• The 25th International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference will be in Aberdeen April 21th - 23rd 2020. If you have any questions please contact our Conference Manager.

  • During three days The 24th International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference covered a wide range of new topics within offshore cranes and lifting technology, subsea and heavy lifting, crane standardization and regulatory and industrial safety initiatives.
    We hope you considered The Conference as successful! Many thanks for the contribution to all participants, speakers and exhibitors who made this possible. We hope that the conference was an appealing arena for meeting colleagues and partners, discuss lifting issues, and networking in an international atmosphere.
    We hope to see you again in Aberdeen April 2020!

2020/04/21 21:00:00

Call for papers

We are very pleased to announce the Call for papers for next year’s Anniversary Conference, and would love to hear from you/your company if you have interest in making a presentation at the conference.

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Why should you attend?

Why should you attend?

The Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology (NSLT) and The Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee (OMHEC) invite you to The 25th International Offshore Cranes and Lifting Conference in Aberdeen.
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!

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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 Stavanger in 2019!

SEE EXHIBITORS 2019

Speakers 2019
 
Mr. Dingeman de Groot

Mr. Dingeman de Groot

Peterson Energy Logistics, NL
Mr. Wietse Dahmes

Mr. Wietse Dahmes

OIM of the L2FA1 platform in the Dutch Northsea, Upstream International Europe
Dr. Martin Wehr

Dr. Martin Wehr

Dr.-Ing., ROTEC Gmbh
Mr. Sven Winter

Mr. Sven Winter

Dipl.-Ing., CEO ROTEC Gmbh
Mrs. Elena Prekopova

Mrs. Elena Prekopova

Director, Digital Innovation Commercialisation, Lloyd's Register, UK
Dr. Thomas J.J. Meyer

Dr. Thomas J.J. Meyer

CEO Machine prognostics NO
Sponsors
We humbly thank our sponsors:
Liebherr
Enermech
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 2019
 
  • 09:00
    Exhibition setup
    16:00-17:15
    Guided tour, Sola Aviation Museum, Stavanger
    20:00
    "Get together", Clarion Hotel Air, Stavanger
  • 08:00
    Registration / Coffee / Exhibition
    09:30
    Welcoming Remarks
    Mr. Svein Anders Eriksson, Section Head, Petroleum Safety Authority, NO
    09:40
    Opening Address
    Mr. Finn Carlsen, Director of Professional Competence, Petroleum Safety Authority, NO
    SAFETY MOMENT
    09:50
    HSE Focus
    Mr. Colin Martin, Specialist Mechanical Engineer, HSE, UK
    SHARING BEST PRACTICES – EXPERIENCE TRANSFER
    10:10
    The Crane Operator’s role and his/her diversity of Responsibilities
    Mr. Wietse Dahmes, the OIM of the L2FA1 platform in the Dutch Northsea, Upstream International Europe
    10:40
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
    11:10
    Design for fatigue: Practices and pitfalls
    Mr. Valentyn Skudra, Senior Engineer, Cranes and Lifting Operations, DNVGL, NO
    11:40
    The development of a Flyjib
    Mr. Karsten Behrens, General Manager, SAL Engineering, DE
    12:10
    Molikpaq Crane Replacement – A project under very tough conditions and without production stop
    Mr. Stefan Schorn, Area Manager Modifications Projects, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH, DE
    12:40
    Lunch and Exhibition
    STANDARDS AND RESEARCH
    13:10
    Crane Major Refurbishment – An Owner’s Perspective
    Mr. Hanafi Basri Staff – Static Unfired, Petronas, MY and Mr. Zainor Faisal B Zainuddin, Executive – Mechanical Static, Petronas, MY
    13:40
    I. NORSOK R-003, Safe Lifting Operations update
    II. Development and implementation of new work process for execution of competent control of lifting equipment
    Mr. Tom Hjelmtveit, Leading Advisor Cranes and Lifting Operations, Equinor, NO
    14:10
    The importance of standards for offshore access systems and the need to address gangway-Vessel integration
    Mr. Florian Teica, Senior Approval Engineer, DNVGL, NO
    14:40
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    Light offshore cranes – The current state of development
    Mr. Maro Hartmann, Project and Technical Manager Lifting Appliances, LIoyd’s Register, EMEA, DE
    15:10
    Coffee Break/Exhibition
    15:40
    Unmanned installations - new material handling solutions
    Mr. Nils Martin Justad, Advisor Cranes and Lifting, Equinor, NO
    16:10
    The regulation of Walk-To-Work (W2W) in Norway
    Mr. Sigve Knudsen, Director of Legal and Regulatory affairs, PSA, NO
    16:40
    The Tambar W2W Incident
    Mr. John Buckley, Project Manager – Marine Access, AkerBP, NO
    17:10
    End of Day 1
    SOCIAL ARRANGEMENT
    18:45
    Bus to Solastranden Gård
    19:00
    Dinner at Solastranden Gård
  • SAFETY MOMENT
    08:30
    PSA focus
    Mr. Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness section, PSA, NO
    09:00
    OMHEC Update
    Mr. Sigmund Andreassen, Principal engineer Logistics & Emergency Preparedness, PSA, NO
    NEW TECHNOLOGY, SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT
    09:15
    Robotization of lifting operations between supply vessels and unmanned offshore installations
    Mr. Tomas Johnsen, CEO Stavanger Engineering, NO
    09:45
    Coffee Break/Exhibition
    10:15
    Safety Factors and Innovation in Ropes and Cables
    Mr. Mark Eijssen, Global Functional Leader ADTS, DSM Dyneema ”B.V”, NL
    10:45
    Storm Work – Innovative Work basket operations
    Mr. Phillip Strong, CEO & Technical Director, Reflex Marine LTD, UK and Mr Marc van Dorth, Operations Engineer, Seaway 7
    11:15
    Maximizing the Advantage of Composite Materials in Lifting Appliances
    Dr. Linda Starink, Senior Specialist Non-Metallics, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, UK
    11:45
    Lunch
    12:30
    Need for explicit design standards for composite offshore access systems
    Mr. Koen van Valkenhoef, Structural Engineer, Ampelmann, NL
    13:00
    Autonomous cranes – safer and more efficient operation
    Mr. Marcin Piotr Sikora, Principal Engineer, Cranes and Lifting Operations, DNVGL, NO
    13:30
    Coffee Break/Exhibition
    14:00
    Remote control and autonomy for offshore cranes and lifting
    Mr. Torbjørn Engedal, Chief Technology Officer, Optilift, NO and Svein Harald Hetland, Technical Authority, AkerBP, NO
    14:30
    The use of Drones to support the inspection of Cranes
    Mr. Richard Beckett, Survey Regulations & Procedures Manager, Technical Policy Group, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, UK
    15:00
    PANEL DISCUSSION
    Challenges and opportunities with the material handling to and from unmanned installations

