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About Marine ingenuity 

Visionaries!

Van Oord supports visionaries! People whose ideas can ignite others and inspire sustainable change in the world. The speakers in our magazine share one trait: they are optimists who see opportunities.

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While it’s important to teach people how to reduce our impact on the environment, it’s equally critical to make them feel optimistic about the future. These speakers spark others to make a positive impact.

Dive into their stories

Van Oord is prominent in the creation of a low carbon society

Van Oord's roots go back more than 150 years. Pieter van Oord is CEO since 2008. Under his supervision, the company's offshore wind activities have grown to more than a third of its turnover.

Pieter van Oord

Chief Executive Officer,
Van Oord

The urgency is very high but the opportunities are even higher

Christiana Figueres dedicated herself to rebuilding the global climate change negotiating process based on fairness, transparency and collaboration, leading to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Christiana Figueres 

Climate Change Diplomat 

What do we need
to achieve a sustainable future? Put simply, money and leadership

The world is at a crossroads. Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, action to combat climate change has been inadequate in terms of both scale and pace.

Patrick Verkooijen

Chief Executive Officer,
Global Center on Adaptation (GCA)

See the world in one place 

EXPO Dubai 

Expo Dubai will host the world for 182 days, each one brimming with new experiences. During the exhibition Van Oord is National Partner of the Netherlands pavilion that represents water energy and food innovations.

I am more optimistic than I have been for a long time

Part of that optimism is that we see governments and businesses unite behind the science. It is more and more about how can we scale up climate initiatives and how can we scale up fast. That is the commitment that we need.

Gail Whiteman

Professor of Sustainability & Climate Change and founder of Arctic Basecamp

We're in a race against time

We must find a balance between what must be done, what is politically viable, and what is technically feasible.

Wouter van Dieren

Journalist, social psychologist, landscape artist, entrepreneur, and environmental activist

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About Marine ingenuity is Van Oord’s online magazine. Click on the buttons below for more info.

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Activities will focus on various theme weeks such as climate & biodiversity, offshore energy and water week. During the 6-month world exhibition we welcome you to visit us at the Netherlands pavilion.

About Marine ingenuity 

Visionaries!

Van Oord supports visionairs! People whose ideas can ignite others and inspire sustainable change in the world. The speakers in our magazine share one trait: they are optimists who see opportunities.

Meet us

As National Partner Van Oord will present its vision on these themes through seminars, delegation visits, speeches and exhibitions. 

Interested in the ingenious people that work at Van Oord? Have a look at the programme when and where there is an opportunity to meet.

On 1 October EXPO 2021 opened its doors in Dubai. Van Oord is playing an active role in various programme components.

While it’s important to teach people how to reduce our impact on the environment, it’s equally critical to make them feel optimistic about the future. These speakers spark others to make a positive impact.

Dive into their stories

Van Oord is prominent in the creation of a low carbon society

Van Oord's roots go back more than 150 years. Pieter van Oord is CEO since 2008. Under his supervision, the company's offshore wind activities have grown to more than a third of its turnover.

Pieter van Oord

The urgency is very high but the opportunities are even higher

Christiana Figueres dedicated herself to rebuilding the global climate change negotiating process based on fairness, transparency and collaboration, leading to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Christiana Figueres 

What do we need
to achieve a sustainable future? Put simply, money and leadership

The world is at a crossroads. Since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, action to combat climate change has been inadequate in terms of both scale and pace.

Patrick Verkooijen

See the world in one place 

EXPO Dubai 

Expo Dubai will host the world for 182 days, each one brimming with new experiences. During the exhibition Van Oord is National Partner of the Netherlands pavilion that represents water energy and food innovations.

We're in a race against time

We must find a balance between what must be done, what is politically viable, and what is technically feasible.

Wouter van Dieren

More about Van Oord 

About Marine ingenuity is Van Oord’s online magazine. Click on the buttons below for more info.

I am more optimistic than I have been for a long time

Part of that optimism is that we see governments and businesses unite behind the science. It is more and more about how can we scale up climate initiatives and how can we scale up fast. That is the commitment that we need.


Gail Whiteman

About Marine ingenuity

As a global maritime contractor, Van Oord focuses on dredging, oil & gas infrastructure and offshore wind. Marine ingenuity is Van Oord’s signature and the foundation of our success. It is the spark that lights the spirit of our professionals.
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