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  • 2 December 2013

    Over the years the Dutch maritime industry has gained a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Within this sector a large number of companies is active in the field of’marine electronics’ and their reputation confirms my opening statement on a daily basis. And for good reason. Despite the difficult business climate in the maritime world, […]

  • 3 February 2014

    A special feature spotlighting Dutch seaports makes perfect sense when you consider that the Netherlands is home to two major European ports. The Port of Rotterdam plays a key role in the transhipment of containers and mass cargo, while Amsterdam has built a leading position as a cocoa port and an energy port. And while […]

  • 3 December 2012

    If Steve Jobs chooses to have the yacht of his dreams built by a Dutch shipbuilder, you know that you’re the world’s finest in your field. The late Apple-icon and his brand represent top quality, top innovation and the utter must-have. Way to go, Dutch yacht building industry. Unfortunately, a Steve Jobs doesn’t walk into […]

  • 3 June 2013

    Isn’t that an overoptimistic title for a column about the state of the Dutch economy? What about the daily gloomy articles in the newspapers? Negative growth figures, a high budget deficit, record numbers of business going broke. It is true. The current economic situation is not a good news show. But if we look at […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Yesterday I was asked whether I could ‘dash off’ a ‘quick column’ of 450 words discussing multi-purpose vessels and the worldwide market while still managing to inspire the reader, impart that special ‘Orange-y feeling’ and be a subtle plug for Damen…oh, and could I deliver as soon as possible? The problem is, I’m no expert […]

  • 2 September 2013

    It has been a good past fewyears in the oil and gas sector. The industry is still growing and technological advancements are being made, creating more and more demand for innovative offshore equipment and solutions. The increase in demand is definitely noticeable at Huisman: our order portfolio is well stocked, we are currently building a […]

  • 1 February 2013

    Developments in the maritime sector are ever changing. One of the most likely future developments is increased use of LNG as a fuel in the maritime sector. Norway is a pioneer in this area. The first ferry powered by LNG was put in operation in 2000. Since then more than 30 LNG fuelled vessels, mainly […]

  • 16 April 2019

    In the previous Newsflash Guest Column, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, shares his views on exploring the symbiotic relationship between offshore wind and hydrogen.

  • 2 August 2017

    The facts: there are 155 platforms and 1,200 wells in the Dutch part of the Southern North Sea. More and more fields are reaching the end of their economic life, which means that according to convention the infrastructure must be cleaned up or made suitable for re-use.

  • 4 November 2013

    The Netherlands traditionally has a very strong maritime sector which operates worldwide. The country offers Rotterdam as the largest port in Europe (and in addition Amsterdam ports as number 4), a large international and domestic fleet, an innovative offshore industry, leading dredgers, a highly efficient shipbuilding industry with innovative equipment suppliers, a modern navy and […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Collaboration, Innovation

    In this Guest Column, Stephen Bolton, Managing Director of Bibby Marine Services, shares his views with our readers. As an industry driving improved efficiency and effectiveness, it is my firm belief that we as service providers have a responsibility to provide information not only on what the equipment does but in addition on how the […]

  • 16 December 2014

    In the recent past, international subsea and installation contractors have had to reduce their expectations of the offshore market. The activities of the oil companies are significant, but too many construction vessels have entered the subsea installation market, which creates an overcapacity. However, contractors with superior equipment and a very good engineering and project organisation are doing fairly well. The backlog in EPIC (engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning) contracts is […]

  • 2 May 2014

    The first offshore operation started end 1940s and looking back many developments have been materialised and plenty more innovations will come to fruition. Workfox joined in over 20 years ago, gaining experience and expertise within the services side of the offshore industry. Our track record and competence is, I proudly say, reflected in our people, […]

  • 27 March 2018

    Having a chat with other young industry professionals at 2017 IRO New Year’s reception we came to the conclusion that we are strongly underrepresented in the industry.

  • 22 March 2019

    The first Offshore Energy Newsflash of 2019 is out now and available to read online.

  • 2 October 2017
    Project & Tenders

    The fourth and this year’s final edition of Offshore WIND is out now, and includes interviews with DONG Energy Netherlands, Siemens Gamesa, European Space Agency and Van Oord – making it an edition not to be missed.

  • 2 October 2017
    Project & Tenders

    The fourth and this year’s final edition of Offshore WIND is out now, and includes interviews with DONG Energy Netherlands, Siemens Gamesa, European Space Agency and Van Oord – making it an edition not to be missed.

  • 18 July 2017

    Edition three of the Offshore WIND Magazine will boast an HR topic, including interviews with governmental bodies from three countries. Next to that Bent Christensen, Vice President Siemens Gamesa, will feature in the main interview and we will delve deeper into the future of ever-growing turbines with our foundations focus.

  • 18 July 2017

    Edition three of the Offshore WIND Magazine will boast an HR topic, including interviews with governmental bodies from three countries. Next to that Bent Christensen, Vice President Siemens Gamesa, will feature in the main interview and we will delve deeper into the future of ever-growing turbines with our foundations focus.

  • 24 June 2019

    The second edition of the Offshore Energy Newsflash in 2019 is out now and available to read online.

  • 11 September 2017

    Offshore wind industry professionals and enthusiasts can now subscribe to receive free online copies of our Offshore WIND magazine straight to their computers, tablets or mobile phones.

  • 31 August 2016

    Have you seen the latest edition of Offshore WIND? It is out now. Offshore WIND Conference speaker Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann provided the guest column, where she says: “Offshore wind energy is facing exciting times these days. The Dutch Gemini project is well underway and will deliver sustainable energy for almost 800.000 households end 2016. […]