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Podcast – Discussing IMCA’s DP Conference

Hear from Mark Ford and Richard Purser as they talk about the benefits of attending IMCA’s DP Conference, the background, agenda and what people can expect to get out of the event. A key takeaway from this short podcast is how attendees can shape the future of DP. Visit our events page for full details of the conference IMCA Contact Mark Ford Marine & Quality Manager Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] IMCA Contact Richard Purser Technical Adviser – Marine Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] Conference Event Page Register

IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar 2022

Lifting Technology and Lifting in Offshore Renewables IMCA is hosting its ever-popular Lifting and Rigging Seminar on 27 October 2022 focusing on the technical side of offshore lifting, with an increasing interest in the challenges created in the renewable energy market.  This event will be of interest to those involved in both offshore lifting and rigging, both in renewable energy and offshore oil & gas operations. We have an exciting line up of speakers and interactive sessions covering updates from the offshore installation contractors, the suppliers of the required lifting equipment and academia. This one-day seminar provides an opportunity for

Registration Open – IMCA DP Conference

IMCA is hosting a Dynamic Positioning (DP) Conference on 31 May – 1 June 2022 focusing on technical and operational matters relating to DP. This event will be of interest to those involved in both offshore renewable energy and offshore oil & gas operations. We have an exciting line up of speakers and interactive sessions alongside IMCA’s renowned Quickfire Totally Technology Session. This two-day seminar provides an opportunity for IMCA members and industry colleagues to participate in an industry forum where attendees will hear from experts in Dynamic Positioning and have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions and workshops

IMCA to be represented in Oceans Career Panel

Oceanology International technical conference is set to run from 15 March to 17 March 2022. OI is a high-level marine science and ocean technology conference situated at the ExCel convention centre in London. The technical conference brings together 500+ exhibitors, with over 8,000 attendees targeted for 2022. The must-attend event ties in three key parts of the industry: business, academics and government. The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) will be running an Oceans Careers Panel on 17 March (1240-1440hrs), Chaired by Sue John, Chair, SUT. Here IMCA’s Andre Rose, Technical Adviser, will detail his roots into the offshore industry along

Your Innovative Technology Could Feature in IMCA’s DP Conference

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will feature innovative technology and solutions in the Quickfire, Totally Technology Session at their Dynamic Positioning Conference (Amsterdam, 31 May-1 June 2022). Companies are invited to apply for a timed presentation slot in the session by submitting details of their new (or relatively new) technology or innovation, which should be applicable to the oil and gas or renewable energy industries. The deadline is 20 April 2022. As Mark Ford, IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager explained: “The Quickfire, Totally Technology Session has been a regular and enjoyable feature of IMCA’s Annual Seminar programme and provides

IMCA to hold 2022 DP Conference in Amsterdam

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is set to stage its two-day Dynamic Positioning (DP) Conference in Amsterdam at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel on 31 May-1 June 2022. Aimed at those involved in both offshore renewable energy and offshore oil and gas DP operations, the event will provide an opportunity for IMCA members and industry colleagues to participate in an industry forum where attendees will hear from experts actively involved in dynamic positioning and have the opportunity to take part in Q&A sessions and workshops that will help formulate the work programme for IMCA’s DP Committee. Looking forward to the

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 Nicholas Hough Technical Adviser – HSSE and Offshore Survey Contact [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] As Nick Hough, Technical Adviser explained: “Our first webinar of the year will lead with a brief

IMCA Offshore Renewables Webinar – ‘Health & Safety – Our Industry’s Priority’

With the aim of raising awareness of health and safety requirements, and the importance of sharing lessons learned within the offshore renewable energy industry, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding a webinar on ‘Health & Safety – Our industry’s priority’. This online event, hosted by IMCA’s Marine Renewable Energy Committee on 17 November at 14:00hrs GMT, provides an opportunity for IMCA Members to participate in a session focusing on health and safety in the offshore renewables industry. The current agenda is as follows: Moderated by Alan MacLeay, Chair of IMCA’s Marine Renewable Energy CommitteeAllen Leatt, IMCA Chief ExecutiveTrevor

IMCA Supports Industry Event on Sustainability: The Subsea Industry and the Evolution of Energy

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to be involved in a jointly run industry event devised and run in conjunction with The Society for Underwater Technology and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland. This annual event is scheduled to take place online only for the first time and is scheduled to run over a period of three days (3-5 November) with each session lasting two and a half hours. Technology developments which are key to the sustainability of energy will be discussed across the three sessions. Each session will set the scene with a keynote speaker and feature elevator pitches

IMCA’s Global Reach: AWEA Offshore Windpower Virtual Summit

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is presenting at the AWEA Offshore Windpower Virtual Summit on 13 October 2020. Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine and Bruce Gresham, Director of Client Engagement, North America, will give a joint presentation on ‘Preparing the Workforce – Industry Education and Training’ (15:15 EST/20:15 GMT). “The material included in educational and familiarisation programmes is based on operational knowledge and experience. IMCA Members, like those involved in our Marine Renewable Energy Committee, share their experience and knowledge to produce industry accepted guidance documents. Prepared by the industry for the industry, IMCA Members are required

