Offshore Energy Best Innovation Award

Best Innovation Award

The 2018 Best Innovation in Offshore Energy Award winner is:

OASYS – ECE Offshore B.V.

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 nominees of 2018 were:

  • OASYS – ECE Offshore B.V.
  • U.S. Offshore wind feeder solution – Barge Master & GustoMSC
  • Combi Lifting Spread – IHC IQIP


Benefits of being nominated by the jury

  • Use of Best Innovation in Offshore Energy - Nominee logo on your website and in marketing and public relations material;
  • A personalized Nominee promo film;
  • Promotion on the Offshore Energy website, social media, in mailings and print media;
  • Gain broad international recognition and significant market visibility through global media coverage;
  • The independent endorsement of your company's expertise and professionalism via a review by a jury of industry experts, business executives and academics;
  • Attend the black tie Opening Gala Dinner and Awards Show at one of the Nominees Tables (2 tickets) and meet international offshore energy professionals.

Benefits of winning
The above plus:

  • For one year being the Winner of the Best Innovation in Offshore Energy Award;
  • An Offshore Energy Awards trophy and certificate;
  • Use of the Offshore Energy Award Winner logo on your website and in marketing and public relations material.


Mr. Joop Roodenburg

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.

Ms. Saskia Rijtema
Heerema Marine Contractors

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.

Mr. Ronald Quik
Sr. Sector M&A Manager,

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.

Mr. Jasper Vis
Country Manager NL,

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.

Mr. Karel Roozen
Next Ocean
Karel Roozen graduated from Delft University of Technology in 2014. He completed the masters study Maritime Technology and specialised in Ship Hydromechanics. After his graduation he was involved in one other start-up before co-founding Next Ocean together with Peter Naaijen. Next Ocean's wave and ship motion prediction technology won the Best Innovation in Offshore Energy Award in 2017. The jury acknowledged the technology's great potential to decrease risk and increase workability during offshore operations. Within Next Ocean Karel focuses on both product and business development.
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