IHC Merwede: New Offshore Sales Director (The Netherlands)

René Raaijmakers has been appointed as IHC Merwede’s new Offshore Sales Director. He succeeded the previous incumbent Twan Voogt on 1 December 2012.

Mr Raaijmakers joined IHC Merwede’s in April 2012 as Product Director of the Renewables department and Manager of IHC Offshore Systems. In his new role, he will be responsible for all commercial activities within the Offshore division.

He began his career with Bluewater, a leading offshore FPSO contractor and worked there for 14 years. After six years in business development, he became part of Bluewater’s executive management team, ultimately responsible for the Engineering and Tendering departments. In this role, Mr Raaijmakers’ tasks included preparing the company with products to meet the future demands of the offshore market.

In 2010, he founded OceanMill, where he developed commercial-scale projects and explored opportunities for starting up a new company around the Wave Rotor technology. This company is now part of IHC Merwede, operating under the name of IHC Tidal Energy.

Mr Raaijmakers 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.

Press Release, December 19, 2012

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