Offshore Lay Spread Operator / Mechanical & Hydraulic Technician

Confident and reliable, open and approachable, eager to continue personal development. Personal motto: “Good communication skills enable me to mix well with other people at all levels, equally at home working on own initiative or as part of a team”


  • Significant experience onboard Offshore Construction Vessels, Survey Vessels and Platforms (Celtic Explorer, Fugro Symphony, North Cormorant platform, Stemat 87
  • Commissioning of Soil Machine Dynamics Plough and SMD
  • 10+ years’ experience in operating baskets, carousels, tensioners, RDS, VLS and LCE
  • Can produce a high standard of work without supervision
  • Versatile and flexible
  • Practical experience in rigging and lifting
  • Computer literate – both mainframe and PC’s
  • Excellent awareness of health and safety at work
  • Good aptitude for mechanical maintenance
  • Nationality: British


  • Hydraulically Torque and Tension Bolted Connection Techniques
  • OPITO Norwegian offshore survival
  • Norwegian Offshore Medical Certificate _OGUK
  • OPITO approved rigging course
  • Norwegian Escape Chute(OLF)
  • OPITO MIST Course
  • ECITB Safety Passport
  • Abrasive Wheel Certificate
  • Forklift License
  • Basic emergency first aid
  • OPITO Rigger Level 2

Career History

Various companies (Technip, Global Marine, Subsea 7)
Lay Equipment Operator / from 2012 to present

  • Operating basket carousel and tensioner, RDS system, spooler and tensioner
  • On the North Cormorant platform operating tensioner and turn tables and maintenance of equipment. Duties included operation of hub drive and turn table Retrobuoys and spooling of cables
  • ICCP Project termination work operating hub drive and turn table Retrobuoys. Also spooling of cables
  • Operational and maintenance of the cable engine on the Celtic Explorer
  • Carousel, VLS and LCE onboard the Stemat 87, duties included operating and maintaining tensioner equipment, suspendable quadrant and cable engine
  • Cable engineer operation, carousel operations, mechanical maintenance of LCE and associated equipment. Spooling of fibre optic and telecommunication cables for deep sea applications (Subsea 7)

Various companies (Fugro, Boskalis, Petronas, Deepocean)
Equipment technician - Mechanical fitter / from 2008 to 2011

  • Rigging and replacing the bearings on a turret for FPSO (Fugro Symphony)
  • General maintenance of all equipment; daily, weekly and monthly checks and maintenance; cut and seal the wind farm cable from turbine to turbine
  • Maintenance of under rollers and tensioner on and offshore for flowline installation
  • Cable laying and maintenance of carousel and tensioner working on and offshore
  • Working onshore maintaining tensioner, cable load and cable load out
  • Commissioning and mobilisation of a shallow water trencher, SWT, mechanical and hydraulics. Commissioning of Soil Machine Dynamics Plough and SMD
  • Maintenance of the carousel, operation and maintenance of the tensioner and maintenance of the plough
  • Duties included rigging and lifting, slinging and banksman. LARS using deck crane and AFrames and general deck duties. Cable engine operations, carousel operations, mechanical maintenance of L.C.E and associated equipment. Spooling of fibre optic and telecommunication cables for deep sea applications (Global Marine)

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