Ian Sherrington

Structural Engineer :: Non-Executive Director

Ian is a naval architect and structural engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the maritime and offshore energy industries. He originally qualified and served as a deck officer on tankers and then trained as a naval architect and structural engineer designing offshore oil and gas jackets and topsides.

  • Extensive Marine Warranty Experience
  • Offshore Renewable Energy and Cables
  • Offshore Platform Decommissioning
  • Senior Structural Engineer

During his time as a structural engineer, Ian worked on the design of several notable platforms: Bruce, Indefatigable, Armada, Thames, Britannia, Piper B and the Lawit platforms offshore Malaysia.

In 1996, Ian moved into marine consultancy and marine warranty surveying, applying his broad marine and offshore experience to assisting a wide range of clients.

As a Marine Warranty Surveyor, he has acted as MWS on projects such as Hibernia, Amenam Kpono and Sakhalin and managed a major study into the decommissioning of the Frigg field.

Since forming Waves Group in 2005 Ian has acted as MWS project manager for numerous offshore renewable energy projects: Dogger Bank A, Formosa 1 Phase 2, Beatrice, Thornton Bank, Northwind and Kentish Flats Extension, he has gained considerable experience in the laying and burial of sub-sea power cables.

Ian also has extensive experience of offshore decommissioning as technical authority for marine warranty services on the decommissioning of Murchison and Ninian platforms.

He has experience of casualty investigations in the marine and offshore energy sectors and has acted as an expert witness.

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