Kvaerner Govan production director Ali Baghaei is to head the integrated project team for the acquisition of the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers.
The appointment is part of the Ministry of Defence’s smart procurement initiative.
Baghaei, a Chartered engineer, began his career with ARYA National Shipping Lines. His experience includes a period as the then GEC Alsthom’s senior project engineer, responsible for the design of a 2000MW nuclear power station in China. He was site engineering manager in charge of its construction and commissioning.
In 1995 he became group engineering manager of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company.
Baghaei will lead a group of civilian and military staff with cross-disciplinary skills selected for the MoD’s flagship project.
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