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Oceans of Energy


Oceans of Energy is a young, passionate and fast-growing company. We installed the world’s first offshore solar farm in 2019 and have since been operating it in severe offshore conditions. It is our aim to enable the world to generate clean energy from the abundance of space at sea instead of those scarce locations on land.

Offshore solar is advancing rapidly, as of it’s key features that can enhance offshore wind farms performances. It is our vision to integrate the offshore solar farms within the offshore wind farms to reduce spatial impacts of renewables, and to increase the utilization of the offshore wind infrastructure. Offshore solar can lead to 5x as much energy per km2 of offshore energy farms and we are now seeing first developments in practice that enable +20 – to – +40% more energy in NL Dutch wind farms.  

Our modular offshore solar farm has been operational at sea for four years and as we are extending it, we are monitoring it extensively. Meanwhile, we are conducting ecological research to assess the impact, both negative and positive, on nature and marine life. 



Internship Environmental teamKatwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Stage HSSE TeamKatwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Open applicationsKatwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


DevOps EngineerSassenheim, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Fabrication ManagerSassenheim, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Hydrodynamic EngineerSassenheim, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Product Program ManagerSasssenheim, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Project Manager - Offshore solarKatwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


Allard van Hoeken MSc, MBA

Founder & CEO

Allard has 25 years experience with permanently moored offshore systems and new technologies for offshore applications. Allard is Engineer of the Year 2015 and is the inventor of the OOE offshore solar farm system.

Brigitte Vlaswinkel PhD

Research & Offshore Operations Director

Brigitte (PhD, Marine Geology, University of Miami) has more than 15 years experience in the corporate, non-profit, consulting and academic world focusing on marine & environmental research.

Leon Harland MSc

Strategic Advisor

Leon has been in offshore business for more than 25 years and held positions from hydrodynamic engineer to CEO. He has a passion for waves and a broad experience in general management, project execution, operations, commercial, contracting, financing of large offshore energy infrastructure projects.

Fabian Koppes

Head of Product

Fabian is specialized in structural dynamics of offshore structures, has been working in offshore solar from the beginning and leads the product development within Oceans of Energy.

Marco Visser

Head of Projects

Marco (Naval Architecture, TU Delft) has over 10 years of experience in Project Engineering and Project Management in Offshore Contracting and Heavy Lift Shipping. He has an open, positive and energetic approach to accelerate our upscale projects.

Johnny Meit

Business Development Manager

Johnny graduated in Energy Science (Utrecht University) and Business Administration (University of Amsterdam) and was previously active at Cleantech Venture Capitalist Yellow&Blue. He is responsible for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities.

Xander Wiefkers

Offshore Manager

Xander (Msc Mining and Petroleum engineering) has over 25 years’ experience in data acquisition and service delivery within the energy sector. With a hands on mentality and a strong safety awareness he will be focusing on the offshore inspections and maintenance.

Rick van Dael

Lead Construction

Energetic construction member, passionate to support sustainable ideas.

Ariane van Hoeken


Ariane holds an MA degree in Communications and Information Sciences from the University of Groningen and has vast experience in press relations in the technology and renewable energy sectors.

Marieke Sneep

Interim People Manager

Marieke has 8+ years of experience in People strategy and operations in start-ups and scale-ups. She will be focusing on setting up scalable processes for all people and culture related topics.

Quentin Vander Cam

Installation Engineer

Quentin is a hydraulic engineer from Delft with a strong passion for renewbles and entrepreneurship. His main responsibilities are the planning and execution of offshore installations.

Miguel Anton Aguilar

Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer 

Miguel got a MSc in Structural and Civil Engineering at AAU, Denmark. He has experience in Numerical Modelling and experimental tests of Offshore Floating Structures. His role is focused on the hydrodynamic and structural analysis of the floating solar platform.

Erik Borkent

Construction and R&D Engineer

Erik is a graduate Mechanical Engineer, focusing on the upscaling of the production for the future.

Hilda Lubben

HSSE Manager

Hilda Lubben holds a MSc in Maritime law and Economics and a BSc in Maritime Operations. She has over 10 year experience in the offshore and shipping industry in various roles. She will be focusing on safety management and offshore operations.

Frans van Helvert

Field Scientist

Frans has a background in sailing and environmental field methods. He is currently completing his masters in Industrial Ecology at Leiden University.

Laura Colomer

Certification Engineer

Laura has a background in sustainable energy engineering. She graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (BSc) and Denmark’s Technical University (MSc).

