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CARES is an international engineering, environmental and maritime consultancy working with a variety of projects and clients globally.
We are trusted by our clients to deliver technically correct, sustainable solutions.
Our local presence ensures our advice is appropriate and cost-effective.

Vision Statement

To be the consultancy our clients return to, when they consider development of their infrastructure.

To be a chosen employer, respected as an investor in our people.


CARES has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical projects. Our people bring significant value to our clients, harnessing an unrivalled breadth of skills and deep technical expertise to produce outstanding solutions to the most challenging problems.

Our extensive development experience enables us to provide comprehensive services to meet the full spectrum of industry needs. We assist our clients through all stages of development including planning and feasibility, engineering and design, project management of operations, maintenance and turnarounds, decommissioning and demolition and where necessary in the resolution of claims and disputes.

Our expert approach is focused on adding value. We offer organisations the opportunity to satisfy resource, management and consultancy requirements using locally engaged staff at each of our locations in a way that is unparalleled by any other specialist service provider. Today, we are proud to have a team of highly skilled and experienced staff that enables to operate sensitively in each of our markets. Our local staff embodies CARES belief in Global Expertise, Local Presence.

The Team
Persons name
Jonathan Spivey
Job role: CEO

Jonathan joined CARES at the start of our story and has seen us grow into an international engineering, environmental and maritime consultancy.

In 1993 Jonathan worked as an Engineer in Austria for Strabacon primarily on a number of environmental impact assessments for construction projects in the flora rich area along the banks of the River Donau. He later joined Environmental Health and Safety Consultants, Hong Kong as Resident Engineer.

Jonathan was employed by SAGE AG between 1996 and 2001 as Project Manager largely involved with West African markets. He was part of the design team for the Capital Dredging (to -12.5 m LAT) of the Bonny Channel and subsequent annual maintenance dredging campaigns which included channel and aids to navigation design and the contract letting, administration and supervision for the hydrographic and dredging work.

Jonathan helped establish CARES in 2002. CARES, with Jonathan Spivey as project manager, took over the management of the Bonny Channel in 2002 and are leading the design team for the expansion of the channel, which will be capable of allowing two-way traffic to the LNG tankers of 200,000 tonnes.

In 2004 Jonathan represented CARES as Environmental Manager on the 60 million-m3 platform reclamation for the New Doha International Airport. At peak production a total of 11 TSHDs and CSDs were employed on the project.

With Jonathan as Regional Manager, CARES were awarded two prestigious dredging consultancy projects at Lagos and Port Harcourt in Nigeria in 2005. The work involves supervision of capital and maintenance dredging and associated hydrographic control surveys as well as consultancy services to the port authorities relating to optimisation of maintenance dredging.

Persons name
Phil Friend
Job role: Director, UK

Philip Friend has thirty years of experience, mainly in the coordination, project management and contract administration of power schemes and infrastructure works.

Philip Friend has thirty years of experience, mainly in the coordination, project management and contract administration of power schemes and infrastructure works. His experience covers all aspects of contract administration and management from preparation of contract documents, pre-qualification and tender processes, through bid evaluation, contract negotiation to administration, payment certification, completion certification and evaluation of claims.

Mr Friend was involved on a number of power schemes and infrastructure projects worldwide. His experience includes diesel, gas and hydroelectric power stations in Pakistan, Iran, Zambia and Kenya. For four years he was the Regional Manager for East Africa responsible for marketing, client liaison and all ongoing project works, including site investigations for major hydro developments in Kenya and Uganda, and construction of civil works for gas turbines in Kenya.

He has spent more than 12 years resident on site for the investigation and construction of major hydroelectric schemes, as well as other site experience on thermal power and Environmental projects. He was also project manager for the rehabilitation of a 12 MW hydro station at Lusiwasi in Zambia, and provided expert civil input to the construction of a 150 MW hydro station in Iran.

He was the Project Coordinator for the master-planning phase of a reclamation development for a new town of 200,000 people off the northern coast of Bahrain, and infrastructure engineer for a private development of 1,000 houses in Nigeria.

