Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Visiting the Oleg Strashnov

In one of my first blogs, titled “A citizen of Lilliput in Gulliver’s World” in November 2010, I wrote about astonishing large man-made objects and made the following comment: ” I can’t wait to have a look or maybe visit the … Continue reading

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Cars vs Dutch politics

Typically I blog about topics that in someway relate to the offshore/marine industry, but as I have other hobbies as well, I decided to blog about something else for a change. I wouldn’t go that far as to say that … Continue reading

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Is the market picking up again – second attempt

On April 13, 2011, I wrote a blog titled “Is the market picking up again?” in which I stated that the first 2 weeks of April reminded me of October 2004. In October 2004 I noticed a turn-over from crisis … Continue reading

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Moving forward to the 90’s

It’s been a little quiet as far as my blogging is concerned. Moving to a new premises, starting up a new company, it all takes a lot of time, leaving little space for other activities. Especially in difficult economic times, … Continue reading

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Going through the process of buying new property and preparing moving the company to the new location

Many people will know what it takes to move a company, but for us it’s the first time in over 35 years, so we are exploring unknown grounds at the moment. About half a year ago we decided that it … Continue reading

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Lovely Aqaba

Realizing that there will be very little opportunities to escape from daily business, all the things that need to be sorted for the new office/warehouse, setting up the new activities properly, etc, etc, we decided to take a short holiday … 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 2

In part 1 I wrote about the suppliers and servicing companies in the offshore windfarm (OWF) sector. They are making a significant profit on OWF’s, but you could question whether the same applies to the owners of the OWF’s. Last … Continue reading

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Turbulent times

It seemed that the world was recovering from the financial crisis in 2008, but it turned out that more severe problems were exposed. At least in the Netherlands, people started to understand that the problems in the financial sector were … Continue reading

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Search & Rescue: you just got to admire them

Last Saturday, the “Nautical Table” of the Industrieele Groote Club (IGC) of Amsterdam was invited to visit the Search & Rescue station of Marken. Marken used to be an island in what used to be a sea, but both changed. … Continue reading

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