    Panel members:
    Mr. Nils Martin Justad Mr. Sigve Knudsen Mr. Maro Hartmann Mr. Svein Harald Hetland Mr. Torbjørn Engedal

    15:45
    Deriving unprecedented value from data through Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence to enhance safety and optimize maintenance of cranes
    Ms. Elena Prekopova, Director, Digital Innovation Commercialisation, Lloyd’s Register, UK
    LOGISTIC ARRANGEMENTS
    16:15
    Personnel and goods personnel lifts -technical requirements and assessment procedure
    Mr. Jan Thore Lygren, Technical Manager, Vindertec/Norsk Heiskontroll AS, NO.
    Mr. Frode Walter Magnussen, Marketing Manager, Vindertec/Norsk Heiskontroll, NO
    16:45
    North Sea pool logistics
    Mr. Koen Backer van Ommeren, Global Technical and Commercial Manager, Control Union Testing and Inspection ”B.V.”, NL and Mr. Sander van Helvoort, Business Manager Wind & Renewables, Peterson Den Helder B.V. Energy Logistics
    17:15
    End of day 2
  • SAFETY MOMENT
    08:30
    SSM focus
    Mr. Arnold de Groot, State Supervision of Mines, NL
    HUMAN FACTORS AND TRAINING
    09:00
    How to get the most out of simulator-based training
    Mrs. Aud Wahl, Senior Product Adviser/PhD Candidate NTNU, Kongsberg Maritime, NO
    09:30
    Coffee Break/Exhibition
    MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS
    10:00
    Improving safety in wire rope inspection by understanding modes of deteriorations
    Mr.Robert Traxl, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Wire Rope, Teufelberger Redaelli, AUT
    10:30
    Fatigue evaluation of offshore cranes based on operational data
    Dr. Ellen Nordgård Hansen, Senior researcher, Norce, NO
    11:00
    Inspection – the future
    Mr. Patrick Gallagher, Director, MINTEG, UK
    11:30
    Lunch
    12:15
    Introducing Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) to the Crane & Lifting Industry
    Dr. Thomas J.J. Meyer, CEO, Machine Prognostics, NO
    LIFTING EQUIPMENT AND ROPES
    12:45
    Rope condition monitoring tomorrow
    Mr. Sven Winter, Dipl.-Ing., CEO ROTEC Gmbh and Dr.-Ing., Martin Wehr, ROTEC Gmbh
    13:15
    Coffee Break/Exhibition
    13:45
    New socket terminations
    Mr. Jean Marc Teissier, President of OIPEEC, OIPEEC FR and DEP Engineering FR
    14:15
    Results from the realistic testing and development of high performance synthetic fibre rope slings
    Mr. Rui Pedro Faria, Senior R&D Engineer, Lankhorst Ropes, PT
    14:45
    End of day 3, Closing/Adjourn
    By Mr. Svein Anders Eriksson
Venue 2020

Venue 2020

TECA (The Event Complex Aberdeen) is a brand new state-of-the-art conference and exhibition venue located next to Aberdeen International Airport, offering first class conference and exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates to enjoy. Bus routes is located throughout the site to facilitate convenient access for delegates and exhibitors to and from the City Centre and Airport. In addition, there will walking and cycling routes, encouraging delegates to walk from the close by hotels.

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