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The 27th International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference

April 23rd and 24th in Aberdeen, Scotland

The Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology (NSLT) in cooperation with the Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee (OMHEC) are pleased to welcome you to The 27th International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference in Aberdeen from April 23rd to April 24th 2024.

The conference has for the last 27 years established itself as probably one of the most important meeting places for industry and experts on offshore cranes and safe lifting operations. In 2023, a total of 170 delegates from 14 nations and five continents were represented. We are aiming to make the conference as international as possible.

  • 23.04.2024–24.04.2024
  • 2 days
  • P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Kran og løft
  • 23.04.2024–24.04.2024
  • 2 days
  • P&J Live, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • From NOK 9990

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and meet your clients and colleagues in the offshore crane and lifting business, to participate in discussions related to offshore cranes, lifting and material handling, and see an exhibition of new services, goods and technology!

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for The 27th International Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference and hope you find the topics and content inspiering!
The brochure will privide you with suggestions for Topics and practical information:


If you do not have any specific paper to submit, but would like to suggest a topic, please present your idea to us by January 15th 2024.

How to register for the conference

How to register for the conference: Manual registration 2024

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

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 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.

Why should you attend?

You’ll get the latest up-to-date information in the offshore crane and lifting business industry, as well as answers to all of your crane and lifting questions. Additionally, globally renowned crane business leaders, end-users, consultants, petroleum regulators and vendors will all be under one roof, solely for the purposes of learning, exchanging information, networking, seeing and trying new technology and developing long lasting international business relationships in order to contribute to enhancing safety and improving business.

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

Conference committee:

  • Mr. Jan Ketil Moberg, Petroleum Safety Authority, PSA, NO – Committee Leader
  • Mr. Bjarne Rødne, Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), NO
  • Mr. Arnold de Groot, State Supervision of Mines, NL
  • Mr. Robert Oftedal, DNV, NO
  • Mr. Colin Martin, HSE, UK
  • Mr. Maro Hartmann, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, D
  • Mr. Trond Møller, EnerMech, NO
  • Mr. Ben Finlay, Woodside Energy Ltd. AU
  • Mr. Stene Kristiansen, Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology, NSLT, NO

Read more about The Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology.

Date and time

  • Day 1: 23.04.2024 09:0017:30
  • Day 2: 24.04.2024 08:3016:00


Monday 22nd April

18.00-22.00 Get Together with short Speech

Tuesday 23rd April

08:00 Registration / Coffee / Exhibition

Session Chair: Jan Ketil Moberg, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway

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

09.10 Opening Address
Samanta Peace, Director of energy Division, Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom 

News from authorities

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

09.50 OMHEC update
Bjarte Rødne, Principal Engineer Logistics & Emergency Preparedness, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway

 10.00 Coffee Break/Exhibition

Session Chair:: Trond Møller, EnerMech, Norway

Sharing Best Practise

10.30 A-hoist: Adding lifting capacity to the existing A-type fleet
Pieter Burgel and Jaap Dekens, Ampelmann Operations B.V., The Netherlands

11.00 Advancing LR’s Rules- Challenges and Solutions in the Application of High Strength Steels beyond Grade S690 for Lifting Appliances in Marine Environments
Yikun Wang and Yikun Wang, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, United Kingdom

11.30 Use of numerical and real time simulations prior to flare tip replacement on Balder FPU
Bård E. Bjørnsen, Kongsberg Maritime and representative from Vår, Norway

12.00 Lunch and Exhibition

13.00 Equinor fast track to total control of loose equipment offshore
Lars-Erik Hovde, Onix AS, Norway and representative from Equinor, Norway

Learning from accidents and incidents

13.30 Leading Change When You Don’t Control the Process. Safety Improvement Initiatives
Susan L. Dwarnick, BSEE, United States

14.00 Coffee Break/Exhibition

 Standard and Guidelines

Chair by: Maro Hartmann, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Germany

14.30 Building trust in modern heave compensating systems – DNV-RP-N202 Heave compensating systems
Marcin Piotr Sikora, DNV, Norway

