Skip to content

Workshops reveal DP community’s views on GHG ambitions 

Last year IMCA held two workshops with the Dynamic Positioning (DP) community covering GHG emissions and the challenges for the industry to meet the more stringent IMO GHG Targets for the offshore fleet worldwide.   Held at the DP Asia Conference in Singapore in June 2023 and at the IMCA Regional Meeting in Rio de Janeiro on 9 November 2023, the two workshops reveal differing regional perspectives, as well as common concerns around the new interim targets.   In both Rio and Singapore, workshop participants were experienced DP professionals who shared their knowledge gained from years of working offshore.  Overall, both regions

New engagement lead in South America

Paulo Veronesi has joined IMCA as its new Director of Client Engagement – South America. He has a long career in offshore energy having held a variety of roles at Member companies TechnipFMC and most recently, McDermott. His career to date has seen him work across South America, as well as hold roles based in Paris, France and Houston, USA. Joining IMCA’s engagement team, Paulo will work closely with John Chatten (Fugro), South American Committee Chair and the regional technical lead at IMCA, Richard Purser. Commenting on Paulo’s appointment, Iain Grainger, CEO, IMCA, said: “The decision by Brazilian national oil

IMCA South America Regional Meeting

Due to high demand, this event has reached capacity and is now fully booked. The next IMCA South American Regional Meeting takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday 13 March 2024. You’ll hear from a range of industry speakers exploring topics such as Human and Organisational Performance (Petrobras), diving (Brazilian Navy and Petrobras), the Nautical Institute’s recent changes for DP (Vision Marine Training), DP events (Subsea7) and Pull Back Vessels (Grupo CBO) From IMCA, attendees will hear from Richard Purser, Technical Adviser – Marine, and Ali Macleod Technical Adviser – Diving. Also in attendance for his first regional

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,

Upcoming Regional Committee Elections

Do you want to be involved in IMCA’s committees? Elections for three of our regional committees will be taking place shortly: Middle East & India North America South America If you are a member and have a presence in these parts of the world look out for information about how to get involved with our committee work. Full details relating to timeline and process for these elections will be communicated direct to Members in the relevant region in due course.

IMCA celebrates with Brazil’s ‘Friend of the Navy’ award

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) contribution to offshore training has been recognised by the presentation, by the Brazilian Navy, of the Brazilian ‘Friend of the Navy’ Medal (Medalha Amigo da Marinha) to John Chatten of Fugro, Chair of IMCA’s South America Region. IMCA‘s Chief Executive, Allen Leatt said: “It is an honour for IMCA to receive this accolade.We, and Fugro, are delighted. This acknowledges IMCA’s global contribution to competence and training and improving performance in the industry which simply would not be possible without the commitment and dedication of our committees. Congratulations and thanks go to John for his

IMCA South America webinar on Competence

IMCA’s South America Regional Committee is planning to host its next regional webinar on 24 November 2021 at 1000hrs local time in Brazil (BRT), (UTC-3). The key focus for this webinar will be competence, led by Chair John Chatten, Vice Chair Daniel Marins and supported by the committee members with Andy Goldsmith as IMCA’s regional lead. The webinar opened with a few words from special guest Vice Admiral Alexandre Cursino of the Brazilian Navy and IMCA’s Chief Executive Allen Leatt. Presentations followed from: IMCA’s Competence & Training Committee representative – Celio Pessoa, Subsea 7 will discuss what competence is, what

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

Focus on Remote Surveillance at Rio de Janeiro Regional Meeting

Focus on remote surveillance and remote data management, services and access Speakers from IMCA, Fugro, Kongsberg and TechnipFMC IMCA South America regional meeting October 2018 The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold its South America Regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 14 March. With its theme ‘Remote Surveillance in Support of Offshore Operations’ this will be an opportunity for IMCA members and their guests to receive an update on the Association’s activities, and to hear highly relevant presentations from three IMCA member companies. Chaired by John Chatten, IMCA’s South America Committee Chairman, the meeting will include

Focus on training at Regional Meeting in Rio de Janeiro

Focus on aspects of training Speakers from IMCA, Kongsberg Maritime and Maersk Training The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold its South America Regional meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday 24 October. This will be an opportunity for IMCA members and their guests to receive an update on the Association’s activities, and to hear highly relevant presentations relating to aspects of marine training. Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Marine, will give an update on IMCA’s work and on ‘IMCA M117: The training and experience of key Dynamic Positioning (DP) personnel‘. Other presentations will include Simone

Compelling presentations at IMCA’s forthcoming South America Region meeting

The first International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) South America Region meeting of 2017 takes place at the Comfort Suites Macaé in Brazil on Wednesday 25 January. The meeting, which is open to IMCA members and their guests, begins with a networking lunch and then features a series of compelling presentations. Richard Benzie, IMCA’s Technical Director will provide a general IMCA update as well as a regulatory update; there will be reports too on the activities of all of IMCA’s core activity and technical committees before presentations are delivered by three guests. Cinthya Lopes of De Moura Shipping will speak on

IMCA holding South America Section meeting in Rio

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold a South America Section meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 10 November at the Novotel Santos Dumont in Rio de Janeiro. Registration for this free-to-attend event is through [email protected] Central to the meeting will be a presentation on IMCA M149, the Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) and an update by IMCA’s Technical Adviser, Chris Baldwin on the Accredited Vessel Inspector Scheme run in association with the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) There are now well over a hundred accredited vessel inspectors in over 20 countries. Updates on the IMCA’s general

IMCA South America Section meeting and Social in Macaé

The next South America Section meeting of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be held 22 June in Macaé at the Mercure Macaé. The section meeting will incorporate a presentation and discussion session on the CMID Accredited Vessel Inspector Project, a presentation on competence and training and following the section meeting there will be a networking drinks reception at a nearby venue. Further information on both parts of the Macaé meeting, which is open to members , potential members and guests, is available from [email protected] and free registration is online at The CMID Accredited Vessel Inspector Project The

IMCA addressing personnel shortages at forthcoming Macaé meeting

The ways in which different sections of the offshore industry are approaching the pressing need of meeting the challenges of personnel shortages; coupled with identification of the attractive career development opportunities and frameworks offered to those recruited in – order to retain and develop them – will come under the conference spotlight in Macae, Brazil next month. The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is holding a seminar ‘Addressing personnel shortages in South America’ (Teatro Sesi Macae Auditorum, Wednesday 4 June) aimed at interested offshore industry bodies, operators, contractors, academic institutions, training providers and personnel agencies working across South America’. The

IMCA South America Section – all welcome

The South America Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold one of its regular section meetings in Rio de Janeiro at Novotel Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Hotel on Monday 27 January, members and non-members alike are welcome to the afternoon meeting which will include two enlightening presentations. The meeting is preceded by a networking lunch. Registration at [email protected] ahead of the event is essential. In November 2013 IMCA unveiled its five year vision and strategy, and it is on this that the association’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler, will be speaking and answering questions. “It is a