Trevor Patton


Project Director

Trevor joined Black Rhino in September 2015 as the Project Director for the Horn of Africa Pipeline Project (HOAPP). Previously he worked for 3 years on the Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project in Queensland, Australia where he headed the owner’s site team for the construction of both the 420 km x 42” Gas Transmission Pipeline (GTP) and the 120 km x 24” Comet Ridge to Wallumbilla Pipeline (CRWP) loop. The ground breaking USD18.5 billion project was completed on time and within budget with the first shipment of LNG departing Gladstone in October 2015.

Prior to that he spent 3 years working in Angola as commissioning manager on 2 projects. The first involving the construction of a 36 km x 42” Malongo Terminal Oil Export (MTOE) pipeline and associated infrastructure that included 2 off Single Buoy Moorings (SBM’s). The commissioning of the new export facility was concluded with first oil being loaded into a VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) in November 2009. Further commissioning work followed with an enhancement project to an existing gas plant at Malongo. This was successfully commissioned in April 2012.

He has worked on multiple infrastructure projects in areas such as mining, construction, oil and gas, water and waste water that also included a period on the New Multi Products Pipeline (NMPP). Of note is Cape Pipe which he started with a business partner in late 1989 that focused on trenchless technology as a means of replacing old water, sewerage and gas mains for utility owners. This technology was in its infancy at that time and through considerable development Cape Pipe was able to offer slip lining, pipe bursting and pipe splitting by the time the company was sold. Today trenchless technology is a tried and proven methodology for installing new pipe where open trench methods are either inconvenient or extremely costly due to geographical, environmental or traffic constraints.

Trevor is a civil engineer with extensive construction and commissioning experience that was mostly gained from the pipeline industry. He holds a BSc (Eng.) from the University of Natal.


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