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13 February 2020

Vroon Offshore Services presents OSJ Safety Award to Open Simulation Platform

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Vroon Offshore Services continued their annual tradition in sponsoring the Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Safety Award, which was presented during the prestigious OSJ Gala dinner, held in London on Wednesday 5 February.


Vroon Group Commercial Director, Jan-Piet Baars, was delighted to present the Award to Open Simulation Platform.


A joint effort of maritime industry stakeholders, the Open Simulation Platform (OSP) is an ecosystem for collaborative digital twin simulations that will enable virtual exploration of solutions for designing, commissioning, operating and assuring complex, integrated systems. The OSP environment can be used to monitor and detect system failures in complex systems.


The other nominee for the Safety Award was the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

The OSJ Safety Award is an award we are proud to sponsor. At Vroon Offshore Services, we commit to safe practices in all our operations and in our everyday actions. We have a duty of care for the safety and health of our employees and for those we serve. We believe safety is a ‘mindset’ and an integral part of our decision making.


In addition to their presence at the OSJ Gala dinner, our colleagues also attended the two-day OSJ Conference, held in London on 5 and 6 February.

The conference examined the latest industry data, whilst also providing expert analysis of key trends and looking into recent case studies.

Jan-Piet Baars also took part in a lively panel discussion, looking at collaboration and vessel sharing, to improve efficiencies within the industry.


Overall, it was an enjoyable and insightful week, which also provided an opportunity for our colleagues to connect with old contacts and make new ones.


OSJ website – Awards page



Photo 1:
Jan-Piet Baars presents the OSJ Safety Award to Luca Pivarno (Principal Specialist DP Simulations at DNV GL Maritime Advisory / member of Open Simulation Platform).

Photos courtesy of Riviera Maritime Media - 2020 OSJ Awards.


Photo 2:
From left to right: Scott Lynch (Charterer, VOS Aberdeen), Martin Shiel (Chartering Manager, VOS Den Helder), Thomas Sallavuard (Business Development Manager, VOS Den Helder) and Jan-Piet Baars (Commercial Director, Vroon Group).


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