1986      BRITISH  TELECOM  MARINE  LTD

Southampton,   United Kingdom

Designed from concept a multi-purpose offshore dive support cable/pipe laying vessel complying with accommodation requirements all regulatory authorities.

Preparing general arrangement and structural scantling drawings, with the relevant sections of the vessels tender specification for issue shipbuilders worldwide.

The project was halted at this stage due to a down turn in the price of oil, being later resurrected with final design by Hart Fenton & Co., built by Van der Giessen-De Noord and named MV Discovery.

 

  M.V. Discovery

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Links to other SubSea Cable Clients

  Cable & Wireless Marine -    D.S.N.D. Marine

Soil Machine Dynamics

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LOCAL INTERESTS:

             

Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain 

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Other Relevant Experience

Originally from a shipbuilding background, I have considerable and varied experience in Marine & Offshore Design and possess a disciplined approach including the motivation to work without supervision or as a member of a project team dedicated to the ultimate goal.

I have been very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to gain in depth experience in a variety of other disciplines in both the Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries. In 1983 at ITM Offshore, I developed a method of laying cables in a transverse direction over the stern of the vessel which could detach and deliver the cable end to the beach.

In 1985 in the early days of Northern Ocean Services, I assisted in the preparation of variety of bid tender packages for cable & pipe laying projects. Followed by the conceptual design of a Multi-Purpose Cable/Dive Support vessel for BT Marine.

A visit to Soil Machine Dynamics up the Tyne valley in 1988 gave an insight into the handling of cable/pipe laying & trenching plough design & manufacture, as well as the design fabrication & testing of the A frame structures to deploy the ploughs from the stern of the vessel. During 1989 I assisted during the conversion of Flexservice 3 to lay subsea cables for Cable & Wireless by initially managing the detailing office followed by supervision of the fabrication & installation of the cable tanks, gantry and transfer / laying equipment while liasing with DNV.

At Coflexip Stenna Offshore in 1995, on Hamilton Oils ‘Liverpool Bay’ development project, I prepared subsea & topside structural fabrication drawings using AutoCAD R12 for the installation of flexible pipes & cables, being laid between platforms and subsea manifolds.

Over the Christmas period of 1998 I was involved with Seateam DSND on the as-trenched survey of the 24" South Arne subsea gas pipe line while on board the Hydrographic Survey vessel STM Atria. The scanned files when received from the ROV through the On-Line room were processed to present burial condition of the pipe, then converted using their SeaChart software package for AutoCAD drawing presentation.

The following year I did a similar project with Gardline Surveys on the pre-lay surveys for Alcatel, covering two routes for fibre-optic cables across the North Sea. While on board the "Sea Explorer" I prepared the presentation of the Bathymetric and Geological results for the final cable routes

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