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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. 

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Intern Life Cycle Assessment of Offshore SolarOn-site, HybridEnvironmentalView job
Construction workerOn-siteProductView job
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Sales Engineer
On-site, Hybrid
Business Development


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

Head of Ecology & Sustainability

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.

Hessel de Jong

Strategic Advisor

Hessel has over 25 years of experience in business development, innovation management, and commercial operations at several industry giants in the energy sector, as well as working as board member and external advisor for multiple startups.

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.

Johnny Meit

Head of Sales, Business Development, and Project Development

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 Sales, Business Development, and Project Development department at Oceans of Energy.

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.

Eric La Lau

Interim financial Controller

Eric La Lau has a Master of Science in Controlling from Nivra-Nyenrode. For more than 30 years he obtained a broad Financial experience in the offshore industry. Roles he fulfilled during his career were cost controller, project controller, financial controller and group financial controller. Since November 2023 Eric is financial controller a.i. (head of finance) at Oceans of Energy.

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.

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.

Natacha Gomez de Moor

People Manager

Natacha her passion is People! Worked in big companies but her heart lies within start- and scale-ups. She is responsible for people and strategy such as formalizing and optimizing people processes, recruitment and retention of talent, fostering a positive work environment, with possibilities for professional development.

Sieneke Buijs

People & Organisation

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.

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.

Lotte Holvast

Innovation Program Manager

Lotte holds a MSc in Developmental Economics and previously worked in the non-profit sector building cross-sectoral collaborations. She is responsible for implementation of the various innovation programs at OOE.

Miguel Anton Aguilar

Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer 

Miguel (MSc in Structural and civil engineering) specializes in hydrodynamic modelling of offshore structures. He focuses on mooring and hydrodynamic 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.

Arpine Baghdasaryan

Office Manager

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.

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 (BSc, MSc) and is in charge of the certification path of the product.

Aurelio Negri

Business Developer

With an educational background in Energy Engineering and Sustainable Development, and professional experience in project management and business consulting, Aurelio is now focused on accelerating the energy transition by developing offshore solar projects in Europe and abroad.

Jelte Doeksen

Systems Architect

Jelte has a background in marine technology and (bio)mechanical engineering and leads the Data Services department. He is expert in system integration of industrial control systems, embedded electronics, networking and (cloud-)application development.

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.

Melina Nalmpanti

Marine Biologist

Melina brings her experience in food web ecology, fisheries and biodiversity studies in marine protected areas. At OOE her focus lies on conducting environmental impact assessments for offshore solar projects and developing mitigation measures.

Rémi Roux

Naval Architect

Graduating from a Master's in Naval Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology, Remi is developing the floating platforms and other structural components while inssuring their integrity. In addition, he is involved in the simulations of the subsea dynamic power cable.

Jesse Prinsen

Jr. Project Manager

Jesse combines his background in Industrial Engineering and Management with his passion for watersports by supporting the project management team at Oceans of Energy. He focuses on the development of QAQC processes and the procurement of project specific items and services.

Alvaro de Gruijter

Jr. Project Engineer

Alvaro holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and specialized in Solar, Wind and Storage systems at TUDelft with a MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies, including his MSc Thesis at Oceans of Energy, focusing on PV performance. His focus is now on projects engineering and development.

Wiebe Wennekers

Financial Administrator

Wiebe is a master student Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at the VU/UvA in Amsterdam.

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.

Aneta Kusz

Construction Engineer


Construction Assistant

Kira Zee

Construction Assistant

Joep van Manen

Structural Engineer

Joep (Msc, Mechanical Engineering) specializes in structural design of new components and optimization of existing components, using and expanding in-house knowledge from modelling and testing.

Gijsbert Houtman

Electrical Engineer

Gijsbert (MSc Sustainable Energy Technology) is a PV electrical engineer who graduated from the TU Eindhoven. Currently, at Oceans Of Energy, he focusses towards optimizing the electrical performance of offshore PV systems.

Thomas Kluwer

Hydrodynamic Engineer

Maud Muller

Project Coordinator

Maud holds a bachelor in International Project Management and has since worked around the world in several maritime industries. She is now focused on developing and coordinating the various offshore and ecological projects within OOE.

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.

Elitsa Bahovska

Data Engineer

Elitsa has MSc in Artificial Intelligence form Utrecht University and specializes in turning multi-source measurements into valuable predictions. She is now is using her skills in turning data into knowledge to help gather OOE's many insights together.

Thibault Demarthon

Offshore Technician

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 ?

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.

Dimitri Crooijmans

Construction Assistant

Juan Zhao

Intern - People Operations

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 large floating solar farms.

Remon Tas

Intern Project Management

With a passion for the oceans and a business development background Remon is part of the operations and maintenance team specializing on the maintenance procedures and offshore activities.

Tim Bekius

Intern Ecology

Tim is a master student at the university of Twente studying both MME (Molecular & Materials Engineering) as well as SET (Sustainable Energy Technology). Tim is putting his knowledge in both these fields to use by researching materials degradation at sea.

Claire Smit

Intern HSSE

Clara Spitale


Tita Dinandra

Intern Ecology

An aspiring marine ecologist, Tita is currently a master student of Marine Resources Management at Wageningen University and Research and holds a BSc in civil engineering. Her internship project focuses on the mussel biofouling impact on the marine ecosystem.

Daan Kroeze

Intern Engineering

Daan is a master student Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente (BSc Biomedical Engineering). He is investigating fatigue testing of structural components as a graduation assignment. During the internship, Daan wants to discover offshore sustainable engineering.

Ella Zahra

Intern Ecology

Ella is a Masters student of Marine Resource Management at Wageningen University and has a background in the ecology of the Mediterranean and North Sea. Her internship project investigates the potential for synergies and nature-enhancing design in offshore solar.

Orjowen Hamdouni


Lisette van Es

Intern Project Management

Dirk Dresselhaus


Dirk has a bachelor's degree in computer science, with a focus on software engineering. With enthusiasm for frontend systems and software architectures, he develops applications to optimize internal work processes.