Royal IHC introduced a new design philosophy for offshore vessels at the ONS exhibition in Norway. The company said its new line of vessels showcases its ability to transform functional requirements into optimal performance with contemporary safe and comfortable Dutch design techniques.
The new signature design is the result of close cooperation with yacht designer Mulder and interior architect HofmanDujardin. The philosophy is to create a ‘home away from home’ in anefficient and high-tech environment. IHC’s goal is to build purpose-built vessels with the in-tended mission and people in mind so they can carry out their duties as safely and efficiently as possible.
The focus for the layout of the new offshore vessel series is enhanced safety on-board transparency and clear routing. Different functional areas are separated and marked by various colors and signage while the central transparent casing connecting these areas is also clearly marked.
Royal IHC also announced that Bram Ro-else stepped down as CEO on September 1 and Dave Vander Heyde was appointed by the com-pany’s supervisory board as the new CEO.
The company said during his time at the company Roelse rolled out the IHC2020 strategy under difficult market conditions. Vander Heyde has been CFP at IHC since 2011.