TWD (Temporary Works Design) and Richard Krabbendam (Heavy Lift Specialist) join forces!

29-05-2018 Rotterdam

TWD (Temporary Works Design) and Richard Krabbendam (Heavy Lift Specialist) join forces!

The man behind, and usually also in front of, Seminars and Master-Classes on topics relevant to the Transport, Lifting, Shipping and Offshore industry in over 26 countries has decided to ease the load on his shoulders. One of the most well-known names in the Transport, Lifting, Shipping and Offshore industry, Richard Krabbendam, is joining forces with TWD.

After more than 22 years as a Heavy Lift Specialist with Jumbo Shipping, Richard has delivered Seminars and Master-Classes, passing on his specialist knowledge and experience to over 2,700 delegates in the past 10 years.

TWD’s Martijn Koppert adds: “We have often booked one of Richards seminars to educate our engineers, it would be a big loss when Richard’s knowledge is no longer available and not shared anymore, so that’s why we decided to continue together and gradually take over some of Richards tasks”.

In the future Richard will continue to pass on his vast knowledge at the Seminars which can now be augmented by TWD’s experience and knowledge in the fields of offshore engineering and naval analysis.

Another important part of Richard’s activities is his news website,, which attracts more than 515.000 visitors each year and has 60 – 100,000 visitors accessing this specialist news site almost every month. Many of these visitors are part of Richard’s large network that he has built up over more than 30 years. This website along with the companion website,, will continue to provide news and information about the industry and the courses that are planned.

Background TWD
TWD creates custom-designed structures and tools to help you perform your offshore or heavy civil installation projects safely and on time. You can regard TWD as your problem solver. The reliable partner that provides cost-effective and suitable solutions, no matter how simple or complex the challenge is. Selecting TWD as your partner will complement your project team’s capabilities and facilitate successful project executions.

We offer a wide range of solutions and have an extensive track record in seafastening structures, pile handling tools, lifting tools, motion compensation systems, cable handling equipment and support & access structures.

If you have questions related to this press release, please contact Thijs Roethof.