Challenges in offshore engineering, people and technology in a changing world

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Abstract

The Energy business is facing new challenges in all areas today. Some examples are increased demands on safety and resilience in nuclear energy, initiatives to increase power production based on floating wind turbines and tidal turbines in renewable energy, enhanced recovery and marginal fields for oil and gas, the shale gas revolution and a demand for life extension of existing platforms.

All of these improvements require development of new technology and development of new techniques such as additive manufacturing (3D-printing), big data management and simulation driven design.
This has created a new challenge for Lloyd’s Register as a classification, inspection and verification company. The rules of past are not always applicable to the technological advancements being made across the world and the pace of change makes it hard to change the rules fast enough. Instead a goal based and risk based methodology for assessing and qualifying new technology. LR’s focus is now on peoples, skills and methodology to be able to provide a safe energy production and continued technical development.
The LR Global Technology Centre has opened in Singapore to provide a focal point for the energy industry and for research and development, leveraging on collaboration with Singaporean institutes and universities to provide industry related research. Examples of ongoing research in Singapore will be given, involving graduate students and supervisors, as well as an overview of future projects in the region.

 

About the Speaker

Dr Claus Myllerup graduated from the Technical University of Denmark and holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr Myllerup started his professional career as a Technical Consultant with Castrol but soon joined Lloyd’s Register ODS – now LR Consulting, Engineering Dynamics. During his time with Lloyd’s Register ODS he made a considerable contribution to its rapid growth into a leading international consulting firm, ultimately rising to Managing Director of the company in 2007. He was responsible for the operational management and business leadership, supervising and carrying out numerous experimental, computational, and theoretical consulting projects within the field of machinery and structural dynamics. The majority of these projects involved leading failure investigations of large process equipment with complex interaction between clients, their suppliers and third-party experts. His strong industry network helped grow the client base to encompass most of the major players in the industries served by Lloyd’s Register Consulting.
In December 2012, Dr Myllerup was appointed Senior Vice President of the Energy Technology section of Lloyd’s Register. Bringing a wealth of technical knowledge and extensive experience into the role, he is now instrumental in accelerating Lloyd’s Register’s capability in product and service innovation, ensuring technology readiness. As Senior Vice President Dr Myllerup is managing the technology investment budget and an important aspect of his role is to facilitate knowledge management across the business and enable the execution of large multi-client, multi-location projects while supporting global market focus and delivering outstanding client service. Lloyd’s Register’s technology investments are channeled through ‘Joint Industry Project’ collaborations which ensure that adequate capacity is available to deliver technology projects on time and on budget.
Serving in a dual role, Dr Myllerup is also currently the Managing Director of Lloyd’s Register’s newly established world-class Global Technology Centre (GTC) in Singapore, delivering innovation and bespoke technical solutions to the energy and maritime sectors. Along with the Global Technology Centre at the University of Southampton in the UK, the GTC serves as a cornerstone to Lloyd’s Register’s global research and development activities.
Dr Myllerup’s work and research has led to him authoring and co-authoring numerous journal and conference papers.

For general enquiry and registration, kindly click HERE or contact Ms Norela at +65 6516 4314 or nor@nus.edu.sg. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Additional Details

Contact Person - Ms. Norela Buang

Contact Number - +65 6516 4314

Organizer - CORE and Lloyd's Register Energy

 

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25 Feb 2014 @ 06:30 PM
 

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