The MonoBaseWind is a cooperation between Orca Offshore, PBConsultants and Venture Counsels. The three partners have extensive experience in the field of contracting, project management and engineering of Offshore transport and installation projects.
Geert Jan Hoek
Geert Jan is a successful counsel with extensive experience in the international offshore industry. After a career as an Corporate & M&A lawyer in Amsterdam Geert Jan has been general counsel for the Heerema Heavy Lift Group for about 20 years and has established Venture Counsels in the interim ( 1998 ). Since 2010 Venture Counsels is active as a consultancy in the International energy industry and acquisition / financing support on the supply side of the Oil and Gas industry.
Jan graduated as Petroleum Engineer in Delft Universitiy of Technology and started with Dyas B.V. as financial analyst. One year with Bluewater and 2 years with Alcatel (tender manager) brought him to Heerema Marine Contractors. As Tender manager, Product manager and Project manager he gained 13 years experience in heavy lifting and specifically platform removal. His main project was the removal of the NW Hutton platform as project manager. The platform was successfully removed in 2008/2009 as planned, without any Lost Time Incidents. The last 4 years Jan has been an independent consultant in the Oil & Gas industry.
Herm has more than twenty years experience in the marine, structural and operational aspects of the design, fabrication and installation of offshore platforms and subsea structures for projects in the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, West of Africa and in the Far East. Herm has worked for Heerema Marine Contractors and SPT Offshore before he started Orca Offshore in 2008. Over the years Herm has developed several self installing Offshore oil and gas platforms from concept to realisation.