Biography: Describe the unique aspects of your work.
As a British Chartered Marine Engineer I was part of the design team for Shell in 1980 on the North Sea DP support vessel Stadive. I subsequently assisted in development of international standards for DP vessels and prepared auditing guidance for the North Sea and worldwide DP operations on diving, pipeplaying and subsea construction vessels. My company, Wavespec, is a member of IMCA and we have prepared recent industry guidance on FMEA management and methodology. Throughout more than 40 years in the marine industry (more than 25 years dealing with dynamic positioning) I have been involved with all aspects of the business as consultant and client. I am presently active in managing FMEA studies and in working to improvements levels of DP performance around the world. In addition, as an active participant in the LNG industry for 35 years, I am a regular speaker at LNG Shipping conferences and events, and Wavespec provides consultation to many of the major oil and shipping industry companies on LNG shipping and future possibilities for offshore loading, storage and discharge terminals.
Education Secondary Education at The Perse School, Cambridge, England 1954 to 1961 gaining Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates. College Education as a marine engineering apprentice with BP Tankers at Hendon College of Technology gaining Ordinary national and Higher National Diploma certificates in Mechanical Engineering 1961 to 1966. Part-time Diploma in Industrial Administration at Leicester Polytechnic 1970. Master of Science degree in Project Management awarded by Brunel University in 1990.
Area of Expertise
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Audits and Trials of DP Vessels