Monday 22nd April

 17:00 Registration


 18:00-22:00 Get Together with Tapas and short speech from exhibitors, P&J Live, exibitor area



Tuesday 23rd April



 08:00 Registration / Coffee / Exhibition



Session Chair: Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway




 Welcoming Remarks
Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness,
Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway

Jan Ketil Moberg 



Opening Address
Howard Harte, Offshore Operations Manager,
Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom

 Howard Harte

News from authorities

09:30 News from Authorities
Jan Ketil Moberg, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway,
Colin Martin, Specialist Mechanical Engineer, HSE, United Kingdom and
Arnold de Groot, Inspector Operations, State Supervision of Mines, The Netherlands

 Jan Ketil Moberg Colin Martin Arnold de Groot

 10:00  OMHEC update
Bjarte Rødne, Principal Engineer Logistics & Emergency Preparedness, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway
 Bjarte Rodne
10:15 Coffee Break/Exhibition  

Session Chair: Trond Møller, EnerMech, Norway

Sharing Best Practice




A-hoist: Adding lifting capacity to the existing A-type fleet

  • Unveiling Ampelmann: Introduction to Ampelmann and its various systems
  •  Beyond People Transfers
  • Spotlight on the A-hoist System: Detailed exploration of the A-hoist system, including its design, structural challenges, operational challenges, and its first successful employment

Pieter Burgel, design engineer and Jaap Dekens, structural engineer, Ampelmann Operations B.V., The Netherlands

Pieter Burgel   Jaap Dekens



Advancing LR’s Rules- Challenges and Solutions in the Application of High Strength Steels beyond Grade S690 for Lifting Appliances in Marine Environments

  • Challenges of using steels above S690 grade in marine environments.
  • ECA based case studies leading to LR’s Rule requirements.
  • Correlation between different input variables and quantify their sensitivities in an ECA calculation.

Dr. Yikun Wang, Senior Structures Specialist and Martyn Wright, Lloyd's Register EMEA, United Kingdom


 Yikun Wang Martyn Wright

Use of numerical and real time simulations prior to flare tip replacement on Balder FPU

  • Finding operational boundary limits for Floatel Superior with numerical simulations
  • Establishing operational procedures during a full mission crane simulator joint workshop
  • Performing operational training during the simulator workshop
  • Feed-back after the flare tip replacement operation

Bård E. Bjørnsen, Department Manager, Kongsberg Maritime


 Bård E Bjørnsen
12:15 Lunch and Exhibition



Equinor fast track to total control of loose equipment offshore

  • A modern take on challenges of conforming to regulations on loose lifting equipment offshore
  • Highlights from implementation process on organizing equipment data and documentation on loose lifting gear
  • Team work across disciplines – Inspection experts, offshore operators and system specialists work together in easy-to-use software

Lars-Erik Kjellson Hovde, Project manager, Onix AS, Norway and Geir Inge Byberg, Leading engineer Operation and Maintenance, Equinor, Norway

 Lar Erik Kjellson Hovde Geir Inge Byberg

Learning from accidents and incidents



Reducing Lifting Incidents on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) - Leading Change When You Don’t Control the Process

  • This presentation will describe how BSEE’s Safe Lifting Team has been working with industry to develop new, creative ideas and tools to help drive, not regulate, safety performance during lifting activities
  • Since approximately 90% of our reported lifting incidents occur during “routine” operations, we needed to shift our attention to the “human factors” which are difficult, if not impossible, to regulate
  • Working with industry, we shifted our role from telling to encouraging, collaborating, and demonstrating the value of change and raising our awareness during “the next lift”

Susan Dwarnick, Chief, Offshore Safety Improvement Branch, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), US Department of the Interior, United States


Susan Dwarnick 1

Session Chair: Robert Oftedal, DNV, Norway

Standards and Guidelines 



Building trust in modern heave compensating systems, launch of DNV-RP-N202

  • Scope and referenced standards
  • Key design parameters and information sharing
  • Accuracy of heave compensation systems
  • Validation of heave compensation systems

Marcin Piotr Sikora, Principal Engineer, DNV, Norway


Marcin Piotr Sikora 
14:45 Coffee Break/Exhibition  



EN 13852-1:2023 Offshore cranes – General purpose offshore crane - New revision presentation

  • A brief introduction
  • Changes highlights
  • Questions

The presentation has been done in collaboration with Lloyds Register.

