advisory committee

Mike Vanstone

Mike Vanstone

Marine Operations Manager,  Vattenfall

Mike commenced his sea going career in 1976 at the Plymouth School of Navigation qualifying as Master Mariner in Nautical Sciences. During his early sea-going career Mike served on a range of merchant vessels worldwide. In 1989 he sub-specialised into the offshore oil and gas industry and completed further training on dynamic positioning vessels and offshore marine vessel operations. Between 1991 and 2002 Mike commanded a diverse range of dynamically positioned survey, vessels engaged in ROV/ inspection, heavy lift, topside/ subsea construction cable/ umbilical lay, air dive and saturation diving.
In 2003 Mike entered shore based management and advanced to become a Senior Marine Superintendent with responsibility for an international fleet of multipurpose offshore vessels. In 2007 he joined an established London based marine consultancy providing offshore ship surveys & inspections, marine accident investigations, marine warranty surveying and offshore marine regulatory, safety and environment requirements. 
In 2011 he was appointed to a Middle Eastern Offshore Gas company as the Marine & Technical Advisor for all offshore vessel marine operations. More recently he has also provided marine warranty and consultancy during the initial installation phase of Ormonde wind farm and now manages marine operations for Vattenfall offshore wind.

Sven Lehmann

Head of Offshore Engineering - Marine Operations & Installations

Sven has been Head of Senvions offshore engineering department “Marine Operations & Installations” since July 2011. He and his team are responsible for planning, preparing and assisting the execution of the transport and installation scope of offshore wind projects; starting from developing and procuring special equipment, over the planning of procedures (“RAMS”) as well as calculation of project cost in sales phase. Specification and procurement of port facilities and marine spread according to the planned T&I concepts is an essential part. He started at Senvion in 2009 as Head of Site Management Onshore, being responsible for the installation of wind turbines worldwide. Before his engagement at Senvion, Sven was a Structural Analyst, then Iinstallation Engineer and finally Deputy Head of the site management department of Donges-Steeltec in Darmstadt. He was responsible for the T&I scope of various projects. One of them, the “Parkhaus Landesmesse”, has been priced with the European steel construction award 2007 inter alia for the installation method.

Mr. Lehmann was born in Aschaffenburg and studied civil engineering at the technical university of Darmstadt with focus on steel construction, concrete and geotechnics. Since 2009 he lives with his family in the north of Germany, near Rendsburg.

Breanne Gellatly

Peter Robert

Manager Business Development & Market Intelligence
Damen Shipyards

Peter Robert has built up an extensive maritime background in the last 20 years, amongst that sailing as a Naval Officer for more than 10 years. He joined the Damen Shipyards Group in 2011 as Business Development Manager to grow the business in the offshore wind market. Before Peter Robert joined Damen he held various commercial and managerial positions in the maritime supply chain.

Since 2011 Damen has grown significantly in this market and will continue to do so by gradually expanding its activities and product portfolio.

Damen has sold over last 3 years about 30 Crew Transfer Vessels. In the meanwhile Peter Robert has also been the driving force behind the launch of quite some portfolio additions, the introduction of the Twin Axe 2008, Cable Layer and Walk 2 Work vessel.

Damen has the ambition to keep on growing in this market by introducing new products and services by listing closely to our customers and by engaging within the value chain like turbine manufacturers and wind farm developers. It has proven to be a successful approach for the Damen Shipyards Group.

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