The Netherlands: Dockwise COO Calls It Quits


Following his notice to the Group Board, Rob Strijland (1949) will retire as Chief Operating Officer effective June 1, 2011, Dockwise announced. Apart from the fact that Mr. Strijland wishes to develop other interests in the maritime industry, he will continue to assist Dockwise in a consulting capacity, with the construction and completion of the new build “Type-0” vessel, enabling Dockwise to continue to benefit from his knowledge and experience.

André Goedée, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are grateful to Rob for his special contribution to the growth and development of Dockwise over recent years. We are pleased to be able to retain his services for the “Type-0″ project. No doubt we will continue to use his services, but meanwhile he leaves with our very best wishes for his future career.”

About Dockwise Ltd/The Dockwise Group

Dockwise Ltd., a Bermuda incorporated company, has a workforce of more than 1,200 people, both offshore and onshore. The company is the leading marine contractor, providing total transport services to the offshore, onshore, and yachting industries, as well as installation services for extremely heavy offshore platforms. The Group is headquartered in Breda, The Netherlands. The Group’s main commercial offices are located in The Netherlands, the United States, and China, with sales offices in Korea, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, and Nigeria. The Dockwise Yacht Transport business unit is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and has an office in Italy. The Dockwise Shipping network is supported by agents in Norway, Argentina, and Italy.

To support all of its services to customers, the group also has three additional engineering centers in Houston, Breda, and Shenzhen, which manufactures specific motion-reduction equipment, such as LMU (Leg Mating Units) and DMU (Deck Mating Units).


Source:Dockwise , May 19, 2011;