Julien Dunand-Chatellet, TotalEnergies S.E., France



New Technology



Our journey to remote operations of cranes

  • New crane technology changing the way we operate the cranes of today and the cranes of the future
  • Operational reliability, improved maintenance efficiency, increased uptime, and predictable lifetime costs

Dag-Erik Tvedt, Project Manager in Lifting & Handling, NOV, Norway


 Dag Erik Tvedt

Offshore Remote Control Load Orientation

  • Incidents in Offshore Lifting
  • Everest SpinPod – Revolutionary Remote Controlled Load Orientation Device
  • Lifting in the Future – Autonomous Lifting

Steven Pratt, General Manager -Commercial, Verton, Australia


   Steve Pratt


End of day 1  
17:50 Bus from Hilton Aberdeen TECA to Haddo House  
18:30 Haddo House - Social event - Conference dinner  
22:30 Bus from Haddo House to Hilton Aberdeen TECA  


Wednesday 24th April

Session Chair: Ben Finlay, Woodside Energy LTD, Australia

Inspection and Maintenance



Petronas Journey in Developing Risk Based Maintenance Approach for Lifting Equipment

  • Re-strategize maintenance program of offshore pedestal crane from
    time-based to a Risk-Based Maintenance (RBM) approach
  • Systematically evaluate the risk rating of each crane and customize
    the maintenance program
  • Substantial reductions in overall maintenance costs & improved
    operational efficiency

Hanafi Bin Basri, Principal Engineer, Petronas, Malaysia

 Hanafi Bin Basri

 New Technology



Project status of the Remotely operated offshore crane from shore and the Handsfree Auto Hook solutions
Svein Harald Hetland, Tecnical Authority Lifting, Aker BP, Norway

Kelly Bulger 

09:30 Coffe Break/Exhibition  

Learning from accidents and incidents



Incidents and Lessons Learned from the Offshore Petroleum Industry in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Overview of the Canadian offshore petroleum industry and regulatory regime and associated challenges
    with operating in the offshore Newfoundland and Labrador environment
  • Overview of the Code of Practice used in the Atlantic Canada offshore petroleum industry
  • Discussion of incidents and lessons learned

Kelly Bulger, Lead Safety Officer, Regulatory Reform Project Team, C-NLOPB, Canada

Kelly Bulger 

Training and human factors



The new proposed crane operator training system

  • Meeting the increased complexity of lifting in a hostile environment

Kurt E. Thomsen, Relyon Nutec, Denmark

 Kurt E Thomsen

Offshore lifting in new industry



Lessons Learnt in the Renewables Sector

  • Update on TenneT in the Netherlands and Germany
  • 10 years offshore
  • Sea fastening

Ian Richard Brown, TenneT Offshore GmbH, Germany

 Ian Richard Brown
11:30 Lunch and Exhibition  

Improvements of repetitive offshore heavy lift operations

  • Heavy Lift Operating Model within Siemens Gamesa
  • Improvement of handling equipment and heavy lift accessories
  • Digital technology to optimize workflows and safety

Peter Wolf, Global Head of Lifting, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

 Peter Wolf

Up-tower cranes to revolutionize offshore turbine repairs

  • Eliminating the need for large jack-ups
  • Talking about the challenges faced

Eelko May, Liftwerx, The Netherlands

 Eelko May
13:30 Coffee Break/Exhibition  

Session Chair: Colin Martin, HSE, United Kingdom

Lifting Ropes and equipment



Wire rope fatigue testing – methods and potentialities

  • Different methods and peculiarities to test wire rope fatigue
  • Comparison of test results using two different layouts
  • Practical implications and next projects

Laura Lombardi, Managing Director, Usha Martin Italia, Italy

 Laura Lombardi

Numerical Models and Methods to Predict Lifetime and Performance of
Different Offshore Crane Rope Constructions

  • Wire Rope Lifetime Calculation of Boom hoist ropes
  • Numerical Methods to understand wire rope behavior
  • Optimized rope constructions for large offshore cranes'

Christoph Ruffing, Bridon International GmbH, Germany

 Christoph Ruffing
15:00 Closing/Adjourn
Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness,
Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway
 Jan Ketil Moberg
15:10 End of conference  

We look forward to seeing you in Stavanger, April 2025!



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