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Making Waves – October 2020

Keep up to date with the latest information from IMCA – read our October 2020 issue. In this issue, we cover: IMCA adopts environmental sustainability roadmapDiving Supervisor CPD requirements for 2021eCMID Inspection App changesCOVID-19 updates and IMO reportLatest publications and event reports

Making Waves 88 – January 2019

In our latest edition of Making Waves, we feature the IMCA Annual Seminar held in November 2018. This covers the opening day and the focus on strategies being developed to cope with the downturn, and new ways of oil companies and contractors working together. It also includes the two Technical Sessions, on Marine and Diving, held on the second day, and the discussions on matters such as professional development, energy efficiency initiatives, diving instruments and health, fitness and medical issues. Other highlights in issue 88 include: Corporate Social Responsibility Competence e-Portfolio eCMID 2018 DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme Diving Supervisor Annual

Making Waves 87 – August 2018

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 its Code of safety for diving systems IMO’s regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous shipping IMCA events – Annual Seminar, Contracts & Insurance Seminar, and Lifting & Rigging Seminar Updates on dynamic positioning, reactivation of DP vessels and demonstrating competence.

Making Waves 86 – April 2018

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 delivering effective training. Other highlights of issue 86 include: Steve Sheppard joins IMCA’s Board Life Time Achievement Award for IMCA’s Chris Rodricks Reports on regional meetings Freelancers demonstrating their competencies Updates on DP, eCMID and diving The future of remote intervention.

Making Waves 85 – January 2018

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 events hubs in Singapore and London Sustainability – new IMCA initiatives and awards success for a cross-industry project Updates on diver training and international certificate recognition Reactivation – an opportunity to make DP safer Decommissioning data sharing

Making Waves 84 – September 2017

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have a feature article on the decommissioning of the Brent Delta platform, including a world record lift as the topsides were brought ashore by the Pioneering Spirit and an interview with Allseas project manager, Evert van Herel. Other highlights of issue 84 include: Reports from successful hub events in Amsterdam Environmental issues and ‘green leadership’ Changes to the eCMID system from 1 January 2018 New safety videos Successful work with developers of a new standard on gas cylinder examination and testing All the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.

Making Waves 83 – June 2017

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we have an interview with Kitack Lim – Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as IMCA steps up its representation of the marine contracting sector at IMO and with regulators around the world. Other highlights of issue 83 include: Meet the new IMCA President – Harke Jan Meek of Heerema Marine Contractors New initiatives announced following a strategic review Safety statistics published and safety flash changes coming Regulatory briefing from IMO, ILO, the US (Jones Act) and Brussels All the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.

Making Waves #82 – Quarter 1, 2017

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, we go behind the scenes of the first US offshore wind project, with the President of Deepwater Wind and former IMCA SEL Committee Chairman, Chris van Beek. In a wide ranging interview, he gives us a look at some of the operational, logistical, regulatory and contractual challenges that were overcome to deliver the project. Other highlights of issue 82 include: Progress on the transition to the new governance arrangements in 2017, particularly committee member tools and elections This new website and changes to document access and classification Launch of the new series of safety video shorts

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Details of the advertising opportunities available in 2017 in Making Waves, our quarterly magazine are now available inthe Making Waves 2017 Media Pack. Exclusive to IMCA Supplier (S/S*) members, advertising in Making Waves is a great value way to reach our targeted global readership of marine contracting industry professionals. Download the media pack from our Making Waves information page.

Making Waves #81 – December 2016

This edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, features a review of IMCA’s recent diving seminar, which took place in Aberdeen. The event focused on updates to IMCA’s DESIGN documents and the industry’s latest operational and technological approaches. Thanks to the considerable expertise in the room we made progress with an enormous range of topics over the course of the two days. Other highlights of issue 81 include: EGM supports IMCA governance update Security seminar urges members’ preparation IMCA’s Bryan McGlinchy talks under the ‘Spotlight’ on ‘the D 014 way’

Making Waves #80 – September 2016

This edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, features an in-depth look at how safety remains a top priority for IMCA and its members, even in difficult market conditions. We look at safety initiatives IMCA is currently working on for its members and recap some of the resources available to them. We hear from experts on IMCA’s SEL committee about why safety is so important to them, and how you can be involved in IMCA safety initiatives too. Other highlights of issue 80 include: A review of IMCA’s latest Rope Forum event which tackled rope discard criteria A preview of the

Making Waves #79 – June 2016

New this issue! As you can see, for this issue, to improve the online reader’s experience, we’ve made Making Waves available to members as a ‘flip book’. We’d like to hear your thoughts on the new format. The newsletter is still available to open in your usual pdf viewer, to download or to print. What’s in issue 79? In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, our focus article reviews our recent Contracts & Insurance Seminar, which took place in London. The key theme of the seminar was the deterioration in contracting terms in the post-Macondo and post-$100 barrel oil

Making Waves #78 – March 2016

In this edition of IMCA’s newsletter, Making Waves, our focus article tackles the hot topics of energy efficiency and environmental issues. Against the backdrop of COP21 and the ever-increasing need to operate in an environmentally friendly manner, we look at the latest emissions regulations and explore some of the new fuel, hull shape and technological solutions which could help our members achieve more efficient operations. Highlights of issue 78 Other highlights of issue 78 of Making Waves include: IMCA’s forthcoming ROV workshop at Oceanology International 2016 The need for balance between skills and technology in offshore diving The progress we