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IRO News March

12 maart 2020

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 to Saudi Arabia was the participation of IKTVA, both the exhibition and the meetings. In total 19 companies (of which 14 IRO members)* signed in for this mission. The highlights in Saudi Arabia were the group meeting during IKTVA…read more


New members

IRO would like to welcome the following new members:

IRO and the coronavirus

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak and recent measures taken by the government, we have decided to continue our work from home until 6 April. We remain available by e-mail and by phone (079-3411981). We will keep you informed on any updates. Stay safe and healthy!

World First: Deep Water Floating Drill Operation Successfully Completed

arge Diameter Drilling (LDD) and Barge Master have combined their expertise to complete a World first: drilling operations from a diving support and construction vessel (DSCV) in water depths in excess of 270m. By integrating LDD’s reverse circulation LD2500 drill rig with Barge Master’s motion compensation platform (BM-T700) LDD have…read more

Nominate now for the Offshore Energy Awards!

It’s now possible to nominate yourself or someone else for one of the Offshore Energy Awards (26 October); Best Innovation Award, Public Outreach Award or the Young Engineer Award. Head to to nominate and find more information.

POSTPONED: 'Leden Ontmoeten Leden' meeting at KenzFigee

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak the member meeting at KenzFigee of 2 April has been postponed to 23 April (subject to the situation at that time). Unfortunately you’ll have to register again via the link.

Important information regarding OTC Houston 2020

Due to recent developments in the coronavirus outbreak, IRO has consulted the OTC 2020 Holland Pavilion participants and the IRO board, and came to the decision to postpone the attendance of the Holland Pavilion to 2021.

Expo2020 Dubai - 5 & 6 November Offshore Energy

Offshore Energy Week at the Dutch pavilion takes place at the same time as the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). This week will focus on Dutch companies making an impact through offshore energy, such as Van Oord. The target audience for this event is the government of Dubai, large companies and private investors.

Thijs Kamphuis and Ruben de Nie new members of the Young IRO board

We are happy to announce we got two new enthusiastic members in this time of transition for the Young IRO board. Thijs Kamphuis from DOB Academy and Ruben de Nie from Damen. With their experience in the maritime sector, they are sure to make a lasting impact.

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