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IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar 2024

Book now to secure your early bird rate.  IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Seminar returns to the Steigenberger Hotel, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam on Thursday 12 September 2024. The one-day technical seminar welcomes the world of lifting and rigging to explore the latest trends, best-practice, and innovation. Underpinning this is our focus on improving offshore safety. This year’s seminar features sessions on offshore wire ropes, rope interactions with equipment, Non-Destructive Examination (NDE), and advancing rope technology. Delegates will hear from a range of prominent industry experts and thought leaders including speakers from AMC, Bridon Bekaert, Boskalis, LRM-NDE, Clausthal University, Stuttgart University, TechnipFMC,

Coming together to explore the new offshore environment

A sold out Lifting and Rigging Seminar saw more than 120 delegates join IMCA in Amsterdam to explore the tools, training, and technology of the “new offshore environment.” Across a full agenda featuring 16 speakers, several interactive sessions, and a collaborative workshop, attendees discussed safety best-practice and lift plans, operational technology, the latest innovations from suppliers, and related academic research. One of the highlights of our event calendar, the expertly curated Seminar from IMCA brings the lifting and rigging professional community together to shape our activity in this space, with discussions feeding into the future workplans of the Lifting and

Just one month to go until IMCA Lifting & Rigging 2023

The countdown is now on for our one-day Lifting & Rigging Seminar on Thursday 26 October 2023 in Amsterdam. This year’s event, the 11th in the series, focuses on “Lifting in the new offshore environment.” Over the years, it has generated a strong industry following due to an engaging line-up of prominent speakers, and this edition will be no different. It includes interactive Q&A sessions and practical technical workshops from offshore installation contractors, technology providers, academia, IMCA Members and the broader industry. Together, we will explore the challenges and opportunities in lifting and rigging. Curated by IMCA’s own Lifting &

IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar 2023 is gearing for lift-off

Our one-day technical seminar exploring lifting and rigging returns to Amsterdam on Thursday 26 October 2023. This year’s event, the 11th in the series, focuses on “lifting in the new offshore environment”. As in previous years, the Seminar – which is curated by IMCA’s own Lifting & Rigging Committee – welcomes industry experts from all over the world to explore a high-quality programme, featuring the latest tools, training and technological advancements in the sector. With a focus on development and training, lift plan processes, monitoring and maintenance, attendees will hear from experts working at Boskalis, Bridon-Bekaert, Cranemaster, Delft University of

IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Seminar Report Available to all

The International Marine Contractors Association’s 12th Lifting and Rigging Seminar held in Amsterdam in October attracted over 120 from Europe, South Africa, and North and South America. It focused on the technical and operational challenges posed by increasingly heavier lifts in the offshore wind sector and provided the lifting sector with a new mantra – ‘Adopt, Adapt and Improve’. The mantra’s history and detailed information on the seminar content is now available to all. It includes concise summaries of all sessions and presentations along with relevant graphs, charts and, most importantly, some of the findings that emerged. The report was

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

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

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

Podcast – Lifting & Rigging Seminar

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. Mark Ford, IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager

Renewable Energy Lifting Ops covered in IMCA Guidance

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) ‘Guidelines for lifting operations’ (IMCA LR 006) has been reviewed and updated to ensure that it properly covers all elements of lifting operations in renewable energy sector contracting activities.Mark Ford, IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager explained: Offshore wind involves an ever-increasing number of our members; and so, our expert work group has thoroughly reviewed IMCA LR 006 and made a number of additions and amendments to ensure it provides an invaluable resource enabling work in the rapidly expanding global market to be undertaken safely and efficiently.” IMCA Contact Mark Ford Marine & Quality Manager

IMCA Seminar spotlights Lifting Tech & Offshore Renewables Lifting

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) Lifting & Rigging Seminar makes a welcome return to the events calendar on 27 October in its traditional venue, the Novotel Amsterdam at Schiphol Airport. The day-long packed programme focuses on the technical side of offshore lifting and on the challenges created in the renewable energy market. As Mark Ford, IMCA’s Marine & Quality Manager explained: “We are delighted to be back to holding a face-to-face event that will be of interest to all involved in any aspect of offshore lifting and rigging in the offshore renewable energy industry.“We have an exciting line-up of

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

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  

IMCA to Stage Lifting & Rigging Technical Forum

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold a Lifting & Rigging Technical Forum on 24 September in Amsterdam (Novotel Schiphol Airport) with the theme ‘Offshore Lifting: Training, Certification, Competency’.   This one-day seminar devised by IMCA in conjunction with TechnipFMC provides an opportunity for IMCA members to participate in an industry forum considering both the human and technical aspects of crane operations in an offshore environment.   Free to attend for IMCA members plus invited guests this one-day seminar will consider current industry needs in terms of training, certification and competency requirements. Attendees will have the opportunity of

IMCA to Stage Lifting & Rigging Technical Forum

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold a Lifting & Rigging Technical Forum on 24 September in Amsterdam (Novotel Schiphol Airport) with the theme ‘Offshore Lifting: Training, Certification, Competency’.   This one-day seminar devised by IMCA in conjunction with TechnipFMC provides an opportunity for IMCA members to participate in an industry forum considering both the human and technical aspects of crane operations in an offshore environment.   Free to attend for IMCA members plus invited guests this one-day seminar will consider current industry needs in terms of training, certification and competency requirements. Attendees will have the opportunity of

IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar to Focus on Cranes

Codes and standards; operators’ experience; suppliers; and training, academia and test houses come under the conference spotlight Seminar – 27 September, Novotel Hotel, Amsterdam The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced details of its annual ‘Lifting & Rigging Seminar – return to offshore cranes’. The seminar will focus on all aspects of offshore cranes – types, applications (including offshore, subsea, wind, heavy lift and decommissioning), operational modes, practical experience, new developments (hybrid/fibre based, digitalisation) and the future of subsea lifting. It will to take place on 27 September at the Novotel Hotel, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. Mark Ford, IMCA’s Technical

IMCA Lifting & Rigging Seminar to focus on cranes

Codes and standards; operators’ experience; suppliers; and training, academia and test houses come under the conference spotlight Seminar – 27 September, Novotel Hotel, Amsterdam The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced details of its annual ‘Lifting & Rigging Seminar – return to offshore cranes’. The seminar will focus on all aspects of offshore cranes – types, applications (including offshore, subsea, wind, heavy lift and decommissioning), operational modes, practical experience, new developments (hybrid/fibre based, digitalisation) and the future of subsea lifting. It will to take place on 27 September at the Novotel Hotel, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. Mark Ford, IMCA’s Technical

IMCA issues revised Lifting Operations Guidance

Extensive revision to all Guidance sections and the inclusion of additional key appendices IMCA’s Technical Manager to speak on the revised Guidance at International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) has issued revised ‘Guidelines for lifting operations‘ (IMCA LR006, SEL019, D060, and M187) after an extensive review of all sections of the document, and added appendices on subsea lifts, diving operations, lifting personnel, lifting at extreme heights and dismantlement of offshore structures. The additions to the main body of the Guidance document are designed to ensure greater levels of safety. These include: a new lift