Active in the dredging business for more than 25 years. Meindert graduated as a mechanical engineer with a master in Dredging Technology. Already at the age of 14, Meindert started working with dredging equipment at small scale dredging company ‘Vis Baggerwerken’ and has been involved in the dredging industry since then. After his graduation he has worked almost 20 years for Royal IHC at ‘IHC Beaver Dredgers’. He started as an engineer, has been cost estimator for several years and has been responsible for the CSD design and estimation department at IHC for more than 12 years. As such he was involved in all the cutter suction dredgers (as well as component packages) and related equipment, delivered by IHC, since then up to beginning 2021.
Meindert has been involved in the (development of and sales of) the IHC Beaver series and since 2008 up to beginning 2021, he was involved (pre-design and cost price) in practically all IHC Standard and Custom Built CSD’s (ranging from small - 240 mm pipeline - to large, such as the Athena and Artemis, Helios and Krios, Spartacus), all IHC mining dredgers and IHC PSD’s (Plain Suction Dredgers), workboats and CSD component packages.