In 2006 Mr Friend joined CARES and has been involved in the coordination of technical auditing and engineering of various aspects of the Lagos Harbour and Bonny Channel and River in Nigeria. Both of these areas are of paramount importance in Nigeria for the import and export of goods and also the export of Liquid Natural Gas.

In 2008 Mr Friend became a Director of CARES.

Work: +44 (0)1225478750

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Email: bath@cares-group.com

Persons name
Steve Smith
Job role: Director, Africa

Steve is a chartered engineer with 25+ years’ experience in the technical and commercial management of infrastructure development. His speciality is in project procurement, contract preparation and administration.

Steven Smith is a chartered engineer with 25+ years’ experience in the technical and commercial management of infrastructure development. His speciality is in project procurement, contract preparation and administration.

Steven joined CARES in April 2008 and was appointed Region Manager for West Africa. He has been working overseas since 1984. Since joining CARES he has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of two large contracts where CARES are acting as technical auditors on behalf of Nigerian Ports Authority for the Lagos Harbour, and Bonny Waterways. He has also been responsible for the project management of a number of projects in the Lagos Harbour area related to ground investigation works and structural stability of existing quays.

Between 2000 and 2004 Steven worked in Ghana as team leader for a project to design and build six river bridges for the Ghana Highways Agency. In the late 1990’s he was responsible as Project Manager for extensive refurbishment of Mesaieed Port, Qatar including major structural concrete repairs, sheet piling, seabed clearance and dredging, upgrading of dockside services and facilities. The port handles hydrocarbon, sulphur and LDPE exports, steelworks materials import and general cargo. In addition to overall contract responsibility, he had particular responsibility for cost control and liaison with the five industries using the port facilities to keep the port fully operational throughout the contract.

Office: +234 (0)1 628 0566

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Email: lagos@cares-nigeria.com

Persons name
Abdulraheem Fahm
Job role: Associate Director - Environment

Abdul has 15 years’ experience in the provision of compliant and pragmatic advice to private and public sector clients on environmental matters, principally in relation to potential land or groundwater contamination.

This has included pursuit or defense of regulatory intervention, and demonstration of environmental excellence for industrial clients.

He has acted as clients’ Environmental Manager for a major multinational Oil and Gas client across Europe and Africa. He has headed up teams involved in overseas environmental assignments including confidential projects. Abdul is able to cover a wide communication spectrum to provide an appropriate level of support to clients. Before joining CARES Abdul managed the BP global environmental services framework at Atkins, UK.

Abdul has significant experience within the oil and gas industry, managing a variety of soil and groundwater investigation and remediation projects (both onsite and in a management capacity), including gasworks projects. He acted as client’s Environmental Manager for ExxonMobil in the UK, Africa & Europe, heading up teams involved in environmental assessment and NAPL and groundwater remediation of impacted aquifers, due diligence studies and other environmental projects.

Abdul has extensive overseas project experience, responsible for the management and co-ordination of portfolios of sites scheduled for divestment across Europe and Africa. This included the execution and management of an environmental services framework agreement with ExxonMobil. He was also responsible for the management of contractors, proposals/tender preparation, technical reporting, overall financial performance as well as cost control on all the projects.

Office: +234 (0)1 628 0566

: +44 (0)

Email: environmental@cares-group.com

Persons name
Oliver Taylor
Job role: Associate Director - Water Resources

Oliver joined CARES in 2016 to develop the water resources business and he has over 25 years experience in water engineering; project planning, management, evaluation, analysis, design and implementation of major water resources and infrastructure projects, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Oliver has many years in-country experience for the investigation, study, design and construction of water resources infrastructure and environmental projects. From these experiences he has developed a broad range of technical and managerial skills, providing both specialist technical inputs and team leadership to many projects.

For previous employers, he has been Operations Manager for the Eastern Africa region, responsible for marketing, client liaison and all ongoing project works in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda; and has been Business Manager and Project Director for consultancies in the UK and Canada, leading teams of engineers and environmental scientists for projects at home and abroad, particularly Africa and Asia.

