As a qualified mechanical engineer, Andrew Pate specialises in the design and development of new shipyards, all the way through from concept design to detailed facilities layouts.  Andrew is also skilled in the re-development of existing shipyards through comprehensive performance improvement programmes and long-range facilities plans. 

Andrew has extensive global project experience and has developed a number of proprietary models, tools and databases that have enhanced the shipyard development process. 

Prior to joining FMI Andrew worked in both the UK naval construction, oil and gas sectors.