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  • 26 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Harkand’s global head of remotely operated vehicles (ROV) has been announced as the new vice chairman of a highly recognised global offshore, marine and underwater engineering trade association’s ROV committee. David Rhodes has been voted in by fellow members of the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Remote Systems and ROV Division Management Committee. The committee […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over 120 members and guests attended the reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) last week (19 May). The reception followed IMCA’s ‘Allocation of risk in challenging current market conditions’ seminar organised by the association’s Contracts & Insurance Workgroup. Welcoming guests, IMCA’s Technical Director and Acting Chief Executive, Jane Bugler […]

  • 7 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    As befits the 50th anniversary of the advent of dynamic positioning (DP), the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has turned the spotlight on this invaluable technology. Earlier this year ‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels’ (IMCA M 190) was published. Now a complementary publication ‘Example of an Annual DP […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is responding to the growth of involvement by its members in the marine renewable energy sector. IMCA’s Technical Adviser – Marine, Captain Andy Goldsmith said: “IMCA’s Marine Renewable Energy Committee has been busy responding to the needs of our members in this growing sector. The Committee interacts directly with […]

  • 9 April 2015

    Eighteen Masters from the Windfarm Crew Transfer industry recently met at the inaugural Workships Contractors’ Masters Command Conference 2015. The Masters, who all work for the recently acquired Offshore Wind Services, managed by Workships Contractors, traveled from UK and Europe to attend the events held in Colchester, Essex, UK. The event was split into 2 separate days: Day […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    As befits the 50th anniversary of the advent of dynamic positioning (DP), the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has turned the spotlight on this invaluable technology. Earlier this year ‘Guidance for developing and conducting annual DP trials programmes for DP vessels’ (IMCA M 190) was published. Now a complementary publication ‘Example of an Annual DP […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Two new representatives from the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) global contractors have been appointed to IMCA’s council. The first representative is Harke Jan Meek, chief commercial officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). Harke is a member of the HMC board and responsible for the commercial and technology departments. He joined HMC in 2012 in […]

  • 12 November 2013

    On Thursday 28 November, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold the first ever meeting of its long-established Europe & Africa Section in Germany, where offshore renewables will be in focus. “IMCA established an offshore renewables workgroup in 2011 following growing concerns regarding safety in the offshore wind construction industry,” explains the association’s Technical […]

  • 12 November 2013

    On Thursday 28 November, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will hold the first ever meeting of its long-established Europe & Africa Section in Germany, where offshore renewables will be in focus. “IMCA established an offshore renewables workgroup in 2011 following growing concerns regarding safety in the offshore wind construction industry,” explains the association’s Technical […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Andy Goldsmith has joined the International Marine Contractors Association as Technical Adviser Marine, with particular responsibilities for DP (dynamic positioning). “With 17 years on a range of DP vessels under his belt, and as a long-time user of IMCA guidance, Andy is an ideal addition to our busy and highly qualified technical team working with […]

  • 17 April 2012

    The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. […]

  • 17 April 2012

    The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. […]

  • 17 April 2012

    The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Remotely Operated Vehicle Intervention During Diving Operations’ (IMCA D 054, IMCA R 020) to provide guidelines for the safe and efficient offshore operation of ROVs in combined operations with divers in the same underwater space. “The guidance is designed for use by both contractors and clients, and purposely […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Two regional directors appointed by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) ensure that the association has an increasingly active presence in two key offshore oil and gas areas of the world – Asia, and Australia & New Zealand. Chris Charman, Chief Executive of IMCA, announced at last week’s IMCA Annual Seminar in London that Denis […]

  • 15 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Subsea 7 and Eidesvik Offshore have been presented with the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Environmental Sustainability Award for 2019 in recognition of its efforts to reduce vessel emissions and improve energy efficiency. In January 2019, Seven Viking was converted from a conventional to a hybrid vessel as part of its long-term inspection, repair and […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Richard Benzie has been appointed Technical Director of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to replace Jane Bugler who retires at the end of this month (September 2015) after 18 years in the role.  “More than any other individual past or present, Jane’s name is synonymous with the IMCA brand and the objectives of the […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Allen Leatt as Chief Executive Officer. He will be joining on October 01, 2015 from Subsea 7 where he has been Senior VP for Engineering and Project Management. Looking forward to joining IMCA Allen said he is “delighted to be joining IMCA and determined to strengthen and […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    ‘DESIGN for Surface Orientated (Air) Diving Systems’ has been revised and updated by the International Marine Contractors Association to incorporate equipment improvements and changed operating practices since its first publication in 2000.   The format has also been changed slightly to improve ease of use and provide better referencing. As IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    New guidance has been produced by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on the use of ‘hold-back’ vessels during diving operations. These are towing (or other) vessels that provoke additional security for DP (dynamically positioned) vessels engaged in critical operations by means of attachment by wire rope. “Our new publication (IMCA M 185 Rev 1) […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published the ‘International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving’ (IMCA D 014), one of the key guidance documents for contractors and clients.  It provides advice on ways in which offshore diving operations can be carried out safely and efficiently, and references other IMCA diving guidance documents extensively. An […]