The University of Aberdeen
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Robert is a Chartered Civil / Structural engineer who has been involved in offshore engineering for over 20 years. He worked for structural consultancies Arup and Atkins before joining Lloyd's Register in 2002 to provide both compliance and consultancy services. Since 2010, Robert has been responsible for fixed structures technology development within Lloyd's Register Energy.
Robert is closely involved with technology developments in the areas of structural reliability, metocean assessment, life extension and offshore wind turbine support structure. He has extensive experience in linear and non-linear design and analysis methods for steel structures including jackets, jack-ups, mono-towers, topsides (fixed and floating) and subsea protection frames. He has also previously worked with reinforced, prestressed concrete design for gravity base platforms and onshore structures. He is also knowledgeable in the subject areas of vessel stability and response analysis, third party assessment and regulatory compliance of offshore structures.
Work is being undertaken to formulate a rational basis for optimisation of jacket structure inspection and so enable efficient inspection resource utilisation. Development of a generic model for platform system reliability assessment, considering the nonlinear behavior of structural elements under various load combinations.
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Robert is the Global Technology Leader for Fixed Structures and responsible for technology development within Lloyd's Register Energy within this field. He is also a joint Technical Authority within Lloyd's Register for Fixed Structures and for Metocean.
Robert is a member of the British Standards B/525/12 committee which contributes to development of the ISO 19900 series of codes. He is also Member of the PEL88/-7 UK shadow panel which contributes to the development of IEC 61400-1 for design of wind turbine support structure and on the OGP committee writing the new ISO 19901-9 Structural Integrity Management code of practice.