Paint and Coatings Inspection Services
British Gas ERS (TWI) Approvals No. 8222
Painting Inspector Grade 2 - 1984 (current)
Site Coatings Inspector - 1985
Front-end Welding Inspector - 1986
Senior Painting Inspector - 1987
IYT International Watchkeeper/Flotilla Skipper - Power
Cert No. FSS0574 - 2008
Summary of Experience
Since 1984 I have been employed in various Inspection and Supervisory positions for a number of major companies in the field of protective coatings - including fireproofing and insulation. These inlcude: Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding (notably owners representative during construction of the Queen Mary 2); British Gas, Conoco (UK) Ltd., Saudi Aramco, Frontline Tanker Management, NGSCO, Chevron Ship Management, Sigma Paints, Jotun Paints, Hemples Paints, Royal Chemicals and Aker Kvaerner.
I have hands-on experience in Offshore Module and Jacket Construction; Marine New-Buildings - Refits and Dry-dockings, Ballast and Cargo Tanks refurbishment, Internal Ballast Line and Tank Surveys, FPSO refits, Pipeline Construction (on/offshore), LNG Plants and AGI Maintenance.
I have worked in numerous overseas locations. These include: Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, Vietnam, China, Singapore, USA, Mexico, Silicy, Malta, Portugal, San Juan, Holland, Germany, France, Greece and Norway. I have also worked extensively throughout the UK.
Employment - Brief History
Freelance Marine Painting Inspector - Representing International Ship Management Companies. Overseeing marine cargo and ballast tank refurbishment projects and dry-dockings in Singapore, Thailand and China. Also coating surveys and independent expert witness reports for a number of international clients. Inc. Fentek, Dubai - re. Port of Sohar.
Aker Kvaerner / Kaefer. Paint Field Engineer - Job setting using MIPS (Material Integrated Production System) during hook-up of Snovit LNG Plant at Hammerfest - Norway.
NGSCO, Abu Dhabi - Inspection and repair of internal ballast line coatings/steelwork during dry-docking of NGSCO LNG Tankers - Dubai.
Hemple Paints UK Limited. Freelance Coatings Advisor/Inspector - Supervising refits of RFA vessels and attending dry-dockings in UK yards.
Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding. Paint/Coatings Inspector - Construction of the Queen Mary 2 at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France. (Responsible for all aspects of coatings including - tanks, hull, interior, and deck coatings.)