Most recently he was Project Director for the institutional strengthening and project management of an integrated irrigation and water management programme in India, for enhancement of rural economic growth and reduction of poverty in four river basins, and a water resources development investment programme in Afghanistan, to improve water resources management and increase agricultural productivity, both funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Recently in West Africa, he was Team Leader/Project Director for the North & South Irrigation Projects (Lot 1 & 3), funded by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), in Ghana, which involved feasibility studies, detailed design and construction contract supervision for six irrigation schemes, including pumped and gravity-fed water supplies, an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), including an Environmental Management Plan, Organisation and Management Systems assessment for a proposed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) joint venture of farmers and private horticulture firms, Financial & Economic Analyses, Operation & Maintenance Manuals and a Resettlement Action Plan. He was responsible for the direction, leadership, operations and management of a team of 25 expatriate and local staff, including engineers, environmental, social and management specialists.

Persons name
Ademola Adeboya
Job role: Associate Director - Engineering

Ademola Adeboya joined CARES in August 2011 as Chief Resident Engineer, overseeing a USD 60M redevelopment project in Apapa, Lagos. He is now the Associate Director for Engineering for the West African region.

Ademola Adeboya joined Cares in August 2011 as Projects Manager in Lagos Nigeria. In 2015 he completed a role for CARES as Chief Resident Engineer at APM Terminals, Apapa, overseeing the USD 60M redevelopment project. Prior to this he was involved with the design of the Lagos harbour channel on behalf of the Nigerian Port Authority.

Previous to his appointment he worked with Scott Wilson for 21 years. Prior to joining CARES he was the Chief Resident Engineer at APMT, Apapa, container terminal development, Resident Engineer for the West African Container Terminal Port Development project and the develop Lilypond Internal Container Depot.

Between 1996 and 2005, Ademola was a Senior Engineer working in the Building Structures Section of Scott Wilson London office, he was involved in the design of various structural steelwork, reinforced concrete and masonry building projects. Responsible as, Project Manager, for design, preparation of specifications,drawings and other contract documents

Prior to 1996, Ademola worked for Scott Wilson in North England, having joined as a Graduate Engineer Under agreement in 1989, as a design engineer in various departments including Bridges Structures, Water Resources, Highway Drainage, Airport and Civil infrastructure.

Office: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-nigeria.com

Persons name
Jennifer Mojuetan
Job role: Corporate Affairs

Jennifer joined CARES in 2006 and manages our Corporate Affairs department in Nigeria.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Itunu Ogundepo
Job role: Environmental Consultant

Itunu is an enthusiastic and dedicated environmental professional with seven years experience, gained from a number of sectors ranging from FMCG to Oil and Gas.

Itunu began her Environment career as a Sustainable Analyst in a water treatment company in the UK where she was part of a team that successfully incorporated sustainable measures into the technical design standards for water treatment processes.

As an Environment project manager with Environmental Resources Managers Limited (ERML) in Nigeria, she managed the Environment Impact Assessments (EIA) for a number of Field Development projects
within the Oil and Gas Industry. This includes the Bonga North field development project and the Aje field development project. She also managed a number of Environment Due Diligence Projects for African Capital Alliance.

Before joining the CARES team, she was the Environment Manger for TetraPak in West Africa. She was responsible for pioneering the Environment, Health and Safety functions in their Market companies across West Africa to drive and ensure compliance and active execution of the strategy and corporate goals. She worked closely with potential recyclers in Nigeria and Ghana to develop and facilitate beverage carton recycling in West Africa. She was successful in introducing Beverage Carton Recycling to Nigeria, which resulted in her winning the Innovation Excellence Award at TetraPak. She was also assigned for a period to Tetra Pak offices in South Africa to provide some assistance with recycling efficiency at the Beverage Carton Recycling Paper Mill.

She has organized training sessions and successfully implemented the organization’s Environment management Plan (EMP.). She also has experience in Client Relations Management (CRM) and Business Development as she briefly handled a key account at Tetra Pak.

CARES Nigeria Ltd

Itunu joined CARES in September 2014 as an Environment Consultant where she brings her experience to Environment impact Assessments (EIA), Proposal and Bid Preparations, Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Environmental Monitoring and, Business Development.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Preye Zuobai
Job role: Office Manager

Preye Zuobai possesses a strong professional experience of over 20 years in corporate administration, commercial banking and health insurance. He has played managerial roles in industries such as construction, real estate, banking & finance and healthcare.

