The Management Team

Andrew Deaner - Managing Director 

Andrew is marine project developer and former offshore oil & gas consultant committed to new and innovative cleaner offshore power generation and public utility projects re-purposing redundant vessels for an new use. Andrew set up the company to capitalise on the knowledge gathered over the past 20 years working with his father Martyn Deaner. 

A highly self-motivated audacious thinker, who has an intuitive ability and bold approach to developing macro-marine solutions for national and international associated problems such as public utilities and new infrastructure required to be built quickly due to massive population growth in major built up areas, particularly in the developing world.  

Andrew has worked on a number of renewable energy developments over the past twenty years and has more recently transferred this knowledge into sustainable offshore renewable energy clean power generation, renewable gas production, sustainable desalination, and clean fuel manufacture.


Peter Ferguson - Projects Director

Peter Ferguson is the projects director for ShipEco Marine, who has historically demonstrated strategic and technical leadership in the oil, gas and bioenergy fields with operators and managing contractors. Peter demonstrates positive interpersonal and communication skills and has proven design, project, construction and quality management from field development plans, studies, preparing front end engineering and design documentation, ITTs, selection and management of EPC contractors, through construction, mechanical completion, pre-commissioning, handover and operation in adherence to agreed budgets, and time constraints.


Martyn Deaner - Marine Consultant

Martyn is already known in North Sea circles for having developed in the 1980’s a new generation of diving support vessels, which were built in the Netherlands and which continue to operate around the globe, one of which is now the submarine rescue vessel of the Swedish Navy. In the 1990’s he implemented a new pioneering approach to oil field development, with a floating production and storage system on the Emerald Field. Further, projects included the finance, design, build and successful delivery of the once largest floating production platform in the world to Brazil. Martyn assists ShipEco Marine with innovative financings structures and acts in an advisory role for the company. 


Chris Denning - Non Executive Director

Chris is currently a Partner at MHA McIntyre Hudson, who acquired his previous firm, HMT Assurance LLP, in January 2013. Prior to HMT, Chris spent the majority of his career working with PWC and KPMG and has worked with a number of businesses in the renewable energy sector, some of who were in the pre-funding stage. Through the delivery of strategic tax advice, in particular investment structuring, Chris has contributed to the commercial, corporate and geographic growth of a wide variety of technology lead companies from start up through to value realisation. Chris has been assisting ShipEco Marine with the technology monetization, and outlining potential financial strategies for EcoSolutions globally.

David Shorter - Research Consultant 

David has a long background in managing and monitoring collaborative industrial research projects. From 1982-1986 he was External Research Manager of Systems Designers, later SD-Scicon plc, before being seconded to the DTI/SERC Alvey Directorate as Director of Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems, managing some 80 AI projects, and returning to SD-Scicon in 1988 as Director of Technical Co-ordination. In 1990 he became an independent consultant, advising on IT and related research issues, developing standards for manufacturing enterprise integration, and evaluating and reviewing research projects for the European Commission. He is a member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.

David is currently advising ShipEco Marine on project proposal development, on avoiding and recovering from funded research project pitfalls, and by applying his experience in conducting research reviews and evaluations, and in technical authoring and editing.