Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award

Public Outreach Award

The 2018 Public Outreach Award winner is:

Buccaneer Delft

The Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of public outreach by a company, organization or project team active in the offshore energy industry. The public outreach strategy improves public awareness and understanding of the company's, organization's or project team's work or of the offshore energy industry in general. 

The nominees of 2018 were:

  • Nexstep 
  • Buccaneer Delft


Benefits of being nominated by the jury

  • Use of the Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award - 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 Offshore Energy Public Outreach 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.

Winner of the Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award 2017 was:
Our Oceans Challenge

Ms. Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann
Operations Director,
Van Oord Offshore Wind

Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master Degree in Coastal Engineering. In almost 20 years she has been able to build her knowledge and expertise in dredging and offshore projects.

After her graduation project at Alkyon on the morphological effects of beach and nearshore nourishments along the Dutch north sea coast, Didi started her professional career in 1999 at Van Oord. From August 1999 until 2010 she has worked on the execution of multiple projects worldwide, such as Point Lisas Harbour Dredging  in Trinidad, the GK Immersed Tunnel Project in South Korea, Taichung Harbour Dredging in Taiwan, Shoreham Shore Protection Project in the United Kingdom and the Coastal Protection Project in Gambia.

In January 2011 she was appointed as Project Director for the Gemini Offshore Wind Park. With its 150 4-megawatt wind turbines, Gemini Offshore Wind Park is by far the largest offshore wind farm ever built in the Netherlands, and the second-largest in the world. In May 2017, the offshore wind farm park was fully operational and delivered 785,000 households of sustainable energy.

As of 2017 Didi is responsible for the operations within the Offshore Wind department. Besides, she is also the Project Director of Norther offshore wind farm. Once operational in 2019 it will be Belgium’s largest offshore wind project.

Mr. Sander Vergroesen
Managing Director,

Sander Vergroesen holds a BBA degree, did his military service as reserve officer with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps and has many years of experience in various senior management positions. After two years in Dubai he joined IRO, The Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil and Gas Industry and Offshore Renewable Industry, in October 2011 and holds the position of Managing Director since January 2012.

Ms. Saskia Tates
General Counsel,
Neptune Energy

I have started my career as an attorney of law at a law firm in Rotterdam. After 5 years, working amongst others in the M&A Department I decided to make a switch and accepted a position as in-house legal counsel at Aker Solutions. This Norwegian listed company was engaged with engineering & construction projects predominantly in Asia and the Middle-East so the position involved a lot of travel. After 6 years, in addition to my work as legal counsel, I also became Head of Project Controls for the UK and the Netherlands. In 2011 as a result of a takeover I joined Jacobs Engineering. In 2012 I accepted a position as Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs in the E&P business of the ENGIE organization in the Netherlands. In this capacity I am responsible for legal but also for public affairs and communication related activities pertaining to our business: offshore gas production. In recent years the political and societal stance in the Netherlands towards gas in general and gas production in particular has changed rapidly. Issues as the energy transition and  earthquakes in Groningen have spurred this change. Stakeholder management has become a necessary condition in our sector to keep our license to operate, even when the activities actually take place offshore. It is really exiting to be engaged in such a process as it urges our ENGIE E&P organization to be more externally orientated than ever before.

Mr. Jo Peters
Secretary General,

As of April 1st 2012, Jo Peters joined NOGEPA as Secretary General. Jo joined NOGEPA after an almost 28 year career with Shell, during which he held senior management position in the Netherlands, France, Brazil and the USA. His last position was Site Manager of Shell Amsterdam, where he was responsible for the building and positioning of the new Shell Technology Research Centre. As Secretary General Jo focuses on creating cooperation between the oil and gas industry and the renewable sector to thereby positively contribute to the energy transition.

Mr. Frits Loomeijer
Independent Content Developer specializing in Maritime Culture,
Maritiem Museum
Frits Loomeijer, 65, was director of the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam for twelve and a half years. In the summer of 2018, he will be changing jobs and will become a self-employed entrepreneur who will deal with many topics related to maritime history, culture and the industry in general. Loomeijer has a leading role at the Maritime Museum and played a pivotal role in the creation of the Offshore Experience within the museum. Under his management, the merge of the Harbor Museum took place. Furthermore, Loomeijer advised in the science policy together with the Erasmus University.
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