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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

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Making Waves #81 – December 2016

Making Waves 81 (PDF) 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 updateSecurity seminar urges members’ preparationIMCA’s Bryan McGlinchy talks under the ‘Spotlight’ on ‘the D 014 way’

Making Waves #80 – September 2016

Making Waves 80 (PDF) 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 criteriaA

Making Waves #79 – June 2016

Making Waves 79 (PDF) 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

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 2016The need for balance between skills and technology in offshore divingThe progress we are making

Making Waves #77 – December 2015

Making Waves 77 (PDF) Highlights from issue 77 of Making Waves include: IMCA goes back to basics at its Annual SeminarMeet the Association’s new leaders: Allen Leatt, Chief Executive, and Richard Benzie, Technical DirectorDecommissioning opportunities open upInsight from an IMCA member, who switched from offshore oil and gas to insurance underwritingA report on the hot topics at NUI’s 2015 diving seminar

Making Waves #76 – September 2015

Making Waves 76 (PDF) Highlights from issue 76 of Making Waves include: IMCA celebrates two decades: and looks to what’s on the horizon nextA farewell to Jane BuglerAn introduction to, and special editorial from, the new IMCA president: Bruno FaureA feature on the downturn in the OSV marketUpdates on key IMCA projects: DP, CMID and AVIs

Making Waves #75 – June 2015

Making Waves 75 (PDF) Highlights from issue 75 of Making Waves include: Risky business: we tackle the issue of bribery in our industry, with some top tips from our membersA focus on European Shipping Week and special report on the latest range of legislative updatesThe accredited vessel inspector scheme goes liveIndia is the first to benefit from IMCA’s new global social eventsThe cycle of IMCA guidance: how you can get involved in the process of producing our publications

Making Waves #74 – March 2015

Making Waves 74 (PDF) Highlights from issue 74 of Making Waves include: Cyber Security: we reveal facts, look at the current state of play and consider the security practices needed by our industryCMID V9 and a vessel inspector accreditation scheme gets nearerIMCA on the Indonesian mapNew riser boundaries offshore Brazil

Making Waves #73 – December 2014

Making Waves 73 (PDF) Highlights from issue 73 of Making Waves Include: Dynamic Positioning: an in depth interview with retiring IMCA specialist Ian Giddings, on developments, where DP is heading next and what IMCA’s role is.US offshore wind – ready to goIMCA Annual Seminar 2014 highlights and insightsIMCA D 016 revision ‘in the bag’

Making Waves #72 – September 2014

Making Waves 72 (PDF) Highlights from issue 72 of Making Waves Include: A focus on competence in the industry. What is it? And why is there an increasing need to demonstrate its value?Why confined spaces can be deadlyIMCA sinks its teeth into bribery and corruptionLots more information and insight from the people who matter on the topics that matter

Making Waves #71 – June 2014

Making Waves 71 (PDF) Highlights from issue 71 of Making Waves Include: A focus on the ROV personnel shortages – and how our initiatives are making a differenceWorking at height: a killer that we need to get under controlTips on avoiding a social media disasterLots more information and insight from the people who matter on the topics that matter You will see in this issue that Making Waves has taken a step forward to enhance an already popular read. There are more pages, a new design and a new approach to the editorial to ensure that the magazine is more

Making Waves #70 – March 2014

Making Waves 70 (PDF) Highlights from issue 70 of Making Waves Include: IMCA’s Vision & Strategy and the targets set for this yearOur Competence and Training action plan for 2014Updates to key IMCA publicationsImportant diving safety alertsSpotlight On Ashutosh Chaudhary of Marine Engineering Diving Services