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Expert Ship Machinery and Hull Damages

Dipl.-Ing. Ingmar Pötzsch

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Active as a marine engineer before he joined a leading IACS classification society in 1994. He could continuously broaden his practical and theoretical knowledge in ship operation engineering there with the result to become a specialist for damage management resp. the related repair technics. He was appointed as independent expert worldwide and acted as a court expert in that time as well.

Working out tailor made solutions is one of his core competences. Here asking the right questions and an irrespective assessment of the relevance of information details were the approaches to find the solution for a problem together with clients and/or colleagues. He acquired the opinion that every damage must be taken as an obligation to learn from it. Prevention is the most important consequence from a damage case.

Phone: +49 (0) 40 69632921

Approval & Certification, Materials & Welding, Emission Consulting

Dr.-Ing. Robert Surma

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Dr.-Ing. Fluid mechanics, Safety technologies and multi-phase flow

Dr. Surma serves you in the fields of system, underwater, gas/steam and pressure vessel technology. He gained extensive experience in the field of engineering services since 1999. Preceding the creation of SEACOTEC, Dr. Surma has been working as a business unit manager for a leading classification society with international reach. His comprehensive understanding of applicable marine and onshore regulations and directives is your benefit when choosing him as speaker or expert.

He consults you for selection and application of suitable procedures for approval and certification. Long lasting successful delivery of projects as well as his tenure as head of a conformity assessment and inspection body, are reliable and solution-oriented support for your business to ensure cost effectiveness, all in all reflecting our company slogan “Service.Support.Solutions.”

As a consequence of his engagement at conferences, a considerably network to companies, organisation and experts is available to support your project.

Lecturing at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (high pressure technology in apparatus engineering) and at the NORDAKADEMIE in Elmshorn (reciprocating engines) allows him to support you with his long lasting contacts to scientific institutions.

When you´re finished changing, you´re finished.”

Expert Flag State 

Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Assheuer

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Stephan Assheuer is long standing expert on statutory maritime regulations familiar with international, national and EU regulations and having 20 years experience in IMO work as technical advisor. During his career he established links to all major Flag states, as Vice President Regulatory Affairs of Germanischer Lloyd and since 2010 as partner of admaris GmbH.  He will support you in all matters related to exemptions including development of interim solutions providing an equivalent level of safety.