• The 24rd International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference will be in Stavanger April 24th - 26th 2019. If you have any questions please contact our Conference Manager.

  • During three days The 23nd International Offshore Crane & Lifting Conference has covered a wide range of new topics in offshore cranes and lifting technology, subsea and heavy lifting, crane standardization and regulatory and industrial safety initiatives.

    The Conference was very successful! Many thanks for the contribution to all participants, speakers and exhibitors who made this genuine. We hope that the conference was an considerable arena for meeting colleagues and partners to discuss lifting issues and connect networks in an international frame.

    We hope to see you again in Stavanger April 2019!

2019/04/24 21:00:00

First announcement and CALL FOR PAPERS

We want to encourage everyone to suggest topics that are considered important for you and your company. Deadline for proposals: November 15th 2018.

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Why should you attend?

Why should you attend?

The Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology (NSLT) & The Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee (OMHEC) invite you to The 24rd International Offshore Cranes and Lifting Conference in Stavanger, Norway.
In a global perspective the most important meeting place for the offshore lifting and material handling industry.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet colleagues in the offshore crane and lifting business, to participate in discussions related to offshore cranes, lifting and material handling, and see an exhibition of new services, goods and technology! Picture: Committee International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference.


Who will attend?

Who will attend?

In a global perspective this is the most important meeting place for the offshore lifting and material handling industry. 15 nations and a total of 160 delegates and 29 exhibitors were represented at the conference in Aberdeen in 2018!


Speakers 2018
Speakers 2019 will be announced in January 2019. 
Sietse Gerssen

Sietse Gerssen

Sales Director, Kenz Cranes
Mr. Tor Raknestangen

Mr. Tor Raknestangen

Product Champion - Offshore Lattice Boom Cranes, NOV, NO
Mr. Fredrik Rakvåg

Mr. Fredrik Rakvåg

Service Development Manager, Axess Engineering Solutions, NO
Mr. Cosmin Caluean

Mr. Cosmin Caluean

Welding Specialist, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, UK
Mr. Jake Simeon Agbaza

Mr. Jake Simeon Agbaza

Lead Engineer Lloyd`s Register EMEA, UK
Mr. Duncan Edwards

Mr. Duncan Edwards

Project Engineer, Heerema Marine Contractors, UK.
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Become an exhibitor

Become an exhibitor

We will strongly encourage companies from the offshore lifting industry to use this excellent opportunity to exhibit and promote their products, services and new technology. In the past, exhibitors have included crane manufacturers, suppliers of offshore cranes and material handling equipment, service providers, training establishments, regulators and independent verification bodies.

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Program 2018
The final program for The 24th International Offshore Crane & Lifting Conference will be ready in January 2019.
  • 09:00
    Exhibition setup
    Whisky tasting at Holiday Inn Express AECC
    "Get together" at Holiday Inn Express AECC
  • 08:00
    Registration / Coffee / Exhibition
    Welcoming Remarks
    Mr. Svein Anders Eriksson, Section Head, Petroleum Safety Authority, NO
    Welcome to Aberdeen
    Mr. Chris Flint, Director Energy Division, Health and Safety Executive, UK
    HSE Focus
    Summary incidents and accidents
    Mr. Colin Martin, Health and Safety Executive, UK
    Lifting Beams, Spreader Beams and Common Misuse
    The mechanical differences between spreader beams and lifting beams
    Common misuse of these products and how it can be avoided.
    Mr. Anthony Culshaw, Technical Director, Britlift Ltd., UK
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
    Maintaining safety and quality in a cost effective future
    Maintaining safety and quality leading to cost reduction and better overall risk management
    Practical examples taken from DNV GL’s daily work
    Mr. Marcin Sikora, Principal Engineer DNV GL, NO
    “Guidance in Offshore Lifting Operations”
    IMCA’s new Lifting & Rigging Management Committee
    IMCA’s revised guidance adds further offshore lifting value
    Mr. Mark Ford, Technical Manager, IMCA, UK
    Lunch / Exhibition
    Accident with Eagle pipe handling crane at Gullfaks B
    Cause of wire break
    Consequential damage
    Investigation and learnings
    Mr. Stein Ove Dyngeland, Advisor Lifting equipment & Lifting operations, Statoil ASA, NO
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
    Lifting accident on Maersk Interceptor – Investigation and learnings
    Briefing about the incident
    Incident Investigation process
    Lessons learned
    Mr. Rico Bruus, Deputy Asset Manager, Maersk Drilling AS, DK
    New IOGP Standard Specification for offshore pedestal cranes
    Developed as part of the IOGP JIP33 Project
    Developed by Operating companies with industry stakeholder engagement
    Specification applies to both EN13852-1 and API Spec 2C.
    Mr. Ben Finlay, Lifting TA, Woodside Energy Ltd and Julien Dunand-Chatellet, Lifting and Marine Operations Specialist, Total S.A, AU

