Royal IHC vessels

About us

Are you ready to create the maritime future?


Royal IHC: Ahead since 1642 

Our experience goes back to the mid-seventeenth century. Being Dutch we had to control the water in order to keep our feet dry. We learned how to deal with water, mud and currents, the basis of dredging as we know it today. Our experience goes back 300 years, but we look towards the future. We developed into a leading producer of vessels, equipment and full-services. 

Royal IHC vision and mission

Many of our customers, suppliers and shipyards are faced with various global challenges such as economic decline, climate change, and energy transition. These  global challenges, including realising sustainable​ development goals, will have major​ impact on the maritime industry. As Royal IHC we wish to contribute to a sustainable future. Royal IHC is determined to play a leading role in making the maritime industry more efficient and sustainable. 

Board of Royal IHC

Our board is responsible for the company’s strategy and policy, as well as supervising its day-to-day activities.  

Derk te Bokkel

Derk te Bokkel

Derk te Bokkel joined the Royal IHC board in April 2023 to work on a future-proof business plan and has most recently taken on the role of CEO from Jan-Pieter Klaver. His extensive career includes various roles at Stork, and the current position of chairman at TB&C.

Jan-Pieter Klaver

Jan-Pieter Klaver

Jan-Pieter Klaver is a member of the Royal IHC board and responsible for Custom Vessels, Engineering and Project Management, including managing the Boskalis Project Team. He was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Royal IHC from January 2022 to October 2023. Jan-Pieter has extensive experience in the maritime sector. During his more than 25 year career at Heerema, he fulfilled various (management) roles. After being CEO of Heerema Fabrication Group for a number of years, he became CEO of Heerema Marine Contractors in 2009. In 2017, he made the move to Kenz Figee, where until recently he was CEO. 

Supervisory board Royal IHC

The supervisory board supervises the policies of the board of directors and the general course of affairs of the company and its enterprise. The supervisory board advises the board of directors and its supervision includes the effectiveness of the company's internal risk management and the integrity and quality of the financial reporting. Royal IHC's supervisory board consists of the following members: 

  • Mr. F.A. Verhoeven, Chairman
  • Mr. G. van de Rozenberg
  • Mr. J.H. Kamps
  • Mr. C. Korevaar
  • Mrs. B. Otto

Contribute to society

At Royal IHC we like to transfer knowledge to future crafts(wo)men. That is why we offer various training courses for the youth in our own school. In addition, we believe it is important to contribute to society. We are happy to do so with our IHC Foundation.


Education: creating the maritime future  

We want to create the maritime future and offer clients innovative solutions. We therefore highly value education. In our TOC (Technisch Opleiding Centrum) we educate and train the crafts(wo)men of tomorrow. 

IHC Foundation

IHC Foundation

Working all over the world, means seeing the problems all over the world. With our IHC Foundation, we are committed to contributing to a better life for those in need. We share knowledge, resources and support initiatives with one goal in mind: making a difference.