PIETER S. HEEREMA
Born in Amsterdam, Pieter
S. Heerema left lasting marks on the international offshore industry. He
first came to prominence in the 1950s in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, where
he pioneered the use of prestressed concrete piles that proved ideally
suited for the demands of the region. In the early 1960s, he returned to
his native Holland and became an early leader in North Sea construction.
He led the way in the development of giant semi-submersible derrick and lay
barges which revolutionized offshore construction by allowing for the
design and installation of much larger platforms.