Steller Systems Welcomes Alec Rodgers

Monday, February 1st, 2021

This week Steller Systems welcomes another new naval architect to its team. Alec Rodgers joins us as Principal Consultant and Structures Lead, co-ordinating the company’s structural engineering capability across the surface, subsurface and unmanned domains. Alec is a chartered naval architect with extensive experience of providing consultancy to the defence, shipping and small craft areas across the whole product lifecycle.

Steller Systems is currently looking for additional naval architects and marine engineers at all levels to join our team. Steller Systems offers a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge. Please see our Careers page for more details.

Welcome to the team Alec!

Amy Potter Joins the Team

Monday, January 4th, 2021

This week Steller Systems welcomes the newest member of our team, Amy Potter. Amy is a Graduate Naval Architect and joins us from Newcastle University where she achieved a First Class degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Amy joins Steller Systems at a busy time and will be supporting our projects in the surface ships and submarine domains, including the build of a scale demonstrator of one of Steller Systems’ unique unmanned vehicle designs.

Steller Systems Welcomes Andrew Fay

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that Andrew Fay has joined the team as Principal Marine Engineer.

Andrew brings with him diverse experience of vessel design, construction and operation, from the defence, oil and gas and superyacht industries. Andrew will be supporting the growing team working on surface ship, submarine and unmanned vessel projects.

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are currently looking for naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers to join our team. Steller Systems offers a varied and rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge. We are looking for team players with strong technical skills and an ability to communicate clearly. Please see our Careers page for more details.

Welcome to the team Andrew!

Steller Systems’ Staff Win Patron’s Award & Sir Donald Gosling Award at INEC 2020

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Congratulations to Steller Systems’ team who won two awards at this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference organised by The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Rick Goddard & Harry Thompson were named winners of the prestigious Patron’s Award, alongside co-authors Steve Marshall (from the UK Ministry of Defence), James Schofield and David Menzies (from Survivability Consulting Limited).  Their paper, ‘A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Sinking Ships, Combining Vulnerability, Stability and Escape & Evacuation (E&E) Simulations’ presented an exciting new approach whereby E&E is modelled as a ship function in a survivability analysis, as well as newly-developed tools to conduct a combined analysis in a cost and time efficient manner.

William Edge and co-authors Kate Walsh (from Thales) & Colin Field (from Rolls-Royce) were awarded the third place Sir Donald Gosling Award for the best paper by authors under 36.  Their paper, ‘The Autonomous Machinery Design of TX Ship’, discusses the design practices that were required to maximise propulsion, power generation and marine systems availability on the Thales TX Ship concept when considering both lean manned and unmanned missions.

Steller Systems’ other paper, ‘Large Naval UUVs – Navigating Between Simple & Very Complex’ by Simon Binns, Kit Harris & George Payne, was also nominated for the Patron’s Award.

If you would like to join our innovative, high-quality team, please visit our careers page.

Congratulations to the team!

Steller Systems at INEC 2020

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Don’t miss Steller Systems’ presentations on the theme of Disruptive Technologies at this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC), which takes place online from 5th-9th October:

Simon Binns will be presenting ‘Large Naval UUVs – Navigating Between Simple and Very Complex’. The paper describes design challenges and a design methodology that applies light-touch SE principles to vehicle design development, illustrated by a design which provides a balance of cost, complexity, and capability.

William Edge will be presenting ‘The Autonomous Machinery Design of TX Ship’ alongside Thales and Rolls-Royce. The paper discusses the design practices that were required to maximise propulsion, power generation and marine systems availability on the Thales Tx Ship concept when considering both lean manned and unmanned missions.

Rick Goddard will be presenting ‘A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Sinking Ships, Combining Vulnerability, Stability and Escape & Evacuation (E&E) Simulations’ alongside the UK Ministry of Defence and Survivability Consulting Limited. The team presents a new approach whereby E&E is modelled as a ship function in a survivability analysis, and newly-developed tools that can be used to conduct a combined analysis in a cost and time efficient manner.

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