The Jubilee Book “50 years KIVI Offshore Technology” was presented at the KIVI offshore symposium “Future of the North Sea” on 21 November 2019.

The first copies of the book were offered to Marjan van Loon (President-Director Shell Nederland) and Sandor Gaastra (Director-General Climate and Energy of the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate).

Sandor Gaastra and Marjan van Loon receiving the first copies of the book by Wim de Boom (project manager of the book) and Jan van Kessel (Editor-in-chief of the book)

The Offshore Technology Section of the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI) decided that their 50th anniversary in 2019 would be an excellent opportunity to produce a Jubilee Book. The Jubilee Book is intended to sketch the position and role of the Dutch Offshore Engineer and Technology in the worldwide offshore scene, centered about today. History, today’s reality and future scenarios will be presented and discussed, with facts, feelings and perceptions of real engineers in a dynamic world.

This Jubilee Book will therefore not only be of interest for the “hard-core” technical expert, but also for readers interested in people and what moves them to be part of the Dutch Offshore Technology society. Today, initiated by the realities of energy transition in the worldwide society, also other methods of energy harvesting from the sea, like offshore wind power, wave energy, (tidal) current driven energy production and OTEC, have sparked the interest of offshore engineers.

KIVI Offshore Technology (OT) will issue the Book at the MOST symposium on 21 November 2019 as part of anniversary activities. KIVI OT has requested support from Dutch offshore related companies in the form of young professionals who each contribute to a section of the book. The target audience will be: KIVI members, participating companies, and any member of the Dutch and international offshore community. The book will cover history, present and foremost the future of the Dutch offshore industry and the interesting developments relating to the ongoing energy transition.

More information: 50 Years Offshore Technology Jubilee Book