Preye joined CARES in August 2011 and was appointed Office Manager overseeing Admin, Accounts & Human Resources functions of the company. Before joining CARES he worked at Prepson Property & Investment Ltd as Managing Director/CEO with job responsibilities that included

  • Prospecting for business for the Company.
  • Managing/directing the affairs of the business for the attainment of organizational goals.

Between 2001 and 2005 Preye worked in Mediplan Health Services Limited (HMO) as CEO. He was responsible for:

  • Formulation of business strategy/ policies for review by the board.
  • Implementation of approved strategy/policies.
  • The Chief marketing Officer of the company –developing business for the organization across the country.
  • Ensuring cost effective and proper management of the company’s resources.
  • General supervision of the various Branches across the Country and Head Office departments for the attainment of organisational goals.
  • Building an efficient and strong network of healthcare providers for the company across the Country.
  • Organising and ensuring successful holding of Board meetings/Annual General meetings.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Ayodeji Taiwo
Job role: Project Manager

Ayodeji Taiwo has been working with Cares as Project Manager in Lagos Nigeria. Previous to his appointment, he worked with companies such as ACE Lucas & Partners (Engineering outfit) and CGG Nig Ltd (Geophysical multinational company) for a number of years.

ACE Lucas and Partners were involved in World Bank assisted projects such as Lagos State Water corporation where Ayo served as Projects Co-ordinator. His job with CGG as Senior Seismologist took him to different sites in Nigeria and Algeria.

Between 1993 and 2002, Ayodeji was a Senior Seismologist working in different investigative works. Some of the projects were for SPDC, SNEPCO, Total, CONOL etc.

Prior to 2005, Ayodeji worked for ACE Lucas & Parners in Lagos in some water resources projects which allowed for adequate planning for the consumers and feedback on future developments.

In CARES, Ayo has supervised projects such soil investigative works for NIPCO jetties, Siltation Study in Lagos Harbour, Soil investigation for Channel Design,and a material study for Apapa North of Lagos Harbour amongst others.

Nigeria: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Ifeanyi Enebeli
Job role: Environmental Consultant

Ifeanyi is a geologist and has specialized in Energy Efficiency and management, Environmental Auditing, Site investigation and Environmental Management systems.

Since joining CARES as an Environmental Consultant, Ifeanyi has been involved in carrying out Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental monitoring and site investigations. He has been responsible for providing maintenance support services of Environmental Management Systems for Tullow Ghana Limited and assisted clients to develop and implement Environmental Management plans as well as carried out air, noise and effluent monitoring during implementation.

Recently, Ifeanyi acted as Project manager on the Environmental Audit of the Calabar Channel Dredging, a project carried out for the Nigerian Ports Authority. He was responsible for carrying out site visits along the Channel and development of a site-specific Environmental Management plan.

Prior to joining CARES, Ifeanyi worked with British Gas as an Energy Expert, providing energy efficiency and management solutions to clients. He was also in work at a Liquid Mud Plant in Port Harcourt, where he carried out tests on drilling mud. Ifeanyi has delivered several presentations at conferences and seminars and provided Environmental trainings to clients to include general Environmental Awareness, Global Environmental Issues and Marine Environmental Regulations.

Ifeanyi is a member of the Nigerian Environmental Society; he has the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and is an ISO 14001 Lead Auditor

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Matthew Baker
Job role: Environmental Consultant

Matthew is an enthusiastic and dedicated environmental professional with experienced gained from a range of projects both in the UK and overseas.

Matthew’s relevant UK experience includes contaminated land assessment and groundwater monitoring for a confined aquifer de-watering scheme.

Matthew’s overseas experience includes numerous projects requiring working in West Africa. Matthew’s involvement in projects in West Africa includes a number of ports, harbours and dredging projects in Nigeria to develop the Lagos, Bonny and Calabar Channels.

Currently Matthew is acting as Project Manager for the Notore Dredging Optimisation Study in the Bonny Channel, Rivers State; and, a Wave and Navigational Information study in Lagos Harbour. Previously, Matthew was also involved in geotechnical and geophysical site investigations in Lagos Harbour with responsibilities ranging from in-country Project Manager to soil logging and survey equipment installation.

