based in Glasgow
Direct Tel: +44 7823 526853
Office Tel: +44 141 572 5570
Qualifications: BEng, PgDip
Andy is a Naval Architect with over 17 years practical engineering and design support experience for marine related projects. He has a BEng in Naval Architecture and PG Dip in Marine Technology from the University of Strathclyde and on graduating in 1996 joined Strachan & Henshaw in Bristol as a project engineer.
Andy also worked for UMC International, BVT and SeaTec before joining Safety at Sea in October 2014. Andy has experience in ship and submarine structures and equipment that includes hull repair and conversion, stabilisers, rudders and thrusters, a large proportion involving design of equipment & procedures to facilitate afloat repair or replacement. He has been involved in structural and mechanical design, stress analysis using hand calculations & FEA, R&D and 3D concept integration work, and production of procedures and their associated risk assessments. Andy has considerable practical experience of dockyard, ship and offshore support that includes site management of dive teams, support staff, infrastructure and fitters, and more recently carried out 3D laser scanning (using FARO scanners) to create as built 3D CAD models using the captured data for integration of replacement equipment & new systems. Andy currently holds UK BOSIET & MIST qualifications valid until June 2017 and UK offshore medical valid until June 2015.