Oceans of Energy

Careers & Team

Fabricatie Manager

Ben je goed in het maken van commerciële en strategische deals voor onze fabricatie- en assemblagelijn met leveranciers uit verschillende vakgebieden? Kan je technisch en inhoudelijk meedenken over alternatieve materialen voor fabricage in deze tijden van krappe voorraden?  Wij zijn op zoek naar een Fabricatie Manager.  


Hou jij van technische uitdagingen en ben je handig en fit? Dan hebben wij bij Oceans of Energy dé uitdaging voor jou! Om onze ambities op zee te realiseren, zijn wij op zoek naar enthousiaste productiemedewerkers in ons constructie team.

Zeevarend technisch personeel / Offshore Servicetechnicus

Heb jij zeebenen en passie voor het oplossen van technische uitdagingen? Dan hebben wij bij Oceans of Energy dé uitdaging voor jou! Om onze ambities op zee te realiseren zijn wij op zoek naar enthousiaste medewerkers voor ons offshore Operations, Onderhoud en Monitoringsteam.

Installation Engineer

We are looking for an Installation Engineer that is responsible for the offshore installation of our (pilot) farms on the North Sea.

Data Engineer – ON HOLD

We are looking for a Data Engineer that is responsible for processing all our data from our own sensoring campaigns.


At the moment we offer only internships for students who study at a Dutch university.

Junior Offshore Installation Engineer Internship

Prepare, plan, subcontract, execute and supervise the offshore / nearshore installation of permanent mooring systems.

Field Scientist / Field Engineer

Execute regular offshore inspections, visualize and analyze obtained data and hands-on building and designing of (eco)-monitoring equipment.

Engineering Internship

Our engineers, both staff and interns, play a key role in the development of our novel floating renewable energy platforms. Maritime engineering, structural engineering, mechanical solutions, determining the mooring loads of floating structures, analyzing the hydrodynamic behavior building prototypes and installing them at sea is our process of bringing our design from concept to reality.


Not what you are looking for? Don’t worry, please send us an email (hr@oceansofenergy.blue) and tell us who you are, what you do and why you think Oceans of Energy is the perfect fit for you.


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.

Rene Bakker

Chief Financial Officer

Rene has a background in business economics and over 25 years of experience with Finance, Control, M&A and business automation. Earlier, Rene had consultancy roles at Arthur Andersen and Finext and CFO roles at SunConnex and ACT Commodities.

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.

Erik Borkent

Construction Engineer

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

Anton den Boer

Fabrication Manager

Anton has +40 years’ experience in permanent mooring systems and is specialized in project- and construction management. He worked at Bluewater, Niron Staal, SBM and Boskalis.

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.

Evelyn Toko

Project Controller

Evelyn holds a BSc in Business Administration (Accounting) with over 15 years work experience. She has worked previously as an Accounts Clerk (KNUST-Ghana), Accountant and Financial Advisor (Stichting TAHMO, Netherlands) and Finance Officer (RCCG,Netherlands).

Miguel Anton Aguilar

Hydrodynamic & Structural 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.

Sander Redel

Construction Engineer

Sander is a Jack of all trades with a keen eye for efficiency. He is upbeat and passionate about doing his part to create a sustainable world.

Rėmi 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.

Judith Cornelisse


Azret Kamaldinov


Azret holds a BSc in Geography from University of St Andrews and is currently MSc student in Marine Sciences at Universiteit Utrecht. He has previously worked for NIOZ and for his graduation thesis he is investigating the effects of our systems on phytoplankton in the water column.

Joep van Manen


Joep is a master student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente and has a passion for technology and renewable energy. His internship will focus on hydrodynamic and structural engineering.

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.

Pauline Roos

Marine Biologist

Pauline holds a BSc in Marine Science (University of Queensland) and an MSc in Marine Resource Management (Wageningen University). She has experience in ecological research in the North Sea and is an experienced diver and sailor.

Maarten van Poppelen

Project Manager

Maarten has a background in Mechanical Engineering obtained at the University of Twente. During his studies he was a team member of Solar Team Twente.

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.

Laura Colomer

Development Engineer

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

Marco Visser

Sr Project manager

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.

Wouter van Raaij

Offshore Inspection Lead

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 ?

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.

Jelte Doeksen

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

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.

Freek de Haas

Offshore Crew

Ernst Valentijn


Jesse Prinsen


My job as a windsurfing instructor sparked my love for everything on the water, therefore I feel right at home at OOE. For my undergraduate thesis Industrial Engineering I’ll focus on the development of the logistical process.

Ronan Connolly


Ronan holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (University College Dublin), and is pursuing a MSc in Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft with a specialization in materials. He is researching & developing a coating solution best applicable for offshore floating solar.

Leon Harland MSc

Commercial Director

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 Jeroen Koppes

Product Design Leader

Fabian has a background in Civil Engineering and graduated for his MSc in Offshore Engineering and Structural Dynamics at the TU Delft, focusing specifically on numerical modelling of Offshore Floating Solar Modules.

Danielle Wagenaar

Development Engineer

Danielle got a BSc from Amsterdam University College with a major in Computer Science and Mathematics, and a MSc Engineering & Policy Analysis from the TU Delft. During her studies, she was part of the TU Delft Solar Boat Team.

Mo Abdul Hamid

Lead Electrical Engineer

Mo has a background in Electrical Engineering and Sustainable Energy Technology, and graduated on the grid integration of large scale offshore floating solar.

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.

Kim van Eck

Communications Specialist

Michael Blokland

Sr Project Controller

Michael Blokland (Msc civil engineering TU Delft). Michael has over 20 years of experience in project controls in infrastructure, construction, real estate and industry projects.

Rick van Dael

Construction Engineer

Energetic construction member, passionate to support sustainable ideas.

Dora de Jong

Electrical Engineer

Julia Vido


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.

Álvaro de Gruijter


Álvaro holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (University of Twente) and is carrying out his Sustainable Energy Technology master thesis focusing on PV performance (TUDelft). He has a passion for sustainability and was part of Energy for Refugees and GreenTU.

“At Oceans of Energy we foresee that land space is too scarce for renewable energy. We believe the future lies at sea. It is the world’s oceans that offer abundant potential for clean energy. We develop and deliver floating solar systems which generate clean energy at offshore locations, independent of sea and wind conditions.”

Allard van Hoeken, Founder and CEO

From left to right: Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel, Allard van Hoeken, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix.

Allard was awarded with the first Prince Friso Engineers Award in 2015 and named Engineer of the Year by the Royal Institute Of Engineers (KIVI).