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James Sugden

Marine Systems Engineering Lead


James is a Chartered Marine Engineer with over 12 years’ experience in marine, piping and mechanical systems for the following employers: Babcock International & BAE Systems – Design consultancy / defence contractors, BW Offshore, SBM & Bluewater – FPSO owner / operators, North Oil Company – Field owner / operator.

James is skilled in mechanical equipment and piping system design for conventional marine and FPSO specific systems. He has worked extensively as a package engineer for a wide variety of equipment and has led teams of engineers and designers, delivering complex high-quality projects on time and to budget. He has excellent analytical and organisational skills, enabling him to deliver work on multiple projects simultaneously. He is competent in equipment sizing, pumping and piping selection, pressure loss and heat transfer calculations.

He has excellent knowledge of ANSI/ASME, API, EN ISO, NFPA standards relating to piping and mechanical equipment as well as Classification Society, MARPOL, SOLAS and HSE rules and regulations.