Engineering on, in and under the sea

The North-East Branches of the SUT, IMarEST, RINA and NI Joint Meeting

22 October, 2020


This meeting has been organised by the NECJB of IMarEST& RINA and will be hosted on IMarESTTV. Presentations will commence at 5.00pm, followed by questions and closing ~6:30pm.

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Our inaugural technical meeting of members from the North East Coast Joint Branch (NECJB) of IMarEST and RINA in association with the NI together with the North Branch of the SUT.

We will delve into the latest design, construction, and operations of ship-shaped offshore installations with four interlinked presentations moving from the shipyard to the seabed:

  1. Are offshore installations a shipyard business? – Paul Stott
  2. The Drivers and Challenges in the Design of Floating Offshore Assets – Keith Hutchinson
  3. A Review of Mooring System Solutions for Floating Offshore Assets – Jon Dunstan
  4. Surface to Seabed: Integrating Well Control, Processing and Subsea Infrastructure – Alan Dobson

Paul Stott is a senior lecturer at Newcastle University. A naval architect by profession, Paul’s expertise is in the interface between marine industries and markets, in particular competitiveness and price/subsidy.

Keith Hutchinson is a ship designer and naval architect at Safinah Group. He is at the forefront of the latest technical developments in the sector, with specific expertise in large floating oil and liquified gas facilities.

Jon Dunstan is managing director of London Marine Consultants. He has extensive experience of the design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of large fixed and floating offshore oil and gas facilities.

Alan Dobson is a chartered mechanical engineer at TechnipFMC. He is currently in charge of Umbilical and Cable Research and Technology Governance.

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