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Making Waves – June/July 2021

CEO Update – June/July 2021 Welcome to the June/July edition of Making Waves. It is great to see that our Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability is receiving a good deal of attention from our members and the offshore industry in both the oil & gas and wind energy markets. It is an exemplar of IMCA’s operational model, with the development of best practices by our members for our members. Our work in the wind energy sector is proceeding well, with good relations with industry associations in Europe and the USA. Captain Andy Goldsmith is leading our renewable energy strategy

Making Waves – May 2021

CEO Update – June/July 2021 Welcome to the June/July edition of Making Waves. It is great to see that our Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability is receiving a good deal of attention from our members and the offshore industry in both the oil & gas and wind energy markets. It is an exemplar of IMCA’s operational model, with the development of best practices by our members for our members. Our work in the wind energy sector is proceeding well, with good relations with industry associations in Europe and the USA. Captain Andy Goldsmith is leading our renewable energy strategy

Making Waves – March 2021

CEO Update – June/July 2021 Welcome to the June/July edition of Making Waves. It is great to see that our Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability is receiving a good deal of attention from our members and the offshore industry in both the oil & gas and wind energy markets. It is an exemplar of IMCA’s operational model, with the development of best practices by our members for our members. Our work in the wind energy sector is proceeding well, with good relations with industry associations in Europe and the USA. Captain Andy Goldsmith is leading our renewable energy strategy

Making Waves – January 2021

CEO Update – January 2021 Welcome to the first edition of Making Waves for 2021 – I wish you all a very happy New Year and hope you have kicked off January with renewed drive and hope for better prospects. 2021 is going to be an important year for IMCA on a few fronts: our business strategy, data collection, and some of our key committees. Read more Visit IMCA’s COVID-19 Resource Area Keep up to date with the latest from IMCA and other key sources including industry bodies, the International Maritime Organization and other associations. This area is split into

Making Waves – December 2020

CEO Update – December 2020 Welcome to the December edition of Making Waves, rounding off what has been tumultuous year for us all. Despite this, I am pleased to report plenty of successes and progress in 2020: We maintained full business continuity during all COVID lockdowns, and in fact the Secretariat has been working fully remotely since 13 March. The IT systems have worked very well and there has been no interruption in service to our Members. Our committee work has continued as planned, the document reviews and developments as planned, and our seminars and regional events have all taken

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 ResponsibilityCompetence e-PortfolioeCMID 2018DP Practitioner Accreditation SchemeDiving Supervisor Annual Update ProgrammeEthics and Compliance

Making Waves 87 – August 2018

Making Waves 87 (PDF) 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 samplingIMO’s decision to review its Code of safety for diving systemsIMO’s regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous shippingIMCA events – Annual Seminar, Contracts & Insurance Seminar, and Lifting & Rigging SeminarUpdates on dynamic positioning, reactivation of DP vessels and demonstrating competence.

Making Waves 86 – April 2018

Making Waves 86 (PDF) 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 BoardLife Time Achievement Award for IMCA’s Chris RodricksReports on regional meetingsFreelancers demonstrating their competenciesUpdates on DP, eCMID and divingThe future of remote intervention.

Making Waves 85 – January 2018

Making Waves 85 (PDF) 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 engagementReports from recent events hubs in Singapore and LondonSustainability – new IMCA initiatives and awards success for a cross-industry projectUpdates on diver training and international certificate recognitionReactivation – an opportunity to make DP saferDecommissioning data sharing

Making Waves 84 – September 2017

Making Waves 84 (PDF) 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 AmsterdamEnvironmental issues and ‘green leadership’Changes to the eCMID system from 1 January 2018New safety videosSuccessful work with developers of a new standard on gas cylinder examination and testingAll the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.

Making Waves 83 – June 2017

Making Waves 83 (PDF) 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 ContractorsNew initiatives announced following a strategic reviewSafety statistics published and safety flash changes comingRegulatory briefing from IMO, ILO, the US (Jones Act) and BrusselsAll the usual updates on documentation, events and membership.

Making Waves #82 – Quarter 1, 2017

Making Waves 82 (PDF) 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 electionsThis new website and changes to document access and classificationLaunch of the new series of safety