sustainability awards”
Doing Business Without Bribery – a free online ABC training program for its Members IMCA is developing an ethics programme to support its membership comprising three phases: A Code of Practice for the Secretariat which was put in place earlier this year. An Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) eLearning module for its membership. A set of … Continue reading “IMCA launches Ethics and Compliance Programme”
Maritime lawyer joins the IMCA Secretariat The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Margaret Fitzgerald as its Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs. She will represent the Association on all regulatory matters and lead its involvement with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), where IMCA holds non-governmental observer status. Margaret has over 20 years’ experience … Continue reading “IMCA appoints Head of Policy & Regulatory Affairs”
Diver health (medical fitness) and physical fitness issues need to be managed more effectively The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘Guidance on Health, Fitness and Medical Issues in Diving Operations’ (IMCA D 061) has been prepared in response to concerns about how best to address certain problematic diver health, fitness and medical issues … Continue reading “IMCA publishes new guidance on divers’ health, fitness & medical issues”
Updated eCMID question sets include cyber security, Maritime Labour Convention and vessel reactivation IMCA M 167 rewritten as single reference point on inspection process and report use The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has launched an updated suite of question sets in issue 11 of the eCMID and issue 4 of the eMISW vessel inspection … Continue reading “IMCA launches eCMID 11 and eMISW 4 question sets”
Presentations on North American offshore wind; and ADCI and IMCA working together Workshop and panel discussion to help determine IMCA’s North America work programme The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding its North America Regional meeting in Houston on Thursday October 25. This will provide an opportunity for IMCA members and guests to obtain … Continue reading “IMCA to hold topic-rich IMCA North America Regional Meeting in Houston”
Focus on aspects of training Speakers from IMCA, Kongsberg Maritime and Maersk Training The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold its South America Regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday 24 October. This will be an opportunity for IMCA members and their guests to receive an update on the Association’s activities, and … Continue reading “IMCA to focus on training at Regional Meeting in Rio de Janeiro”
Revision of the IMO Diving Instruments covered from concept to delivery Oxygen uptake and medical fitness to dive explored New CPD scheme for Diving Supervisors and Competence Assessment e-Portfolios for diving roles in the spotlight The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar with its theme ‘Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies … Continue reading “Working Together: Speakers announced for Diving Technical day at IMCA’s Annual Seminar in The Hague”
Highly relevant and topical programme looking at remote DP trials, CPD for the offshore sector, and featuring sector energy efficiency initiatives Ideal briefing for all DP vessel operators, DP consultants and classification societies The two-day International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar, with the title ‘Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and … Continue reading “Working Together: Speakers announced for Marine Technical Day at IMCA’s Annual Seminar in The Hague”
Highly successful IMCA Contracts & Insurance Seminar attracts contractors, oil companies, legal and insurance firms Code of Conduct for IMCA members to be launched Q4 2018 IMCA-endorsed ‘Doing Business Without Bribery’ e-learning module lined-up for Q4 2018 launch Two key announcements on ethics and compliance were made at the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Contracts … Continue reading “IMCA announces impending launch of code of conduct for members and ‘doing business without bribery’ e-learning module”
Positive messages feature in nine life-saving rules Common set of industry rules for industry workers globally The International Marine Contractors Association is fully supportive of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ (IOGP) updated and simplified Life-Saving Rules. There are nine Life-Saving Rules: Bypassing Safety Controls Confined Space Driving Energy Isolation Hot Work Line … Continue reading “IMCA supports IOGP updated life-saving rules”
Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together Speakers and delegates from oil companies, contractors and the legal and insurance sectors to attend IMCA Seminar Exploring new ways for oil companies and contractors to work together on sharing risks and liabilities The programme for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Contracts & Insurance Seminar, with … Continue reading “IMCA Contracts & Insurance Seminar attracts impressive list of speakers and delegates”
IMCA members can showcase their ideas and innovations to 300 industry leaders Submissions required by 30 September IMCA’s Annual Seminar – Working Together: Getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working – 28-29 November, The Hague, The Netherlands The Quickfire ‘Totally Technology’ session has been a regular feature at the … Continue reading “IMCA members invited to take part in Quickfire ‘totally technology’ session at annual seminar”
Helping freelance and agency professionals to demonstrate their experience and competence Freely available to all freelance personal and agency professionals Competence portfolios are increasingly important to potential employers. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has developed an electronic document that enables freelance or agency professionals to demonstrate their experience and competence. The IMCA freelance e-portfolio, … Continue reading “IMCA’s freelance personnel competence portfolio goes live”
In this edition of Making Waves, we feature the Hywind project in Scotland and the potential for floating wind farms. We also put eCMID in the spotlight with an interview with Stephen Birt of TechnipFMC – Chairman of IMCA’s Marine eCMID Committee. Other highlights in issue 87 include: Hyperbaric passive sampling IMO’s decision to review … Continue reading “Making Waves 87 – August 2018”
