Following on the news of the acquisition of Marimecs Marine design and engineering. The MP Group are delighted to announce that, as per the 1st of September 2022, our management team will be strengthened by Hero Hettinga in the role of Manager Operations at Marimecs.

Hero brings with him almost 20 years of experience, having worked within a number of diverse companies and projects within the fields of Design and Engineering. Together with the Marimecs team and the management of the MP Group, Hero is looking forward to further develop the company and realise its goals and ambitions.

“I have on several occasions been professionally involved with the Marimecs team” Hero states. “Not only directly contracted to supply engineering services to a project, but later as a Project Manager outsourcing part of a scope to their capable team.”.
“When I was re-considering my professional possibilities and ambitions a few months ago, I contacted Maritime Professionals to have a chat on the different directions and opportunities. The follow up was a chat with Erik van Prooijen, Managing Partner of the MP Group, we talked about the recent acquisition of Marimecs, their plans with the company and the wish to fulfil the role of operations manager.

We concluded that there might be a match based on our experience, but more importantly, my core job-value’s: Personal development, trust, flexibility and a large focus on sustainability were subjects that we both expressed as valuable within our ideal business environment. This confirmed that we could take this step together towards this new position.”
Marimecs has recently delivered the engineering of a number of yachts and passenger vessel projects with sustainable hybrid or fully electric propulsion systems, such as the Queen Miri and the new SFK ferries in Kiel. Other recent projects include commercial vessels for NIOZ and Dutch Rijkswaterstaat, as well as a highly customised luxury 21m sailing catamaran and a number of private superyacht conversion projects.



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