Offshore Technology Education in the Netherlands

As Offshore Technology department, we aim to connect students to all aspects of the offshore working field already during their studies. We therefore actively engage with offshore-related educational programs across the Netherlands.

Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands offer various offshore engineering-related minors (a six month educational module). Examples include “Waterwold: The Energy Transition at Sea” and “Offshore & Constructions” at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam), and “Offshore Renewable Energy” at HZ University of Applied Sciences. Within the KIVI OT department, students are represented by the president of study association UNFC, who occupies a permanent position in the board.

At Delft University of Technology, the two-year MSc program “Offshore and Dredging Engineering” has been offered since 2004. Students from TU Delft are represented in KIVI OT by the president of the study association Dispuut Offshore Technologie (DOT) who holds a permanent position in the board.

Students enrolled in an offshore-related educational program or students who are otherwise interested in offshore subjects are welcome to join the KIVI OT network of offshore enthusiasts, and are offered their first year of membership for free. Interested? Contact us

KIVI OT Best graduate awards

KIVI Offshore Technology organizes an annual competition for the best graduate on a topic related to offshore engineering. This is done in collaboration with the universities of applied science and TU Delft. With these awards we aim to:

  1. Emphasize the importance of Offshore and Dredging engineering related research which is conducted as part of graduation projects or minors.
  2. To inform the industry and society about the results of these projects.
  3. To stimulate students to graduate on a topic related to offshore technology or to choose for a minor in this field.
  4. To establish and strengthen the connection between students and KIVI.

The awards are handed out in conjunction with a lecture or symposium organized by KIVI OT. During the award ceremony the winners present their work to the OT community.Past winners of the best graduate in offshore technology – award

Past winners of the award for the best graduate in offshore technology

 Year

 Universities of Applied Sciences

 TU Delft

 2020

Ing. Jelle van der Leer

Single Blade Installation for Large Wind Turbines

Ir. Sara van Hoogstraten

The Macro-Element Method for Integrated Analyses of Offshore Wind Turbines

 2019

Ing. Bas Slingerland

Ramp-Taut Wire System

Ir. Olivier Baas

Nonlinear behaviour of ferromagnetic steel.

 2018

Ing. Sam de Bode

Conceptual Design of a Jacket Suspension System

Ir. Hugo Romer

Wire & Arc additive manufacturign for offshore appliances

 2017

Ing. Jetze Elzinga

Ontwikkeling Advanced Taut Wire

Ir. Robbin Motzheim

Vibration Impact Cutting of Submerged Frozen Clay in An Arctic Trenching Process

 2016

 

Ir. Jan-Willem van Dongen

Swab pressure due to cone pop-out

 2015

 

Ir. Arjan Schipaanboord

Controlled Ice Growth in the Ballast Tanks of the Arctic S

 2014

 

Ir. Achilleas Mina

Modeling the vortex-induced vibrations of a multi-span free standing riser

 2013

 

Ir. Chris Keijdener

Dynamics of JBF Arctic Drilling Unit Moored in Ice

 2012

 

Ir. Arnoud Verschelde

Erosion Behaviour of a Draghead