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Finalists revealed for IMCA Awards with inspiring achievements in safety and sustainability highlighted

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has shared the shortlist for its IMCA Awards 2022. Showcasing positive, inspirational, and impactful initiatives in Safety and Environmental Sustainability from across its membership base, the winners will be announced at IMCA’s forthcoming Safety Seminar which takes place in Amsterdam on 6 June 2023.

The shortlisted entries are as follows:


  • ADNOC – Smart Safety Vessels – Implementing next-generation AI systems on more than 80 offshore vessels operating across six ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Global Gases – Behavioural Safety campaign – A series of tools, campaigns, competitions, and communication activity to support health and safety, notably behavioural safety, across the organisation.
  • MMA Offshore – T365 Leadership Engagement Programme – A new programme which underpins a belief that an incident free workplace is possible through understanding, guidance, and tools.
  • TechnipFMC – FOCOS – A company-wide safety programme which manages risk, reduces exposure, and improves organisational culture through operational improvement.
  • Transocean – Worksight Assurance & Verification – A digital and behaviour-based safety observation, assurance, and verification programme.

Environmental Sustainability:

  • Boskalis – Solent Seagrass Restoration – Working with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to undertake a seagrass restoration project within the Solent, off the southern coast of the UK.
  • Bumi Armada – Improving its ESG performance – An impressive “Sustainability Philosophy” which outlines overarching ESG commitments and its application across day-to-day operations.
  • Heerema – Developing a silent piling methodology – Collaborating with the University of Dundee to significantly reduce or eliminate underwater noise pollution from pile-driving operations.
  • P&O Maritime and Logistics – Mangrove Reforestation in Mozambique – Partnering with Tree Nation to support mangrove estuaries by linking safety reporting to the planting of trees.
  • Subsea7 – Blue Ocean Research Alliance – Working with the National Oceanography Centre to enable greater access to the ocean for scientific research.

IMCA CEO Allen Leatt said: “We’re delighted to share the shortlisted companies for our IMCA awards and are looking forward to announcing the winners at our upcoming Safety Seminar in Amsterdam on 6 June 2023.

IMCA’s CEO Allen Leatt

“Not unsurprisingly, the quality of entries was extremely high, demonstrating the dedication our industry has to improving performance. Selecting a shortlist, yet alone picking winners, was a challenge as all entries were worthy of recognition. A huge thank you to all the companies that entered, congratulations to the shortlist, and best of luck!”

IMCA’s Safety Seminar brings the industry together to explore the major safety issues facing the offshore sector, notably how we can recruit and retain the right people while ensuring effective onboarding and retention. The one-day seminar takes place at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Schiphol, Amsterdam on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

Featuring presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions, the Seminar includes speakers from Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board, Equinor, MMA Offshore, P&O Maritime Logistics, Caledonia Competence, Fugro, TechnipFMC, Heerema Marine Contractors and Subsea 7. It will also welcome Iain Grainger for his first public-speaking engagement in his new role as CEO at IMCA.
Source: IMCA

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