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Expert in Hydro-Abrasive Cutting (Cold Cutting)

Expert ID: 732754 United Kingdom

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He has expertise in Hydro Abrasive Cutting of Storage Tanks and Plant Demolition On-shore/Off-shore.

Expert is knowledgeable in demilitarization of munitions, Missile Silo's and military installations for the British, German, French and Italian armed forces.

He has expertise in U.H.P / H.P / High-Flow water Jetting pumps and associated equipment.

Expert is well connected in the oil and gas industry.

He has engineering experience including marine propulsion and power generation; plant repair; hermetic equipment and instrumentation; petrochemicals (1986-present); pressure testing; and instrument pipe work.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: B.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Technology Institution: Hull College of Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Projects Supervisor Department: APM: Hydro-Abrasive Cutting Responsibilities: Expert plans and executes major Hydro-Abrasive Cutting contracts on/offshore and overseas. He is involved in the R&D of bespoke systems to meet clients’ requirements within the Petro-Chemical, EOD, Power Generation and Steel Manufacturing Industries.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Veolia Environmental Services UK Title: Senior Projects Supervisor / Lead Mechanical Technician Department: Responsibilities: Expert serviced and repairde all UHP / HP Jetting units, including Prattissoli, Woma, Speck and Hammelmann positive displacement pumps, High Flow Pumps. He also handled service and repair of all plant associated with a large industrial cleaning organization sourcing and
ordering replacement parts, ensuring that all ancillaries are operational and are pressure
tested. Other responsibilities included the implementation of a new preventative maintenance program. He also served as Site Supervisor on major shutdown operations.
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Petrotech Services Ltd Title: Senior Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: He was involved in Hydro-Abrasive cutting of pipework, storage tank roofs/floors and vessels within the petro-chemical industry, De-commissioning, cold-cutting of columns down to plant level for E.D.S (Ineos Runcorn site) Set up and operation of oil separators, Centrifugation systems and mobile sludge processing plants, Hydro-blasting storage tanks for NDT inspection, repair and maintenance of all plant and equipment. Expert was also involved in R&D of U.H.P abrasive cutting and blasting systems, as well as U.H.P Surface preparation.
Years: 2007 to 2007 Employer: BACTEC Title: E.O.D. Technician Department: Responsibilities: As Site Supervisor, Expert was involved in Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations using hydro-abrasive cutting system on various Second World War munitions. He handled remote (1km) Cold-Cutting of various WWII munitions for safe disposal (Low Order).
Years: 2004 to 2007 Employer: GEC Alstom Title: Mechanical Technician Department: UK Responsibilities: Expert handled shutdown operations, repairs and maintenance on large DC motors, couplings and gearboxes
in the Mining and Steel manufacturing industry. Responsibilities included cryogenic blasting of switch gear, windings and commutators.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Colt Industrial Services Ltd Title: Cold Cutting / Site Supervisor Department: International Responsibilities: Responsibilities included Hydro-Abrasive cutting of tank floors and vessels, cutting off of casings (DD5 Sangu Field Bangladesh),Cold-cut operations (Alma SOEP Canada), De-commissioning and removal of
Missile Silo's (Ukraine, Post-Cold War ) Set up and operation of NESL tank cleaning systems, Remote operation of Hydraulic Dozers, Design installation and operation of oil / water separation and treatment systems, Demolition of redundant storage tanks and associated pipework (Network Rail LMDs), Shift Supervisor on the Hydro-Abrasive cutting of Man ways, Columns, Regenerator/Reactor Tops, Nozzles and Vortex Breakers for
Reliance Industries (Jamnagar, India), Concrete cutting, removal of refractory linings using
U.H.P water jetting (York Linings) Surface Preparation and applications of industrial
coatings to specification. Involved in the R&D of Hydro Abrasive Down-Hole cutting systems (P&A). Hydro Abrasive cutting of crucibles for Corus (Scunthorpe, Llanwern, Port Talbot, Redcar).
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Tubetech International Title: Contracts Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert worked on HPWJ pumps, Hydro-Abrasive Cutting, the cleaning of tube bundles using the
Dart and Rota-flex systems, Catalyst removal, setting up and operation of pigging systems
(Launcher and Catcher), internal and external cleaning of Fin-fans, heat exchangers, boiler tubes and flare lines, Shift Supervisor on major shutdown for N.L.N.G Bonny Island, Nigeria.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: (Eponymous) Engineering Services Ltd. Title: Partner Department: Marine Division Responsibilities: He handled maintenance of marine propulsion engines (diesel) auxiliary engines (diesel) and
associated plant including centrifugal pumps, oil-fired water tube boilers, oil purifiers, air
compressors and valves. Riding crews for Carnival Cruise Lines Miami FL. Sub-Contract Engineers on the construction of the Waste Water Treatment Plant Saltend, Hull.
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: Kvaerner Title: Mechanical Technician Department: Responsibilities: Expert handled mechanical work on shutdowns/outages in the Petro-Chemical Industry throughout
Europe, Ship repairs and re-fits in the Gibraltar Dry Dock.
Years: 1980 to 1994 Employer: Various Title: Mechanical Technician Department: Responsibilities: Expert served Koch Industries (1992-4), Miko Oilfield Supplies (1990-2), G.B.I. Industrial Services (1986-90), and Priestmans (1980-6) as a Mechanical Technician.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
EOD Operators / Organizations
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)
Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
His skills and expertise include energy; hazardous waste management; factories; safety management systems; environmental management systems; environmental awareness; water treatment; boilers; commissioning; renewable energy; power generation; power plants; project engineering; environmental compliance; environmental services; engineer; ISO 14001; contract management; remediation; and inspection.

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