“Allseas is an innovative and successful offshore company with a pleasant working atmosphere, where new challenges are continuously being taken on.”
After I studied Civil Engineering in Germany with coastal construction as my specialisation, I went to the Delft University of Technology to learn more about offshore technology. During that time, I took part in two excursions to the Solitaire, who was being modified in Rotterdam in 2005. Solitaire is not only the largest vessel in Allseas’ fleet, it is also the largest pipelay vessel in the world.
I have now been working for Allseas for six years. The first year I worked as R&D Engineer on trenching and Arctic projects, after which I worked as a Field Engineer for three years. As such, I worked regularly on board of Calamity Jane, one of Allseas’ support vessels. The work was very varied and it was interesting to work together with different disciplines onshore and offshore. A very instructive period as well.
Later, I became responsible for supervising trenching projects. It is very rewarding to work together on the whole process of delivering input for proposals up to and including the supervision of the execution of projects on board. In addition to installation projects, I am also involved in the modification of our vessels. Due to the complexity of the projects, you usually work in teams, although on an independent basis.
Allseas is a dynamic company where you can develop in accordance with your own preferences and talents. There are always many challenging projects in the Innovations Department: the feasibility of new ideas is examined, existing vessels are continually being improved and the construction of the platform installation and removal and pipe-laying vessel Pieter Schelte is being prepared.
To summarise, Allseas is an innovative and successful offshore company with a pleasant working atmosphere, where new challenges are continuously being taken on.