Has been the technical authority for all renewable projects undertaken by LOC and has worked in offshore renewables for the last 17 years on 40 different projects.
Mike is a Master Mariner with LOC London where he leads in offshore windfarms and wet renewables. He had a seafaring career spanning 17 years with an oil major followed by 13 years ashore as Commercial Operations Manager and Casualty Coordinator. Since joining LOC in 2000 he has attended casualties, investigated incidents and prepared expert reports in addition to giving expert evidence in arbitration, the High Court and to a House of Commons Select Committee.
As group Renewables Service Line Director, Mike helps to develop and support new ventures in offshore renewable energy where his role is to assist, develop and undertake work and projects within the wind, wave and tidal industries as well as interconnector cable developments. He specialises in early advice projects, transport and Installation, the provision of marine warranty services and expert opinion on post construction disputes.
Mike supports LOC worldwide and is currently assisting in the development of windfarms, offshore grid and interconnector projects in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Portugal, US, Korea and Taiwan.
Mike edited and co-authored “Guidelines for the Selection and Operation of Jack-Ups in the Marine Renewable Industry” for RenewableUK. He has drafted the initial guidance for “Float-to-Install” foundations and advice on the MWS requirements for transport and installation offshore Taiwan.
He has written risk evaluations, project feasibility studies and provided practical marine advice and warranty on constructability, vessel and jack-up use on 29 projects to date.