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IMCA Safety, Environmental, Sustainability and COVID awards: Winners

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IMCA Safety, Environmental, Sustainability and COVID awards: Winners

Allen Leatt

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has announced the winners of its 2020 Safety, Environmental Sustainability, and COVID-19 Pandemic Initiative Awards.

Jumbo Offshore won the Safety Award for their ‘Mind Saving Rules’ with both Heerema and Siemens Gamesa shortlisted – the former for ‘Unmanned Topside Installation’ and the latter for their work on immersion suits during Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) transfers.

Saipem was the winner of the Environmental Sustainability Award for the ‘Carbon Footprint’ programme with three other entrants shortlisted – Heerema for ‘Shore Power Caland Canal’; Solstad for ‘Solstad Green Operations’; and TechnipFMC for ‘Environmental Sustainability Initiatives’.

JFD won the COVID-19 Pandemic Initiatives Award with their globally recognised ’InVicto Ventilator’. There were two other nominations shortlisted – Heerema’s nomination of Worldwide Seafarers; and KBA Training Centre in recognition of the way they adapted in the delivery of their training courses for successful remote learning.

IMCA’s Chief Executive Allen Leatt said:

“We had a good number of nominations for each of the three Awards which in turn elicited much discussion and debate amongst our judges. I thank all who entered; and congratulate all who won and were shortlisted.

About the winning entries

·   Jumbo’s Mind Saving Rules: In 2019 Jumbo implemented the IOGP Life-Saving Rules to keep their people safe. “Besides the physical safety risks, there are many risk factors for mental health that may be present in the working environment. People’s mental health has the same priority for Jumbo and therefore in 2020 they introduced ‘Mind-Saving Rules’.

The programme aims to eliminate stigma, reducing barriers to care, raising broader mental health awareness, improving and implementing mental health programmes, and designing benefits that improve employee mental health. This is done through study programmes, coaching, toolkits, publications and more. During 2020 each of the nine themes were highlighted by dedicated actions.”

·   Saipem’s ‘Carbon Footprint; Committed to providing cutting-edge solutions that meet the demands of a low carbon future, Saipem developed a CO2 estimation tool: to quantify the carbon footprint of an entire EPCI project following the Life Cycle Assessment methodology.

With this tool, Saipem can measure the overall tons of CO2 emitted over the course of a project, providing the detail on the footprint of each phase and asset in the chain of production. The tool’s main added value is that its output is based as much as possible on the actual performance of Saipem assets (engineering offices, vessels, and fabrication yards) rather than average benchmark values. At conceptual stage, this allows the Client to compare different engineering solutions, while at defined bidding stage it provides a forecast of emissions linked to Saipem’s scope of work. This information supports the company and its clients’ decision-making, helping to pinpoint the largest impact activities.

·   JFD’s InVicto Ventilator: The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a huge strain on healthcare systems globally.  The InVictoTM system was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address ventilator shortages and is currently undergoing clinical trials in India. The system is also being evaluated by clinicians in the US, South America, Turkey and Norway and preparations for global distribution are underway.

As JFD explained “Through innovation and collaboration, the InVictoTM system was rapidly designed specifically to meet the needs of patients suffering acute COVID-19 symptoms. It sits in its own medical device space between Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Non-Invasive breathing support and as a small mechanical device, with no moving parts, the ventilator attaches to an oral-nasal breathing mask worn by the patient to provide oxygen enriched ventilation with pressure support. This is a highly portable, cost effective solution that can be produced quickly at scale and is, suitable for use in both standard hospital environments and remote field hospitals alike.

Further information on the winning entries, and the judging criteria is now available on the IMCA website at IMCA Safety, Environmental Sustainability and COVID Initiatives Awards: The Winners – IMCA (imca-int.com)

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