A PERSPECTIVE OF THE PROFESSIONAL CAPABILTY IN HE

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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
Marine Technology (Pty) Ltd Cape Town
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
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• Newcastle University conference 7-8 Dec 2011
Education and Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
• Paper 5
INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT
• PROPULSION SYSTEMS
• MATERIALS (incl infusions, carbon fibres,
bamboo)
• WAVE-ENERGY POWER
• GREEN PROPULSION
• MANUFACTURING METHODS
• AND AT UNIVERSITIES
PRESENT NUMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL
MARITIME ENGINEERS
ORGANISATION
NUMBERS EMPLOYED
SHPPING COMPANIES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
3
DAFF
0
SA NAVY
4
NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY
0
SHIPBUILDING
2
SHIP REPAIR COMPANIES
4
SURVEYORS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS
5
CONSULTANTS AND DESIGNERS
12
FISHING INDUSTRY
1
TOTAL
31
POTENTIAL FUTURE SA WORK
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OIL AND GAS SECTOR
NICHE SHIP BUILDING
BUILDING FOR AFRICA
THE FISHING INDUSTRY
COASTAL SHIPPING
SUPER YACHT UPGRADES
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 5.2.4
• … 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
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
POTENTIAL NEED OF PROFESSIONAL
MARITIME ENGINEERS
ORGANISATION
NUMBERS NEEDED
SHPPING COMPANIES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
12
DAFF
4
SA NAVY
16
NATIONAL PORTS AUTHORITY
4
SHIPBUILDING
12
SHIP REPAIR COMPANIES
14
SURVEYORS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS
6
CONSULTANTS
16
FISHING INDUSTRY
4
TOTAL
88
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
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
A FEW PROBLEMS
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PRESENT AGE OF PROFESSIONALS
LECTURERS
MENTORING
IDENTIFICATION OF WORK
SACPE/ECSA etc
TAXATION
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
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
WE CANNOT SUSTAIN AND GROW THE
MARITIME INDUSTRY WITHOUT DEVELOPING
OUR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER EDUCATION.

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