Tony Thirkettle

Chemical Engineer

M. Sc. M. I. Chem. E.


Tony began his career in Bechtel’s trainee programme after which he was posted to Belgium as Field Engineer on the construction of a grass-roots refinery for Chevron. He then worked for Fluor & Aramco in Saudi Arabia, followed by four years as a project engineer on the design of several “secondary-recovery” projects in Iran. After obtaining an M.Sc. in 1978, Tony moved to Germany to work as a process engineer on petrochemical plant design, mainly for a major project in Nishnekamsk, former USSR.