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The International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference

The 26th International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference 2023

June 6th and 7th in Stavanger, Norway

In a global perspective the conference is the most important meeting place for the offshore lifting and material handling industry.

  • Offshore wind turbine installations
  • Marine Solar
  • New technology
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Sharing best practice
  • Learning form accidents and incidents
  • Inspection and maintenance

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and share experiences with North Sea offshore petroleum regulators, experts and industry leaders from the offshore crane and lifting operations community!

  • 06.06.2023–07.06.2023
  • 2 days
  • Clarion Hotel Air, Sola, Stavanger, Norway
  • Kran og løft
  • 06.06.2023–07.06.2023
  • 2 days
  • Clarion Hotel Air, Sola, Stavanger, Norway

Dette arrangementet er avsluttet.

Target audience

  • Regulators
  • Offshore wind
  • Major duty holders
  • Oil and gas contractors
  • Service companies
  • Experts and Industry leaders from the Offshore Crane Lifting Operations Community
  • Material handling Industry
  • North Sea Offshore Petroleum Regulators

Attending The International Offshore Crane And Lifting Conference is a great opportunity to stay current with the latest industry trends, technology and safety regulations. It provides a platform for networking with industry professionals and experts, as well as the chance to learn from case studies and best practices from leading companies. Additionally, attending the conference can also help to improve your skills and knowledge, which can benefit your company and career in the long run.

The conference alternates between the “Offshore Energy Capitals” of Norway and Scotland – Stavanger and Aberdeen – these are the most important places of business for the North Sea oil and gas industry and home for regulators, offshore wind, major duty holders, oil and gas contractors, service companies etc.

During the conference, the participants will have the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with North Sea offshore petroleum regulators, experts and industry leaders from the offshore crane and lifting operations community.

The Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology (NSLT) in cooperation with the Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee (OMHEC) are pleased to welcome you to The 26th International Offshore Crane & Lifting Conference in Stavanger.

The conference has the goal to cover a wide range of new topics in offshore cranes and lifting technology, subsea and heavy lifting, crane standardisation and regulatory and industry safety initiatives. Participants will have ample opportunity to enter into discussions with the speakers and sufficient time to interact with companies presenting their goods and services in the exhibition area.

  • Offshore wind turbine installations
  • Marine Solar
  • New technology
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Sharing best practice
  • Learning form accidents and incidents
  • Inspection and maintenance

How to register for the conference

How to register for the conference: User guide for registration

Please contact customer service by e-mail kundeservice@qualitynorway.no or by phone +47 67 52 60 10 if you need any help.

Why should you attend?

In a global perspective the conference is the most important meeting place for the offshore lifting and material handling industry. This is an excellent opportunity to exhibit and promote your products, services and technology and important network building.

Why is this conference so exceedingly different?

This is the only conference with focus exclusively on the offshore crane & lifting business in the North Sea and beyond. The conference is not a series of sales orientated pitches, but a dynamic gathering of likeminded people involved in the offshore lifting industry. Our unique blend of presentations, case studies and exhibitions provide you with a unique opportunity to walk away from the summit with all the information you need to get the most out of your daily lifting operational tasks. This conference gives the lifting community the platform it truly deserves, as it provides many hours of dedicated networking time for you to talk openly with your peers, suppliers and customers, and the opportunity to conduct business face-to-face.

Read more about the conference on liftingoffshore.com

Read more about The Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology.

Date and time

  • Day 1: 06.06.2023 09:0017:30
  • Day 2: 07.06.2023 08:3016:00


Monday 5th June

20.00 – 22.00 Get together at Clarion Hotel Air, top floor, with tapas.

Tuesday 6th June

08:00 Registration / Coffee / Exhibition

Chairman – Jan Ketil Moberg, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO

09.00 Welcoming Remarks
Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO

09.10 Opening Address
Theodor Kockelkoren, Inspector General of Mines, State Supervision of Mines, NL

News from authorities

 09.30 News from Authorities
Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO, Colin Martin, Specialist Mechanical Engineer, HSE, UK and Arnold de Groot, Inspector Operations, State Supervision of Mines, NL

09.50 OMHEC update
Bjarte Rødne, Principal Engineer Logistics & Emergency Preparedness, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO

10.00 Coffee Break/Exhibition

Chairman – Maro Hartmann, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, D

Sharing best practices

10.30 Innovations at Ampelmann Operations

  • Latest design practices and new technologies
  • Safety implementation in design

Lisanne van Veen, Senior structural engineer and Elsy Saloumi, Senior structural engineer, Ampelmann Operations, NL

11.00 Maintenance and inspection of lifting equipment

  • Interpretation of rules and regulations (use of software)
  • Challenges and advantages with regards to CBM and RCM implementation
  • Integrity management case: Fatigue calculation.

