Marjan van Loon, President-Director of Shell Netherlands, officially opened the Offshore Experience exhibition at the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam on Friday, 16 December.
Over fifty leading companies in the shipping and offshore maritime sector are among those who have helped fund the first-ever exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the offshore sector.
The offshore industry is one of the largest and most innovative sectors in Holland, and yet at the same time also one of the most unknown and unloved. The Offshore Experience is going to change that forever by providing a spectacular overview of the search for oil, gas, wind energy and renewables at sea.
It is also hoped that the exhibition, which uses 360-degree film projection to let visitors imagine they are on a platform in the open sea, will serve to inspire children aged 8 and above to consider a future in technology.
The Offshore Experience will be open to the public from Saturday 17 December.