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Dr Mohammad Nabavian

Head of ourĀ Advanced Integrity Group (AIG)

Mohammad moved to the UK to study engineering when he was 17 and gained an MSc and PhD from Cranfield University before joining Wood Group PSN (formerly KBR) in 1998.

Mohammad believes that the strength of the AIG team is based on their cultural diversity and their commitment to be a true centre of excellence. He says, "I'm driven by the integrity of assets as the safety of those working on installations and the protection of the environment is a top priority. We apply a lot of science and advanced analytical techniques, a good bit of original thinking, plus a great deal of logical process to get results. I believe our success is due to our customer focus, with a shared passion to deliver a product that is safe, reliable and within budget. We are at the cutting edge of technology but the most rewarding part for me personally is developing people."

Mohammad is particularly passionate about the development of young people and has recruited from top British and international universities including those in, Malaysia, China and Canada. All the engineering graduates working in AIG have achieved chartered engineering status* within five years. He started out with a team of just two engineering graduates (one is now his deputy) and is proud that over the last 14 years has only lost four members of staff.

Mohammad is also the Structural Technical Authority for a number of offshore platforms in the UK and internationally. In that role he is responsible for developing the structural integrity management strategy and the structural integrity assurance of those facilities.

* In the United Kingdom, a Chartered Engineer is an engineer registered with Engineering Council UK (the British regulatory body for engineers).

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"Our highly specialist group solves some of the most extreme engineering challenges in our industry from the design and analysis of new offshore structures to implementation of life cycle structural integrity management. This includes extending the life of mature assets without compromising safety or the asset's integrity.

With respect to the decommissioning of offshore assets AIG has executed over 30,000 man-hours of structural integrity assessment since 2006 including the removal of the NW Hutton platform in the UKCS and Ekofisk assets in the Norwegian sectors."