Papendrecht, 3 July 2018
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced today that Bart Heijermans (51) will be nominated for appointment to the Board of Management with ultimate responsibility for the Offshore Energy division with effect from 1 September 2018. His appointment will be on the agenda of an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 15 August.
Mr. Heijermans has extensive experience and a sound track record in the offshore industry, recently serving as CEO and board member of subsea services provider DeepOcean. Prior to that he held various senior management positions at companies including Helix Energy Solutions and Shell.
Peter Berdowski, Boskalis CEO: "We look forward to Bart joining the offshore energy division. Boskalis has identified large growth opportunities in offshore. In anticipation of this we are investing considerably in our offshore energy activities, as demonstrated by our recent investments in diving support vessels and a crane vessel, as well as the acquisition of UK subsea survey specialist Gardline. Bart's excellent track record in offshore will enable him to play an important leading role in the further expansion. I wish him every success with this."
Mr. Heijermans studied civil engineering at Delft University of Technology.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with services including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the oil and gas sector and offshore wind industry as well as salvage solutions. Furthermore, Boskalis has a number of strategic partnerships in harbor towage and terminal services (Kotug Smit Towage, Keppel Smit Towage, Saam Smit Towage and Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of more than 900 vessels and floating equipment and 10,700 employees, including associated companies, Boskalis operates in 90 countries across six continents.
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