Dora de Jong

Lead Electrical Engineer

Dora (BSc Maritime Technology, MSc Sustainable Energy Technology (TU Delft)) is specialized in implementing photovoltaic energy systems within the maritime industry. At Oceans of Energy she focuses on the electrical offshore system, from the photovoltaic energy generation up to the high voltage transmission network.

Giedo van Ekris

Maintenance Engineer

Giedo has a background in Aviation Technology and studied as well to be a Technical Officer in the Navy. He has more than 10 years of maintenance experience within saline environment systems (submarine & NH90 marine helicopter services).

Jelte Doeksen

Systems Architect

Jelte (BSc Marine Technology, MSc Mechanical Engineering) is a system engineer with experience in naval system integration, industrial automation and software engineering. He focusses on the monitoring infrastructure of the floating solar platform.

Peter van Kan

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Peter (BSc Electrical and System Engineering) is a system engineer with experience in process system integration, industrial automation, and software engineering. He focusses on the monitoring infrastructure and integrity of the floating solar platform.

Martijn Boucher

Superintendent Offshore

Martijn has finished his maritime studies at EZS and has grown from deckhand to captain on the sailing tall ships. He is part from the OMM team and will guide, prepare, assist, and makes sure that everyone works safe during operations at sea.

Arpine Baghdasaryan

Office Assistant

Arpine has a degree in economics and with her experience as a secretary in a bank, she is the office assistant and makes sure everything in the administration and around the office runs smoothly.

Bootsy Akkerman

Business Developer

Bootsy is graduated from the TU Delft with a master on Strategic Product Design. At Oceans of Energy he enjoys combining his design background with business development and strategy.

Wouter van Raaij


At OOE I am part of the Offshore Monitoring and Maintenance team as offshore service technician. My specialization is sailing at sea. Besides OOE I am often at sea with my sailing school ‘Zeehelden’ and for fun with a surfboard ?

Rémi Roux

Naval Architect

Rémi graduated from Chalmers University of Technology with an MSc in Naval Architecture and from INP ENSEEIHT Toulouse with an MSc in Fluid Mechanics. He has experience in fatigue life analysis of dynamic power cables for WEC. His work within the company focuses on the structural and fatigue life analysis of the platforms.

Wiebe Wennekers

Financial Administrator

Wiebe, the first in its name at the company, is a master student Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at the VU/UvA in Amsterdam. His role is defined as a flying keep, a true allrounder.

Wybe Jongema

Construction Engineer

Wybe graduated from his studies on Mechanical Engineering at Saxion Enschede and has a big passion for putting all his know-how in hands on work for making the world a more sustainable place. Within Oceans of Energy he is member of the fabrication team that makes our floating platforms.

Jayden Mah

Construction Engineer

Jayden has graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a diploma in Wireless Communications and has five years of experience in his industry. He utilizes his knowledge and skills to support the fabrication team.


Niels Rutten

Construction Assistant

Bram de Vree

Construction Assistant

Bram is a master student Management of Technology at the TU Delft and has a passion for sustainable technology and development. He has been part of the TU Delft Solar Boat Team during his studies.

Joep van Manen

Structural Engineer

Joep has a master degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente and has a passion for technology and renewable energy. His focuses on hydrodynamic and structural engineering.

Herman de Bock

Senior Construction Engineer

Mirella Schieman

Construction Assistant

Mirella is a future Law student at the University of Leiden and has a big passion for the sea. In the meantime they help in the construction team to build our floating platforms.

Jim Sing Tsang

Financial Controller

Alvaro de Gruijter

Project Engineer

Thibault Demarthon

Offshore Technician

Dimitri Crooijmans

Construction Assistant

Gijsbert Houtman

Electrical Engineer

Gijsbert (MSc Sustainable Energy Technology), is a PV electrical engineer who graduated from the TU Eindhoven. At Oceans Of Energy he focusses on the electrical performance of the offshore PV systems by modelling and measuring.

Ian van Mourik

Product Designer

Ian is an industrial product designer with years of freelance experience. His specialization lies in effective problem-solving and development of manufacturing-oriented ideas.

Juan Zhao

People Operations Intern

Arnaud Dufaye

Intern Electrical Engineering

Arnaud is a French master’s student in engineering and has a great passion for the sea and renewable energies. His internship will focus on electrical engineering.

Pim van der Meer

Intern Hydrodynamic Engineering

Pim is a master student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente. His graduation assignment at Oceans of Energy will focus on the hydrodynamic simulations of the floating solar platform.

Remon Tas

Intern Project Engineering

Tim Bekius

Intern Ecology research