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PHC Appoints New Harbour Engineer

Phil Armstrong

Posted on April 11, 2017

Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC) has appointed Phil Armstrong as its new Harbour Engineer. He joined PHC four years ago, as Engineering Project Manager, and now takes over the role of Harbour Engineer from Andy Ramsbottom, who retires this summer.

Commenting on his promotion, Mr Armstrong said: “This is a particularly exciting time for the Port and I am delighted to have been promoted to this position. Work has recently started on the first phase of our Master Plan – a £10million build project which will provide the commercial port with a new 200m long deep water quay.

“In addition we are working on a whole range of other projects including flood defense and infrastructure improvements on Town Quay. All this work will ensure that the Port is able to expand and take advantage of new shipping and marine opportunities in the future.”

Mr Armstrong’s career spans more than 20 years, during which time he has been involved in the construction and management of flood defence and coastal protection structures along the Essex coastline, as well as working in the marina industry project managing various dredging and marine construction projects around the UK. He is an Incorporated Engineer and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers; currently working towards Chartered status.

Jim Stewart, Chief Executive of Poole Harbour Commissioners added: “I’d like to congratulate Phil on his promotion to Harbour Engineer. As we work through the various stages of the Port’s masterplan his background and experience will prove invaluable.”

Source: Ship Management

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