Meet the INCITIAS Team
Principal Consultant – Paul Duncan
Paul Duncan is a Principal Consultant at INCITIAS. Having worked with Holger on various projects since 2007, they enjoyed a mutually respected working relationship. After finishing the technical design of the Malta LNG import terminal, it was the perfect opportunity to work together, and Paul joined INCITIAS in 2017.
Typically customer-facing, Paul is part of the INCITIAS Senior Management team, working with discipline engineers and principal engineers and client teams to help deliver studies for projects in the LNG and energy sector. A usual day would start with project emails, catching up with the team, liaising with clients on scheduling and preparing for work scope. Speaking with INCITIAS’ clients, management meetings and project work including preparing procedures, quality system planning, risk workshops, etc.
When discussing his career course, Paul recalls “I was keen avid sailor, competing throughout high school, interested in America’s Cup yachts.” He laughs and adds “I wanted to build the winning America’s Cup yacht and decided I would like to design them”. To pursue this, I studied Naval Architecture at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Tasmania. After graduation, I discovered that yachts are a hobby and cottage industry, and moved towards working with small craft, workboats and marine waterjet propulsion systems.
2007 provided the opportunity to move into the energy industry, the best move he ever made. Paul thoroughly enjoys working with colleagues who are motivated, committed, and conscious of delivering projects safely. “Time, budget and safety are drivers of the project, and the industry moves swiftly,” Paul explains.
Efficiencies and safety are high priorities for Paul. The concept of ‘what you walk past, you accept’ and the empowering of all staff to halt work, if they see an unsafe situation. Paul speaks emotively about the genuine expectation and concern for safety and the environment. Trying to minimise the impact on the environment and treating it with respect. Whilst not the inspiration to join the industry, it is the motivation for remaining in the energy industry for the last two decades.
A favourite part of his role includes the expatriate component, travel and on-site project rotations. Being on the ground in the project office, living and working across the globe. Part of Paul’s role includes visiting construction yards to evaluate, monitor and inspect ships. Experiencing and immersing himself in different cultures is GREAT FUN. Some of the inspections, really stick out in his mind. “There was one inspection on Kiribati, a tiny Micronesian island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean; the people I interacted with were some of the happiest people I have ever met!” Paul recalls.
‘Working on the innovative mooring system designs for floating LNG units in British Columbia was one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve been a part of. fantastic to be part of a team (INCITIAS) that can deliver truly world-leading original equipment designs utilising proven equipment in new ways.”
Having recently joined the Whitehorse branch of the Victorian SES,
In his time away from the office, Paul enjoys adventuring in planes, cars, mountain bikes and on foot. His personal time, accompanied by his partner, is often spent hiking in the mountains, traversing winding roads and skiing. Travelling has been a life-long hobby; Paul enjoys being immersed in other cultures and eating where the locals eat. His favourite food is char kway teow, a Malaysian street hawker dish (the hotter the better!). His favourite country to spend time in is Norway, where he particularly enjoys alpine skiing.
To explore more of Paul’s career, please see his LinkedIn profile.
You can contact us to discuss how INCITIAS can assist with your project management requirements.
INCITIAS Services and Original Products are supported by in-house team of engineers and designers:
Naval Architecture services:
Process Engineering services:
Mechanical and Marine Engineering services:
Safety and Risk Engineering services:
Structural Engineering services:
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering services:
Subsea Engineering services:
FPSO External Riser turret mooring
Mooring Handling LIFTING BEAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY Original Equipment
Hose Reel 3D hybrid render
FPSO Bow Extension 3D modelling
Our clients find our experience invaluable during FPSO decommissioning planning and execution, using the INCITIAS teams’ ability to assess the most suitable strategy, based on the project and local authority’s requirements. Our team has extensive experience in the design and installation of FPSO mooring systems, risers and umbilicals.
We can support the client decommissioning plan with the following services:
Examples of typical deliverables for FPSO Decommissioning are:
Single Point Mooring system
Independent Verification Design
Working together with INCITIAS, clients can obtain objective evidence of asset compliance with project requirements.
With our independent verification design process, INCITIAS applies an efficient risk-based assessment method to prioritise critical elements of the asset.
An INCITIAS comprehensive review can include:
We work together with our clients to ensure the appropriate level of review is carried out.
Operations & Maintenance Support
INCITIAS combines our Engineering expertise with real world Operations and Maintenance experience. We support our clients with O&M development and management activities including:
Integrated Owner’s Engineering Services
We support Owners with engineering, technical, and project management expertise across LNG, marine, and vessel conversion projects. Our clients can minimise risk and maximise opportunities earlier in project execution, with INCITIAS Owner’s engineering services.
INCITIAS can provide integrated owner’s engineering services for onshore and offshore projects from a client office, site location or remotely from our offices in Melbourne.
Typical services are:
Indicative deliverables are:
We can be as involved as you require. From specialist resources who consultant on specific aspects of your project, to the provision of a fully integrated Owners team.
At INCITIAS we develop tailor-made delivery solutions to match your project’s execution strategy and risk profile. Offering a full range of alternative delivery methods enables us to deliver the most effective project outcomes for you.
CLP Jetty Installation during the daytime
INCITIAS offers integrated technical and commercial advisory services to assist clients advance their projects and provide support for their decision-making process. Clients can reduce risk and maximise opportunities by accessing our team of advisory specialists’ wealth of experience.
Typical advisory services are:
INCITIAS techno-commercial advisory services aligns commercial drivers with feasible and proven technical solutions. Our team’s experience includes facility selection, financial assessment, contracting strategies, construction management and project operations. Assisting clients meet their business objectives using our capabilities to provide insights and solutions.
Indicative deliverables are: