The Rhizome Energy team is led by Bob Coates & Raj Sharma who together has more than forty six years experience in the Oil & Gas, Marine and energy industries, with an expert level of knowledge in single point mooring systems.
Bob started his career serving an apprenticeship as a ship’s draughtsman in the design office of a Lowestoft shipyard and subsequently gained an Honours Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in English Law as a mature student. In recent years, he has been a board member in well-known and established engineering companies in the SPM (single point mooring) sector of the industry. He has a vast range of experience in; Project Management, Project Engineering, Piping Design including Stress & Materials and Packaged Equipment Specification. He has a detailed expert level of knowledge of all types of SPM & turret mooring systems (internal, external and dis-connectable), CALM buoys and associated fluid transfer/swivel systems.
Bob’s fellow team members within Rhizome Energy are experienced engineers with a multi-national background. All team members have individually between ten and thirty years experience in their particular discipline. Their particular fortes include; piping stress analysis (static & dynamic), pipeline engineering (onshore & offshore), naval architecture, structural, mechanical, Electrical & instrumentation and valve specification & procurement.