Mats Myklebust, Discipline Lead – Drilling equipment, Odfjell Technology AS, NO

11.30 HISC Project Ivar Aasen

  • Securing of subsea clamps keeping the spool/riser and spool/pipeline together on pressurized pipelines
  • Subsea clamps containing parts with materials identified susceptible to HISC
  • Subsea lifting operations assisted by topside arrangements
  • Risk evaluation of the total operation – Subsea and Topside

Jan Morten Krakeli, TFA Crane & Lifting, Aker BP, NO

12.00 Short Information from sponsors

12.10 Lunch and Exhibition

13.00 Experience with lifetime extension of Jotun FPSO with regards to cranes and material handling
Kato Øvestad, Vår Energi, NO

13.35 Increased safety and workability by using motion compensation for offshore lifting

  • almost 10 years of motion compensated lifts, Kroonborg a case study
  • increasing the lifting capacity of existing assets by lowering the seastate

Elvira Jansen, Business Developer, Barge Master, NL

14.05   Coffee Break/Exhibition

Chairman –  Robert Oftedal, DNV, NO

Learning from accidents and incidents

14.20 A deeper investigation into the Helder platform crane incident and Multi role crane operatorship from a crane operator perspective

  • Assessing chain root causes instead of the internal root causes only
  • Human factor inclusion into incident investigations
  • Offshore crane operations from an offshore perspective
  • The intricacies of being crane operator next to another role on board

Emanuele Gemelli, HSEQ Manager and Peter de Boer, Offshore Installation Manager, Petrogas E&P LLC, NL

New Technology

15.00 Qualification of technology and the road to remote operated cranes

  • Lessons learned from Johan Sverdrup cranes in operation
  • New type of Jib crane – history behind
  • Technical description
  • Qualification of Jib crane
  • Remote operation

Cyrielle Gorini Gonçalves, Sales & Application Engineer, Palfinger Marine Norway AS, NO

 15.30 Changing load handling at sea with a new electric crane concept

  • Step stones into a new product
  • Accurate 3D control with a simple crane design
  • Our drive towards fully electric solutions
Tom Jørann Giske, Product Manager for ECMC Gangways and cranes, Seaonics, NO

16.00 Coffee Break/Exhibition

16.15 Challenges to offshore cranes caused by long unmanned periods on offshore platforms

  • Advantages for operator to extend unmanned periods
  • Examples of typical damages due to long stand still periods
  • Possible solutions to increase reliably and decrease the risk of damage
  • Prerequisites for the platform design

Marc Findeisen, Head of  Customer Service, Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH, D

Standards and guidelines

16.45 NORSOK Lifting standards
Tom Hjelmtveit, Leading Advisor – Crane and Lifting Operations, Equinor, NO

17.00 Interpretation of Effective Significant Wave Height (H1/3 Eff) In EN 13852. Is there a need for a new, detailed H1/3 Eff standard?

  • Requirements for measurements and accuracy of Significant Wave Height (H1/3) or (Hs)
  • Essentials for presentation of H1/3 Eff data allowed to be used for off-board lifting.
  • DMM – an approved H1/3 Eff method by WGP 5 since 2007
  • H1/3 Eff compared to H1/3
  • Need for a new standard with data validation of Deck Motion Monitoring systems?

Johnny Rabben, Chairman, ShoreConnection International AS, NO

17.30 End of Day 1

18.15 Bus to Stavanger

19.00 – Boat trip to – Flor & Fjære – Social event – Conference dinner

24.00 – Bus from Stavanger to the hotel


Wednesday 7th June

08.20 Welcome day 2
Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO

Chairman – Ben Finlay, Woodside Energy LTD, AU

News from authorities

08.30 Incidents and accidents connected to lifting operations and focus areas
Percy Dhanbhoora, A/g Manager Assessment & Inspection – Platforms, Pipelines & Diving, NOPSEMA

Lifting operations

09.00 Control of crane loads during deployment and / or recovery to vessel deck using Load Control Bumper (LCB) system

  • System to control crane loads during lift in air to increase safety of personnel and reduce risk for material damage
  • Improved control of crane load during deployment and / or recovery also allow for installation in higher seastate

