Heerema Marine Contractors’ pioneering project on reducing noise pollution in piling operations has landed the company an IMCA Award in the Environmental Sustainability category. Other winners were ADNOC, MMA Offshore and P&O Maritime Logistics.

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.

In Environmental Sustainability, Heerema Marine Contractors was rewarded for its innovative project reducing noise pollution.

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‘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,’ says Marius Ottolini, Strategy Advisor, Heerema Marine Contractors. ‘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.’

He adds: ‘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.

Safety Award

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 eighty offshore vessels operating across six ports in the United Arab Emirates, 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.

The picture at the top is a still from the video above (by Heerema).

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