Matthew has worked on an Environmental Audit of the dredging of Calabar Channel on behalf of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Work included preliminary site surveys, identifying sensitive receptors and advising on best practice approaches for reducing potential environmental impacts.

In addition to the experience gained through more conventional environmental projects Matthew is developing excellent knowledge of hydrographic surveys in the near-shore/ports and harbour environment. Experience has been gained through a number of projects where he has been responsible for project management alongside equipment procurement, equipment installation, data management and developing survey plans/approaches.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Issac Yaw Asiedu-Addo
Job role: Office Manager - Liberia

Yaw Asiedu-Addo is a dynamic and proficient individual with over 10 years of management and customer service experience. He joined CARES in 2011 and is currently Office Manager for Liberia.

In 2016, Yaw was appointed Office Manager for Liberia, with a brief to establish CARES Liberia office and develop work within the country. He initially joined CARES as an Administrator in 2011, his responsibilities in this role included human resources, budgets, record keeping and facilities management.

Yaw has over 10 years of experience within management and customer services. Prior to joining CARES, Yaw worked as a Guest Relation Manager/HR Manager for the Richester Hotel, Accra. From 2003 to 2009 he worked for DHL for as a Restricted Commodity Advisor.

Office: +231 (0)7777 03121

Email: monrovia@cares-group.com

Persons name
Ibrahim Haruna
Job role: Environmental Consultant

Ibrahim joined the company as a Graduate environmental consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a master’s degree in Environmental Management from University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Ibrahim worked as a Berth/Vessel planner in APM Terminals Apapa Ltd. From 2011-2012 where he gained experience in Ports and Harbours operations. During this period, he was actively responsible for preparation of berths for incoming vessels, planning of all vessels container discharge and load sequence and assortment of cargo manifest.

Since joining CARES he has been involved in developing environmental management plans, desk studies on environmental impact assessment surrounding dredging activities and also soil remediation.

He was part of the team that recently completed a WASH Project, Environmental Impact Assessment for UNICEF Liberia in 120 schools across 5 counties in Liberia that were hugely affected by the EVD outbreak. The work included preliminary site surveys, identifying sensitive receptors and advising on best practice approaches for reducing potential environmental impacts.

He also managed a Phase 1 Environmental and Infrastructure Site Assessment for a confidential client on 7 sites across Nigeria.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
James Duffy
Job role: Project Manager

James is an Experienced Team Leader / Project Manager for Building and Infrastructure Projects. He is experienced at managing input to multi-disciplined combined Infrastructure construction.

James is an Experienced Team Leader / Project Manager for Building and Infrastructure Projects. He is experienced at managing input to multi-disciplined combined Infrastructure construction. James is adept at working within multicultural and multinational teams in the delivery of infrastructure construction.

Prior to joining CARES, James was Project Manager on the expansion of the Nigerdock oil and gas platform production facility at Snake Island, Lagos. Individual Projects included a 5,000 sq.m warehouse, a 250m quayside extension, a 4,000 sq.m work shop, 6 kilometers of heavy industrial roadways and 40,000 sq.m of serviced fabrication hard standing areas for materials storage and platform construction.

Responsibilities included:

  • Ensuring that construction contracts were administered in accordance with the contract conditions.
  • Carrying out bid evaluations for technical and commercial compliance.
  • Facilitating design meetings for temporary and permanent works.
  • Ensuring risk assessments were produced and applied and that accurate method statements were developed and implemented for all temporary and permanent works.
  • Gaining approval of technical submissions from contractors in respect of design, quality management, design modifications, drawings, specifications, programme and commissioning.
  • Variation order review evaluations and documentation distribution to ensure commercial recovery.
  • Overseeing the production of “as-built” drawings and specification.
Persons name
Charles Pappoe
Job role: Resident Director, Ghana

Charles Pappoe qualified as a Marine Biologist at the Fisheries School in Havana, Cuba. On returning to Ghana in 1993 he joined the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture for National Service.

Charles Pappoe qualified as a Marine Biologist at the Fisheries School in Havana, Cuba. On returning to Ghana in 1993 he joined the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture for National Service.

