Chris is a Chartered Engineer, European Engineer (Eur Ing) and a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He has studied both Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering and has worked in various industries including oil and gas, ship repair and port operations.
He has extensive experience in the design of offshore structures, including jackets, topsides, FPSO’s, FSU’s and FLNG’s. His design experience includes detailed analyses for in-place conditions, transportation, lifting, load-out and other phases of the operations. He is experienced with both the structural aspects, such as Finite Element Analysis, and hydrodynamic responses, including seakeeping and moorings.
Chris has experience of marine salvage and wreck removal operations. He has developed salvage plans and has delivered full engineering packages for vessel wreck removals, working closely with all parties and stake-holders. As part of this work, Chris has considerable experience in risk assessment of proposed engineering solutions.
Having worked in ship repair yards, port terminals and other construction sites Chris has a varied range of site experience which includes steel fabrication, welding and NDT, mechanical work on ship main and auxiliary engines, propulsion and steering systems, ship cranes, hydraulics, pipework, rigging equipment and the maintenance of port equipment including RTG’s, quay side cranes and others.