Rotterdam, 20 February 2017 – CEO Pieter van Oord has accepted the Rotterdam Promotion Prize from Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb. According to the judges, Van Oord ‘significantly contributes to Rotterdam’s good reputation as a city that is home to high-quality international craftsmanship.’ The prize was awarded for the forty-fourth time on 17 February at Rotterdam City Hall.
Van Oord and Rotterdam go together. The company significantly contributes to making this our innovative city. Van Oord’s head office alongside the Nieuwe Maas is also a thing of beauty and a lovely addition to the Rotterdam skyline.
Hugo Bongers, chairperson of the Rotterdam Promotion Prize Foundation: ‘Van Oord is absolutely the largest company ever to have received the prize. The company has ‘Dutch pride’ written all over it. It significantly contributes to Rotterdam’s good reputation as a city that is home to high-quality international craftsmanship. Van Oord projects the values that are the hallmarks of this city: quality, level-headedness, tradition, courage, and spirit.’
The Rotterdam Promotion Prize, which was established by the members of Club 25, has been awarded since 1981. The prize is awarded to a person or organisation that substantially contributes to the recognition and good reputation of Rotterdam as a city and as a port.
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