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Consultation on IMCA’s Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Please note that this consultation period is now closed – thank you for your support. Environmental sustainability and the energy transition are fundamental to long-term value creation for the offshore marine contracting industry. In recognition of this, and to help improve environmental performance, a dedicated workgroup was formed under the auspices of the Environmental Sustainability Committee, with oversight of the IMCA Board, to develop a Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. For the past four months, the workgroup consisting of international contractors, global contractors and contractors have held 6 workgroup, 20 subgroup meetings and multiple bilateral meetings and worked together

IMCA’s Asia Pacific and Middle East & India Regional Committees present a webinar focusing on Market, Technical and Regional Updates

Registration is open for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) joint Asia Pacific and Middle East & India Webinar taking place on 17 March (start time 08:00 GMT). The event, hosted by both IMCA’s Asia Pacific and IMCA’s Middle East & India Regional Committees, focuses on current and topical issues and provides an opportunity for IMCA members to hear the latest on the work of IMCA alongside guest speakers. IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Contact This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. As Nick Hough, Technical Adviser

IMCA in the Asia-Pacific Region

IMCA is pleased to announce that Darren Brunton will be assisting the Association’s member and client engagement programme in Asia-Pacific from January 2020. This builds upon the success of a network of highly experienced oilfield executives assisting IMCA on a part-time basis by engaging with oil companies, wind energy companies, and member companies in North America, Europe & Africa, and the Middle East and India regions. Darren knows IMCA extremely well by virtue of his close contact with various committees of the Association. In particular, his contribution over the years to the Diving Division Management Committee. Allen Leatt, IMCA CEO,

IMCA Focuses on DP at Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has a major role to play at the Asian Offshore Support Journal Conference (Singapore, 17-18 September) as they stage a full afternoon of presentations and a workshop on ‘Dealing with DP Assurance Issues’ at this key event aimed at contractors, charterers, shipowners/operators/managers, shipbuilders, financiers and equipment suppliers. The session being held on the afternoon of 18 September will start with an update on IMCA’s DP station-keeping reporting scheme by Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine at IMCA. Joey Fisher, IMCA Marine DP Committee member from M3 Marine will then speak about the IMCA

IMCA Set to Provide Assurance for DP Operations at 9th DP Asia Conference

Providing assurance for DP operations lies at the heart of the presentation being given by Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) at the 9th Dynamic Positioning Asia 2019 conference and exhibition in Singapore 2-4 July.  Speaking in a session devoted to ‘Competency of DP Personnel and Practitioners’ on 3 July he will talk about three key IMCA initiatives – the recently launched DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme; assurance of process by means of IMCA’s ‘Guidance for Developing and Conducting DP Annual Trials Programmes‘ (IMCA M 190), looking particularly at revisions relevant to remote and

IMCA Asia-Pacific regional meeting taking place in Kuala Lumpur

The next International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Asia-Pacific regional meeting for members and invited guests will take place on Tuesday 29 August from 09:00 in Kuala Lumpur at the Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The meeting will be attended by IMCA’s Chief Executive, Allen Leatt, and will include technical presentations including Jaap Zwicker of Heerema Marine Contractors talking about ‘Today’s World: Dealing with $50 oil’; Subsea 7’s Martin Smart looking at ‘Safety on mega projects: Examples from Gorgon’; and Edgare Kerkwijk of the Asia Wind Energy Association covering ‘Outlook for Asia Pac wind industry’. The meeting provides delegates with a

IMCA's Asia-Pacific Section meeting to be held in Bangkok

A number of topical presentations will feature at the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Section meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), being held at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand on Wednesday 17 August. Hosted by Denis Welch, IMCA Regional Director Asia-Pacific, the meeting will feature four guest presentations: ‘Getting paid: Dealing with insolvency and payment risks” by Chanaka Kumarasinghe from Holman Fenwick Willan; Mike Meade of M3 Marine talking about IMCA’s M117 and DP focus workgroup; Richard Bowcutt of Rolls Royce looking at ‘Development of LNG as a fuel’; Jake Fichter of Mermaid Subsea Services talking on ‘Lean sigma

IMCA to hold Hong Kong-based marine contractors briefing meeting

With three highly relevant presentations; a general update on activities of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA); and a detailed briefing on the activities of all six of the global association’s divisional activities, the up-coming Asia-Pacific Section meeting in Hong Kong on 6 April provides a one-stop briefing for members and non-members alike. “IMCA is the global authority in the marine contracting industry, and Denis Welch our Regional Director Asia-Pacific and I are looking forward to bringing members in the Asia-Pacific Section, their guests and others interested in our work up-to-date on our activities,” explains Chief Executive, Allen Leatt. “IMCA

IMCA's Asia-Pacific Section meeting scheduled for Kuala Lumpur

Following an early morning closed meeting of the Asia-Pacific Section for voting members of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday 19 November, at 10:00 the meeting, being held at the Novotel Kuala Lumpur, will be thrown open to all members and guests. Following a world-wide update on the work of IMCA’s two core and four technical divisions – Competence & Training; Safety, Environmental & Legislation; Diving; Marine; Offshore Survey; and Remote Systems & ROV – being given by relevant committee members; and an international regulatory update, there will be presentations on ‘The search for Malaysian

Successful IMCA Introduction for Singapore’s Denis Welch

Denis Welch was appointed the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in Autumn 2014 to ensure that the association has an increasingly active presence in this key offshore oil and gas areas of the world, an area where nearly 25% of IMCA member companies are based. He looks back over the period since his appointment was publicly announced at IMCA’s Annual Seminar in London in late November 2014: “I’m a fully paid-up member of the Asian marine community which is centred on Singapore – my home for the past nine years. I was privileged to be offered

