Holland Hub – Newsletter 42 – November 2018

The Netherlands blazing its trail through the blockchain scene
https://www.forbes.com/sites/yoavvilner/2018/10/13/how-the-netherlands-is-blazing-a-trail-through-the-blockchain-scene/#6efb40c7e487

DIF invests in Australian waste-to-energy facility
https://www.dif.eu/news/2481-dif-invests-in-australian-waste-to-energy-facility

Building cycling cities: Going Dutch around the world
https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/building-cycling-cities-going-dutch-around-the-world

Sydney is Australia’s most sustainable city
https://www.arcadis.com/en/australia/news/latest-news/2018/10/sydney-is-australias-most-sustainable-city/

Lynxx Operations Performance System for Sydney ferries

Based in the Netherlands, Lynxx, an Amersfoort headquartered analytics company which opened its Asia-Pacific branch in Sydney in 2017, was awarded ‘runner up’ in the Excellence in Moving People category at the recent 2018 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia Awards for Excellence. The company got this award for its new analytics platform deployment in Sydney.
Lynxx’s new analytics platform, called OPS (Operations Performance System), precisely measures the operational KPI (Key Performance Indicator) results of Sydney ferries. OPS tracks and predicts every vessel’s arrival and departure at every wharf with near-perfect accuracy.
The Harbour City Ferries control room now has a much more accurate view of their operations and how they’re performing against customer expectations. The project involved connecting radio frequency vessel location data to vessel schedules in real-time, accounting for all the possible variations in operations. A very tangible demonstration of how harnessing the power of big data analytics can deliver better operational and customer outcomes
http://www.ops-tech.net/

The Global Entrepreneurs Summit comes to the Netherlands in 2019
https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2018/11/15/the-global-entrepreneurs-summit-comes-to-the-netherlands-in-2019

Shell funded collaboration with KT Maritime Services Australia and Atlas Professionals
9 July 2018 – 1 December 2020
Advanced Standing Deck Cadet David Oxenham is currently on board the 750 PoB semi-submersible accommodation vessel ‘POSH Arcadia’, north-east of Broome, Western Australia, which provides vital accommodation for Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility.
The POSH Arcadia crew has welcomed David on board and is committed to assisting Australian Indigenous seafarers like David gain vital operational Deck Watchkeeper experience. POSH Arcadia is a DP3 accommodation vessel joined by gangway to the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas facility which once operating, will extract, liquefy and store gas at sea, before offloading it for export around the globe.
At 22 years old, David, a Malgana man from the Yamatji Nation began his offshore career fishing at the Montebello Islands and has been working on or near the ocean ever since. Thus far on board POSH Arcadia, David has been familiarising himself with the bridge equipment and gaining an understanding of the different deck roles and responsibilities of the deck team in simulated emergency situations. Atlas Captain Mick has been impressed with David’s positive and enthusiastic start to the understudy program and how David has quickly fitted in with the ASV Bridge Team.
https://www.shell.com.au/about-us/projects-and-locations/prelude-flng/prelude-e-news/employment-and-procurement-opportunities-prelude-flng-2018.html

Malcolm McDowall – CEO Australia Pacific Arcadis
Dutch company Arcadis announced that Malcolm McDowall was appointed CEO of its Australia Pacific business. McDowall takes over from Greg Steele, who was recently announced as Group Executive – Asia Pacific, at Arcadis.
McDowall has been with Arcadis for over 18 years, holding various leadership positions including Managing Director – Environment, Advisory and Assurance, and Managing Director – Buildings and Urban Development. Greg Steele, Executive Director – Asia Pacific, Arcadis: “I am very pleased to announce Malcolm as the new CEO. He is the right person to take Arcadis forward in Australia. Not only is Malcolm a great people leader but also a great business leader. The parts of the business that he has run in recent times have performed exceptionally well.”
“It’s a great privilege to be appointed the Australia Pacific CEO for Arcadis and to lead a strong company with fantastic people. It’s a very interesting time in the industry, with the way we plan, design and build cities rapidly changing. I look forward to helping Arcadis meet this challenge and continue our strong growth in Australia Pacific,” McDowall said.