Van Oord

Branche / Vakgebied
Marine Technology, Oil and Energy
Vereiste taal
Engels, Nederlands

Over Van Oord

We are a Dutch family-owned company with 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. We value open communication with our clients and stakeholders. Our company culture is one of entrepreneurship and engaged employees. We think and act with responsibility and focus on the long term.

Our purpose is to create a better world for future generations by delivering Marine ingenuity. As a global marine contractor, we focus on dredging, land infrastructure in the Netherlands, offshore wind and oil & gas infrastructure. We work closely and safely with our clients and stakeholders to create innovative and sustainable solutions.


With a Van Oord traineeship you will be ready for the next step in your career in no time. During the traineeship you work and learn at the same time and in the meantime you are guided by professionals. Personal growth is key. We help you to work with confidence  and to get the best out of yourself. By working in various departments, and on projects and on equipment around the globe, you will get to know Van Oord in an intense way. After the traineeship you start at one of our projects, in  the engineering department, in the ship management department or one of our staff departments (Finance, Procurement, Planning & Risk).

Grand-Tour Case Description            

Both the production of electricity by a wind turbine and the price of electricity are prone to heavy fluctuations. Therefore it can be economically viable to somehow store the electricity produced by wind turbines at hours that the electricity price is low, and to sell it in peak hours. The storage of large amounts of electricity can be quite a challenge however. In the case study the focus will be on the small scale conversion of electricity to an energy carrier in the transition piece of an offshore wind turbine.