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IMCA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting – Jakarta

Join IMCA for a very special Regional Meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday 28 November 2023 from 13:30. This will be the first IMCA Regional Meeting taking place in the country. Held at the Pullman in the CBD of Jakarta, the meeting is hosted by the chair of IMCA’s Asia Pacific committee, Darren Brunton (KB Associates) who will provide attendees with an overview of activity in the region. From IMCA, Rhys Jones (Technical Adviser – Marine Renewable Energy) and Jason Veerasingam (Director of Client Engagement – Asia Pacific) will be in attendance and present to delegates. They will be joined by

Safety videos break 1.8 million views as new Thai language channel launches

A new Thai language YouTube channel has launched devoted to improving offshore safety. The channel, run by IMCA, shares 15 safety videos which have been translated from English. Available to all and for free, the videos ensure that offshore workers originally from Thailand can access safety information from IMCA in their native language.  Designed to offer a bite-sized and engaging means of accessing offshore safety best-practice, the videos are ideal for companies looking to complement their own internal safety awareness and training offering.  Among the videos launched are safety films on working at height, line of fire, confined space and

วิดีโอด้านความปลอดภัยของ IMCA มียอดดูทะลุ 1.8 ล้านครั้ง เมื่อมีการเปิดตัวช่องใหม่ที่เป็นภาษาไทย 

อง YouTube ภาษาไทยใหม่ ได้เปิดตัวขึ้นเพื่อมุ่งเน้นที่จะเพิ่มความปลอดภัยในงานนอกชายฝั่ง ช่องนี้ดำเนินการโดยสมาคมผู้รับเหมาทางทะเลระหว่างประเทศ (IMCA) มีการแชร์วิดีโอด้านความปลอดภัย 15 รายการ ซึ่งแปลมาจากภาษาอังกฤษ  วิดีโอนี้เปิดให้ทุกคนเข้าดูได้ฟรี เพื่อให้มั่นใจได้ว่าคนงานนอกชายฝั่งที่มีพื้นเพมาจากประเทศไทยสามารถเข้าถึงข้อมูลด้านความปลอดภัยจาก IMCA ในภาษาของตนได้  วิดีโอได้ถูกออกแบบให้มีความกระชับและน่าสนใจ เพื่อนำเสนอแนวทางปฏิบัติที่ดีด้านความปลอดภัยนอกชายฝั่ง วิดีโอเหล่านี้เหมาะสำหรับบริษัทที่ต้องการส่งเสริมความตระหนักด้านความปลอดภัยภายในองค์กรและด้านการฝึกอบรม  ในหมวดวิดีโอที่เปิดให้ดูจะมีวีดีโอความปลอดภัยในการทำงานบนที่สูง แนววิถีอันตราย ที่อับอากาศ และอุปกรณ์ยก  IMCA Contact Nicholas Hough Consultant – Safety and Security Contact Error: Contact form not found. วิดีโอความปลอดภัยของ IMCA เริ่มเปิดตัวในปี 2009 และวิดีโอภาษาไทยใหม่รวมอยู่ในช่องภาษาอาหรับ ฝรั่งเศส อินโดนีเซีย อิตาลี มาเลเซีย สเปน ตากาล็อก และโปรตุเกส  Nick Hough ที่ปรึกษาด้านความปลอดภัยของ IMCA แสดงความคิดเห็นเกี่ยวกับการเปิดตัวช่องว่า “วิดีโอของเรามีผลอย่างมากต่อความปลอดภัยนอกชายฝั่งที่มีการชมทางออนไลน์มากกว่า 1.8 ล้านครั้ง นี้เป็นแหล่งข้อมูลที่ดีเยี่ยมสำหรับบริษัทที่ทำงานนอกชายฝั่งทั่วโลก และเราได้ทุ่มเทกันอย่างหนักตลอดหลายปีที่ผ่านมาเพื่อแปลมัน ให้ผู้คนจำนวนมากที่สุดเท่าที่เป็นไปได้ สามารถเข้าถึงข้อมูลสำคัญและแนวทางปฏิบัติที่ดีในภาษาของพวกเขาได้”  “ผมมีความยินดีที่จะแบ่งปันช่องทางใหม่นี้ซึ่งจะเพิ่มความปลอดภัยสำหรับคนงานนอกชายฝั่งชาวไทยและบริษัทที่ทำงานในประเทศไทย ทั่วทั้งภูมิภาคเอเชียแปซิฟิก และที่อื่นๆ”  “ผมขอขอบคุณ Ocean Works Asia ที่สละเวลาแปลวิดีโอเป็นภาษาไทย และแบ่งปันให้กับเราเพื่อความปลอดภัยในการทำงานนอกชายฝั่ง”  อ่านเรื่องนี้เป็นภาษาอังกฤษ  ดูช่อง YouTube ของ IMCA ในภาษาไทย  HSSE committee Thai safety videos Story in English

