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Andrew Kendrick
Vice President at Vard Marine Inc


Andrew Kendrick is Vice President, Ottawa, for Vard Marine Inc.  He is a naval architect with extensive experience in ship design, marine research and development, and public policy formulation, including supporting Transport Canada in the development of the IMO Polar Code and the new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations.  Andrew’s recent design projects include the Canadian Polar Icebreaker, the US Polar Security Cutter, the Chilean Navy Antarctic vessel, the RCN’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, and the conversion work for CCG’s Interim Medium Icebreakers at Chantier Davie.  Andrew is the President-elect of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and will take over this role on January 1st 2021.

Agenda Sessions

  • Design criteria and technical development of new icebreakers for the Arctic and Antarctic

  • Moderator's welcome

  • Research Needs for Polar Shipping – the Structural Perspective