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André - Chief Officer

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André - Chief Officer

André Hasselmeijer is Chief Officer on the VOX Ariane, part of the latest generation LNG trailing suction hopper dredgers. With 27 years on board, he can tell you everything about life at Van Oord and where his ambition has taken him.
André Hasselmeijer is Chief Officer on the VOX Ariane, part of the latest generation LNG trailing suction hopper dredgers. With 27 years on board, he can tell you everything about life at Van Oord and where his ambition has taken him.
'In 1997, I completed the Dredging School and started working at Van Oord on the HAM 602, a rock dumping vessel. Since then, I have worked on more than 12 different hoppers and have risen from deckhand to first officer.

And I'm not stopping there: at Van Oord, you get every opportunity and chance to pursue education and training to develop yourself. Soon, I will start the Leadership Development Program. You really never stand still here.'

See the world and change it

A ship doesn't stay in harbor, of course. When André was young, he wanted to see the world, and he succeeded: 'I have worked from Australia to Brazil. For example, also on projects like the Second Maasvlakte and the Palm Islands. Being able to point out on Google Maps what I've contributed to is truly unique.'
'In 1997, I completed the Dredging School and started working at Van Oord on the HAM 602, a rock dumping vessel. Since then, I have worked on more than 12 different hoppers and have risen from deckhand to first officer.

And I'm not stopping there: at Van Oord, you get every opportunity and chance to pursue education and training to develop yourself. Soon, I will start the Leadership Development Program. You really never stand still here.'

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See the world and change it 

A ship doesn't stay in harbor, of course. When André was young, he wanted to see the world, and he succeeded: 'I have worked from Australia to Brazil. For example, also on projects like the Second Maasvlakte and the Palm Islands. Being able to point out on Google Maps what I've contributed to is truly unique.'

Great opportunities

You could work on a trailing suction hopper dredger anywhere. Why have you been with Van Oord for 27 years? 'I've been given great opportunities here, just look at my career path. It's a large company, and it's the colleagues on board that really matter.

We always sail with state-of-the-art equipment. Each ship has something special about it. I find it wonderful that we're now focusing on sustainability, like 'my' Vox Ariane running on LNG. Van Oord is forward-thinking, and I hope to continue being a part of it for some time to come.'

Great opportunities

You could work on a trailing suction hopper dredger anywhere. Why have you been with Van Oord for 27 years? 'I've been given great opportunities here, just look at my career path. It's a large company, and it's the colleagues on board that really matter.

We always sail with state-of-the-art equipment. Each ship has something special about it. I find it wonderful that we're now focusing on sustainability, like 'my' Vox Ariane running on LNG. Van Oord is forward-thinking, and I hope to continue being a part of it for some time to come.'

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'Ik heb hier mooie kansen gekregen. Om te groeien, maar ik heb ook de hele wereld gezien. Thuis kan ik op Google Maps laten zien wat ik gemaakt heb!' 

André

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