First port engineer anchors retirement
8:50am Sunday 1st July 2012 in Milford Haven
THE first-ever port engineer at Milford Haven is retiring.
Andrew Brown has held the unique position since 1990 and leaves as the port embarks on a new era of renewable energy partnerships.
He was appointed more than 21 years ago as the first-ever engineer at the port, which before then had only used consultants.
He has overseen projects of transformation which have held the key to some of the port’s strong economic growth.
“I feel very privileged to have held this role. While challenging at times, being so involved with the port’s achievements has been an incredible and satisfying experience,”
“If I were to pick my greatest lesson, it’s that a rising tide has no respect for any delays in marine engineering works.
“I wish Scott, my successor, and the port the very best for the future.”
The highlights of Andrew’s career include the creation of Milford Marina, the current building of a new £5m dock lock, and expanding and refurbishing the Pembroke Dock ferry terminal.
He has seen the port through major changes over his 21 years and hands over to his successor, Scott Laurie.