Nina at Work September 2016

WORKING SAFELY IN UNSAFE REGIONS

Alwin van den Bosch, Tender & Proposal, Manager Area West
How can we ensure our colleagues can work safely in an unsafe region? In our area we are facing for instance drug related crime in Mexico and criminality in the northern ports of Peru (Talara and Paita).


ARIS CAMERA: SEE WHAT OTHERS CAN’T!

Dredging works in the harbour of Portsmouth required the assistance of divers. At the same time one of the NINA goals was to minimize diving operations. The team came up with an idea to realize this. Gerrit Jan van den Bosch, Project Manager Boskalis Westminster Limited, UK, shares this good practice.


SMALL STEPS MAKE US GO FORWARD

Piet Jan van der Giessen, Fleet Manager
Looking back at the NINA roll out, for me the most exciting thing is how it made us all responsible for our own work. I treasure the open discussions with the crews, the way we deal with dilemmas. But there is still work to do. It is easy to proclaim to be pro safety and to call upon others to act safely. But it is difficult to actually do it yourself. Two examples illustrate my own struggles.


SUBCONTRACTORS AT PROJECT VEJA MATE

LESSON LEARNT: HOW CAN WE MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS TRAINED?
The installation of the foundations for off shore wind farm Veja Mate is almost ready. The installation of the Transition Pieces onto the Monopiles was subcontracted to Seajacks. TP Installation Manager Roderique van Erp shares his experiences on co operation and the role of NINA.


WRECK REMOVAL OF THE TS TAIPEI

Craig Erasmus (Project Manager) and his team have been working on the wreck removal of the TS Taipei, a container vessel that grounded on a rocky seabed off the north coast of Taiwan, and subsequently broke into two sections. They discharged remaining containers, and cut and lifted the accommodation block and main engine from the wreck. Finally the two sections were refloated and delivered to shore for further scrapping.