Annual Report – 2020

2020, a year that will be remembered as COVID year. A year with many challenges for the IRO members and an association year characterised by some setbacks such as canceled exhibitions and member meetings. Despite the limitations, we have managed to remain virtually visible and thus maintain and strengthen the IRO network. In this overview you can see all the highlights!

Annual Report – 2020

2020, a year that will be remembered as COVID year. A year with many challenges for the IRO members and an association year characterised by some setbacks such as canceled exhibitions and member meetings. Despite the limitations, we have managed to remain virtually visible and thus maintain and strengthen the IRO network. In this overview you can see all the highlights!

Facts & figures

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New members

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Hier zijn de nieuwe members Hier zijn de nieuwe members Hier zijn de nieuwe members Hier zijn de nieuwe members

Trade missions

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Hier zijn de trade missions Hier zijn de trade missions Hier zijn de trade missions Hier zijn de trade missions

Webinars

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Hier zijn de webinars Hier zijn de webinars Hier zijn de webinars Hier zijn de webinars Hier zijn de webinars

Training courses

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In 2020 we organised two offshore energy courses at the Maritiem Museum Rotterdam:

Exhibitions

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A couple of exhibitions.

Timeline 2020

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    New year – new energy!

    Full house at Sociëteit de Witte in The Hagueon Wednesday 8 January! More than 300 IRO members gathered to kick-off the new business year. In his speech IRO Chairman Pieter van Oord reflected on the…

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    NMT-IRO MarCom event ‘Digital value creation’ a great success!

    More than 85 enthusiastic MarCom professionals, members of IRO and NMT, met on Thursday 6 February 2020 for an inspiring and educational afternoon on digital value creation. The beautiful building of the DOB Academy in…

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    Info session about energy opportunities in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan

    On Thursday 13 February we organized an info session about energy opportunities in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan at the DOB-Academy in Delft. During this session we talked about engaging more with both…

    Feb

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    Company visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kingdom of Bahrain, 23-26 February 2020

    Together with our embassies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Bahrain IRO organised a trade mission to both countries for the third time. This time the main purpose of the visit…

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    Geslaagde première van het IRO webinar

    It’s a wrap! Dinsdag 19 mei was de première van onze eerste webinar met actuele thema’s zoals crisiscommunicatie en remote werken. Met 60 deelnemers was de online bijeenkomst goed gevuld, net zoals wij gewend zijn…

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    Pieter van Oord roemt groot aanpassingsvermogen branche

    Donderdag 19 november vond de IRO Algemene Ledenvergadering online plaats, gefaciliteerd door Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem. Een bijzondere vergadering, typerend voor een jaar dat de geschiedenis in gaat als COVID jaar.

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    Pieter van Oord roemt groot aanpassingsvermogen branche

    Donderdag 19 november vond de IRO Algemene Ledenvergadering online plaats, gefaciliteerd door Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem. Een bijzondere vergadering, typerend voor een jaar dat de geschiedenis in gaat als COVID jaar.

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    Lessons learned tijdens het interactieve webinar crew changes in coronatijd

    Dinsdag 1 december hebben ervaringsdeskundigen Annet Koster (KVNR), Wilko Kok (Van Oord) en Pieter Veen (Boskalis) ons meegenomen in de achtbaan van crew changes in coronatijd. De setting was de Buccaneer in Delft met Seriena…

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    Personal Christmas message from the IRO board

    It will not have escaped anyone that 2020 was a particularly tough year in which we also had to miss each other at physical events. But a crisis also offers opportunities for renewal, innovation and change. Let's use 2021 to provide renewal and growth in our sector with new energy.

  • IRO & corporate responsibility

    Discovering, cleaning up and protecting the North Sea

    Stichting Duik de Noordzee Schoon believes in a clean and healthy North Sea where fishing, energy production and recreation are sustainably in harmony with flora and fauna. Initiated by experienced North Sea wreck divers, the Foundation highlights the importance of natural and artificial reefs in the North Sea. Fully funded by their own contributions and donations, expedition members dedicate themselves to protecting the North Sea. Annually, they organise one or more expeditions to special areas of the North Sea with the aim to increase knowledge of the North Sea, and to protect shipwrecks from destruction and waste disposing.

