HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative designs, announced today that Larry Wise has joined the company as an associate and maritime engineer in the firm's Houston office. In this role, he will be responsible for leading and executing energy and maritime assignments, supporting and servicing regional energy, oil and gas terminals, ports and marine terminals, urban waterfront restorations, and environmental restoration projects.
A seasoned coastal and marine engineer with more than 18 years of experience in the marine and environmental industries, Larry has worked on several notable projects recently including the Mozambique LNG Export Facility project, the Texas City Channel Deepening project, and the Alaska LNG Export Terminal.
"We are excited for Larry to take on the region's large energy projects that will include offshore construction and design projects, maritime engineering projects, and energy, oil and gas terminals," said Brian Raine, principal and global energy business leader in Arup's Houston office. "Arup has a history of serving these industries with a great deal of expertise. Larry is highly qualified in these capacities, and will further strengthen Arup's energy and maritime business in the Americas and throughout the world."
Arup has been involved in numerous international offshore upstream oil and gas projects, including the White Rose Extension Project in Newfoundland & Labrador, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects throughout the Caribbean, Australia, America, Asia and Africa.
Larry holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering (with environmental emphasis) from Texas A&M University (TAMU) and a master's degree in civil engineering (with ocean emphasis) from Oregon State University. He is a member of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI), an institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), and the Western Dredging Association (WEDA). He has also contributed to Work Group 55 "Safety Aspects of Berthing Operations of Oil and Gas Tankers," as well as to numerous publications including "Texas City Channel Deepening - A US Army Corps of Engineers Design-Build First," which was awarded best technical paper at the WEDA 32/TAMU 43 Technical Conference in 2012.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (www.arup.com)