Gary Ross is a UK based freelance consulting and chartered engineer/naval architect with specific experience in planning and overseeing the execution of offshore construction projects. Having worked on project execution and O&M in the oil and gas subsea sector since 1995, he moved into renewable offshore construction in 2017. He worked initially on fixed bottom windfarm export/array cable projects in UK, Germany and the US before securing Innovate UK funding from UKRI to research his own spar based floating wind foundation concept. He currently works as a freelance consultant to floating wind developers and contractors to develop equipment and construction vessel specifications and plan the activities and schedules associated with onshore marshalling site layouts and offshore transport and installation works. His focus is on accurate project costing and scheduling which rely on development of a workable execution plan and identification of the resources, durations, technical and commercial risks and anticipated delays that can be reasonably expected during project execution.
Gary currently supports ongoing cost estimate and bid proposal studies for floating wind projects in the UK, Mediterranean and Asia.