History

Our Journey

Our General Manager, Martijn Koppert, and Senior Structural Engineer, Arie van der Eijk, became close friends when working together in the Middle East. Later in 2007, they identified a market of temporary works structures for offshore installation projects and established Temporary Works Design.

Our mission has been to keep improving the construction methods of offshore and civil projects. By continuously challenging the current construction practices, we develop tailored methods to ensure projects are executed safely, on time, and within budget. Our dedication to smart design solutions helped us grow rapidly. At the same time, we still keep our tradition of being bold, flexible, and creative.

2007

Martijn and Arie met in Oman and quickly formed a friendship. A few years later, they reconnected in the Netherlands and started working together. Their first project, the Lisa Robin Rigg (design of the upending frame), put TWD on the radar for future offshore projects.

2007 - 2010

By 2010, we had an office in Rotterdam with a small team and a steady stream of projects. We found our niche and started developing our ideas into innovative solutions for offshore installations. The Motion Compensation System is a good example of these solutions.

2010 - 2011

In 2011, we expanded both our company size and the range of our services. Our team of 20 colleagues started providing stability analysis and ballasting plans as well as procurement and fabrication assistance. We specialized in complete project implementation, from structural designs to fabrication management.

2011 - 2014

In late 2014, we had a total of 50 colleagues and established a marine engineering department. Our naval architects started delivering independent marine analysis. It could also integrate seamlessly within the larger TWD scopes to ensure complete designs for offshore project executions.

2014 - 2016

Between 2014 to 2016, we completed multiple successful offshore wind projects, within which the Van Oord Monopile Gripper Frame is one of them. We also developed the mechanical system for the motion compensated crane on Barge Master T40, which won the 2015 ‘Ship of the Year’ award. In 2016, we supported the Delft Hyperloop team with a test frame design.

2016 - 2017

We welcomed 2017 with our 10-year anniversary and 100 TWD colleagues. In June 2017, we launched an international branch in the UK. Soon, our UK team designed the revolutionary “walking piling gate” that received the “Innovation Award” during The Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering Expo.

2017 - 2019

In 2019, we opened TWD Greece. the branch began operating projects in the energy sector and design of cable handling systems, delivering quality engineering solutions (e.g. a 200t onshore storage carousel). Soon after, the office diversified its portfolio by entering into Heavy Civils, Heavy Transport and Installation, and Onshore Wind.

2020 to Today

TWD continues to grow. In 2020, we welcomed our 200th colleague and contributed to over 200 transport, installation, or construction projects. As we scale up rapidly, we continue sharing the joy of simplicity and making an impact on key infrastructures and energy transitions worldwide.

2007

2007

Martijn and Arie met in Oman and quickly formed a friendship. A few years later, they reconnected in the Netherlands and started working together. Their first project, the Lisa Robin Rigg (design of the upending frame), put TWD on the radar for future offshore projects.
2007
2010
2007 - 2010
By 2010, we had an office in Rotterdam with a small team and a steady stream of projects. We found our niche and started developing our ideas into innovative solutions for offshore installations. The Motion Compensation System is a good example of these solutions.
2010
2011

2010 - 2011

In 2011, we expanded both our company size and the range of our services. Our team of 20 colleagues started providing stability analysis and ballasting plans as well as procurement and fabrication assistance. We specialized in complete project implementation, from structural designs to fabrication management.
2011
2014
2011 - 2014
In late 2014, we had a total of 50 colleagues and established a marine engineering department. Our naval architects started delivering independent marine analysis. It could also integrate seamlessly within the larger TWD scopes to ensure complete designs for offshore project executions.
2014
2016

2014 - 2016

Between 2014 to 2016, we completed multiple successful offshore wind projects, within which the Van Oord Monopile Gripper Frame is one of them. We also developed the mechanical system for the motion compensated crane on Barge Master T40, which won the 2015 ‘Ship of the Year’ award. In 2016, we supported the Delft Hyperloop team with a test frame design.
2016
History 2017
2016 - 2017
We welcomed 2017 with our 10-year anniversary and 100 TWD colleagues. In June 2017, we launched an international branch in the UK. Soon, our UK team designed the revolutionary “walking piling gate” that received the “Innovation Award” during The Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering Expo.
History 2017
2019

2017 - 2019

In 2019, we opened TWD Greece. the branch began operating projects in the energy sector and design of cable handling systems, delivering quality engineering solutions (e.g. a 200t onshore storage carousel). Soon after, the office diversified its portfolio by entering into Heavy Civils, Heavy Transport and Installation, and Onshore Wind.
2019
2020
2020 to Today
TWD continues to grow. In 2020, we welcomed our 200th colleague and contributed to over 200 transport, installation, or construction projects. As we scale up rapidly, we continue sharing the joy of simplicity and making an impact on key infrastructures and energy transitions worldwide.
2020

Explore Our Markets

Offshore Wind

With more than a decade of experience in Offshore Wind, we guarantee the smartest construction methods for offshore wind farm installations.

Heavy Civils

Through our strong expertise in Heavy Civils, we make a great impact on some of the most notable heavy civil infrastructures worldwide.

Transport & Heavy Lift

Our drive to find the most functional and lean engineering solutions helps you have safe and easy transport and heavy lifting operations.

Vessel Outfitting

Our extensive knowledge of diverse vessels allows us to develop tailored and sustainable outfitting solutions that exceed your expectations.

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