    

Adventures In the deep

    
The volunteers of Stichting Duik de Noordzee Schoon are a great source of inspiration to the IRO board. To support the Foundation IRO joined forces with Energy Reinvented Community   in October 2020. Together they funded the translation of the Foundation’s adventure book IN THE DEEP into English, making it accessible to an international audience.

    IRO supporting partner van platform Recharge Earth

    IRO has become a Supporting Partner of the Recharge Earth platform. This initiative by Rotterdam Ahoy brings together relevant parties in the field of energy supply and energy transition, so that the dialogue can continue and with the ultimate aim to take coordinated action. Recharge Earth focuses on collaboration and knowledge exchange between all groups that play a role in the energy transition: governments, companies, knowledge centers, service providers and non-profit.

    Sander Vergroesen, IRO managing director: “The IRO members are closely involved in the energy transition. By means of the innovative nature of the offshore energy sector, our members actively contribute to the necessary change in the future of the energy supply. As IRO, we facilitate the platform where partnerships can be established and we ensure international visibility for our sector. We therefore wholeheartedly support the Recharge Earth initiative. Only together can we progress in this important transition. ”
    More information about Recharge Earth: https://www.recharge-earth.com

     

    IRO across the border

    The maritime future is now!
    This ground-breaking campaign has been developed in collaboration with and for the Dutch maritime sector and highlights innovative maritime projects. The Dutch maritime sector is eager to share its knowledge and expertise with its international partners. To do so, it has defined the following four pillars.

    As the name of the campaign suggests: the maritime future is now, so let’s shape it together!

    • developing zero-emission and smart shipping
    • creating green, vibrant and connected port cities around the world
    • advancing the sustainable blue economy with healthy and productive oceans
    • acting as a green gateway to Europe

    The maritime future is now, so let’s shape it together!

    IRO & the public eye

    New members in the spotlight

    New IRO members are put in the spotlight in a short interview with questions such as ‘What do you excel at?’, ‘What convinced you to become a member?’, ‘What do you have to offer the other members?’

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    IRO Linkedin company page reaches more than 2000 followers!
    Have you been linked yet? Follow our Linkedin company page and stay up to date with the latest offshore related news and our activities! www.linkedin.com/company/1801702

    Connect and stay visible!
    Especially in this uncertain time connecting and staying visible is so very important! We do our best to continue to fulfill our connecting role for IRO members. A number of resources are available on our website (company profile, press releases, Linkedin) in order to profile your company properly and to remain visible. Take advantage of this! If you have any questions or want to share your thoughts, please reach out, we are happy to help!

    Interviews

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    Young IRO

    It was a strange year also for Young IRO. As everyone in the IRO community we had to turnaround our way of working and planning as a result of the pandemic. Not always easy, but we made it work!

    • 2020 was the year for Young IRO where we quickly switched from live to digital with a Vrijmibo Pubquiz with over 80 applicants in March and follow-up Quiz at the Offshore Energy Conference.
    • Collaborated with the IRO to organize a webinar on working remotely and communication during a crisis
    • Had an amazing live event at STC-KNRM where participants survived offshore conditions and got to talk about it over a BBQ on a lovely summer’s day.
    • We also appointed our first female chair, with Sophie van Zanten taking over from Bernard Alblas.
    • Reached a LinkedIn-follower milestone of 1200 and counting
    • Have Young-IRO members at 131 IRO member companies

    Looking ahead at 2021

    We couldn’t execute all our plans and events last year, but not to worry because we’ll continue  in 2021! Together with our new IRO board members Ivo Muller (Van Oord)  and Meike Kolthof (Heerema), we’ll be powered up and energized to make this year a success.

    Young IRO’s mission is to connect and inspire the younger generation of ambitious IRO community professionals to shape the energy industry of  tomorrow. To do that, we’ve already got some cool and interesting activities lined up that focus on the industry trends and professional development for our Young IRO community, both digital and live. Stay tuned!

    Sincerely, the Young IRO Board

    Sophie van Zanten, Timon Ligterink, Paul Schoenmakers, Ruben de Nie, Thijs Kamphuis, Ivo Muller, Meike Kolthof