The Team

Angelo Marino

BSc Civil Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering, University of Naples, Italy
MSc Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy, University of Strathclyde

Christos Vlachos

MEng Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
MSc Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy, University of Strathclyde

Francisco Javier López Maldonado

MEng Civil Engineering, University of Granada, Spain
MSc Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy, University of Strathclyde

Ioannis Lessis

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
MSc Structural Engineering, U.M.I.S.T, United Kingdom
MSc Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy, University of Strathclyde


We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our supervisor Dr Mahdi Khorasanchi from Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering at University of Strathclyde for his commitment and time devoted to this project.

We would like to thank Dr Ting Sie Chui from Atkins Limited for the advice, industry insight and help in taking the right direction in our project.

We would also like to thank all of staff members who helped and guided us along our work on the project, especially Dr Paul Strachan who organised project crits and whose help was invaluable.

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