The Dutcham Trade Award 2010-2011 is dedicated to Van Oord Offshore for best business achievement in Brazil. The trophy was assigned to the Dutch dredging company for their succesfull merits in the Brazilian offshore industry.
At the ceremony on May 17 in São Paulo the jury of the Brasilian-Dutch Chamber of Commerce was unanimous in their decision to hand out the first price to Van Oord for their challenging and unique project in the Amazone Rio Negro near Manaus.
Earlier this year Van Oord succesfully executed a Subsea Rock Installation project at two gas pipelines for Petrobras Oil & Gas. Both pipe lines at the bottom of the Rio Negro-river were stabilized and protected by means of rock.
On behalf of the Dutch company, based in Rio de Janeiro, project manager Bert Bouwmeester collected the trophy. "Not only a big compliment for Petrobras and Van Oord, but also a tribute to all Brasilian companies involved. As a pilotproject our challenge was to operate in a new country and environment, and to install in a constant moving river Rio Negro."
The yearly Dutcham trade competition awarded two other Dutch companies for second and third. Fugro Subsea Services for the construction of a new building site, illustrating their commitment to the future Brazilian market, and Royal Dutch Shell for their achievements in 2010 and 2011.