Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 09.35.26Project designer Andy Rhodes has brought his expertise home.  After 18 years of working around the world including America, Africa and Asia he’s decided to return to the North East to set up his own business.

Andy’s background is in Commercial & Engineering, Design, 3D Intelligent Digital Modelling, 2D Drafting and 3D Laser Scanning Site Surveying.  High profile projects he’s worked on in the past include:

* Jasmine Full Field Development, a major North Sea oil and Gas project.

* YAMAL Liquefied Natural Gas facility – an onshore LNG terminal project in Sabetta, Siberia, Russia

* Shell BC 10, Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel designed in Monaco for Single Bouy        Moorings operating in Brazil

*Shell Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas project currently under construction in Korea.

* BEDA, MAJID,MESSLA & SARIR- oil production fields in the Libyan, Sahara desert.

& Commercially the GLAXO SMITHCLINE Technology centre in Harlow Essex.

Following the challenges in the oil and gas industry Andy has decided he now has the chance to set up his own engineering, design business in his hometown of Hartlepool at the new Innovation Centre, Venture Court, Queens Meadow Business Park.

“I want to explore new horizons and take on new business challenges, and the recent upheaval in the industry has given me the opportunity to do just that,  I’m also  looking forward to being my own boss.

“I have extensive expertise not just in oil and gas but other engineering industries such as pharmaceuticals, nuclear, petrochemical and utilities.

“I started my career as an architectural technician working for a local architect, I was given the opportunity to move into engineering when I was 25, and never looked back.  It’s given me the chance to travel the world and work on some really exciting challenging global projects.

“This has given me the expertise to be able to tackle a large range of projects in all industry sectors across the board and I relish the chance to take on a wide scope of new architectural and engineering projects.”

“I’m keen to take on new work not only in the UK but abroad. “

Andy can also provide all engineering support with other members of his project team in the new multi discipline supply chain company he’s set up.  

Andy can be contacted on 01429 856050 mobile 07879413531; and a new website has just gone live at www.projectdesigngroup.co.uk