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AYOP membership passes centenary milestone

AYOP has recently welcomed its 100th member as the network association for offshore energy continues its fast pace of growth. The honour of becoming the centenary member went to TenneT, grid operator at sea, although it was a tight race with the many other parties currently joining AYOP.

AYOP is a rapidly growing association for companies, regional government authorities and knowledge and research institutes active in offshore oil & gas and wind energy in the North Sea Canal region. Other members who have joined in the past few weeks include WorldEmp, SEW Energy, Van Oord Offshore Wind, Topshore, Neptune Energy and Nautilus Port Services.

“One hundred is a good number to reach of course but even more important is that we have managed to attract a wide diversity of companies and organisations,” says AYOP director Sylvia Boer. “What matters most is that our members complement each other. The fact that we have been growing so fast recently is proof that – despite COVID – we meet the needs of our members with the right tools and personal contacts. Engagement levels are very high and that makes us proud.”

The member network has become a comprehensive ecosystem as AYOP connects people to share knowledge and mutually develop future-proof solutions that contribute to the energy transition. AYOP members have a strong focus on offshore wind maintenance (including cable logistics), boring projects for gas exploration, revisions on and maintenance of work vessels and platforms, and the dismantling of offshore constructions and ships. They also include logistical service providers, HR companies and facility services such as caterers and hotels.

Time to celebrate
The centenary of membership was announced at a special 100-members get-together on 29 April. All members had received in advance a drinks & snacks package from AYOP member Leonardo Hotel IJmuiden Seaport Beach for the occasion. The well-attended meeting featured an introduction by the latest members and a special ‘100 members’ video made by the members themselves.