Martin Ahlbäck, Subject Matter Expert – Entity Risk Manager, TechnipFMC, NO

09.30 Coffee Break/Exhibition

10.00 Lifting Operations – Innovative Design & Techniques

  • Design of lifting frame for installation and recovery of subsea structures without use of ROV for connection and disconnection of lifting frame with subsea structure
  • Design of frame for lifting & transportation of reels using SPMTs (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter)
  • Spool bundles lifting operation and design of innovative techniques to facilitate this complex lifting operation

Amol Gade, Lead -Structural Department and Romain Fouchard, Senior Installation Engineer, OceanInstaller, NO

Inspection and Maintenance

10.30 LR’s Journey through development of remote inspection

  • Early days (proof of concept)
  • Challenges during application
  • Current established practice (guidance documents and certifications schemes)
  • What the future holds!! (AI and Autonomous UAV systems)

Peter Amin, Senior NDE Specialist, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, UK

11.00 Data driven verification model for WTI – Heavy Lift Cranes

  • A data driven RBI solution based on a digital twin concept to optimize inspection scope for structure & machinery
  • Efficient inspection/remote survey and verification through in-operation condition monitoring, operational and maintenance data mining

Aldo Matteucci, Business Development Manager Drilling Systems and Lifting Appliances, DNV, NO

11.30 Lunch and Exhibition

Chairman – Trond Møller, EnerMech, NO

Ropes and Lifting Equipment

12.30 Efficient wire ropes solutions for renewables applications

  • Challenges for wire ropes usage in the marine environment
  • Wire rope requirements – performance and durability
  • Lubricant retention system – concept and practical experience

Laura Lombardi, Managing Director, Usha Martin Italia, IT

12.50 New numerical approach in the wire rope design

  • Field experiences on large ropes for heavy duty application
  • How to improve a rope design without compromising time and costs
  • the use of a new sophisticated numerical simulator
  • Laboratory tests as prove of the concept

Maurizio Meleddu, Head of R&D Teufelberger-Redaelli, IT

13.10 Wires ropes and the transition to renewable energies – applications, challenges and solutions

  • Wire rope requirements for Renewables, compared to traditional Oil & Gas applications
  • Challenges in use for steel wire ropes during renewable energy installations
  • The need for application specific ropes, rope monitoring and lifetime prediction technologies

Dr. Christoph Ruffing, Technical Lead O&G / Energy, Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group, UK

13.30 Coffee Break/Exhibition

 13.45 The world’s first certified subsea AHC fiber rope crane – Overcoming the challenges while assuring performance

  • Optimal design by combining winch, fiber, rope and crane technology
  • Rigorous certification to minimize risks and assure performance
  • Substantiating performance criteria in the absence of a prescriptive “rules-based” approach

Scott Garriot, Project Engineer, MacGregor, N and Sam Bull, Consultant, Parkburn Precision Handling Systems, UK and Jorn Boesten, Global Segment Manager Offshore Energy & Maritime, Avient Protective Materials, NL


14.15 Offshore wind regulations status Norway
Hilda Kjeldstad, Head of regulatory development, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO

14.35   Coffee Break/Exhibition

14.50 Hywind Tampen – Installation of the world’s largest offshore floating wind park
Arthur Skartveit, Marine Operations manager Hywind Tampen, Equinor, NO

15.20 Sustainable?

  • Introduction to TenneT
  • Offshore future
  • Inspectors – Lack of

Ian Richard Brown, Technical Specialist – Discipline Engineering, TenneT Offshore GmbH, D

15.50 Closing/Adjourn by
Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO

16.00 End of the conference



The Venue

The 26th International Offshore Crane & Lifting Conference will be held at the Clarion Hotel Air Stavanger. The hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the airport, Sola/Stavanger.

Contact hotel:
  • Phone: +47 51 71 85 00
  • E-mail cl.air@choice.no
  • Utsolaarmen 16
  • 4055 Sola , Norway

More information on the hotels website


To be booked by the individual participant.

We have reserved a number of rooms at Clarion Hotel Air Stavanger. Single rooms (bed and breakfast) are NOK 1545 per night.  The hotel rooms can be booked by phone +4751718503 or send a mail to cl.air@choice.no, please specify code GR007638 when booking. The rooms are held until 03.05.23.


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