IMCA and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Webinar

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) invites its Members to participate in a webinar on 7 October introducing the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), one of the globally recognised standards for reporting sustainability information.   Environmental Sustainability is a strategic theme for IMCA and as such hosting this webinar forms part of our approach to raising the profile of this subject across our membership. During this 40 minute webinar, IMCA’s Technical Adviser on Environmental Sustainability, Nadine Robinson and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)’s Director of Corporate Outreach, Neil Stewart will introduce the 77 industry-specific SASB standards, highlighting those of

IMCA Lifting & Rigging Webinar – 1 October

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding a Lifting & Rigging Webinar on 1 October 2020 with the theme ‘Crane-Systems: Offshore Lifting’. This online event, hosted by IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Committee, provides an opportunity for IMCA Members to participate in an event dedicated to key aspects of lifting and rigging. This webinar will look at: Work programme – IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Committee Interpreting Crane Capability – An Operator’s Perspective Offshore and Subsea Cranes – including digital innovations The Stability Frame – innovation in offshore wind turbine installation Offshore lifting at height – offshore wind turbine construction/maintenance  

Join our DP Webinar, 1 July 2020

Safety Aspects of Marine Hybrid Technology IMCA’s Marine DP Committee is pleased to announce is is hosting a webinar on the Safety Aspects of Marine Hybrid Technology on Wednesday 1 July 2020 from 11:00am BST to 12:00pm BST. Reza Yaghoobi, Technical Adviser will present: Hybrid technology has proved to be a beneficial one improving system efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases emissions.Lithium ion batteries provide an excellent form of energy storage system which is an imperative part of a hybrid system.Conventional lithium ion batteries suffer from a major drawback called thermal runaway with high risks of explosion if not monitored and

IMCA Actively Participates in eCMID Online Festival of Knowledge

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be actively participating in an eCMID online festival of knowledge aimed at sharing the latest updates with Accredited Vessel Inspectors (AVIs). The IMCA eCMID system provides the marine and offshore industry with standardised formats for vessel inspection and offers a safety management system (SMS) ‘health check’. Using eCMID can help improve the quality and consistency of inspections, as well as reducing the frequency of inspections on individual vessels through the adoption of a commonly recognised inspection process. The event The event taking place on May 20 is hosted by IIMS and is scheduled

IMCA’s DP Competence Assurance in the Spotlight in Rio

Vessel and crew competence assurance were firmly in the spotlight at the South America Regional Meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in Rio de Janeiro which saw a record attendance of IMCA members and guests on 5 March. Following a global update on IMCA activity by Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, the attention turned to competence assurance, when Gisele Mangifeste, Marine Superintendent, Total, spoke on ‘Client requirements for dynamically positioned (DP) vessel and crew competence assurance’. The second guest presentation of the day on ‘IMCA assurance processes eCMID and eMISW’ was given by Alex Castro, Senior

Changes to Schedule and Format of Some IMCA Events

In consideration of travel restrictions being adopted by many of our Member companies, and in order to minimise risk, uncertainty and potential costs for our members, we have taken precautionary measures to cancel two technical seminars scheduled to take place early in June. The Lifting & Rigging and Competence & Training Committees will review their plans for holding these events at a later date. Additionally, we have made the decision to change the format of our scheduled face to face regional meetings between now and the end of June. These meetings will now take the form of webinars which will

IMCA Driving Collaboration Offshore Brazil

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is presenting at The Global Offshore Brazil Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2020. IMCA’s Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, and Fugro’s John Chatten, who is also IMCA’s South America Regional Chairman, will give a joint presentation on how IMCA is driving collaboration offshore Brazil. Setting the scene Andy Goldsmith explains: “We are delighted to participate in this event as it is an ideal opportunity for us to give an overview of how IMCA is working together with regulators and clients to assist as Brazil re-emerges as the world’s most prolific

IMCA Seminar Set To Demystify Digitalisation

What does digitalisation mean for the offshore oil and gas industry in general, and for the marine contracting sector in particular? The forthcoming International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) day-long seminar with the theme ‘The Future Offshore Digital Environment’ being held in London on Tuesday 15 October aims to demystify the topic and help delegates plan for the changes ahead. Allen Leatt, IMCA’s Chief Executive looks forward to the seminar taking place at Prince Philip House on Carlton House Terrace: “Our members are gearing up to embrace the opportunities and challenges digitalisation will bring. We have a well-balanced programme in place

IMCA to Hold HSSE Seminar in Amsterdam in November

Senior managers and QHSE professionals from all organisations involved in the offshore marine contracting industry will be gathering in Amsterdam (Park Plaza Hotel, Schiphol) on 19 and 20 November for the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Health, Safety & Environment Seminar, which will consider sustainability from an environmental, health and safety perspective.   Split over two days and starting with a welcome lunch on Day One and finishing with lunch on Day Two, the Seminar, with its theme ‘Shaping a sustainable future’ will provide an opportunity for IMCA members and guests to participate in an industry forum with clear aims.

Nominations Open for IMCA Annual Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability and Safety Annual Awards. As Allen Leatt, Chief Executive explains: “Following the success of the inaugural awards in 2018 when TechnipFMC’s Marine Operation Services won the Environmental Sustainability Award for the ‘very positive steps undertaken by crews to eliminate use of single-use plastics under T-MOS’s Plastics Reduction Plan; and the Safety Award was won jointly by MMA Offshore for its strategy and plans on ‘Target 365: A perfect day every day’ and Subsea 7 for ‘Driving IMCA’s Resilience Awareness Programme’, we are now running our awards