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Ingenious people

We are Van Oord

It’s the ingenious people that make Van Oord: the things that drive them, their entrepreneurship, dedication, passion, team spirit and care, and what they want to share with the world.

Van Oord’s people represent 68 different nationalities but they all share the same passion. For water, for technology, for providing innovative solutions for maritime challenges and for achieving the best possible result. Whatever the project is, and in whichever of the almost 42 countries in which Van Oord works every year.

Passion for knowledge

The knowledge and experience of Van Oord’s rich past are sources of inspiration and the foundation on which to build its future. Van Oord’s employees’ thirst for knowledge is encouraged by a focus on career development. Because our projects and the environment in which we operate change constantly, working at Van Oord is a lifelong learning experience, at all levels in the organisation. By sharing knowledge, Van Oord ensures expertise will be passed on to future generations. By teaming up with research institutes, local experts, various universities, branch organisations and NGOs, we aim for the best result. Read more about our partners and suppliers and how we work on community involvement.

Sound personnel policy

Van Oord has about 4,500 employees of 68 different nationalities working in approximately 42 countries. A sound personnel policy and a high level of safety is of vital importance to keeping our leading position in our markets. Learn more about Van Oord’s safety programme: Say YES to safety. All Van Oord employees are expected to abide by our company Code of Conduct.