First National Partner of Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai revealed

The first ‘National Partner’ of the Dutch pavilion at the EXPO2020 in Dubai has been revealed. Van Oord will play an active role in the Dutch pavilion at the world exposition. The partnership was sealed by the Dutch Consul General and the Commissioner General for the EXPO2020 Dubai Hans Sandee, and Koen Sweers, Area Manager at Van Oord.

The signing ceremony was held during a visit to the Dubai Harbour Masterplan project site, one of Van Oord’s current projects. Van Oord is well-known in the Middle East and its presence in the region dates back years. They’re mostly known for their waterfront project the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

Hans Sandee, Consul General Dubai and Commissioner General to EXPO 2020 Dubai is excited:

‘We are very happy to welcome Van Oord as our first National Partner of the Dutch participation at the Expo 2020. The company’s impressive track record in marine engineering and permanent presence in the area make Van Oord an important partner for the Dutch pavilion. Together with Van Oord, we will showcase Dutch solutions, knowledge and expertise for a more sustainable future.’

Koen Sweers, Area Manager at Van Oord, is looking forward to the business opportunities that the EXPO2020 Dubai offers: ‘We believe our role as National Partner of the Dutch pavilion at Expo 2020 will provide the perfect opportunity for Van Oord to share its market knowledge and its expertise in marine engineering and energy infrastructure. We are looking forward to meeting our highly valued clients from all over the world in Dubai.’ 

In one year, the Dutch pavilion will be opened at the world exposition. The pavilion is entirely devoted to innovation in the fields of water, energy and food. Dutch businesses, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations possess specific knowledge and expertise in these areas, and can, therefore, play an important role in finding solutions that contribute to a more sustainable planet. The world exhibition and the Dutch pavilion are open to visitors from October 2020 to April 2021.