Marine and Offshore > Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) and Wind Farm Installation Vessels (WIV) Charterparty Management

About this Training Course

The quest for clean energy leading to deployment of wind farms and solar fields offshore has been increasing at much faster pace than anticipated. Going forward to 2050, renewable energy will be the primary source of new electricity generation as projected by EIA’s International Energy Outlook. This translates in the launch of ambitious construction projects of wind farms in offshore and harsh environments. China, India, and the US being the major consumers are also the nations with major expansion for installation of windmills.

The construction of such sites requires the continuous use of customised support vessels like CSOVs and WIVs, besides Jack-up Rigs. The traditional Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) like PSVs, AHTS and MPSVs are not designed for Windfarms and Solar Energy Fields. The need for customised CSOVs, ASVs and WIVs is increasing, and demand is evidenced by the number of such vessels on order with deliveries expected from 2023 onwards.

Therefore, the Charterparty Agreement cannot be the same as SUPPLYTIME, TOWCON, TOWHIRE or other traditional Charterparty Forms. This 3 full-day course is developed to prepare commercial and operation personnel of both Owners and Charterers, to ensure contentions free and smooth chartering management for profitable operations.

Upon completion of this course and workshop exercises, the participants are expected to have learnt and enhance their competency in one or more of the following aspects:

  • Develop most appropriate type of Charterparty Form for CSOV and WIV in a given context.
  • Enhanced knowledge and expertise in application of latest IMO Regulations.
  • Gain knowledge of available solutions for developing an environmentally friendly Energy Sector.
  • Sharpened skills in editing and amending Standard Forms published by BIMCO, in context of a specific windfarm project.
  • Learned strategic approach for managing risks, disputes, conflicts and unexpected situations like wars, sanctions and drafting of Force Majeure Events Clause.

The course is intended for:

Owners, Charterers and Windfarm Field Operations Contractors, Commercial and Marketing Directors, Corporate Legal Counsels, Practicing Maritime Lawyers interested in CSOV Sectors, Fleet Managers and Superintendents, Operations Managers, Masters, Investment Analysts and Renewables Credit Risk Managers of Financial Institutions, including Managers from Energy Companies and Organizations engaged in Offshore Renewable Energy Projects.

It is anticipated that the participants would have some basic understanding of Charterparty Forms for Offshore Sector

  • Intermediate

Your expert course instructor, during the last 47 year period, has worked and consulted in the industry verticals encompassing: Technology, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Petrochemical Process Plants and Power Plant Construction Projects, Logistics & Warehousing, Marine, Offshore, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Infrastructure Development Projects (Ports, Offshore Supply Bases, Oil & Gas Terminals and Airports etc), EPCIC Contracts, and Shipyards, in South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, Americas and Europe.

He serves as the Principal Management Consultant with a management consultancy in Hong Kong and Singapore, specialising in the fields of corporate management consultancy, international contracts reviews and alternative dispute resolutions services. He undertakes special assignments for conducting audits and valuation of intangible properties involving proprietary processes for licensed production, and licensing of intellectual property rights (IP Rights) in patents, trademarks, and industrial designs. He is frequently engaged for assignments like due diligence, acquisitions, mergers, resolving various operational issues, technology transfer and agency services contracts reviews, cost controls, and enhancement of Supply Chain Management. He has been conferred the credentials of Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA) by SAC and IVAS, in accordance with the international valuation standards setting body IVSC.

His consulting experience includes Charterparty Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Diversifications, Corporate Development, Marketing, Complex Project Management, Feasibility Studies, Dispute Resolutions and Market Research.

He has successfully assisted Marine and offshore E & P clients in managing contractual disputes arising from various international contracts for upgrading & conversion projects. He continues to be actively engaged in claims reviews, mediation, arbitration, litigation, and expert witness related assignments, arising from international contracts and Charterparty Agreements.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, MBA in General Management, Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering, Master of Science in Maritime Studies, and LL.M. (IP Law). He also holds professional qualifications in Business Valuations and Appraisers for CVA, arbitration, law, and marine engineering, including the Chief Engineer’s First-Class Certificate of Competency (MCA, UK).

He is further qualified and accredited as Certified International Arbitrator, Chartered Arbitrator, Sports arbitrator under CAS Rules, WIPO Neutral, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Bargaining Code Arbitrator, Accredited Adjudicator and Accredited Mediator (Malaysia). He is admitted to the international panels of arbitrators and neutrals with WIPO, Geneva; ACICA, AMTAC and ACMA, Australia; BVIAC (British Virgin Islands); JIAC (Jamaica); HKIAC Hong Kong; AIAC, Malaysia; AIADR, Malaysia; KCAB, Seoul, South Korea; ICA, Delhi, India; ICC (Singapore); SISV, Singapore; SCMA, Singapore; SCCA, Saudi Arabia; VIAC Vienna, Austria; Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), and Mediator with AIAC Malaysia, CMC, and SIMI Singapore.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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