In 1998 Charles moved to Abdullah A M Al-Khodari and Sons as Personnel and Administration Manager.

In 2009 he joined CARES as Business Development Manager for Ghana. Following the formation of CARES Ghana Limited in 2010, Charles became Resident Director, with a brief to develop the work of CARES in Ghana and adjacent countries.

Direct: +233 (0)243 589 883

Email: accra@cares-group.com

Persons name
Chris Agholor
Job role: Project Manager

Chris Agholor joined CARES in February 2006 and is currently Projects Manager in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Chris is involved with the supervision of the Bonny Channel Company’s operations’ bathymetric survey, capital and maintenance dredging, maintenance of aids to navigation, sonar and magnetometer survey, wreck salvaging and removal to ensure safe navigation in compliance with international requirements for best practices.

Previous to his appointment with CARES he worked with Be-Done International as environmentalist / project manager for the evacuation of treated drill cuttings from Mgbede 22/23 and Obiafu Oilfield locations in 2003. In 2003/2004, he supervised the construction of Mgbede 2km drainage for Ojestino Nig Limited. He also worked for GEOSCAN on the Escravos Gas To Liquid project in 2002 / 2003 assisting the site manager in the areas of logistics and supervision of works.

He coordinated the clean up and bio-remediation of Aghigho 8/5 and Obagi 22 oil spills in 2001 / 2002 for ELF on behalf of CSP Ltd, Port Harcourt. Chris has been involved with other projects with over 15 years relevant working experience.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Romil Fosana
Job role: Civil / Structural Engineer

Romil can work under pressure with minimum supervision; with leadership and supervisory skills. Knowledgeable in different fields of civil engineering especially structural engineering and design..

​Romil has good technical knowledge of structural steel and reinforced concrete design works and good familiarity of: (1) the British Standards; (2) STAAD.Pro 2005 computer program used for the structural design calculations; and (3) RCC Excel computer programs as basis for structural design calculations for project-specific structural works.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Tim Churchill
Job role: Marine Navigation Advisor

Tim is an ex-UK military corporate strategic and operational senior manager and decision-maker. He is a maritime navigation specialist and a builder and implementer of maritime operational capability.


  • Seven years (2011-2018) working in West Africa with CARES Ltd to enhance maritime Management and Operations of water-ways after completing 32 years of Service in the Royal Navy.
  • Strong track record in project delivery, problem-solving, leadership, strategic/operational management processes, organisational re-structuring and cross-function integration.
  • Extensive experience in building and implementing maritime operational capability.
  • Aids to Navigation policy formulation and Implementation Plans.
  • Identifying maritime risk ‘enabling activities’ to enhance port and ship safety.
  • Specialist navigation expert and adviser to The Navigation Board.
  • Lead Project Manager and Project Director for interventions to prove/test concept port channel designs.
  • Sierra Leone - adviser the Government of Sierra Leone in adopting effective Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) of national waters and shore security to counter illegal activities.

Typical Recent Assignments

  • IMO aligned maritime Formal Safety Assessments to enhance maritime safety risk for the Port of Lagos and Bonny River (Nigeria).
  • The proving and examination - via a variety of processes including simulation - of new port capabilities (e.g. the inaugural planning for a Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Nigeria
  • Operational assessments (ship safety risks) of conceptual channel designs.
  • Maritime interventions – including use of a navigation simulation capability - in West Africa for port companies/authorities such as: Maersk; Samsung; Pacific International Lines (PIL); Integrated Oil and Gas; ASPM Ltd; APM Terminals; Channel Management Companies; Tin Can Container Terminal; Nigerian Ports Authority.
  • Advice at company Board of Directors level regarding vital port management requirements.
  • Advice to senior management teams for appropriate capability and capacity development processes.
  • Create bespoke ‘workshops’ for organisation staff to develop maritime corporate knowledge and ‘skills-transfer’.

Persons name
Nick Hancock
Job role: Graduate Civil / Coastal Engineer

Nick joined CARES in 2014 as a Masters Graduate in Civil and Coastal Engineering. He is a graduate member of ICE and is enjoying his work on producing preliminary plans for a major shipping channel in Nigeria.

