Marine Electrical Consulting Engineer
Gabriel was initially contracted by Maritime Management in 2013 to install and complete a Kongsberg EM302 Multi-beam echo sounder installation on the exploration vessel, Nautilus in Turkey. He has continued to provide electrical engineering design consultancy and management to the Nautilus and other ships operated by Maritime Management.
Gabriel brings a wealth of experience dating back from 1979, joining the Irish Naval Service in 1981 as an Electrical Artificer and retiring as Chief Electrical Artificer. His responsibilities included ships electrical /electronic maintenance and specifically trained in Sonar, Gyro and retransmissions systems, ROV operation and maintenance, weapons control systems, Track Link underwater acoustic tracking and power distribution.
He retired from the Naval Service in 2003, continuing his work in the commercial marine sector designing and installing electrical and electronic installations for commercial vessels. These included full specifications for pilot, wind farm crew transfer, fishing and hydrographic vessels, designing onboard generators, power distribution, engine management systems, full bridge navigational package, marine radar; radio communications. He also signed off on numerous Factory, Harbour and Sea acceptance trails and undertook commissioning work.
March 2007 – invited to design and install a control room for an offshore power generation platform for Ocean Energy Ltd, and managed the build, contractors and offshore operation and maintenance.
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