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04 May 2020

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is pleased to announce that Phil Towers has joined the team as Technical Adviser – Diving.

Phil Towers has extensive experience in the subsea construction industry having held diving roles with operators BP, ExxonMobil, Qatargas and Repsol Sinopec. A major part of his career was spent with what is now known as TechnipFMC as a discipline expert in their Diving and Operations Support Group, sharing project information and lessons learned, providing assurance to clients in the safe planning and best practice execution of projects.

Phil was a working diver for 18 years working on projects around the world using air, surface mixed gas and saturation diving techniques.

Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA’s Diving Manager said:"Phil brings a wealth of experience that will benefit IMCA members and the diving industry in the development and sharing of diving best practices.

"Phil previously worked with IMCA providing auditing services and participated in various committees and workgroups developing guidance documents.”

Phil holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honours, in mechanical engineering.

Phil Towers, Diving Technical Advisor, IMCA