IRO Chairman Pieter van Oord, Vice-Chairman Michael Kahn, Edward Heerema, Paul Koop, Arjan Klijnsoon and Managing Director Sander Vergroesen traditionally welcomed the guests at the entrance. Honorary Member Gert-Jan Kramer was also present. The annual reception is a continuous success and with 325 guests very well visited!
In his speech Pieter van Oord mentioned that although many challenges will be presented the coming years due to low oil prices, the Dutch cluster will come out of the crisis stronger than before. There will be many opportunities in the field of conventional energy and sustainable industry.
He advised to continue to focus on cost price leadership, to work on innovations, to cooperate within the industry and to enter new markets such as offshore renewables and decommissioning.