This is the association’s first dual-branded publication, and it says the move ensures wider circulation, acceptance and use of the document in the offshore wind industry.

The IMCA says LR 006 was originally “reviewed and updated to ensure that it properly covers lifting operations in offshore wind industry contracting activities in addition to those in the offshore oil and gas industry”. The reviewed document was published in August.

“LR 006 has safe and efficient operations at its heart and thus attunes with G+ aims,” said Mark Ford, IMCA’s marine and quality manager: “We are delighted to be linked with them in this way – their branding on this important document demonstrates their alignment with IMCA’s values and strategic imperatives which embrace industry collaboration, safety, technical excellence and, above all, knowledge-sharing.”

He added: “There is strong synergy between IMCA and G+ [because] their general manager, Kate Harvey, sits on the IMCA board and is a member of our Marine Renewable Energy Committee.”

The IMCA is holding its Lifting and Rigging Seminar 2022 today (Thursday 27 October) in Amsterdam.

The seminar, the 11th in the annual series, provides an opportunity for IMCA members and industry colleagues to participate in an industry forum where attendees will hear from experts in lifting and rigging and have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions and workshops, helping to formulate the ongoing work programme for IMCA’s Lifting and Rigging committee.

The association’s mission is to improve performance in the marine contracting industry, whereas G+ brings together the offshore wind industry to pursue shared goals and outcomes. It is run in partnership with the Energy Institute, which provides the secretariat and supports its work.

The members of the G+ are lead operators and owners of offshore wind farms and wind turbine generator (WTG) original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

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IMCA announces Lifting & Rigging Seminar programme

Renewable energy lifting ops covered in IMCA guidance