IPA Convex 2023

The IPA Convex will hold its 47th conference and exhibition on 25 to 27 July 2023 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition [ICE] in BSD City. With challenges around the energy transition and energy security globally, the convention and exhibition, which is expected to welcome 19,000 delegates, will explore how Indonesia’s oil and gas sector is responding. With a full programme of speakers, panel discussions, alongside more than 95 exhibiting companies, it is a must attend for anyone working in Indonesia. IMCA’s Director of Client Engagement – Asia-Pacific, Jason Veerasingam will be in attendance. Please email [email protected] if you would like

Taiwanese delegation gets safety best practice at HM Coastguard

On Monday 12 June, IMCA hosted a delegation of officials from the Taiwanese government. The group, made up of maritime safety experts and representatives working in offshore wind, joined Iain Grainger, IMCA CEO and Rhys Jones, Technical Adviser – Maritime, for a tour of the joint response unit of HM Coastguard in Fareham, Hampshire, UK. As well as a guided tour of the facility and its impressive command centre – which coordinates the coastguard’s response to emergencies across the South East of England overseeing between 2,000 and 5,000 vessels a day – the delegation also heard from Pete Lawson, Offshore Energy Lead of HM Coastguard,

IMCA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

Register now! Wednesday 19 July 2023 IMCA’s new CEO Iain Grainger leads the line up for the next IMCA Asia Pacific regional meeting, which takes place on Wednesday 19 July 2023 at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.  This is a great opportunity to meet Iain in person and hear first-hand of his plans for IMCA and how we can support the future of the offshore sector in the region.  The meeting is free to anyone working for an IMCA member, starts at 11.00am (local time) and includes lunch.  Alongside Iain Grainger, you will also hear from Bryan McGlinchy, Diving Manager at

Supporting the development of offshore wind in Taiwan

Around 25 representatives from developers, contractors, suppliers, and regulators – all active in offshore wind in Taiwan – attended the inaugural China Sea focal group meeting held by IMCA on 8 February 2023. Taiwan has ambitious plans for offshore wind, with targets for 40GW to 55GW of production – and half of that to be built by 2035 – to support their commitment to reach Net Zero by 2050. Aiming to influence and shape the development of safe and efficient marine operations in the waters off Taiwan to support the delivery of these ambitions, the group’s first meeting was led

IMCA at OSEA 2022

IMCA is proud to be a supporting organisation for OSEA 2022 On 16 November, IMCA will be holding 2 hour informative session as part of OSEA’s Executive Networking Sessions in a private conference room during the event for anyone interested in finding out more about us and what we do. Between 3pm and 5pm – Find us at the Executive networking sessions at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Basement 2, Rear of Hall D   OSEA Executive Networking – OSEA2022 ( The main conference sessions at OSEA run until 2.30pm each day. To find out more – contact

Safety Front and Centre for IMCA in Taiwan

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has a packed safety-focused itinerary lined up for its forthcoming visit to Taiwan with a range of industry, government and IMCA events alongside client meetings and visits to training centres. IMCA, as a supporting organisation and member of GWEC, will play an active role in the Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan (GOWST) 2022 (Taipei, 17-18 October) when Iain Grainger, the association’s Head of Energy Transition, takes part in a session devoted to ‘Training, Manpower, Safety and Other Needs in Offshore Wind Markets in Taiwan’.   As Iain Grainger explained: “Safety is like a golden

IMCA Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

Registration is open IMCA’s Asia Pacific Regional Committee is hosting a regional meeting in Singapore on 15 November 2022. Save the Date! Join us at 1100hrs for coffee and registration. Our meeting will start at 1130hrs and include lunch and a series of presentations followed by a networking drinks reception. Presentations will include: IMCA Update – Allen Leatt, Chief Executive Digitalisation, decarbonisation – Singapore Port Authority, Kenneth Lim Market outlook – Oil & Gas and Renewables – Westwood Global, Thom Payne Seaway 7 renewables – Seaway 7, Martijn Elbers Offshore Lift with Sheerleg Crane – Asian Lift, Rajwani Chandru and

IMCA Appoints Director of Client Engagement Asia-Pacific

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Jason Veerasingam as Director of Client Engagement – Asia-Pacific. Jason Veerasingam is experienced in working with engineering consultants, leading EPC contractors and offshore service providers. In the last 25 years, his focus in the South East Asia market has enabled him to build successful business development strategies for national and international companies in the region. His last role was as the Area Manager at Boskalis Offshore. He was responsible for the business development of their suite of offshore services including the decommissioning of offshore assets in the region.As Allen Leatt, IMCA’s CEO

Webinar: Remote observation & technology driven assurance

Registration is open for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) joint Asia-Pacific and Middle East & India webinar taking place on 23 June (start time 0800BST). 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. As Nick Hough, Technical Adviser at IMCA explained: IMCA Contact Nicholas Hough Consultant – Safety and Security Contact Error: Contact form not found. “Our Chief Executive, Allen Leatt will open the webinar with a

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

Webinar: 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 Nicholas Hough Consultant – Safety and Security Contact Error: Contact form not found. As Nick Hough, Technical Adviser explained: “Our first webinar of the year will lead with a brief update

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