The Award for "Best Innovation in Offshore Energy" is intended to highlight the best innovation in the entire offshore energy market, within the last two years (2016 and 2017). The winner of the Best Innovation in Offshore Energy Award 2017 was: Next Ocean with their 'Next Ocean Wave Predictor'
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Joop Roodenburg is CEO of Huisman. A Delft University of Technology graduate; he developed the world’s first heavy lift mast crane for offshore lifts in 1983. In 2018, Huisman will deliver two 10,000-tonne Tub Cranes, the world’s largest to date. Joop Roodenburg led his company into the pipelay market in 1996 and the offshore drilling market in 1998. Today the company is known for its advanced and pioneering solutions for the oil & gas, renewables, civil engineering and leisure markets. In 2015, Joop Roodenburg founded ‘Buccaneer Delft’, a centre for energy and offshore and accelerator for young technology companies. With the accelerator he envisions to pass on his drive for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship to the new generation of young and ambitious entrepreneurs.
On June 1, 2017 Saskia Rijtema was appointed Chief Operating Officer, where she is responsible for Project & Services, Operations and QASHE.
Saskia started her career at Heerema Marine Contractors in October 1997 and has since been working in various departments and been involved in many projects all around the world. Over the years she has developed a wide engineering and project execution experience in the various business activities of HMC.
In 2014, Saskia took on the responsibility as VP Technology and was promoted to Senior Vice-President Technology and Innovation in January 2016, where she was responsible for all engineering for projects, tenders and assets worldwide as well as HMC's innovation agenda.
Ronald is responsible for ABN AMRO Bank’s corporate finance advisory activities in the Maritime & Offshore sector. Ronald is a Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam graduate in Financial Economics. In the last 17 years, Ronald advised on numerous mergers & acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions such as the management buy-out of Dockwise, various acquisitions for Royal IHC, the sale of Enviem Wholesale, and more recently the initial public offering of SIF Group. In 2016, Ronald joined the Board of Our Oceans Challenge Foundation as Treasurer. Furthermore, Ronald is an investor in and advisory board member of EdTech start-up Leeruniek.
Jasper Vis is country manager for Ørsted in the Netherlands. He has been working for Ørsted (former DONG Energy) since 2012. Mr. Vis is a member of the general board of the Dutch wind energy association NWEA. Previously, he worked a.o. at TAQA Energy, consultancy Ecofys, the Dutch NGO ‘Nature&Environment’ and the Dutch Ministry of Environment.