Ocean Energy Services

Maritime Management – Ocean Energy Services

A new partnership of expertise in the Offshore renewable energy business bringing together a strong group of very experienced and qualified individuals under one banner to provide a comprehensive technical consultancy, design, installation and project management expertise. Our partners are all experienced professionals who can enable and facilitate the development and deployment of existing technology and are working on innovative new solutions to the offshore and floating renewable energy systems. The team is made up from the following personnel:

Maritime Management Ltd – Ocean Energy Services

  • John Toner
  • Gabriel Whitston
  • Kenneth Doherty


The Team

John Toner

John Toner

Position: Managing Director

Profile: Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with in depth experience of construction, survey and technical and commercial operational management of all types ships. 40 years experience in the Marine industry including 16 years with Lloyds Register as surveyor and as Marine Projects Manager, 2 years with Irish department of Marine as senior surveyor, 12 years as technical Director for Maritime Management.

General manager of international ship management company with specialisation in underwater exploration, novel vessels and bespoke maritime projects.

Pro-Bono technical advisor to Atlantic Youth Trust (new sail training ship for Ireland). Extensive experience in preparation of commercial tenders and project proposals and negotiation at high level in the Marine industry.

For a full overview please visit: https://ie.linkedin.com/in/johntoner59


Gabriel photo

Gabriel Whitston

Position: Marine Electrical Consulting Engineer

Profile: Gabriel was initially contracted by Maritime Management in 2013  to install and complete a Kongsberg EM302 Multi-beam echo sounder installation on the exploration vessel, Nautilus in Turkey. He has continued to provide electrical engineering design consultancy and management to the Nautilus and other ships operated by Maritime Management.

Gabriel brings a wealth of experience dating back from 1979, joining the Irish Naval Service in 1981 as an Electrical Artificer and retiring as Chief Electrical Artificer. His responsibilities included ships electrical /electronic maintenance and specifically trained in Sonar, Gyro and retransmissions systems, ROV operation and maintenance, weapons control systems, Track Link underwater acoustic tracking and power distribution.

He retired from the Naval Service in 2003, continuing his work in the commercial marine sector designing and installing electrical and electronic installations for commercial vessels. These included full specifications for pilot, wind farm crew transfer, fishing and hydrographic vessels, designing onboard generators, power distribution, engine management systems, full bridge navigational package, marine radar; radio communications. He also signed off on numerous Factory, Harbour and Sea acceptance trails and undertook commissioning work.

March 2007 – invited to design and install a control room for an offshore power generation platform for Ocean Energy Ltd, and managed the build, contractors and offshore operation and maintenance.

For a full overview please visit: https://ie.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-whitston-99a6aa46


ken doherty

Kenneth Doherty

Position: Scientific and Marine Engineering Research Consultant

Profile: Accomplished scientific and engineering research consultant with a background in physics and applied mathematics. Results-orientated with 8 years’ industry experience in the marine renewable energy sector. Highly proficient in people management, mentoring and in establishing and leading dynamic research teams to deliver on commercially focused projects.

Previous work – R&D Manager for the wave energy company, Aquamarine Power Ltd, establishing and leading a high-performance team, delivering pioneering research outputs in the file of wave energy. Expertise in hydrodynamic design, statistical analysis and resource modelling, establishing two full-scale wave energy projects.

Coordinated and executed a seminal package of data analysis work precisely correlating the complex behaviour of the full scale Oyster prototype device, operating in the open ocean, to hydrodynamic model and experimental wave tank predictions. develop weather window analysis, optimisation algorithms as well as pioneering Extreme Value Analysis (EVA) techniques. More recently, he has been involved in the design, testing and technical assessment of commercial harbour and coastal protection projects.

Other significant experience – business and commercialisation strategies for marine energy projects, with the development of technology road-maps, composing funding applications, at both European and National levels,  and establishing and maintaining thriving industry-academic partnerships across multiple institutes.

For a full overview please visit: https://ie.linkedin.com/in/ken-doherty-66b684b




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