Nick is a member of a team responsible for producing the preliminary plans for the expansion of a major shipping channel in Nigeria by dredging a protruding sandbank. His main responsibilities included planning and costing a number of preliminary layouts for a 520 metre quay wall with -13.5 mCD depth berths. He has also been responsible for reviewing the unit rates of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers and confirming that the Contractor’s quoted dredging volumes to confirm their accuracy.

Nick’s experiences have also include the design of detached breakwaters. He was part of a team tasked with developing a sea defence to protect a coastal railway line from a 1 in a 100 year significant wave height. His role included hindcasting the wave heights from a near shore wave buoy, determining the size and position of the breakwaters to achieve salient and tombolo formations and sizing the armour units to ensure the breakwater would withstand the design wave conditions.

Office: +44 (0)1225 478 750

Email: bath@cares-group.com

Persons name
Abiola Fadiora
Job role: Graduate Environmental Consultant

Abiola joined CARES in 2014 as a Graduate Environmental Consultant. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and is a registered member of IES.

Abiola has been involved in various environmental projects since she joined CARES. She played key roles in the Environmental Impact Assessments projects of;

  • The dredging of the Meridian Point, in the Lagos Lagoon, Apapa;
  • The dredging of the Port Harcourt Turning basin on the Port Harcourt Channel;
  • The construction for a Fabrication Yard and Quay wall for Samsung Heavy Industries in Ladol Free zone Area.

She was part of the team that carried out the Environmental Impact Assessment for the UNICEF WASH in Schools Project, Liberia.

She also worked on the Air Quality Assessment and Effluent Monitoring project for APM Terminals.

Work: +234 (0)1 628 0566

Email: lagos@cares-group.com

Persons name
Peter McEwen
Job role: Ports & Harbours Engineer

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in planning, design and supervision of construction of marine and harbour works, working for major UK consultants.

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in planning, design and supervision of construction of marine and harbour works, working for major UK consultants. After many years general experience in the design and construction of port related projects in many parts of the world, recent experience has centred on the following areas:

Project management - responsible for production of studies, designs and tender documents; including client liaison and direction of sub-consultants, site investigation contractors and hydraulic modellers.

Operational and planning studies for proposed and existing ports - these have included, studies into two oil jetties and a sugar terminal in Lagos, a pre-FEED study of marine facilities for a new refinery in Angola, masterplans for the Ports of Mina Zayed and Ajman, and assessments of ports in Namibia, Java, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Marinas - planning studies at Hayle (UK), Athens and Muscat, and design of a complete marina in Muscat. Fishing harbours - planning, site investigations, modelling and design reviews.

Hydraulic modelling of ports and channels - including liaison with hydraulic laboratories and development of in-house mathematical modelling. Currently directing studies into a major expansion of the approach channel to Bonny LNG Terminal, Nigeria

Breakwater design - responsible for design or design review for several breakwaters, including supervision of flume testing.

Contract administration – Resident Engineer at Port of Vlora (Albania), and head office administration of major port projects at Mina Zayed, Rangoon and Oman.

Persons name
Daniel Yarker
Job role: Associate Marine & Risk Expert

An enthusiastic and dedicated professional with extensive leadership skills and several years’ experience of strategic planning, development and implementation.

An enthusiastic and dedicated professional with extensive leadership skills and several years’ experience of strategic planning, development and implementation. A great coach who enjoys motivating and coordinating people to produce successful and productive teams. Possesses excellent interpersonal and effective networking skills. Has successfully transferred skills across diverse environments, in highly pressurised working environments with great success.


  • Successful completion of a full IMO Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) of the Bonny Channel and Bonny Ports
  • Production of various Risk Analysis documents for vessels operating in African waters
  • Establishment of a Joint Maritime Authority for the Government of Sierra Leone to provide maritime security for the country
  • Successful complete restructure of the Republic of Sierra Leone Maritime Wing and commencement of their first sea patrols for over two years with numerous creditable arrests
  • Worked as part of the UK Governments Crisis Management Organisation and Civil Contingency Planning
  • Working in UK Counter Terrorism provided guidance and advice on all aspects maritime security for the successful Trafalgar 200 celebrations
  • Part of the UK Government Counter Terrorism and Crisis Management cell for the 7/7 bombings in London