With more than 27 years experience, Joep Athmer has worked on projects ranging from large reclamations such as Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong to offshore platform installations in the Beaufort Sea, Canada. He graduated in Civil Engineering from the College of Advanced Technology, Utrecht (1976) and in Business Administration from Breda (1989) both in The Netherlands, but has primarily lived and worked abroad. He is presently Managing Director of Van Oord UK and Ireland.
Articles By Joep Athmer
Persevering in remote eastern Russia, with its severe climate and lack of infrastructure, dredgers dug the trenches and laid the pipelines which will provide billions of barrels of gas and oil.
Despite the recent progress, partnering in the UK continues to mean different things to different people. The difference between project and strategic partnering is fundamental and could reflect the difference between a client's desire to partner on a short-term or long-term basis.