Company information

  • Company name
    Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors
  • Industry
    Civil engineering

Facts & figures

  • Employees in the Netherlands
  • Employees worldwide
  • Number of academics in the Netherlands
  • Number of countries
  • Number of internships and/or graduation projects available

Event participation

  • Application Trainings
  • Presentation Days
  • In-house Days
  • Interview Days


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Company profile

Marine ingenuity is what Van Oord is all about. In just a few words, we will show you in the clearest possible terms what we do, how we do it, and what sets us apart. We see ourselves as a passionate, smart, international marine contractor eager to excel in challenging circumstances. Projects that are extensive, complex, and that have preferably never been done before are our strength.

An example is Palm Jumeirah, one of the three palm islands in Dubai. The palm leaves were constructed before the breakwater was completed, which involved a risk of erosion. The reclamation was therefore scheduled in such a way that the slowly-growing breakwater could still provide maximum protection during the installation of this so called Eighth Wonder of the World. As it is one of the few structures that can be seen from outer space. Another example is the Belwind Offshore Wind Farm on the Bligh Bank, around 50 kilometres from the Belgian coast. We only had 15 months for the design, engineering, procurement and installation of 56 foundations, power cables and the complete electrical infrastructure, including a substation at 25nm offshore and grid connection onshore. A time record!

Our employees are the heart of our organisation and make a crucial contribution to the success of the company. We are guided by their talents and skills. Excellent employee benefits, training and professional development, and an international working language (English) ensure equal opportunities for all. The Van Oord Academy is our own in-house learning centre designed to support the development of a series of career paths: Operations Pools, Engineering & Estimating, Survey, Fleet, and Ship Management. Entrepreneurial technical graduates who want to seriously participate in exciting projects are invited to apply for our Technical Traineeship.

Van Oord has over 40 offices worldwide and an advanced fleet that includes 77 ships and 61 special dredging and offshore installations. Several more ships are currently under construction. Our investments in innovation and equipment are part of our long-term vision, a vision aimed at lasting relationships. For that reason, Van Oord continues to invest in an open culture that revolves around people.

Student profile

Van Oord offers different kind of opportunities for technical students and graduates. You qualify for our Technical Traineeship or an internship or graduation project if you are an entrepreneurial, stress resistant and result oriented person and have a MSc or BSc in civil, offshore or mechanical engineering, maritime technology, engineering in coastal environment, construction management and engineering.

Career opportunities

A job, internship or graduation project at Van Oord means working on challenging, interesting, prestigious projects worldwide. Take responsibility and see your ideas become reality!

Application procedure

We are looking for colleagues to reinforce our team who will not simply apply their knowledge, but enrich the projects with great thinking. Ingenious people visit Questions? Contact us at +31 (0) 88 8268756.