Andre Kik

Marine Engineer

Andre Kik

Active in the maritime industry for more than 28 years. André graduated as a naval architect with a master in Ship Design and was awarded for the best graduation project on the basis of exceptional academic achievements. During his career André has been involved in the dredging industry for more than 28 years. He held several executive management positions for production office, product management, design and estimating department, product development department, marketing and sales. As a naval architect André has been responsible for concept designs for various types of dredgers such as (self-propelled) cutter suction dredgers and (split) hopper dredgers. André has been responsible for the accounts of the Dutch and Belgium contractors and clients in Europe and Asia for more than 15 years.


PROJECTS

André has been involved in a number of projects during his career such as:

  • Development of a new standard series trailing suction hopper dredgers
  • Software tools for design of dredging equipment
  • Set-up of different departments and organizations
  • Initiative and support on the research study by RSM “The Dutch and Belgian Dredging Industry”
  • Pre-basic designs of new equipment
  • Development of new type dredging equipment
  • Technical support to various type of dredgers:
    • Volvox Terranova (20.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Queen of Penta Ocean (now Andromeda V) (20.000 m3 TSHD)
    • HAM 317 (4.400 m3 TSHD)
    • HAM 318 (23.000 m3 TSHD)
    • DCI Dredge XVI and XVII (7.400 m3 TSHD)
    • Rotterdam (21.600 m3 TSHD)
  • Design and estimation responsibility for:
    • JFJ de Nul (27.200 kW CSD)
    • ‘d Artagnan and Ambiorix (28.000 kW CSD)
    • Athena and Artemis (24.600 kW CSD)
    • Helios (24.000 kW CSD)
    • Rijnborg (1700 TEU container vessel)
    • Tong Tan (3.500 m3 TSHD)
    • Melina (3.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Volvox Olympia (4.750 m3 TSHD)
    • Pallieter, Reynaert, Marieke, Artevelde, Crestway, Shoreway (5.600 m3 TSHD)
    • Brabo, Breydel (11.650/9.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Vox Maxima (30.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Cazanga (2.400 m3 TSHD)
    • Gateway, Willem van Oranje (12.000 m3 TSHD)
  • Sales and project execution responsibility for:
    • Athena (24.600 kW CSD)
    • Artemis (24.600 kW CSD)
    • Helios (24.000 kW CSD)
    • Ambiorix (28.000 kW CSD)
    • Isandlwana (4.200 m3 TSHD)
    • Juhu Beach (now Costa Atlantica) (2.400 m3 TSHD)
    • Chang Jang Kou 01 and 02 (12.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Congo River (30.000 m3 TSHD)
    • DCI Dredge XIX, XX and XXI (5.500 m3 TSHD)
    • Breughel (11.650 m3 TSHD)
    • Karbala (3.500 m3 TSHD)
    • Albatros and Mahury (1.850 m3 TSHD)
    • Jun Yang 1 (21.500 m3 TSHD)
    • Ilembe (5.600 m3 TSHD)
    • Magdalen (6.500 m3 TSHD)
  • Realization of various shipbuilding contracts for IHC:
    • Artevelde, Crestway, Shoreway (5.600 m3 TSHD)
    • Vox Maxima (30.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Gateway and Willem van Oranje (12.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Juhu Beach (now Costa Atlantica) (2.400 m3 TSHD)
    • Congo River (30.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Breughel (11.650 m3 TSHD)
    • Albatros and Mahury (1.850 m3 TSHD)
    • Biesbosch (CSD 65) and Lady Denise (CSD 50)
    • Scheldt River and Meuse River (8.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Minerva (3.500 m3 TSHD)
    • Bonny River (15.000 m3 TSHD)
    • Spartacus(44.000 kW CSD)
    • Lesse (2300 m3 TSHD)
    • River Thames (2300 m3 TSHD)
    • Krios (24.000 kW CSD)
    • Bengel and Deugniet (3700 m3 Split hopper barges)