Prof. Andrew E. Potts 

BE MEngSc PhD FIEAust CPEng FRINA CEng MSNAME MAICD 

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer - AMOG Holdings Pty. Ltd.

Prof Potts has over 36 years' experience in offshore engineering, hydrodynamics and naval architecture involving advanced numerical and finite element analyses, physical model testing and detailed design of facilities, structures, operations and installations. Dr Potts has consulted on numerous projects including those in the North Sea, US West Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, SE Asia and Australia for a wide range of blue chip clients.

Prof Potts breadth of expertise in forensic failure investigation and expert witness work incorporates design adequacy evaluation, development of targeted inspection campaigns and remedial design. This includes offshore structures (both fixed and floating), commercial shipping, military vessels, harbour installations, mining industry machinery, process equipment, and power cable systems.
In the course of failure investigations and expert witness studies, Prof Potts has investigated: errors in design and design approach, deficiencies in quality assurance, ineffectual management of variations, fabrication and installation errors, structural failures due to overloading and fatigue damage, injuries to personnel, inappropriate operating practices and failures to correctly assess environmental conditions and resulting loads.

Prof Potts has taken the lead in preparing the Expert Reports arising out of these investigations; participated in conclaves of experts; and appeared in court proceedings as an expert witness, including concurrent evidence by ‘hot tubbing’ of experts.  He has extensive experience in providing the technical liaison with clients, insurers and their legal representatives.

Prof Potts obtained a BE and MEngSc (Structural) and honorary Professorship from Monash University, a PhD from University of Reading, and is regarded as a leading authority in steel wire ropes.

 

Dr. Paul Sincock

BSC(Hons) DipOceanEng MSc PhD FIEAust MAICD


Executive Director - AMOG Holdings Pty. Ltd. and Technical Director - AMOG Pty. Ltd.

Dr Sincock has over 35 years’ experience in naval architecture, hydrodynamics, offshore engineering, and bulk materials handling (mining) machinery, gained consulting on projects in the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia, South America, Africa, India, the Gulf of Arabia and Australia, for a wide range of clients.

Dr Sincock has considerable expertise in forensic failure investigation and expert witness work. Studies in these areas have ranged in scope from problems involving mining industry machinery and process equipment, offshore structures (fixed and floating) and high-speed military vessels, to commercial shipping and harbour installations.

In these failure investigations and expert witness studies, Dr Sincock has investigated issues including: design errors, shortcomings in design approach and deficiencies in quality assurance, fabrication and installation errors, structural failures due to overloading and fatigue damage, crew injuries due to vessel motions, inappropriate operating practices, failure to correctly assess environmental conditions and resulting loads, and performance and variation disputes. He has taken the lead in preparing expert reports arising from these investigations, taken part in expert conclaves and arbitrations proceedings, worked as a consultant expert to counsel, and provided expert testimony in court. Dr Sincock has extensive experience in providing technical liaison with clients and their legal representatives.

Dr Sincock undertook his postgraduate studies as a research fellow at University College London, under the professorship of R Eatock Taylor. His PhD research concentrated on numerical modelling of the non-linear motions of compliant and floating offshore vessels and platforms, and he undertook keynote studies for the UK Health and Safety Executive.

 

Information and contact details for Prof Andrew E Potts (pictured, left) and Dr Paul Sincock (pictured, right) can also be found in the construction practice area of Who's Who Legal

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