UK Warship Design and Build : How to remain competitive
Synopsis - With a focus on creating and sustaining a world class UK Warship Design and Build capability, this talk will discuss the key attributes required to remain competitive. There are increasingly complex customer requirements for warship design, manufacture, integration and testing, which demands a wide range of bespoke skills and capabilities. If we are to secure a long-term future for these capabilities we need to win further UK and international orders which we will only do if we remain competitive. Looking across the lifecycle of design and integration of complex warships, examples of modernised process, technology investment and fresh ideas will be discussed.
Paul Feely Paul studied Electronic Engineering at Glasgow University before joining Marconi as a Graduate Engineer. He has worked across the UK on a wide range of naval projects for the UK, MoD and foreign navies including 3 years as Chief Engineer for the Type 45 Destroyer programme. His current role is Engineering Director for BAE Systems Naval Ships. In this role he has functional responsibility for 1,600 engineers across BAE Systems ship design, build and Combat Systems businesses. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.