Category Archives: Aids to Navigation

Bigger, better, tougher

In the offshore and (heavy) lifting industry boundaries are pushed constantly. We aim for deeper water, larger vessels, heavier lifts, explore the arctic and consequently need to adapt methods and equipment to withstand the brute forces of the environment. It … Continue reading

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Enjoying a really good trade show: Offshore Energy 2012

Some people just love to go to or to exhibit on trade shows/exhibitions. They like walking around, chatting to everybody, drinking a beer or two at the after-parties (and afterwards in the local establishments) and do it al over again … Continue reading

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Welcome to the year of possibilities – exciting new developments ahead

The last weeks, I did not spend any time on updating my blog, but have been very busy with other things. On the last day of this year, it gives me pleasure to reveal what has been going on behind … Continue reading

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Offshore wind farms, are they worth the effort? – Part 1

Earlier this week, a report was released which stated that the offshore windfarm industry in the Netherlands generated a turn-over of around 1 billion EUR and created around 2200 jobs in 2010. The link to that report is mentioned below … Continue reading

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Sometimes you wonder: “Why me?”

Being active in the industry for quite some years, I have become knowledgeable on the topic of fenders. I sell virtually every type of them, can do general design, drawings and calculations, know the pro’s and con’s of the various … Continue reading

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Is the market picking up again?

The last two weeks kind of remembered me of October 2004. In October 2004 I noticed a clear change in the market. After the recession that started in about 2002, October 2004 was the first really successful month in more … Continue reading

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