DeepGreen Appoints Manager of Offshore Engineering

DeepGreen is pleased to announce that Jon Machin has recently joined the Company as Manager of Offshore Engineering.

Jon, a world leading offshore engineer, has expressed his delight at the opportunity to take DeepGreen’s offshore technology forward into the execution phase: “In my view this is not only the best project I have taken on in my 30-year career, but with a number of notable “project firsts” to my name I have consistently enjoyed not only innovation but also delivery. This project will be no exception.”

Mr. Machin has 28 years experience at the forefront of oilfield engineering and technology and has worked extensively in the deepwater sector. He has held senior management positions in the technical and commercial departments within market leading organisations Fugro, Technip and Schlumberger. He was a co-founder of deepwater geotechnical engineers UTEC Geomarine.

Jon has a remarkable track record of design and build of numerous Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) and ‘extreme’ machines engaging the seafloor, including trenchers for pipelines and cable laying and deep water dredgers. With DeepGreen Resources’ Director David Heydon, he jointly conceived the ROVdrill to overcome limitations of conventional drill ships in the marine minerals industry.

Mr Machin holds a masters degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. He is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is accredited with over 20 published peer-reviewed papers and lectures widely on deepwater engineering. He holds at least 6 patents.

About DeepGreen

DeepGreen plans to become a leading producer of base and strategic metals obtained from vast high-grade seafloor polymetallic nodule deposits containing nickel, manganese, copper and cobalt. Large, long-life and high-grade mineral deposits on land are becoming scarce, yet global metal demand continues to rise and the mining industry is being increasingly constrained by environmental and land access issues making it harder to extract and process minerals on land. DeepGreen’s mission is to provide a cleaner and more economically attractive solution for the world to source metals essential to growth.

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Seafloor mineral extraction also offers a socially sustainable alternative to terrestrial mining as it does not impact local landholders, villagers, cultural or heritage lands nor does it cause social displacement which is common to many land-based mining operations.