Who Are We?

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Captain David Thomson
Managing Director

David has harnessed many years of technical and practical operational experience in the Maritime and Ports Industry. More

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Alexandra Thomson MSc
Operations Director

Alexandra is an experienced quality and marine risk control manager with a particular emphasis on marine and port operations. More

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Tracy Thomson
Finance Director

Tracy has been involved in the shipping and port operations industry for more than 25 years..  More

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Alex Ng Ding Feng
Director

Alex is a Director of Orcades Marine and is primarily based in the Singapore office, Orcades Marine Asia. More

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Akmal Hakim MSc
Naval Architect

Akmal is a Naval Architect with Orcades Marine with an MSc in Naval Architecture from Newcastle Universty. He is experienced in mooring design and analysis… More.

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Shuaib Sayed
Naval Architect

Holding a MEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering , along with a Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering, Shuaib brings a diverse skill set to the team at Orcades Marine, as a Naval Architect and Trainee Marine Surveyor. More

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Richard Thomson
Lifting Engineer

Richard has over 10 years’ experience in the offshore industry working up from General Assistant at Flotta Oil Terminal to a Rigger offshore in the North Sea, where he was a part of the core maintenance team. More

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Bruce Henderson
Marine Support Assistant

Bruce completed basic sea training at Gravesend nautical collage 1996 before embarking on nearly 10 year career with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary , through out this time serving in many theatres of operations on multiple class of vessels. More

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Captain Graeme Smith
Senior Consultant

Graeme is a senior consultant with Orcades Marine. He is a Master Mariner and an experienced Class 1 Marine Pilot and has made significant contributions to the production and refinement of standard operating procedures for pilotage and towage. More

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Alastair Whyte
Senior Engineering Consultant

Alastair is a Class 1 Chief Engineer and has been carrying out vessel survey and engineering consultancy works including bunker surveys and ballast water sampling, and working on the tendering for new build vessels. More

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Mike Holgate MSc
Senior Consultant

Michael has over 30 years HSE consultancy and project management experience in the oil & gas sector, together including more than 9 years of experience in the marine renewables sector. More

Dave Cousines MSc
Dave Cousins MSc
Senior Consultant

Dave is a resourceful, adaptable consultant experienced in the operational and safety management of installation and operational activities for marine renewable technology.  More

Steve Davies MPhil MBA
Steve Davies MPhil MBA
Senior Consultant

Steve has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and specialised in International Marketing.. More

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Frank Budge
Senior Consultant

Frank is a senior marine consultant with Orcades Marine. He is a Master Mariner with a wide career in marine operations spanning 38 years. He is a Warranty Approved Tow Master, having moved Semi Submersibles, FPSO and Jack Up type drilling units in various locations in the world i.e North Sea, Europe, Mediterranean Sea, Caspian Sea, West Africa, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and India, with over 130 rig moves to date. More

Captain Alan Cook
Captain Alan Cook
Senior Consultant

Alan has extensive experience in the marine industry specialising in port and oil terminal operations and management. More