Waves Group opens new Singapore office

UK based Marine and Offshore Engineering Consultancy Waves Group, which incorporates Cwaves and Mwaves, has opened a new office in Singapore. Waves said that it had experienced a strong 2018, seeing an increase in demand for its marine casualty management and maritime civil engineering capabilities. They also pointed to significant success in the renewable energy sector, where they are heavily involved in offshore wind energy supplying marine warranty and engineering services throughout Europe and in Taiwan.

Founding Director Dennis Kelly, a maritime civil engineer and qualified Commercial Diver, said that “building on our successes over the past 14 years, we believe this is a natural step in our evolution and growth, as a Company. The Asia and Pacific region (APAC) is one of our priority markets, seen by our involvement in number of FFO and casualty cases within the region, as well as a significant renewable energy project off Taiwan. We believe that having an office in Singapore will enable us to respond quickly to marine casualties and support other projects more effectively across the region”.

Waves Group has appointed maritime civil engineer Brian Armour to open the office and lead operations in Singapore. Armour has more than 16 years’ experience in the design and construction management of marine and infrastructure projects. He is also a Chartered Professional Engineer (Structural Engineering) with over 10 years working within engineering, procurement and project management (EPCM) teams.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian Armour to our team. Brian builds further on our immense strength in depth of Maritime Civil Engineers with experience in Fixed & Floating Object (FFO) damage investigations worldwide. Brian has already established himself with P&I Clubs and maritime lawyers in the APAC region and will now be able to provide an enhanced, one-stop shop service with the support of the Waves Group team”, said Kelly.

Waves Group has also announced the launch of its Maritime Digitalisation service, focusing on casualty digital reconstruction of incidents, within MADAS and ADUS subsea 3D modelling, which is complementary to the other professional services provided.

The company is growing in expertise within the marine casualty field with the appointment of two additional SCRs to the Lloyds SCR Panel, Simon Burnay and Allan Stuart, who join Nigel James. “With three SCRs supported by an experienced multi-disciplinary team of master mariners, marine engineers, naval architects and maritime civil engineers, we can manage smaller and large-scale casualties over an extended period”, said Kelly, adding that “the new Singapore office, which is already open for business, is strategically located in Market Street, in the heart of the City, and this will help us to improve our communications and Client relations, removing time zone issues between Asia and Europe”.

The company will continue to develop its casualty management capabilities throughout 2019.

Singapore office, telephone +65 3165 1786 or email singapore@waves-group.sg.