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IMCA announces impressive line-up of industry experts for its Environmental Sustainability

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee has announced the full programme for an online technical and motivational seminar taking place on 28 September. Guest speakers from KPMG and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, Getting to Zero Coalition of the Global Maritime Forum, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Open Ocean Robotics, Vard Engineering and Duke University, are confirmed to present alongside members of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. IMCA Contact Allen Leatt Chief Executive Contact This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser

IMCA to hold Environmental Sustainability Seminar on 28 September

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Committee will host an online technical, motivational seminar for members working on environmental sustainability and the energy transition on 28 September.   The event will focus on the key topics outlined in IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability which was launched in May 2021. The programme agenda aims to enlighten, engage and inspire IMCA members, and other interested stakeholders, through interaction with leading experts to ensure alignment with global practice and thinking. Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability considered the timeliness of the seminar: IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson

Environmental Sustainability Seminar

IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee will be hosting a virtual seminar on 28 September 2021. This technical and motivational seminar will include an exciting line up of speakers, interactive sessions and networking with a focus on our recently published Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. Each session will concentrate on key environmental themes from the Code. Agenda 14:00 Opening Remarks14:05 Keynote Address – From adventure to action and automation14:30 Taking action on emissions reduction and energy efficiency15:20 Taking action on the circular economy and supply chain engagement16:00 Reporting and framing environment and climate in broader sustainability16:30 Taking action on life

Podcast on IMCA’s Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

Listen to this short podcast sharing the rationale, approach and key elements of IMCA’s new Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability with Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee and Technical Adviser, Nadine Robinson. There are two documents on our website associated with this podcast IMCA ES 001 – Available in our Publications Library – Freely available to all IMCA Members and available to purchase for non members.IMCA Environmental Sustainability at a Glance – available in our Marketing Material Podcast At a glance ES 001 Peter de Bree, Chair of IMCA’s Environmental Sustainability Committee Nadine Robinson, Technical

IMCA publishes Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) today launched its Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability. This Code was developed by its Members through IMCA’s committee governance structure and sets expectations for the marine contracting industry in managing key environmental and climate topics associated with offshore marine construction. IMCA Contact Allen Leatt Chief Executive Contact This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. IMCA Contact Nadine Robinson Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Contact This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. IMCA’s CEO, Allen

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

IMCA Podcast – Reflections on the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Nadine Robinson, IMCA’s Technical Adviser on Environmental Sustainability shares a podcast to recognise the 5th anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. “I would like to spend a few minutes to mark the 5th Anniversary of historic Paris Agreement, which takes place Saturday the 12th of December.The coming together of 197 nations, five years ago to adopt the Paris Agreement was a significant moment for the world.  We strengthened our global response to climate change and galvanized not only the political will of governments, but also companies, investors, cities, states, regions and every day citizens.So five years on from the adoption

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 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

Celebrating World Environment and Oceans Days: Sustainability includes the Blue Planet!

Nadine Robinson, Technical Adviser – Environmental Sustainability Today marks the 46th year of celebrating World Environment Day.  The interconnected nature of environment, economy and society is more apparent than ever as we face the global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since joining the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) three weeks ago, I have been engaging with members about the steps that they are taking and their emerging plans for ensuring environmental sustainability across their businesses.  They have kindly shared their progress towards helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, recognising that environmental sustainability is only one element of broader

IMCA Strengthens Expertise in Environmental Sustainability

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) today confirmed the appointment of Nadine Robinson to lead the Association’s strategy on environmental sustainability. Allen Leatt, IMCA Chief Executive stated “We are delighted to welcome Nadine to the team. Following our strategic review in 2017, we established our first dedicated committee on Environmental Sustainability, which has over the last three years been very successful in promoting and sharing best practice amongst our Members. Nadine brings an excellent external perspective and we are confident that she will help move our agenda to the next level”. Nadine is a policy professional with over 20 years’

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

What will power shipping in 2050?

Eleni Antoniadou, Policy & Regulatory Affairs Adviser at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) was one of 19 experts asked by KNect365 Maritime “What will power shipping in 2050?” The answers appear on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. This followed a previous blog post last year on shipping companies’ potential to ‘go green’ to which Eleni also contributed. “I was delighted to be asked to contribute to both KNect365 Maritime articles and make predictions on which alternative fuel would see the largest growth by 2050. A paper published last year from Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla of University College London Energy Institute provided

IMCA welcomes news of the Ballast Water Management Convention

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) welcomes the news that the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017, and has produced a 12-point information sheet on the Convention for its members. The BWM Convention aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water. It was Finland’s accession on 8 September this year that triggered the entry into force of the Convention in a year’s time. Under the Convention’s terms, ships will be required to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic

Annual safety and environmental statistics analysis underway at IMCA

Each year the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) carries out a safety and environmental survey of its contractor members. Contractor member companies that have not already submitted their statistics for 2015 to IMCA are urged to do so with speed, for work is now underway to analyse the statistics and determine both safety and environmental trends. Safety statistics have been gathered since 1997 and the environmental aspect of the survey was introduced in 2013. Revisiting the 2014 statistics The 2014 figures safety statistics drawn from 264 IMCA contractor members and based upon 798 million man-hours of work overall (558 million

IMCA publishes annual safety and environmental statistics

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published its annual safety and environmental statistics. Drawn from 264 IMCA contractor members and based upon 798 million man-hours of work overall (558 million man-hours relating to offshore work) the 2014 dataset shows that the overall ‘flat line’ tendency in lagging safety indicators has continued in the longer term. “Direct causes of Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) continue to be the ‘usual candidates’ – with struck by moving/falling objects the highest accounting for 110 incidents (26%); falls on the same level (including slips and trips) in second place with 88 incidents 21%) and struck

Understanding biodegradable lubricants

A question often heard in offshore and marine circles is”What is a green oil?” That leads on to”What is an oil spill?” Following a successful workshop on the subject at the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Annual Seminar in 2012, a new publication ‘Understanding Biodegradable Lubricants: An Introduction to ‘Green’ Oil in Hydraulic Systems Offshore’ (IMCA R 019) is now available to help answer these questions, and alleviate some of the confusion. “A number of contributors have helped to compile our new publication,” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler.”It is not intended to be wholly definitive and the reader will