Can you tell us something about Boskalis?
‘Boskalis is a global maritime contractor working in the dredging, offshore, towage, salvage, heavy transport and inland infra business.’
What are your biggest technological challenges at the moment?
‘Being a service provider means that we develop innovative ways to deliver a service with high added value for a client. Developing an efficient, sustainable and safe operation with, most likely, existing assets / tooling for our clients is our biggest challenge.’
What do you hope people will learn from your presentation at TUS Expo?
‘Our presentation invites the audience to redesign underwater inspection tasks of publicly or privately owned assets such as dams, locks, quay walls, rigs, etc. and shows that co-development of innovative solutions between client and contractor is a key towards an operational mindset change.’
Which presentation do you hope to give in 5 years?
‘I’d like to give a presentation on the added value of humans in the maritime industry with smart implementation of autonomy, robotics and artificial intelligence.’