The winners of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Awards, which showcase inspirational offshore safety and sustainability projects, were announced to the audience at the IMCA Safety Seminar in Amsterdam on Tuesday 6 June.
Projects by ADNOC, MMA Offshore, Heerema Marine Contractors and P&O Maritime Logistics were recognised for their positive impact.
In Safety, the judges selected both ADNOC and MMA Offshore who were announced as joint winners.
ADNOC’s Smart Vessels project saw it implement next-generation AI-systems on more than 80 offshore vessels operating across six ports in the UAE, resulting in significant safety benefits.
MMA Offshore was rewarded for its impressive Target 365 Leadership Engagement Programme, which underpins a belief that an incident free workplace is possible through understanding, guidance, and tools.
Debbi Garreffa, Executive General Manager – Risk, MMA Offshore said: “It is a huge honour for MMA Offshore’s Target 365 Leadership Engagement Programme to have been recognised by our peers working in safety, and we’re delighted to have been named a winner in this year’s IMCA Awards.
“Our collaborative programme focussing on active leadership and engagement supports MMA’s Target 365 philosophy of a perfect day every day and our entire team shares the belief that an incident free workplace is possible. With this in mind, this Award is for everyone at MMA Offshore and we can all be proud of this Award.”
In Environmental Sustainability, Heerema Marine Contractors was rewarded for its innovative project reducing noise pollution.
Marius Ottolini, Strategy Advisor, Heerema Marine Contractors, said “We’re delighted to see that our pioneering project on reducing noise pollution in piling operations has been recognised with an IMCA Award for Environmental Sustainability. We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our project partners at the University of Dundee – all parties can be proud of this achievement.
“Noise pollution is a “new” area for sustainability in many respects, and this Award is recognition of its growing significance. We’re looking forward to continuing to work on this technology.”
In addition to the winner, P&O Maritime Logistics was highly commended for their entry which linked its safety reporting to a mangrove reforestation project in Mozambique.
Commenting on the IMCA award winners, CEO Iain Grainger said: “It was a true honour to be able to present the IMCA Awards on stage in Amsterdam last week. A huge congratulations to the worthy winners, as well as the highly commended entry, these are all projects which can inspire our industry to go further to improve safety and sustainability.
“I’d also like to thank everyone who entered this year. I know from my discussions with the judges that it was a difficult decision to select a shortlist, yet alone choose winners. The quality of entrants overall was extremely high, which is testament to the positive work our Members do on a day-to-day basis.”
Image: Iain Grainger, IMCA’s CEO presents award to Ben Neal (P&O ML).
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