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IMCA chairs supply chain discussion at Reuters event

IMCA CEO Iain Grainger chaired a cross-industry conversation at Reuters Offshore and Floating Wind Europe in London on Thursday 26 October 2023.   ‘Scaling up the supply chain to deliver energy security ambitions’ brought together the industry to explore how best to meet local requirements in an era of global expansion, how we can invest in the right equipment, people and ports to boost capacity and capability, and how to meet ever-increasing demands for a sustainable approach. Joining Iain Grainger were Albert Clark, Head of Offshore Wind, Department for Business and Trade (UK Government), Sian Lloyd Rees, UK Managing Director,

Scaling up the supply chain to deliver energy security ambitions

IMCA is delighted to be chairing a panel discussion at Reuters Offshore & Floating Wind Europe 2023 in London on 25/26 October. Bringing together developers, suppliers, investors, and policymakers, the two-day event features a range of senior business leaders from across Europe and takes place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge, London. Despite an incredible 50GW of projects expected to roll out in the next 24 months, and billions of euros in contracts ready to be unlocked, the sector is facing supply chain, infrastructure, and risk challenges. IMCA has been highlighting the need for more to be done in

Exploring alternative contracting models

We preview the upcoming IMCA Regional Meeting in North America on 2 November 2023. Book your place now. IMCA’s hybrid regional meeting brings together leading voices in the offshore oil and gas and wind industry to discuss how we can overcome the performance challenges we collectively face in North America, and how alternative contracting models can help us collectively meet the huge expectations placed on our sectors.  Challenging productivity, an adversarial and competitive working environment, and limited take-up of technology and innovation have impacted across the supply chain. Organising contracts around common goals with a focus on collaboration, cooperation, and

International Maritime club Awards celebrates sector in prestigious event

This week IMCA was named Best Maritime Compliance Organisation at the third International Maritime Club (IMC) Golden Shield Excellence Awards. The Golden Shield Excellence Awards recognise organisations who have earned national or international prominence in the marine, energy, cargo, oil & gas and offshore industries. They focus on leadership, statutory, regulatory compliance, innovation, management and administration, and trade and export services where the recipients have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and served as a role model for current and future organisations. IMCA was nominated for our commitment to safety over more than 50 years. Sir Sohan Roy, President of

A busy summer of Member and stakeholder engagement

Following an extensive programme of speaking events and individual engagements with Committee and Board members, recently appointed CEO Iain Grainger has been meeting a number of external stakeholders. In late July, Iain and Technical Director Jim Cullen visited the Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) London office to meet with Managing Director Karen Davis and Offshore Advisor Graham Coles. In August, Iain visited the Kincardine floating wind farm project located 15 km off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Joining him on the trip was our Director for Client Engagement – Europe & Africa David Bloom. The pair were shown around

Navigating Offshore Wind Contracts

Join IMCA for a half day seminar on Wednesday 6 December exploring the solutions to current contracting challenges for offshore wind in London. It follows the publication of IMCA’s Contracting Principles for Offshore Wind and our industry-wide campaign for sustainable contracts. Whether you work in contract negotiation, insurance, legal, finance, or manage commercial aspects of offshore wind project delivery, attendance will be vital. Curated by our Legal, Contracts, Compliance and Insurance Committee (LCIC), our Seminar aims to bring the supply chain together at the historic Royal Horseguards Hotel, the former Liberal Club in Whitehall. Founded by former Prime Minister William

Regional Meetings: Bringing our members together

IMCA’s Regional Meetings bring Members together to explore the key issues facing the industry.   They are not only an opportunity to hear first-hand from our team of technical experts on recent industry developments, they also offer attendees the chance to build vital connections. With guest-speakers invited from the offshore sector sharing their expertise and insight, they are must-attend dates in the industry calendar.  Book your place now for IMCA’s upcoming Regional Meetings in Q3 and Q4 2023 in the links below. Agenda details will be shared soon.  Middle East & India – Dubai, UAE (12 October).  North America – Houston,

Quickfire line up announced for IMCA’s DP Conference

IMCA’s Quickfire, Totally Technology Session provides an opportunity for businesses – often small and medium sized companies – to showcase their ideas and innovations to industry leaders in a lively, engaging and inspiring way.  A regular feature of IMCA’s event programme, we are delighted to share the companies that will be presenting at this year’s DP Conference which takes place in Amsterdam on 9-10 May 2023: CorePower Energy, with a presentation entitled “New nuclear for Maritime” Oceaneering will present their C-Nav LEO positioning solution. Onestep Power’s presentation explores their Designed for Validation (D4V) concept.  Sonardyne will present their SPRINT-Nav, Ship Position Reference System. The Switch will share their Semiconductor-based protection concept, which allows DP operations with closed bus ties in DC

Karen Davis, OCIMF is keynote speaker at DP Conference 2023

IMCA is delighted to announce the keynote speaker for its Dynamic Positioning (DP) Conference 2023, which takes place in Amsterdam on 9 and 10 May.   Karen Davis, managing director of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), will share her insights and experiences with delegates, exploring collaboration, safety and the direction of industry.  The Conference is aimed at those involved in offshore energy DP operations, both renewable and oil & gas, providing an opportunity for IMCA members and the wider industry to come together to explore technical and regulatory issues in DP. The outputs from the Conference will help formulate

