I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer at AIC Consulting Engineers Limited and have over 30 years’ experience in all areas of power generation, industrial plant, project development and operations. I have held senior positions internationally and carried out numerous investigations across the globe.
My experience includes major coal, oil and gas fired power plants, chemical plants, repair and maintenance facilities, and renewable energy facilities including wind, solar and biomass.
I have garnered extensive knowledge working on all types of plant and equipment, including rotating machinery, diesel engine generators, gas fired engines, boilers, transformers, electrical networks, gas turbines, steam turbines and steam systems, wind turbines and solar farms, compressors, pumps and pumping systems, heat exchangers, fuel preparation and storage, and materials handling.
Having been Project Manager and Owner’s Engineer for various multi-disciplinary projects worldwide, I have a proven track record in successful completion of complex construction projects, on time and within budget.
I have been Plant Manager of major energy facilities, responsible for all equipment, daily operation and maintenance, planning of outages, emergency repairs, quality control, environmental management, fuel supply and electrical interface. Duties included staffing, training and staff development, health and safety, quality control and monitoring programmes, coordination with government agencies, procurement of supplies and parts for outages and operations.
As Expert Witness, I have applied my broad engineering knowledge and expertise advising on numerous matters for international arbitrations and in court. Appointments encompass fault analysis, root cause investigations, damage assessments, recovery, repairs and restoration, vibration analysis, metal fatigue, corrosion, creep, wear and tear, misuse, maintenance and operating practices, environmental factors, cost management, operational data extraction and analysis, and drafting of expert reports.
For further details of expert appointments and court experience please refer to my C.V.