Alternative Barge Mooring System (Design and Engineering Internship)


Job Alternative Barge Mooring System (Design and Engineering Internship)
Location Kinderdijk
Discipline Traineeship
Education WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Are you the Alternative Barge Mooring System intern who will take IHC Shipbuilding to the next level?

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

For different types of ship, it is often necessary to moor a barge to the vessel. For example, a dredger will need this to happen to transport sand or when a new cable is delivered to a pipelayer. Currently, this happens with bunches, which can produce potentially dangerous situations. The throwing/catching of these, and the ever-increasing and decreasing forces that arise on the wire from the independent movements of the vessels, produce a constant risk that the wire will fail, which has extremely negative consequences. Your assignment will be to investigate alternative solutions and calculate them structurally in order to design one in more detail. To achieve this, your activities will include:

  • the design of concepts
  • identifying the multiple criteria required
  • design one concept in full detail
  • FEM analysis and construction.

Your profile

To be eligible for this position, you must have the following:

  • be a BSc or MSc student in mechanical, maritime technology, material engineering or equivalent.
  • have a good command of the English language, both written and verbal.
  • have technical communication and documentation skills.
  • be flexible, motivated, proactive and willing to learn.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you a challenging Internship/Graduation project within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation.

Our organisation

As a Alternative Barge Mooring System intern , you will work in the Engineering department within IHC Shipbuilding. The Shipbuilding group engineers and produces complex custom-built and standard offshore and dredging vessels. IHC Shipbuilding’s Engineering department is based in Kinderdijk and Krimpen aan den IJssel.

IHC Shipbuilding is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


Are you interested in the position of Alternative Barge Mooring System intern and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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