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KIVI Symposium – Future of the North Sea

Founded in 1969, the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) – section Offshore Technology will be celebrating its 50 years anniversary this year. The celebration will take place at the KIVI Offshore & Maritime symposium at the University of Applied Sciences in The Hague on 21 November 2019.

KIVI Offshore and KIVI Maritime Technology are honoured to announce the first edition of a new annual symposium on Maritime Offshore & Sustainable Technology (MOST). The theme of the first edition of the MOST symposium will be ‘Future of the North Sea’.

Development of the North Sea is high on the Dutch political agenda, as described in last year’s report by the Dutch Government The future of the North Sea.

The Dutch Offshore & Maritime industry will play a key role in shaping the North Sea, be it in offshore wind, maritime transport, food supply, CO2 storage, removal or re-use of offshore infrastructure, energy transport and storage, and protection of precious bio-diversity.

The objective of the symposium is to actively contribute to the debate around the future use of the North Sea. It is KIVI’s mission to share knowledge and facilitate the engineering power that is embedded in the Dutch Offshore culture.

Speakers from governmental bodies, NGOs, Offshore Energy companies, suppliers and academia are invited to share their views in presentations, followed by interactive discussions and audience questions.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Saskia Bruines, Wethouder Onderwijs, Gemeente Den Haag
  • Marjan van Loon, CEO, Shell Netherlands
  • Sandor Gaastra, Director-General for Climate & Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate
  • Ab van der Touw, Board member, TenneT
  • David Molenaar, Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa
  • Simeon Tienpont, Boat Captain, Multiple winner America’s Cup
  • Frank Koopman, Global Director Marine Site Characterization, Fugro
  • Nils van Nood, Managing Director, GustoMSC
  • Wim van der Velde, CTO, Seaway 7
  • Bas Buchner, President, MARIN
  • Jacqueline Vaessen, General Manager, Nexstep
  • Edwin van de Brug, Regional Manager, Van Oord


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