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A PERSPECTIVE OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES IN THE S A MARITIME INDUSTRY Dr Brian Gowans PhD EngM MBL PrEng CEng ChMarEng FIMarEST FRINA.

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1 A PERSPECTIVE OF THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES IN THE S A MARITIME INDUSTRY Dr Brian Gowans PhD EngM MBL PrEng CEng ChMarEng FIMarEST FRINA Marine Technology (Pty) Ltd Cape Town

2 PROFESSIONAL “MARITIME” ENGINEERS NAVAL ARCHITECTS, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS WORKING IN THE MARITIME FIELD MARITIME FIELD INCLUDES DESIGN AND PROJECTS ON SHIPS AND RIGS, HARBOUR FACILITIES, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRADUATES IN MARINE ENGINEERING AND NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, REGISTERABLE, >8 YEARS EXPERIENCE POST GRADUATES IN NAVAL ARCHITECTURE OR MARITIME ENGINEERING Newcastle University conference 7-8 Dec 2011 Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry Paper 5

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13 INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROPULSION SYSTEMS MATERIALS (incl infusions, carbon fibres, bamboo) WAVE-ENERGY POWER GREEN PROPULSION MANUFACTURING METHODS AND AT UNIVERSITIES

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16 PRESENT NUMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL MARITIME ENGINEERS ORGANISATIONNUMBERS EMPLOYED SHPPING COMPANIES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS3 DAFF0 SA NAVY4 NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY0 SHIPBUILDING2 SHIP REPAIR COMPANIES4 SURVEYORS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS5 CONSULTANTS AND DESIGNERS12 FISHING INDUSTRY1 TOTAL31

17 POTENTIAL FUTURE SA WORK OIL AND GAS SECTOR NICHE SHIP BUILDING BUILDING FOR AFRICA THE FISHING INDUSTRY COASTAL SHIPPING SUPER YACHT UPGRADES

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26 SOME EXTERNAL COMMENTS 1 …. Lacks specialist training and degree courses at university level. This is a significant problem if SA is to position itself internationally. Marintek report para … experienced considerable problems with the technical and management expertise through out the upgrade. If we are to return to SA we will have to use our own Engineers and ensure we have control of the sub-contractors Schlumberger post refit report 12/09 para 27

27 Comments 2 … unless we can find better local management and Engineers we will not continue with our shipbuilding at Cape International Shipyards in Cape Town Letter to BG from Chairman Jarwalkaleej Company Dubai

28 POTENTIAL NEED OF PROFESSIONAL MARITIME ENGINEERS ORGANISATIONNUMBERS NEEDED SHPPING COMPANIES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS12 DAFF4 SA NAVY16 NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY4 SHIPBUILDING12 SHIP REPAIR COMPANIES14 SURVEYORS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS6 CONSULTANTS16 FISHING INDUSTRY4 TOTAL88

29 INPUT STREAM MARINE ENGINEERS AND NAVAL ARCHITECTURE GRADUATES SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR PERSONNEL WHO HIT THE “GLASS CEILING” ENGINEERS IN THE INDUSTRY WITH NO MARITIME TRAINING ENGINEERS WHO WANT TO JOIN THE INDUSTRY

30 EDUCATIONAL NEEDS Ships and rigs structural, mechanical, electrical and systems engineering to Classification standards Hydrodynamics and resistance, advanced static and dynamic stability, sea-keeping analysis, CFD, propulsion, loading, docking, Harbour engineering, facilities and wave energy, green engineering Maintenance analysis and evaluation, Project Management, Risk Analysis and mitigation

31 A FEW PROBLEMS PRESENT AGE OF PROFESSIONALS LECTURERS MENTORING IDENTIFICATION OF WORK SACPE/ECSA etc TAXATION

32 POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS SHORT TERM - MARITIME INSTITUTE MID CAREER COURSE, SPECIALISING IN SA INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS – USE OF INDUSTRY LECTURERS LONGER TERM - UNIVERSITY DEGREE BASED ON AN INTERNATIONAL MODEL SUCH AS NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

33 CONCLUSION WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT SHORTAGE OF MARITIME PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS THERE IS NO SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE EDUCATING IN THIS FIELD WE NEED TO DEVELOP A SYLLABUS AND PROCESS TO FILL THIS PARTICULAR EDUCATIONAL NEED

34 WE CANNOT SUSTAIN AND GROW THE MARITIME INDUSTRY WITHOUT DEVELOPING OUR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER EDUCATION.


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