Van Oord Announces Collaboration with Promising Startups

The partnership between Van Oord and the start-up acceleration platform PortXL has reached new heights this year.

During the final event on 22 June, Van Oord announced its collaboration with as many as five very promising start-ups.

According to the company, the young entrepreneurs of Parable, a start-up specializing in safety training using virtual reality, have been assigned by Van Oord to work on a simulation environment for offshore wind lifting operations.

Start-ups Njörd Filtration and Green Sea Guard are reducing and measuring the emissions on Van Oord vessels. A water injection vessel will be equipped with a Njörd Filtration purification system for cleaner diesel. The results will subsequently be measured using the measuring tools of Green Sea Guard,” the company said.

The final contract has been signed with the start-up This business supplies a software application to provide medical care at sea.

During the selection process of the start-ups, Van Oord was looking for businesses that can be directly linked to our core activities dredging, offshore and offshore wind. As a result of this focus, the partnership with PortXL has led to an exceptionally productive result,” said Paul Verheul, COO, Van Oord.

Earlier this year Van Oord already announced its cooperation with Oceanos. This start-up produces navigation systems for self-propelled vessels used for, for example, hydrographic recordings.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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