New Building of R.R.S. James Cook for the Natural Enviroment Research Council (NERC),UK
In 2002, whilst working as Senior Naval Architect for Keel Marine Limited Dr. Read was appointed to be a member of the Robin A. Williams & Co LTD team for the project to replace Royal Research Ship R.R.S. CHARLES DARWIN.
The initial project stage involved the preparation of the Statement of Requirements (SOR) and in this Dr. Read had an active and important role assisting and supporting the Robin A. Williams OBE in writing and developing the SOR, Preparation of the Business Case and budget, Detailed Concept General Arrangement and Systems Drawings, Statement of Requirements and Quality Standards for the NERC. He further assisted in preparation of the shipyard pre‐qualification documentation and helped in advising on shipyard returns for shortlisting.
The second stage of the project involved Dr Read in the development of the technical marking scheme which was developed based on each section of the SOR. During the tender period Dr Read then assisted with the answers to bidder’s questions and participated in the bidder’s conference. On receipt of tenders, Dr Read was part of the team who reviewed and scored the tenders for their technical content, providing commentary on any non‐compliance with the SoR and highlighting any technical deficiencies.