John Richardson

Executive Director, Engineering and Production

John Richardson is a consultant engineer who has overseen plant operations, site maintenance and energy management for a wide variety of facilities in the chemical and gas industries. Throughout his career John has implemented initiatives and deployed systems that have optimised either plant function or site maintenance.

John Richardson is a Chartered Engineer and the managing director of a carbon management consultancy. John served for 22 years as an Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy Reserve, spending time at sea as an Engineer and Seaman Officer. John has been active in producing engineering solutions to off-shore applications.



Oceanfoil®’s fuel-assist aerofoil technology uses wingsails to capture effective directional thrust from wind power. Automatically controlled from a computer installed on the bridge and not requiring any crew resource, wingsails are a proven technology. Oceanfoil®’s revised and improved design of wingsails will be available for retrofitting from the beginning of…

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In an industry that is demanding cost-cutting measures with attractive payback periods from proven technologies, Oceanfoil®’s double-digit savings potential is a promising investment opportunity for ship owners and private capital alike. Oceanfoil® brings together the engineering, naval architecture and funding expertise to develop and exploit the commercial potential of aerofoil…

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Shipping is facing many challenges; rising fuel prices, pressure from charterers and the wider supply chain and substantial new environmental legislation. By improving fuel efficiency, ship owners and operators can boost their daily operations alongside their environmental credentials. The shipping industry today is facing significant new regulation, specifically aimed at…

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BMT Report: Oceanfoil Aerofoil Technology achieves average 14% fuel and emissions savings

05th December 2017

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UK Intellectual Property Office confirm two patents

05th August 2015

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