G+ Stakeholder Forum – 23 March 2023, Madrid

G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation annual forum to discuss progress in global offshore wind health and safety. The annual event, led by the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, for anyone passionate about offshore wind health and safety. Attendance is free. To register please click here. The event provides an important forum for discussions regarding health and safety in the offshore wind industry. The day will comprise of presentations, breakout groups and networking sessions covering current and future workstreams. Speakers and a detailed agenda will be published in the coming weeks. The event will be

Going to Subsea Expo? Visit IMCA on stand 43

IMCA is delighted to be exhibiting at Subsea Expo 2023 and working with the Global Underwater Hub as a supporting organisation for this event. IMCA is proud to support Subsea Expo,  the world’s leading annual subsea exhibition and conference, held annually at P&J Live in Aberdeen, and also includes the industry’s prestigious awards ceremony, the Subsea Expo Awards. We are hosting an open pavilion area on stand 43 and welcome all our members to drop in to meet with our team and share the space to network with each other alongside other organisations in this sector of the oil and

IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar 2023

Lift planning in the new offshore environment – tools, training and technology. Event SOLD OUT Our one-day Lifting & Rigging Seminar returns on Thursday 26 October 2023.  Taking place in-person in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the Seminar will explore the new tools, training and technology which are crucial to working in lifting and rigging in the “new offshore environment”.  With an engaging line-up of prominent industry speakers, interactive Q&A sessions, and practical technical workshops, the Seminar brings together offshore installation contractors, technology providers, academia – as well as IMCA members and the broader industry – to explore the challenges and opportunities in

OSJ Annual Conference 2023

Decarbonisation. Future fuels. Energy efficiency. Sustainability. Safety. Profitability Returning to its regular place in your calendar, the annual Offshore Support Journal Conference, Exhibition and Awards will be held in London 8-9 February 2023.  A strong oil price environment and recovery in offshore E&P investment creates optimism in the OSV space. Industry experts will determine what this means for OSV owners, which markets are showing increased vessel utilisation and what opportunities the offshore wind sector has on offer. Offshore Support Journal continues to follow the market closely, providing a platform for offshore professionals to discuss and debate key drivers influencing the business, the

Feature your innovative solution at IMCA’s DP Conference

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is inviting companies with new technology or innovations applicable to the offshore energy  industry to apply to take part in their ever-popular Quickfire, Totally Technology Session at the IMCA DP Conference 2023 (Amsterdam, 9-10 May 2023).Companies interested in being considered for a 10-minute presentation ‘against the clock’ slot in the session should send their proposed presentation; an abstract explaining the new (or evolving) technology or innovation (150 words max); and any additional supporting video/photographs/charts to [email protected] by 23:59 hrs GMT on 28 February 2023. Entrants should be companies, not individuals, and should be IMCA

Focus on the ‘Energy Field of the Future’ at Joint Industry Event

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), and The Hydrographic Society UK and Ireland (THS: UK&I) Scotland Branch are jointly holding their well-respected joint industry seminar on 10 November 2022 in Aberdeen, UK. This year the seminar has a highly topical theme – ‘The Energy Field of the Future’.As Stephen Peet, IMCA’s Technical Director explained: “The energy industry is currently experiencing a period of significant change, with ever increasing focus on sustainability, while marine and underwater technologies continue to advance.“With this scale of change ongoing, what does the field of the future look like, and

IMCA’s Lifting Guidance Now Co-Branded with G+

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) recently reviewed and updated Guidelines for Lifting Operations (IMCA LR 006) has been republished with new dual branding featuring G+, the global offshore wind health and safety organisation. This is the association’s first dual branded publication and ensures wider circulation, acceptance and use of this key document, in the offshore wind industry.Mark Ford, IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager explained: “LR 006 has safe and efficient operations at its heart and thus attunes with G+ aims. We are delighted to be linked with them in this way, their branding on this important document demonstrates their

Countdown – IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Seminar looms large!

In just over a week more than a hundred lifting and rigging experts from marine related contractors, suppliers, academia, associations and related industry bodies, will gather in Amsterdam for the 11th International Marine Contractors Lifting & Rigging Seminar with its theme ‘Lifting Technology and Lifting in Offshore Renewables’. This year’s line-up includes speakers from key stakeholders including Van Oord, Lloyd’s Register, Seaway 7, Boskalis, Cadeler, Sapura Energy, Heerema, Huisman, Siemens Gamesa, Remazel, Sequalize and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). “People are definitely looking forward to getting back to meeting face-to-face,” said IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager, Mark Ford. “Our

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

Full Programme for Lifting & Rigging Seminar now online

The full programme and biographical details of all the speakers at the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) Lifting Technology and Lifting in Offshore Renewables Seminar, being held at the Novotel Hotel at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam on 27 October 2022, are online on the association’s website. This year’s line-up includes speakers from key stakeholders including Van Oord, Lloyd’s Register, Seaway 7, Boskalis, Cadeler,  Heerema, Huisman, Siemens Gamesa, Remazel, Sequalize and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The eleventh seminar in the annual series is the subject of a podcast available below, it features a conversation between Mark Ford, Marine & Quality

IMCA’s DP Conference Report Available to all

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) held its first two-day DP Conference for some years in May 2022 in Amsterdam and has now made the 34-page conference report available to all. This includes concise summaries of all sessions and presentations along with relevant graphs, charts, and most importantly some of the findings that emerged With attendees from around the world the conference was aimed at those involved in offshore renewable energy and offshore oil and gas DP operations. Engagement was excellent throughout the conference and attendee feedback was extremely positive. This will now become an annual event with the 2023