Peter joined Longitude UK in 2010 working as a Naval Architect and structural engineer specialising in hydrodynamic and fluid-structural interaction. Prior to this Peter worked in a UK shipyard as a Naval Architect for steel ship design and construction within the commercial, private and militarily sectors. He manages the Naval Architecture department within the Exeter office as well as actively working to develop the business in new areas and markets, currently located in Stavanger to support this. Peter also coordinates the sharing of Naval Architecture knowledge and expertise across the LOC Group.
Peter is focused on interpreting client requirements to scope and deliver relevant engineering analyses, managing multidisciplinary teams across multiple sites to achieve this in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Activities include transportation and installation engineering of vessels, platforms and infrastructure such as hydrodynamic simulations, mooring analyses, cable analysis and structural design.
Areas of interest include operability and uptime analysis where numerical modelling has been combined with MetOcean studies and inhouse operational expertise to deliver client decision making tools. Such tools aid planning, approval and increase acceptable weather windows delivering direct and significant cost savings while maintaining safety. These have considered risers, float-overs, lifting, set down, drift off, intentional grounding, monopile oscillation among others.
Peter is a subject matter expert for several design and analysis packages include MOSES, WAMIT, OrcaFlex, OrcaWave, FEMAP, SACS and STAAD Pro and is currently the Principal Naval Architect responsible for the technical output of the Naval Architecture department. Peter works closely with both the Geotechnical and MetOcean teams within Longitude to deliver Site Specific Assessments for both Oil & Gas and Renewable clients.