New Technical Adviser appointed at IMCA

Associations, Company Profiles, HR, Person Profiles — By on September 28, 2015 at 12:26 PM
John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw has joined the technical team at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as a Technical Adviser. Eight Technical Advisers work with the Association’s Technical Director, Technical Manager and technical committees from the global membership formulating IMCA’s work programme and developing guidance documents and reports aimed at increasing safety and efficiency within the industry.

John joins from Lloyd’s Register where initially in 2011 he was Lead Technical Specialist, and from April 2014 took on the role of Principal Technical Specialist, developing rules and regulations for the safe construction and classification of ships and providing engineering consulting services.  During his time with Lloyd’s Register (LR) he participated at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) with the United Kingdom delegation and was the LR global authority for energy conversion and also exhaust gas emissions leading the development of group policy and managing the strategic technology plans for these fields. He also worked with emerging technologies such as fuel cells and alternative fuels; and was invited by the European Commission to join a European Union working group on environmentally sustainable shipping as the rapporteur.

“John is ideally suited to our work at IMCA and I wish him a long and fulfilling career with the Association, ” says Acting Chief Executive and Technical Director, Jane Bugler, who retires at the end of this month (September 2015). “He will primarily be working with IMCA’s Marine Division and with our Offshore Renewables Working Group.”

Prior to his four years with LR, John was with E.ON for seven years working on power plants, first as Production Team Leader (Shift Charge Engineer), then as Production Co-ordinator (Operations Manager) and finally as Strategic Development & New Connection Engineer. Before this he spent two years (2005-2007) as a Shift Charge Engineer, Px, Sellafield working on the Fellside combined cycle gas turbine CHP plant.

His earlier career saw John at sea as a First Officer Engineer at the Maersk Company (1999-2005), and prior to that, serving as First Officer and in more junior positions for Farstad UK Ltd, British Antarctic Survey and P&O Containers Ltd.

John is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) and a Chartered Engineer with an MSc in Engineering Management. He was awarded the WW Mariner prize by IMarEST (then IMarE) in 1996, and won the Professor RED Bishop Postgraduate Award at the University of Portsmouth in 2012.
About IMCA

  • IMCA is an international association with over a thousand members in more than 60 countries representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies. IMCA has four technical divisions, covering marine/specialist vessel operations, offshore diving, hydrographic survey and remote systems and ROVs, plus geographic sections for the Asia-Pacific, Central & North America, Europe & Africa, Middle East & India and South America regions. As well as a core focus on safety, the environment, competence and training, IMCA seeks to promote its members’ common interests, to resolve industry-wide issues and to provide an authoritative voice for its members.
  • IMCA Vision & Strategy. As a result of work and collective input in 2013, IMCA has redefined its stated core purpose to be “Improving performance in the marine contracting industry”. To achieve this goal, IMCA’s Vision & Strategy has been devised with two elements in mind: Core activities and ways of working.
  • IMCA publishes some 200 guidance notes and technical reports – many are available for free downloading by members and non-members alike. These have been developed over the years and are extensively distributed. They are a definition of what IMCA stands for, including widely recognised diving code of practice, DP documentation, marine and ROV good practice guidance, the Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) – now available electronically as e-CMID, safety recommendations, outline training syllabi and the IMCA competence scheme guidance. In addition to the range of printed guidance documents, IMCA also produces safety promotional materials, circulates information notes and distributes safety flashes.

About the industry IMCA serves
The marine contracting industry plays a vital global role. Its vessels account for 4% of the world’s maritime fleet. Collectively IMCA members employ some 350, 000 people and have an annual turnover of around $150bn. They work in all the world’s major offshore areas, delivering large offshore oil and gas and marine renewables projects around the globe that quite literally fuel the global economy.


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