15.00 The EN 13852-1 new revision – Highkligths changes
Julien Dunand-Chatellet, TotalEnergies S.E., France

New Technology

15.30 Our journey to remote operations of cranes
Dag Erik Tvedt, Project Manager in Lifting & Handling, NOV

16.00 Coffee Break/Exhibition  

16.15 Hands free load orientation technology
Steven Pratt, Verton, Australia

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

17.15 End of day 1

18.00 Dinner

Wednesday 24th April

Session Chair:: Ben Finlay, Woodside Energy LTD, Australia

Inspection and Maintenance

08.30 Petronas Journey in Developing Risk Based Maintenance Approach for Lifting Equipment
Jagathish Natarajan, Petronas, Malaysia

09.00 Findings from thorough examination – inspection & testing of lifting accessories
Koen Backer van Ommeren, Control Union, The Netherlands

09.30 Coffee Break/Exhibition

10.00 Voice Recognition Applied in Offshore Cranes Inspection
Silva Filho. Palmerino Macedo and Carrion Neto. Antonio Martins, Petrobras, Brasil

Learning from accidents and incidents

10.30 News form C-NLOPB
Kelly Bulger, C-NLOPB, Canada

Training and human factors

11.00 The new proposed crane operator training system
Kurt E. Thomsen, Relyon Nutec, Denmark

11.30   Lunch and Exhibition 

Session Chair:: Colin Martin, HSE, United Kingdom

 Offshore lifting in new industry

12.30 Challenges and future opportunities
Richard Brown, TenneT Offshore GmbH, Germany

13.00 Operations and Maintenance (O&M) crane lifting activities within the offshore wind industry
Antony Hope, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, United Kingdom
13.30   Coffee Break/Exhibition

14.00 Solutions to grow from the onshore domain in steps to working on floating turbines
Eelko May, Liftwerx, The Netherlands

 Lifting Ropes and equipment

14.30 Wire rope fatigue testing – methods and potentialities
Laura Lombardi, Usha Martin Italia, Italy

15.00 Numerical Models and Methods to Predict Lifetime and Performance of Different Offshore Crane Rope Constructions
Christoph Ruffing, Bridon International GmbH, Germany

15.30   Closing/Adjourn
Jan Ketil Moberg, Head of Logistics and Emergency Preparedness, Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil), Norway

15.40 End of conferance


The Venue

The conference in 2024 will be held at the P&J Live, East Burn Road Stoneywood Aberdeen AB21 9FX.
It is the largest event complex in the North of Scotland, boasting world-class conference and exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates across the globe, all sustainably powered by local, renewable energy sources.

To be booked by the individual participant.

Registration via the Book now button If you have any questions, please contact kundeservice@qualitynorway.no Registration rules Registration is binding. By registering you accept our terms of cancellation. Registration right up to the start of the course, subject to availability. Terms of cancellation Written notice of cancellation must be sent to kundeservice@qualitynorway.no Any cancellation after the booking deadline will be subject to a 30 % cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellation within 7 days until the start of the conference. Unfortunately, sick leave does not provide a basis for refund. Contact your insurance company regarding this. Rights The purchasing of this event is personal and is associated with the registered party.

Please note that the participation fee is paid by card upon registration for the registration to be valid. If you have any questions – do not hesitate to contact us at kundeservice@qualitynorway.no of  tel +47 67 52 60 10.

Conference fees

2 days NOK 10 800,- 


  • Two days access to the conference
  • Exhibition all days
  • Conference package, lunches, coffee and break snacks

Single day NOK 5 900, 


  • One day access to the conference
  • Exhibition all days
  • Conference package, lunch, coffee and break snacks one day


Get together at April 22nd, NOK 850,- 


  • Tapas at P&J Live
  • 2x beverage

Conference dinner April 23rd, NOK 1 400,- 


Price NOK 29 000.– 


  • Booth 3×2 meters (approx. 6m2), table and 2 chairs
  • Admittance for 2 participants, all sessions including conference fees, lunches and Get Together
  • Logo on events website with direct link to your website and your own «page» under «Exhibitors» in the conference web-app.
  • Profiling with your logo in vignette which will be used at the beginning of all lectures and during breaks
  • Possibility for presentation time from Speakers Corner at the Get Together to promote your company and products (agree this with Ketil)




To be booked by the individual participant.