The Netherlands: IHC Merwede Gets New Finance Director

IHC Merwede Gets New Finance Director

Dave Vander Heyde has joined IHC Merwede on 15 December 2011 as the company’s new Finance Director. He has succeeded Fred Brouwer, who has reached the age of retirement.

Mr Vander Heyde began his career in the financial sector for what was previously called the Belgische Kredietbank NV. He then went on to work for the Jan De Nul Group for 13 years – the last five of which were spent as Finance Director. Therefore, he has extensive knowledge of the markets in which IHC Merwede operates.

Mr Brouwer, who started working for IHC Merwede on 1 April 2000, began his career at KPMG. He then worked for Hollandsche Aanneming Maatschappij (HAM) and later as Financial Director of Kvearner Process Nederland. He will officially leave the company on 1 May 2012.

 Company profile IHC Merwede

IHC Merwede is focussed on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector. It is the global market leader for efficient dredging and mining vessels and equipment – with vast experience accumulated over decades – and a reliable supplier of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction.

IHC Merwede has in-house expertise for engineering and manufacturing innovative vessels and advanced equipment, as well as providing life-cycle support. Its integrated systematic approach has helped to develop optimum product performance and long-term business partnerships. The company’s broad customer base includes dredging operators, oil and gas corporations, offshore contractors and government authorities.

IHC Merwede has over 3,000 employees based at various locations in The Netherlands, China, Croatia, France, India, the Middle East, Nigeria, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Technological innovation will remain the company’s underlying strength through its continuous investment in research and development. Moreover, it helps to safeguard a sustainable environment.


Dredging Today Staff, December 20, 2011; Image: ihcmerwede