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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 This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. As Nick Hough,

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

Inaugural Digitalisation Seminar on IMCA’s Calendar of Events

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be holding its inaugural Digitalisation Seminar in London on 15 October at Prince Philip House, Carlton House Terrace, with the theme ‘The Future Offshore Digital Environment’. Digitalisation is one of two key strategic themes for IMCA and has seen the formation of a Digitalisation Committee comprise of representatives from DOF, Fugro, Heerema Marine Contractors, McDermott, Saipem and TechnipFMC tasked with researching and investigating disruptive technologies and assessing their future impact on our industry. Free for members and invited guests the seminar will demystify many of the terms in use and combine views from

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 to Unveil 2018 Dynamic Positioning Stats and Practitioner Accreditation Scheme

Highest number of reports on DP Station Keeping events since Reporting Scheme began Date for DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme announced The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine, will reveal the findings of the 2018 IMCA DP Station Keeping Reporting Scheme, and details of its DP Practitioner Accreditation Scheme at the European Dynamic Positioning Conference today (5 February) in London. Latest results from the DP Station Keeping Reporting Scheme In 2018, IMCA received the highest number of reports on DP Station Keeping events since the scheme began in 1990. Compared with 2017, there was a

IMCA Seminar on the Use of the Competence e-Portfolio

• Understanding the advantages of IMCA’s competence e-portfolio • How the e-portfolio works in practice • Seminar – 5 February 2019, Aberdeen The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has developed a competence e-portfolio for contractors to assess the skills and experience of freelance personnel in a more standardised way. The seminar, ‘Re-establishing the vital role of competence and training’ on 5 February in Aberdeen, is designed to give delegates a good understanding of the advantages of IMCA’s competence e-portfolio. Nick Hough, IMCA Technical Adviser, said: “Contractors need to clearly evidence their capabilities. A CV is not always a satisfactory tool

IMCA Award Winners Announced at Annual Seminar

MMA Offshore and Subsea 7 joint winners of IMCA’s Safety Award TechnipFMC wins IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Award The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) announced the winners of its Safety and Environmental Sustainability Awards at its Annual Seminar in The Hague. In a sold-out event of 300 delegates with executives and senior managers from operating companies and contractors, the winning entries were announced. TechnipFMC won the Environmental Sustainability Award for the ‘Elimination of employee generated single-use plastics’. The award was presented by Atle Reinseth, Equinor’s VP for Project Development. There were two winners of the Safety Award. MMA Offshore for its