IHC Merwede to Get New Dredging Sales Director (The Netherlands)

IHC Merwede to Get New Dredging Sales Director

Fulco Vrooland will join IHC Merwede on 15 February 2012 as the company’s new Dredging Sales Director. He will succeed Arie Korevaar.

Mr Vrooland began his career with Tsuji Heavy Industries in Japan, which produces marine equipment for worldwide export. He worked there for ten years and was ultimately responsible for the entire sales and marketing department.

In 2009, he joined Sasebo Heavy Industries, a publicly traded shipyard in Japan. He then set up joint ventures with the largest shipbuilding groups in China. Consequently, Mr Vrooland has developed an excellent network from his experience in the maritime sector and has extensive knowledge of the markets in which IHC Merwede operates.

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, February 8, 2012; Image: IHC Merwede

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