Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 12 November 2019 - Van Oord is the first National Partner of the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Netherlands Consul General and Commissioner General to Expo 2020 Dubai Hans Sandee and Van Oord’s Area Manager Koen Sweers signed an agreement yesterday sealing the partnership for the Dutch Pavilion at the next World Expo.
The signing ceremony was held during a visit by Dutch companies participating in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) to the Dubai Harbour Masterplan project site. Spanning 185 hectares of land and featuring cruise terminals and berths for 1,400 boats, the Dubai Harbour Masterplan will help Dubai to achieve its aim of welcoming 20 million tourists in 2020. Van Oord will soon be completing its work on this iconic waterfront project.
We are very happy to welcome Van Oord as our first National Partner of the Dutch participation of the Expo 2020. The company’s impressive track record in marine engineering and permanent presence in the area make Van Oord an important partner for the Dutch pavilion. Together with them, we will showcase Dutch solutions, knowledge and expertise for a more sustainable future.
We believe our role as National Partner of the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2020 will provide the perfect opportunity for Van Oord to share its market knowledge and its expertise in marine engineering and energy infrastructure. We are looking forward to meeting our highly valued clients from all over the world in Dubai.
Van Oord has been involved in some iconic waterfront and infrastructure projects in the Middle East over the past 40 years, and specifically in Dubai. It will play an active role in various programme components for the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2020, inviting clients and partners from all over the world to visit the Dutch Pavilion throughout the six months of the Expo, especially during theme weeks and on the Netherlands’ national day. This edition of the World Expo will take place between October 2020 and April 2021.
About Van Oord
Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. The remarkable megaproject Palm Jumeirah was Van Oord’s first showpiece in Dubai. Since then, many world-renowned landmarks, including The World, Bluewaters Island and the Dubai Harbour Masterplan, have become valuable additions to its track record.
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