Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award

Young Engineer Award

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


  • The individual has to be 35 years of age or younger on 1st of January 2017.
  • The individual should be working in the offshore energy industry.
  • The achievements must have taken place (partly) between 2013 and 2017.
  • The individual has to have demonstrated professional accomplishments in the role of engineer and evidence of outstanding talent, dedication and leadership in the offshore energy industry, both in the development and construction phase.

You can no longer send in your nomination for the Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award, the submission period is closed.


Nominees of the Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award 2017: 

  • Ben Arntz, GBM Works B.V.
  • Dries Lammens, Jan de Nul Group
  • Martijn van Exsel, Boskalis


Benefits for nominees and winners

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 2016:

Ms. Alexia Aubault – Principle Power (video) 

Mr. Jan van der Tempel (Chair)
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. Pieter Swart
Offshore Pipeline Principals EMEA,
Shell Global Solutions

With 28 years offshore and subsea experience, I have worked and lived in Russia, Asia, Europe and the USA in various project & engineering roles for several of Shell’s (mega) projects. Most recently I spent 4 years in Norway were I lead the pipelines and materials project engineering teams that provide Design and Execution services to complex Subsea  Projects. As a chartered engineer, I enjoy working with young engineers because of their interesting ideas and have successfully trained a dozen over the past 8 years. Thru my chairman ship for KIVI Section Offshore Technology with 1200 members, I am able to widen my view further and closely follow the latest developments / innovations in the offshore world and hand out awards for the best offshore engineering master thesis each year.

Mr. Robert Plat
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.

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