Two days of IMCA events in Vietnam

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has programmed two days of events in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 22 and 23 July. The first sees an afternoon’s ‘Vietnam Briefing’ open to IMCA members, and non-members including oil company representatives, contractors, consultants and all interested in the work of IMCA. The second combines the meeting of IMCA’s Asia-Pacific Section with an open session looking at key issues including competition law policy, IMCA activity worldwide, the Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID), regulatory update and presentations. “It is going to be a busy two days,” explains Jane Bugler, IMCA’s Technical Director and

Packed programme at IMCA Asia-Pacific Section meeting in Singapore

Sea Asia, being held next week at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, is providing the ideal venue for an information-packed International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Asia-Pacific Section meeting to which guests are invited to hear a number of highly relevant presentations. A members-only meeting will be held until 10:00 on Thursday 23 April when the open meeting begins. “I am looking forward to seeing members from throughout the region; we have much to discuss with them and their guests,” says Jane Bugler, IMCA’s Technical Director.”We will providing a world-wide update on the work of our two core

IMCA's regional director an observer to SSA Offshore Services Committee

Denis Welch, the recently appointed Regional Director Asia-Pacific of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), has been invited to serve as an Observer in the meetings of the Singapore Shipping Association’s (SSA) Offshore Services Committee (2013/2015). “We are delighted to hear this news so soon after Denis’s appointment,” says IMCA’s Chief Executive, Chris Charman. “As I said when announcing his new role on behalf of IMCA, it makes extremely sound sense to have someone who is well respected and knowledgeable on the ground in the region, and the invitation from SSA’s Executive Officer, Siti Noraini Zaini, helps to confirm the

IMCA makes key appointments in Asia and Australia & New Zealand

Two regional directors appointed by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) ensure that the association has an increasingly active presence in two key offshore oil and gas areas of the world – Asia, and Australia & New Zealand. Chris Charman, Chief Executive of IMCA, announced at last week’s IMCA Annual Seminar in London that Denis Welch had been appointed Regional Director for Asia-Pacific; and Andy Bolton has taken up a similar position in Australia & New Zealand. IMCA plans to appoint a third Regional Director in Houston, USA. “Some 50% of our global membership of 1,045 companies in over 60

IMCA Makes Key Appointments in Asia and Australia & New Zealand

Two regional directors appointed by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) ensure that the association has an increasingly active presence in two key offshore oil and gas areas of the world – Asia, and Australia & New Zealand. Chris Charman, Chief Executive of IMCA, announced at last week’s IMCA Annual Seminar in London that Denis Welch had been appointed Regional Director for Asia-Pacific; and Andy Bolton has taken up a similar position in Australia & New Zealand. IMCA plans to appoint a third Regional Director in Houston, USA. “Some 50% of our global membership of 1,045 companies in over 60

IMCA signs agreement with China's CDSA

During meetings held at the China International Diving, Salvage and Offshore Summit 2014, a Cooperation Framework Agreement was signed between the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), and the China Diving & Salvage Contractors Association (CDSA). “Working together we have one overall aim,” says Jane Bugler, IMCA’s Technical Director, who spoke at the Summit.”Safety is of paramount importance, and sharing knowledge and working at a strategic level can only help to ensure ours is an ever-safer and more global efficient industry. “We are delighted that Mr. Daiji Zhang, Executive Vice President of CDSA will

IMCA taking part in two important events in China

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will take part in two important events in China this autumn – Oceanology International China 2014 (OI China 2014) and China International Diving, Salvage & Offshore Summit-2014 (DSOS-2014). The association is an official supporter of both events, and is also fielding speakers. Nick Hough, Technical Adviser, Offshore Survey and Safety will speak at OI China 2014 in September, and Technical Director, Jane Bugler will deliver a keynote address at the China International DSOS-2014 in October – her colleague Peter Sieniewicz will speak at the same event. IMCA is the international trade association representing companies

IMCA's Asia-Pacific meeting in Perth, Australia

A busy day lies ahead for members of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on Thursday 29 May when the Association holds its Asia-Pacific Section meeting in Perth, Australia. The open meeting for IMCA members, corresponding members and guests follows a closed early morning voting member meeting. From 10.00 the open meeting will consider competition law policy; provide a worldwide update on all IMCA divisions – Competence and Training; Safety, Environment and Legislation (SEL); Diving; Marine; Offshore Survey; and Remote Systems & ROV; and then encompass an international regulatory update; and discuss recent safety-related incidents before the first of a

IMCA's Asia-Pacific Section meets in Kuala Lumpur

The Asia-Pacific Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold one of its regular section meetings in Kuala Lumpur at the Impiana KLCC Hotel on Thursday 27 February, members and non-members alike are welcome to the meeting which will include three enlightening presentations and two workshops. The meeting, which includes a networking lunch is open to members and non-members alike. Registration at events@imca-int.com ahead of the event is essential. The open meeting is scheduled for 10:00 for 10:30 with coffee prior to the start of formal proceedings. Competition law policy is the first item on the agenda, which

IMCA publications available in Chinese

Six IMCA publications have been translated into Chinese and can be downloaded via the IMCA website, reflecting the increasing internationalisation of the association and the growing number of IMCA members working in the Asia-Pacific region. The publications are: IMCA D 014 Rev. 1 – IMCA international code of practice for offshore diving IMCA D 015 – Mobile/portable surface supplied systems IMCA D 018 – Code of practice on the initial and periodic examination, testing and certification of diving plant and equipment IMCA D 030 Rev. 1 – Surface supplied mixed gas diving operations IMCA D 035 – The selection of