Rob HindleyHead of Machinery & Structural Design at Aker Arctic Technology Inc
Rob currently manages the Machinery & Structures team at Aker Arctic, an independent company specialising in development, design, engineering, consulting and testing services for ice-going vessels, icebreakers, offshore marine structures, marine transport solutions and ports. His role involves coordinating and participating in the design of Arctic ships as well as consultancy work supporting the practical application of Arctic technology to new, and often novel, marine development projects.
Previously Rob was Global Principal Specialist for Arctic technology at Lloyd’s Register, where he held overall technical authority for ice class, winterization and implementation of the Polar Code for the classification society. Rob represented the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) at the IMO during the development of the Polar Code and was closely involved in the development of the POLARIS risk evaluation system for determining limits for ships operating in ice. Rob has worked in Canada, the UK, the Middle East, and in South Korea in roles involving ship surveying, classification rule development and technical consultancy. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture from Newcastle University.