Thursday, 11 October 2012, 6 p.m., Edinburgh
Mastering the challenges of the Nord Stream Project
Ruurd Hoekstra, Deputy Director Construction, Nord Stream AG
This event occurred on: Thursday, 11 October 2012, 6 p.m.
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The technical, commerical, and other challenges Nord Stream was facing and mastering. At the end the Nord Stream project was successfully within time and budget.
Ruurd Hoektra works as Director Construction with Nord Stream AG. He joined Nord Stream in 2009, being the Deputy Project Director Construction.
Nord Stream AG is an international joint venture established for the planning, construction and subsequent operation of the new offshore gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea. Russian OAO Gazprom holds a 51 percent stake in the joint venture. The German companies BASF SE/Wintershall Holding GmbH and E.ON Ruhrgas AG hold 15.5 percent each, and the Dutch gas infrastructure company N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie and the French energy company GDF SUEZ S.A. each hold a 9 percent stake.
Ruurd Hoekstra was born in Groningen, the Netherlands in 1955. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and information technology at the HTS in Leeuwarden.
After working 3 years for Shell International as a control and automation engineer, Ruurd Hoekstra changed to the telecommunications industry working with KPN in the Netherlands.
In 1983, Ruurd Hoekstra returned to Shell International as a project engineer in the Exploration and Production unit and has had international assignments in project engineering for oil and gas projects. Amongst many other projects (including in Oman in the Middle East) he was project director for the Groningen gas field renovation and compression project and the Schoonebeek (oil and electricity) redevelopment project.