Marine Technical backing young talent

Pictured are Fergus McConnell, Jamie Fuery, Patrick Reid
Pictured are Fergus McConnell, Jamie Fuery, Patrick Reid

FPSO and marine integrity management specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL), has hired three summer placement students from Strathclyde University to gain invaluable work experience.

The organisation, which is based at Kintore, has hired Jamie Fuery, Fergus McConnell and Patrick Reid to carryout hands on engineering and naval architecture scopes.

The paid placement will see the first and second year naval architecture and mechanical engineering students creating general arrangement and detailed ship drawings in Rhino (3D modeler), creating 3D models of hull structures, details and equipment.

They will also be set tasks and objectives for the duration of the placement and they will be required to provide a presentation of their achievements to the MTL management team.

Matt Lewin, technical director at MTL, said: “We have consistently supported the development of young talent since MTL’s inception. It’s important that these young minds have the chance to gain real hands on experience and be rewarded for their efforts.

“The team at MTL are patient and help guide the students where needed but when they join the team they are absolutely part of it and their work contributes to our ongoing projects. We are looking forward to welcoming Jamie, Patrick and Fergus and will continue to support graduates for many years to come.”

MTL will provide the trio with training in Rhino 2D and 3D, introduction to ship structures training course, immersive familiarisation of cargo and ballast tanks in virtual reality, hands on experience in welding, plasma cutting and gouging.

The placement will last more than 12 weeks and will give the threesome invaluable industry experience, something that is much needed in such a competitive market place.