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Renier van den Bichelaer

Director Offshore Decommissioning at Ardent


Renier has 14 years of experience in the salvage industry. He started his salvage career at Smit. From contract management, out of Rotterdam and London, Renier moved into business development, project management and then commercial management out of Singapore for the Asia region. With Smit and most recently Ardent, Renier has been involved with all aspects of salvage and wreck removal – working closely with operators, vessel owners, insurers and government bodies.

Recent (3 yrs) experience includes responsibility for developing and implementing the Ardent strategy and capability for decommissioning.

Renier is distinguished by his passion for the industry, his focus on decommissioning solutions and commitment to meeting customer demands.

In 2013 Renier graduated with an MBA degree in Shipping, Offshore & Finance from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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