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Lunch and Learn with Boskalis

Lunch and Learn with Boskalis

27 June 2018
Venue: Chester hotel 59-63 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

Join Peter Cherneski (Business Development Manager) and Jack Wattel (Director of Commerce) of Boskalis at this lunch and learn, hosted by Subsea UK at the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen.

+44 (0) 1224 327 777

11:30                   Registration

12:00 – 12:30    Lunch

12:30 – 14:00    Presentations

Jack Wattel - Director of Commerce, Subsea Cables & Flexibles, The Netherlands

Jack is as Director Commerce responsible for all commercial activities within Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles (formerly VBMS) which includes innovation, business development, sales and tendering related to subsea cable & umbilical installation worldwide. Beside the main market in Northwest Europe he is also responsible for the development of new markets in US and Taiwan. Previously, he was Managing Director of VolkerInfra Ltd and as such responsible for the onshore cable installation, trenchless solutions, landfalls and outfalls in the UK. During his time in the UK, VolkerInfra executed the onshore and landfall scopes of large interconnector projects like Britned and the East West Interconnector project. Graduated as civil engineer, Jack spent the first 10 years of his working life in the international dredging industry and was involved in major infrastructural projects like Storebelt and Oresund bridges and tunnels. After joining the VolkerWessel group in 1990, he stood at the cradle of VBMS, being part of the very exciting first years of offshore wind cable installation and seen the industry grow to maturity. VBMS was taken over by Boskalis in 2016 and has been renamed to Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles in April 2018.

Peter Cherneski
- Business Development Manager
Commercial/Operations Manager & Business Development Manager SURF for Boskalis Subsea Solutions. Offshore career spanning over 23 years.   Previous role worked for VBMS/VSMC since 2010. Beginning as Offshore Construction Manager (OCM) of multiple cable/flex vessels, completing multiple European windfarms. His role expanded to encompass Project management, engineering tendering & commercials for VBMS.

Peter Cherneski began his career in 1995 as Rov/ commercial diving in the Gulf of Mexico USA GOM. Spending 15 years on projects in Oil & Gas Subsea Umbilical’s Risers Flowlines (SURF) worldwide from shallow to ultra-deep water in full field developments in remote, deep, complex projects focusing on SURF. Peter joined the renewables industry bringing his expertise of oil & gas & SURF experience to VSMC. Based in Holland at the main office for 7 years, now regularly spreading his time between the new Westhills Aberdeen office and Holland main. Taking a practical, functional, and cost-effective view/approach on operations and projects, creating value added solutions for clients & stakeholders. With a professional track record of success in operations, QHSE and projects exceeding 250 million Euros.

Now focusing on Subsea solutions, SURF (BSS), and renewables based on EPIC, Lump sum, and field development - including small and marginal fields in Europe/UK.

VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., specializes in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewable market, Advanced near shore intervention, industry leading cable and flexible repairs, Select SURF installation for the oil & gas market and installation of interconnectors. The company delivers added value with its robust end-to-end project management and multi-disciplinary grid-to-grid solutions. In addition, VBMS complies with strict European and international industry standards, reflected in a high QHSE ranking. VBMS provides quality services balanced with cost effectiveness, with a portfolio including major offshore developments in Europe and beyond.

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with services including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the oil and gas sector and offshore wind industry as well as salvage solutions. With a versatile fleet of more than 900 vessels and floating equipment and 10,700 employees, including associated companies, Boskalis operates in 90 countries across six continents.

14:00                  Networking

14:30                   Close


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£35 + VAT for Subsea UK members
£45 + VAT for non-members