International Jack up Barge Operators Association

The International Jack up Barge Operators Association was formed in 2008 with a mission to:

to set, sustain and promote standards for the safe and effective operation of self elevating platforms throughout the world

It has three strategic goals:

To promote a safe industry safe for its people, for the environment and for society at large

To promote a learning industry with the skilled and professional workforce essential for the safe and efficient operation of jack up barges

To promote a well run industry responsive to the needs of its customers and committed to continuous improvement.

Click on each of the links above for details of IJUBOA’s work in these three areas


 Latest on Training

First IJUBOA Award in Barge-master Operations Completed

On the 12 Feb 2018, the first IJUBOA SQA Award in Barge Master Operations took place at STC bv in Rotterdam.

We are delighted that the first candidates all passed and received their awards on completion and we extend huge congratulations and thanks to their companies, Shell, Petrofac, Horizon Geotechnical and Herbosch Kiere for enrolling their barge-masters on this inaugural course.

Many marine construction operations require the use of a stable platform to perform activities and rely greatly on the knowledge, skills and competences of the barge-masters in charge of jack up operations. This IJUBOA four day modular training course was specifically developed to cover an understanding of the range of risks associated with the safe deployment of jack ups and a corresponding understanding of how to manage them. Approved as a customised Award by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and recognised by the HSE, MCA and Nautical Institute (for CPD points), the course fulfils the need to develop skills and knowledge within the Jack-Up and SEP industry.

Simulator Assessment at STC BV – part of the training module

CPD Recognised Training

IJUBOA has recently been evaluated and recognised by the Nautical Institute as an approved CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Training Organisation for Barge Masters in Jack-up Operations.  This has been given in recognition of the SQA Barge Master’s Training Course, which is the only SQA approved course of its kind.

STC Training centre in Rotterdam

Professional development has always been a central remit of The Nautical Institute and was the reason its publications, distance learning schemes and accreditation services were set up. The Institute strives to continually improve the products and services it provides and explore new ways of supporting the continuing professional development (CPD) of those in the maritime industry, both at sea and ashore.

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LEGAL NOTICE – Please Read IJUBOA seeks to improve industry practice and the performance of its members through collaborative association. It is, however, imperative that members understand that there are legal limitations applicable to collaborative activities within industrial sectors and the attention of all members is drawn to the Competition Law Notice available here: IJUBOA Policy Statement On Compliance With Competition Law. Members must read that notice and will be taken to have agreed to comply with it by their continuing membership. In addition, members must note that IJUBOA in making suggestions and even recommendations as to the conduct of activities, best industry practice or how operations should be managed, administered or undertaken it is doing so as an unremunerated service to members (and only to members) and cannot accordingly accept any responsibility in respect thereof. Members, and any other user of this website or IJUBOA materials, acknowledge this and agree that IJUBOA shall have no liability for any losses, costs or damage suffered or incurred in consequence thereof.