FloaTEC Hires Huang as Director, Engineering

FloaTEC, LLC, the JV between J. Ray McDermott and Keppel FELS targeting the deepwater floating production systems (FPS) market, has hired a key industry veteran to head up its engineering group and further strengthen its engineering competency relative to FPS hull and mooring systems.

Edward Huang is well known in FPS circles, having played a key role in the development of the proprietary Extended TLP (ETLP) design while at ABB, which was subsequently acquired by J. Ray McDermott and Keppel FELS and has become one of the core solutions offered by FloaTEC. With over thirty years of experience in the ocean engineering field, Edward has held key project engineering and management positions leading the detail engineering design of Tension Leg Platforms, Semi-submersibles, Spar and FPSO floaters. He holds numerous patents and has written several papers and articles on deepwater floating production systems. Edward has a strong technical background in global performance analysis, single and multi-body system analysis, global tendon fatigue, dry transportation, platform installation analysis and installation site support, software development, and model testing.