    Mr. Nils Martin Justad, Advisor Cranes and lifting, Statoil ASA, NO
    Mr. Mark Burgess, Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer, Shell U.K. Limited
    Mr. Kevin Boyle, Lifting – Discipline Leader, BP, UK
    Mr. Antonio Fusco, EniProgetti SpA, IT
    Mr. Saleem Parvez, Saudi Aramco, SA
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
    Use of a standard overhead crane for high-risk application. Is it feasible?
    How can we approach the problem
    The evaluation process and conclusions
    Mr. Kato Øvestad, Project Manager, IKM Tech Team Solutions AS, NO
    Risk Based Inspection Methodology – Assessment for Written Scheme of Examination for Lifting Appliances
    An overview of Risk Base Inspection Methodology
    Examination Scheme to cover LOLER and other regulatory requirements
    An outline of the qualitative methodology applied
    Mr. Jake Simeon Agbaza, Lead Engineer, Lloyd`s Register EMEA, UK
    End of day 1
    Change into kilts
    Bus from Holiday Inn AECC
    Aperitif at Marcliffe Hotel
    Dinner at Marcliffe Hotel
    Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Peter Mitchell, UK
    Bus transport back to Holiday Inn AECC
    PSA Focus
    PSA focus - reversing the trend
    Mr. Svein Anders Eriksson, Section Head, Petroleum Safety Authority, NO
    Accidents and Incidents
    Major accidents and incidents
    Presentation of trends
    Mr. Jan Ketil Moberg, Act. Section Head- Logistic and Emergency Preparedness, Petroleum Safety Authority, NO
    OMHEC Update
    Mr. Sigmund Andreassen, Leader OMHEC,NO
    Panel discussion on training
    Details to follow later
    FSW of steel - Welding process applications and benefits
    What is FSW of steel
    What are the benefits of using FSW in steel applications
    FSW – Friction Stir Welding
    Mr. Cosmin Caluean, Welding Specialist, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, UK
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
    Caisson replacement on jacket structure platforms
    Smart use of Pin-box connectors
    Innovative and cost effective solution
    Subsea preparation and lifting without the use of IMR vessel
    Mr. Fredrik Rakvåg, Service Development Manager, Axess Engineering Solutions, NO
    Crane with telescopic boom for future wind turbines
    Cranes for future wind turbines: Do we just make them larger or is a smarter solution available?
    The advantages of a crane with a telescopic boom
    Mr. Arjo van Putten, Project Manager Cranes, GustoMSC, NL
    Lunch / Exhibition
    Thorough “digitalization” of lifting equipment
    Digital business presents great opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage
    How can we use digital technologies to create new synergies and values for suppliers, inspectors and users of lifting equipment?
    Mr. Bernt Håvardsholm, CEO, Onix, NO
    Software Integrity & Control System Safety Performance
    Challenges related to increasing complexity of control systems and the rising need for robust software to keep it all together
    How to deal with the fact that hidden software errors, erroneous configuration parameters, and design flaws in the control system software may affect safety in operations
    Mr. Per Arild Åland, Offshore Class, Business Development, DNV GL AS, NO
    LiDAT smartApp - Making crane performance data visible
    Analysing crane data to save operating costs and increase efficiency
    Detecting bottle necks and identifying new opportunities
    Mr. Andreas Kopf, Head of Customer Service and Mr. Günter Berthold, Head of ITM Sales/Customer Service, Liebherr, Rostock, DE
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
    Ultra deep subsea cranes with fiber rope
    Use Active Heave Compensation with Fiber rope, without Active Cooling
    Enable for much larger objects to be lowered to ultra-deep seabeds
    Mr. Cees van Veluw, Product Manager Cranes, Huisman Equipment B.V. NL
    Using ‘Developing new technology’-guidelines
    The SeaSpyder is a new personnel transfer system that reduces the risks for the people involved
    ’Developing new technology’-guidelines have been used in this project to identify, assess and mitigate technical, project and financial risks
    Mr. Sietse Gerssen, Sales Director, Kenz Cranes, NL
    Motion compensation systems
    Developments and solutions
    Model based design and HIL testing
    Mr. Bert Mokken MSc, Lead Structural Engineer,SMST, NL
    End of day 2
    SSM Focus
    Summary incidents and accidents
    Mr. Arnold de Groot, State Supervision of Mines, NL
    Hardware optimization
    Optimizing after the introduction of the new hook standard EN 13001:3-5, replacing DIN 15400
    Test results for grommets, round slings and rope slings
    Mr. Joost Eertman, Technical Director, Ropeblock B.V, NL
    Heavy lift crane vessels and platform removals
    Past, present and future of heavy lift crane vessels
    Onshore preparations, engineering and procedures
    Platform removal methods and case study
    Mr. Duncan Edwards, Project Engineer, Heerema Marine Contractors, UK.
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
    Increased workability with TTS Colibri system
    Operational advantages with TTS Colibri system on offshore cranes
    Update on latest TTS Colibri for Louis Dreyfus Armateur’s ”Wind of Change”
    Mr. Nick Wessels, Sales Manager, Ulstein Equipment BV, NL and Mr. Carl Herland, Sales Manager, TTS Offshore Solutions AS, NO
    Crane replacement on a FPSO by use of a heavy lift vessel
    Fast track supply of a new cost- and weight efficient state of the art VFD powered offshore lattice boom crane to Statoils Åsgard A FPSO
    Planning and delivery of offshore installation support services for removal of old crane and installation of the new crane as a complete lift by use of a heavy lift vessel offshore
    Mr. Tor Raknestangen, Product Champion - Offshore Lattice Boom Cranes, NOV, NO
    Dropped objects from cranes
    Manufacturer’s design considerations
    Experience transfer
    Mr. Apichat Bamwrungwong, Engineer, PTT, TH
    Lunch / Exhibition
    Practical considerations for non-destructive evaluation of synthetic fibre ropes
    Non-destructive evaluation of fibre ropes is an increasingly powerful tool available to evaluate and monitor rope health and manage risk during lifting operations
    As fibre rope NDE is still in its early stage, though, all results need to be taken in context to ensure the operator has an accurate picture of rope health
    Mr. Jim Plaia, R&D Engineer, Samson, US
    Realistic testing and development of high performance synthetic fibre rope slings
    Testing under realistic scenarios to determine and predict fibre rope sling behaviour for safe use in lifting projects
    Use of DNV-GL Technology Qualification to demonstrate suitability and safety of use
    Mr Rui Pedero Faria, Senior R&D Engineer, Lankhorst Ropes, PT
    ECsix-multistrand carbon rigging
    History and carbon rigging properties
    Industrial applications and developments in carbon rigging
    Mr. Barry Paskey, Sales Director, FutureFibres, ES
    Bus transport to airport
Venue 2019

Venue 2019

Clarion Hotel Air Stavanger is a new hotel nearby the Airport Sola in Stavanger. They have organised and hosted some large number of exhibitions and conferences already. The 24th International Offshore Crane & Lifting Conference 2019 will take place in the largest auditorium, London and New York, with a capacity of more than 400 delegates. The exhibition and serving area will be in the Lobby. For accommodation, we have booked room at the same hotel.

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