Experts from oil companies, contractors and the legal and insurance sectors to share their thoughts and opinions on Working Together The share of risks and liabilities requires new ways of oil companies and contractors working together in sensible and pragmatic ways The full programme for ‘Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together’, the International … Continue reading “IMCA announces programme for its Contracts & Insurance Seminar Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together”
IMCA has temporarily suspended diving supervisor certification exams in Mumbai due to concerns over the probity of certain examinations undertaken in the Mumbai area. An investigation is underway, and a number of air diving supervisor certificates have been suspended. If any diving contractor member has any doubts on the currency of any diving supervisor certificate … Continue reading “Diving supervisor certification exams”
Toolbox talks prompt guidelines planned for marine operations Guidance on use of immersion suits when transferring from vessels at sea The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is responding to the growth of involvement by its members in the marine renewable energy sector. IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Marine, Captain Andy Goldsmith said: “IMCA’s Marine Renewable Energy … Continue reading “IMCA responds to growth of the marine renewable energy sector”
Focused information note produced for professionals charged with reactivation Reactivated DP vessels can enter service in better condition than pre-layup Following a period of improving industry metrics during 2017, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has recognised that member companies could now consider reactivating their owned and managed DP vessels following a period of layup, … Continue reading “IMCA issues reactivation of DP vessels after layup information note”
IMCA has circulated draft revised versions of the eCMID (IMCA M 149 Issue 11) and eMISW (IMCA M 189 Issue 4) inspection templates. These provide advance notice of changes, as well as providing an opportunity for users to comment on the question sets prior to publication, planned for early September. The eCMID update includes: new … Continue reading “IMCA consulting on forthcoming updates to the eCMID and eMISW templates”
Working together: getting back to business – oil companies and contractors finding new ways of working New strategic themes for IMCA under the spotlight – environmental sustainability, digitalisation, and standardisation Two awards open for entries The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar, to be held in The Hague on 28 and 29 November, with … Continue reading “Programme for IMCA Annual Seminar launched”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the appointment of Alan Melia as Technical Adviser – Diving. As a member of IMCA’s highly experienced Diving Division team, he will advise on all aspects of how diving operations can be carried out safely and efficiently. Alan has nearly 40 years’ experience in the diving industry. … Continue reading “IMCA adds to its experienced diving technical team”
‘Seminar theme ‘Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together Three pillars of discussion – ethics and compliance; maintaining a FAIR risk allocation; and panel discussion on current issues With its theme ‘Back to the Negotiating Table – Working Together’ the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Contracts and Insurance Seminar will be held on 20 … Continue reading “IMCA staging September Contracts & Insurance Seminar”
An IMCA workgroup, initially formed of members of its Offshore Survey Division Management Committee, has developed an easy, cost-effective and measurable way to assess and verify the competence of freelance personnel agency workers and sub-contractors. The work has been developed in cooperation with IMCA’s Competence & Training Core Committee and is intended to be applicable … Continue reading “IMCA develops freelance competence e-portfolios”
Offshore Wind Sectoral Plan – presentation by Marine Scotland Presentations on Hywind Scotland Offshore wind, including Hywind Scotland, is to be the focus of attention at International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) forthcoming Europe & Africa Regional meeting being held on Wednesday 27 June, in Aberdeen. IMCA has lined-up industry experts from Marine Scotland, Aberdeen Offshore … Continue reading “Offshore wind in focus at IMCA meeting in Aberdeen”
IMCA lines up Senior Executives from Shell, BP, Equinor, and Neptune Energy for its Annual Seminar Bain & Co Head of the global oilfield practice to speak on changes moving the industry Technical sessions on Marine and Diving addressing industry challenges The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold its Annual Seminar with the theme … Continue reading “IMCA Annual Seminar – ‘Working Together’ – with technical sessions on marine and diving”
Keeping pace with the industry’s digitalisation and discussing future possibilities Three key organisations staging joint seminar The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has teamed up with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland for an annual joint seminar. The seminar’s theme this year is ‘Adapting to the Digital Future’ for … Continue reading “Adapting to the digital future for the subsea industry”
IMCA’s Technical Adviser and Workgroup Chairman to speak at 8th DP Asia Conference & Exhibition The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, and Captain Mike Meade of M3 Marine and Chairman of the IMCA Reactivation of DP Vessels Workgroup, will be speaking on important aspects of dynamic positioning (DP) … Continue reading “IMCA to provide insight into important aspects of DP”
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The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced that Bruce Gresham has been appointed as director for client engagement in the USA, in a part-time consulting role. He will be supporting the Association in developing and expanding its engagement with oil companies and the broader industry in the United States. Mr Gresham has over 30 … Continue reading “IMCA announces strategic appointment in the USA”
Updated to include information on traffic management in shipyards Revised document addresses occupational health and worker fitness/health in shipyards The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has updated its ‘Guidance on Safety in Shipyards’ IMCA HSSE 032, IMCA M 221. The document provides guidance to vessel owners and operators when preparing contracts and procedures for vessel … Continue reading “IMCA updates ‘Guidance on Safety in Shipyards’”
