News published on
30 November 2017

Royal IHC has acquired Maritime Design & Engineering Services (MD&ES), based in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, The Netherlands. The company provides engineering services to a wide range of clients in the maritime sector, including IHC. Its services vary from feasibility studies and concept designs to detailed engineering.

Following the acquisition, the staff of MD&ES will continue their activities within the department of IHC Engineering. Mr Wim van de Voorde, former General Manager at MD&ES, will become Director Engineering Shipbuilding at IHC.

Arjan Klijnsoon, Executive Director Shipbuilding at IHC, says: “The acquisition of MD&ES enables IHC to strengthen its existing engineering organisation with high-quality engineers, who will contribute to the successful execution of our strong shipbuilding order book.”

Wim van de Voorde adds: “The already established bond between Royal IHC and MD&ES is further strengthened by this development. It is also a reward for the projects MD&ES has completed in the maritime sector, in which quality and customer-friendliness have been  highly valued by our clients.”