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Tuesday, Dec 10th, 2019

11:30 am – 1:30 pm CT (webinar starts at 12:30 pm)

Norris Centers – Houston

816 Town & Country Blvd, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77024


Development of a Harmonized Industry Specification for Offshore Pedestal-Mounted Cranes

The recently developed Unified Offshore Standardization JIP – Specification for Offshore Pedestal-Mounted Cranes is a harmonized specification that is intended to be used by the maritime and offshore industries worldwide. This specification defines the minimum requirements for the design, fabrication, inspection, testing, installation and commissioning of offshore cranes. The potential users of this specification include vessel owners, operators, regulatory bodies, crane manufacturers, shipyards, as well as engineering companies. The potential benefits of this specification include improved safety, reduced costs and increased efficiencies due to the use of standardized requirements for offshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects. The development effort for this specification was undertaken by members of the Unified Offshore Equipment Joint Industry Project (UE-JIP) Working Group, including oil majors, operators, shipyards, research and development organizations, engineering companies, and classification societies.

This presentation gives an overview of the Specification for Offshore Pedestal-Mounted Cranes, and provides further insight into how and why this specification was developed, what aspects are and are not addressed by this specification, as well as how this specification could be used for the benefit of the maritime and offshore industry. The presentation also highlights some of the latest developments in the offshore crane industry that are addressed by the Specification for Offshore Pedestal-Mounted Cranes, including subsea lifting and motion compensation systems.

Meet Our Speakers

Roy Thomas

Roy Thomas has worked with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the past 16 years and is currently a Senior Principal Engineer with ABS Global Engineering. He has formerly served as the Manager of the ABS Corporate Chief Engineer’s Office and Managing Principal of the Underwater Systems and Lifting Appliances Group. Prior to joining ABS, he worked as a seagoing marine engineer on board oil / product tankers.

Roy is actively involved with various industry committees and currently serves as the Chair of the SNAME T&R Panel OC-6, as well as the Chair of the ASME PVHO – Subcommittees on Diving Systems and Submersibles. He also serves as the IACS representative on the IMO Working Group for Lifting Appliances, and is a member of the API Spec. 2C – Task Group on Offshore Pedestal Mounted Cranes.

Roy holds a master’s degree in Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from Marine Engineering and Research Institute, India.