Project and Commercial Team

Primo Marine has a highly experienced team in place to support all projects throughout their lifecycle, their respective biographies are:

Joost Brakel
Joost Brakel, Senior Project Engineer: Installation Specialist

Joost has over 45 years‘ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Senior Engineering Management. These were achieved in the Netherlands and international Dredging, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors. Previously Joost, was Senior Engineering Manager at Ham Dregding (now Van Oord) and Volker Stevin. Joost joined Primo Marine in 2006 as a Senior Project Engineer. Joost is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Coastal Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Offshore Construction at Delft University of Technology.

Faouzi Chaabani
Faouzi Chaabani, Project Engineer

Faouzi is a recently graduated student. Previously, Faouzi held a graduate engineering positions with Royal IHC within the research and development department (IHC MTI), where he developed a 3D dynamic model of a backhoe dredger. Faouzi joined Primo Marine in 2017 as a Project Engineer. Faouzi is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Offshore & Dredging Engineering at Delft University of Technology.

Marcel Dieteren
Marcel Dieteren, Principal Geotechnical Specialist

Marcel has over 25 years‘ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Senior Onshore and Offshore Engineering and Geotechnical roles. These were achieved in the Netherlands and international Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy and Power Sectors. Previously Marcel held Senior positions at Fugro Engineers, Saipem, Shell and JP Kenny. Marcel is Civil Engineer, having studied at Delft University of Technology. Marcel has significant geotechnical and soil mechanics expertise.

Miriam van Endt
Miriam van Endt, Project Manager: MetOcean Specialist

Miriam has 20 years‘ experience in the Offshore Marine Industry related to Engineering. These were achieved in the Netherlands Marine and Renewable Energy sectors especially related to Coastal Engineering, Morphology and Metocean. Previously Miriam worked for Dutch Rijkswaterstaat (National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management), Svašek Hydraulics and Heerema Marine Contractors. Miriam joined Primo Marine in 2012 as a Project Manager /Metocean Specialist. Miriam is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Coastal Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Offshore Construction at Delft University of Technology.

Joep Grooten
Joep Grooten, Project Engineer

Joep has 20 years of experience in the Hydrographic and Marine Geophysical survey industry, specializing in UXO surveys, Depth of Burial surveys and Geological surveys.
Previously, Joep held a position at DEEP B.V. as a Senior Geophysicist and Commercial Engineer. Joep is an Engineering Geologist, qualified to MSc level, having studied Engineering Geology at Delft University of Technology.

Marijn van Helvert
Marijn van Helvert, Project Engineer: Morphological Specialist

Marijn has 22 years‘ experience in the Offshore Marine Industry related to Engineering and Data Management. These were achieved in the Netherlands Marine and Renewable Energy sectors. Previously Marijn worked for Dutch Rijkswaterstaat (National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management) and Delft Hydraulics. Marijn joined Primo Marine in 2013 as a Senior Engineer/Morphology Specialist. Marijn is a Civil Engineer, also Marijn is qualified to MSc level, having studied Physical Geography, Coastal and Fluvial Systems, at the University of Utrecht.

Martijn Hovestad
Martijn Hovestad, Senior Project Engineer: Installation Specialist

Martijn has over 10 years of experience in the offshore oil, gas and renewables industry, focusing on protection of offshore cables and pipelines, as well as design of offshore scour protections and landfall constructions. Previously, Martijn held an engineering position at Tideway Offshore Solutions. Martijn is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology.

Alexander van der Kley
Alexander van der Kley,
Hydrographic Surveyor

Alexander has 19 years´ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Senior Hydrographic Surveying, Client Representative and Project Management roles.

These were achieved in the Netherlands and international Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors. Alexander´s assignments have included projects from Interconnectors such as the Nordlink, BritNed and NorNed to Offshore Wind Farms such as Butendiek and Luchterduinen.

Alexander is a Hydrographic Surveyor with an IHO-A degree from Amsterdam Maritime Institute.

Boris de Koning
Boris de Koning, HDD Specialist

Boris has over 19 years’ experience in the Onshore & Offshore Construction Industry. These were achieved in international Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors especially related to onshore and offshore trenchless installation of cables and pipelines by means of HDD. Previously Boris worked for Nacap. Boris is Civil Engineer, qualified to BSc level, with significant HDD experience.

Daryl Lynch
Daryl Lynch, Commercial & Contract Manager

Daryl has more than 17 years’ experience related to Senior Commercial, Finance and Operational Management. These were achieved in the UK and international Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors. Previously, Daryl held Senior Director positions at Reef Subsea and CTC Marine Projects. He joined Primo Marine in 2015 as the Commercial & Contract Manager. Daryl is a qualified FCCA.

Captain Thijs Van Traa
Captain Thijs van Traa, Project Manager: Geotechnical, Dredging and Rock Placement Specialist

Thijs has over 40 years‘ experience in the Offshore Construction Industry related to Senior Onshore and Offshore Managerial and Director roles. These were achieved in the Netherlands and international Dredging, Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy and Power Sectors. Previously Thijs held Senior positions at Royal Boskalis and Kraaijeveld Sliedrecht. Thijs joined Primo Marine in 2006 as an Onshore/Offshore Specialist providing expertise related to Dredging, Engineering, Marine, Rock Placement and Tendering. Thijs has a nautical background, educated to BSc level, having studied at the Higher Nautical Colleges in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Jean-Pierre Turpin
Jean-Pierre Turpin, Project Engineer: Subsea Specialist (Emergency Response)

Jean-Pierre has over 40 years’ experience in the Onshore & Offshore Construction Industry. These were achieved in France and international Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Power sectors especially related to cable installation, survey and repair & maintenance. Previously Jean-Pierre worked for Alcatel, Fugro, NSW and Siemens. Jean-Pierre has significant marine operations experience related to subsea cables.

Jordi Lloret
Sophie Weusthof, Project Engineer: Research & Development Specialist

Sophie has more than 8 years´ experience in engineering. These were achieved in the Dutch Oil & Gas, Civil and Power Sectors. Previously, Sophie held engineering positions, including a research and development position at Huisman Equipment and structural engineer at Royal Haskoning. Sophie joined Primo Marine in 2016 as a Project Engineer. Sophie is a Civil Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied Structural Engineering at Delft University of Technology.

Marco Westra
Marco Westra, Project Manager: MetOcean Specialist

Marco has more than 19 years´ experience related to Metocean and Hydraulic Design. These were achieved in the Dutch Civil and Offshore Power Sectors. Previously, Marco held Senior Metocean and Coastal Engineering positions at Royal Haskoning and Alkyon. Marco is a Civil and Coastal Engineer, qualified to MSc level, having studied at the Delft University of Technology. Marco is providing Metocean specialism and expertise for Primo Marine.