IMCA’s Technical Manager, Mark Ford, and the Chairman of eCMID Committee, Stephen Birt, gave a presentation on ‘IMCA eCMID – An Independent ISM Health Check for your Ship’, to the International Marine Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee on 21 May. The presentation covered the importance of eCMID to provide a regular health check on a vessel’s Safety … Continue reading “Presenting eCMID to the IMO”
Iain Grainger of McDermott becomes IMCA’s new President and Chairman of the Board In accordance with its constitution, International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announces that Iain Grainger is its new President and Chairman of the Board. Iain, Vice President Commercial at McDermott, takes over from Harke Jan Meek. Furthermore, that Pieter Heerema from Allseas becomes … Continue reading “IMCA announces new President”
In our latest edition of Making Waves, we feature the work of Fugro to map the ocean floor to support the Seabed 2030 project. Other feature articles include an interview with McDermott International’s Kyle Pemberton, giving us his insight to some issues being discussed at the IMO; and Darren Brunton of KBA Training writes on … Continue reading “Making Waves 86 – April 2018”
IMCA to put eCMID eDatabase and reactivation of DP vessels in the seminar spotlight 30% increase in eCMID and eMISW reports Two members of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Secretariat will be making contributions to the forthcoming eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs) Seminar to be held on 22 May in London. IMCA’s Technical … Continue reading “IMCA Advisers to update Vessel Inspectors on eCMID and Dynamic Positioning Vessels at spring Seminar”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced details of its annual ‘Lifting & Rigging Seminar – return to offshore cranes’.
IMCA has issued revised ‘Guidelines for Lifting Operations’ after an extensive review of all sections of the document, and added appendices on subsea lifts, diving operations, lifting personnel, lifting at extreme heights and dismantlement of offshore structures.
Steve Sheppard joins IMCA Governing Board The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Stephen Sheppard to its Governing Board. Mr Sheppard is the Diving Manager at Helix Well Ops (U.K.) Ltd, which has been a strong supporter of IMCA over many years. He has extensive industry experience in diving … Continue reading “IMCA appoints Helix Well Ops executive to its Board”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) have agreed to establish a joint committee to review, share and progress developments of the Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) system. The aim will be to improve the efficiency of the vessel assurance process by pooling the knowledge and expertise of … Continue reading “IMCA and OCIMF to work together to improve OVID”
CEO provides insight into resilience in the workplace Over 4,000 downloads since scheme was launched in late January Allen Leatt, Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), will be speaking at the Marine, Construction & Engineering (MCE) Deepwater Development Technical Conference (Milan, 9-11 April) on IMCA’s latest safety initiative on “Resilience in the … Continue reading “IMCA puts personal resilience on the agenda at MCEDD”
Dear colleagues, We are making improvements to the eCMID vessel inspection database in response to the marked increase in use of the offshore vessels’ inspection scheme. Over 2,300 vessels from more than 1,000 owners and operators are now listed on the eCMID database, and this is consulted by more than 3,800 users each year. The … Continue reading “New funding arrangements for IMCA eCMID system”
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has seen a marked increase in the use of its eCMID inspection scheme for offshore vessels that benefit from an independent International Safety Management health check. To manage the increase in use and enable enhancements to the eCMID website and software, IMCA is to introduce a nominal charge for each eCMID report uploaded by an AVI from 18 June 2018.
IMCA has updated the US Gulf of Mexico vessel data associated with its authoritative study ‘Marine Construction Vessel Impacts of Proposed Modifications and Revocations of Jones Act Letters Related to Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Activities” submitted to the US Customs and Border Protection agency in early April of last year. This supplement is part … Continue reading “IMCA Jones Act update”
Over 2,000 downloads in first four weeks Developed by leading members of IMCA for use by the offshore oil & gas industry The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Resilience Awareness Programme, launched online in late January, is demonstrating highly encouraging downloading statistics. The first four weeks have seen well over 2,000 downloads from the IMCA … Continue reading “Encouraging uptake for IMCA’s personal resilience videos”
Mark Ford, IMCA Technical Manager, has been unanimously endorsed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to become a member of the IACS Advisory Committee (AVC).
IMCA member companies work together on the programme Resilience help us make better-quality decisions in stressful situations Leading members of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have come together to develop the IMCA Resilience Awareness Programme tailored specifically for the men and women working in the marine contracting industry. They did this in the knowledge … Continue reading “Marine contracting industry launches personal resilience awareness programme”
The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Capt Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, will be speaking on crucial aspects of Dynamic Positioning (DP) at the European DP Conference in London on 6 February. IMCA has been at the forefront of DP since it was first introduced to the offshore industry. Guidance and station keeping event reports provided by IMCA members are used throughout the industry.
In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have a feature article on building resilience, with a new IMCA programme setting out a personal resilience awareness programme tailored for the marine contracting industry. Other highlights of issue 85 include: New appointments to the IMCA team focus on member and client engagement Reports from recent … Continue reading “Making Waves 85 – January 2018”