Barltrop Engineering LLP    

Barltrop Engineering LLP was established in 2015 and provides consultancy and expert witness services in the areas of fatigue and strength of offshore structures, ships, lattice towers and renewable energy devices.

Nigel Barltrop CV:

2015 - 2017: Expert witness on litigation related to jack up production platforms and an offshore metmast. Dynamic fatigue analysis of a flare tower and front-end design of a fishfarm. Part time professor at University of Strathclyde.

1995 - 2015: Professor at Glasgow and then Strathclyde Universities. (Head of Department 1995 - 2001). Research work includes deepwater breaking wave forces and structural reliability of degrading offshore structures. Published Floating structures: a guide for design and analysis, MTD/OPL. Expert witness for loss of MV Prestige.

1977 - 1995: Atkins, Head of Marine & Structural Technology department 1984, Technical Director 1988. Projects include design of Leman G platform, Hutton TLP Column-Pontoon connections, Iolair strengthening,  investigation of damage to WEG MS3 wind turbines. Developed software for analysis of stiffened plating, concrete offshore structures, coupled tether-hull TLP dynamics and response of towers to wind turbulence. Expert witness in relation to losses of Alexander Kielland, Silimna and Kirki. Published Dynamics of fixed offshore structures (MTD/Butterworth Heinemann) and Fluid loading on fixed offshore structures (HMSO). Wrote fluid loading section of DEn/HSE "Guidance notes" and contributed to the development of offshore ISO standards.

1973 - 1977: Freeman Fox and partners, contributed to preliminary design of Hong Kong mass transit railway, detailed design of Hull "Myton" swing bridge, construction supervision of Humber suspension bridge.