Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award

Young Engineer Award

The 2018 Young Engineer Award winner is:

Marius Ottolini – Heerema Marine Contractors

The Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award will recognize outstanding achievements of an engineer of 35 years of age or younger. 

The nominees of 2018 were:

  • Marius Ottolini – Heerema Marine Contractors
  • Kevin van der Leur – Van Oord
  • Rik van der Kant – Bosch Rexroth B.V.


Benefits of being nominated by the jury

  • Use of the Offshore Energy Young Engineer 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 Young Engineer 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 Young Engineer Award 2017 was:
Dries Lammens, Jan de Nul Group

Mr. Robert Plat (Chair)
Principal Consultant Offshore,
Royal IHC

Robert Plat holds a PhD degree in the field of Oil & Gas Production Technology. In 1995 he joined IRO as Project Leader R&D. In 1996 he joined TNO-NITG and was posted for 3 years in Surinam as Senior Production- and Reservoir Engineer. In 2000 he joined Avans University of Professional Education and founded the BSc-level school for Offshore Engineering and Automation. From 2001 to 2008 he was also part-time consultant in the field of R&D subsidies. In 2008 he translated to Dutch the book of Robert L. Mott “Applied Fluid Dynamics”, available at Pearson Education. In March 2009 he joined Royal IHC as Manager Offshore Technology Institute. Since February 2015 he holds the position of Principal Consultant Offshore at Royal IHC.

Mr. Jan van der Tempel
De Oude Bibliotheek Academy

Jan van der Tempel (1974) has been active in offshore wind his whole career. He holds a PhD in design of support structures for offshore wind turbines and is the inventor and founder of Ampelmann. Since 2014 he is focusing on 2 new developments. The Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT), a sea-water pumping wind turbine, and De Oude Bibliotheek Academy (DOB-Academy), a training institute for the Offshore Energy sector residing in the former library of TU Delft.

Mr. Bernard Alblas
Young IRO
Since 2008 Bernard has been working with Royal IHC in various jobs and currently as Manager Proposal Department within the services division. Last year, together with a few industry friends he founded Young IRO. Basically they felt IRO events were representing the established members and not really the younger generation, the future of our industry. With the support of the IRO, their mission is to facilitate continuous learning, development & knowledge exchange through business friendships between young industry professionals. As chairman of Young IRO and in his daily job, Bernard wants to focus on bringing parties together to become a stronger and more efficient industry. "I am honored I can represent Young IRO in my role as jury member for the 2018 Offshore Energy Awards, off course with extra attention for the Young Engineer Award".
Mr. Dries Lammens
Marine Design Engineer,
Jan de Nul
Dries Lammens graduated as Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Management at the Catholic University of Leuven. He works for Jan De Nul since 2012 as a Design Engineer. Jan De Nul Group offers specialized services for the installation of subsea structures for oil, gas and renewable energy industries. They comprise seabed preparation, trenching, stabilization and ballasting and can be related to subsea pipelines, cables, umbilicals, foundations or platforms. Dries was involved in several offshore wind projects and part of the design team around Sunfish and Moonfish, two cable trenching vehicles specifically developed for tidal operation. In 2017 Dries was the winner of the Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award.
Jaap den Ouden
Den Ouden Waterside Industries B.V.
Jaap den Ouden (1943) studied Mechanical Engineering at the Hoge School Rotterdam in 1965 and is the founder and 50 per cent shareholder of Mercon, a company focused on storage terminals for oil and gas, based in Gorinchem through his business Den Ouden Waterside Industries B.V.

In 2009, Den Ouden received the IRO Award of Excellence in the offshore industry. Den Ouden is an active contributor for the Oil & Gas Reinvented Community of Siemens, Shell and TNO. Next to that, he is a board member of the foundation Particulier Fonds Familie Kooren and advisor of several industrial organizations as well as maintaining a strong network in the maritime and offshore industry.

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