Heerema's Marius Ottolini Wins 2018 Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award

22 October 2018, Leiden, The Netherlands

Heerema Marine Contractors is incredibly proud to announce that our Installation Engineer Marius Ottolini has been elected winner of the 2018 “Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award.”  

Marius received his award for being one of the big drivers within Heerema in the development of silent foundations, with the aim to reduce or eliminate piling noise. Such noise can affect the marine environment to a substantial degree. He has developed several alternatives which are a step change in foundation design, in particular because the foundation can be installed silently and it can be completely removed after it has reached its end of life.

The jury was full of praise for his achievements in making the next step in silent foundations:
“Offshore engineering is about knowledge, critical thinking and above all, collaboration. It is clear that the winner brought his passion for offshore engineering and willingness to collaborate to the industry. Lateral thinking and novel ideas brought the winner to the spotlight of the jury. Ottolini led a successful team that forms the engine room which fueled the success of his project. He has made the industry more attractive for future young professionals and stimulated cross-generation cooperation. Ottolini contributed to the way of life transition; to build things together, so we all inherit a better world.”  

Marius himself said of his election: “I’m very honored to have won the Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award. Working together within Heerema developing alternatives for silent foundation and looking at the whole spectrum; from design to supply chain, from fabrication to installation. This is the key to come up with the best solution from a sustainability and environmental point of view as well as from a cost level point of view.” 

Marius Ottolini joined Heerema Marine Contractors in 2013 after finishing his Master of Science, Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. He first started his Heerema career as Geotechnical Engineer and since April this year he is Installation Engineer in the Renewables department.

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