Message from the Chairman

The roots of Ballast Nedam with industrial projects (“Industriebouw”) goes back to the previous century.
Important projects from those times were the first hydrocracker at ExxonMobil, PER+ at SNR (SHELL) and PO-11 at Lyondell. Ballast Nedam was already a major partner and contractor in these projects. The experience and knowledge of our employees and (senior) management goes back to those times and we believe that the birth of the present Ballast Nedam Industriebouw BV was from those projects. The workpreparators and supervisors from those times are now the senior management team CEO, CTO and COO within Ballast Nedam Industriebouw BV.

In 2013/2014 , Ballast Nedam Holding decided, to separate Industriebouw as a business unit from the rest of the Infra organisation, with a vision to create a specialist (working in western-Europe) in industrial projects, which would be able to handle the most complicated industrial projects (technical and schedule wise) on a high standard of safety and quality in an environment of “live” plants and existing installations.
After the take-over in 2015 by the Renaissance group the development continued to an independent private company (BV), with a strong connection with Renaissance Heavy Industries, a 100% subsidiary of Renaissance. From that moment, the vision became wider, to extend more disciplines (electrical and mechanical) and different contracts (EPC).

Our believe is :
“Ballast Nedam Industriebouw + Renaissance Heavy Industries is like 1 + 1 = 3 !!!”    
and therefore, we look with trust to the future.

The question, clients and partners ask me a lot is:
“Why should I want to work with Ballast Nedam Industriebouw BV and what are my benefits ?”

For me, it is every time hard to explain, because decisions like this are often made on a feeling and values which we have in common (or not) and being successful and achieving, factors of success of the projects together. Some major highlights for us are:

• Being honest and straight, NO is also an answer and needs an acceptance from all parties to be open to solve the problems from that no answer.
• Trust. Being free to bring up what might be causing concern at every level and managing resolution of it. (we are humans, with all our strengths and weakness’s). Our employees are highly skilled and experienced in what they do, gained over many years, but still human.
• Safety is in our genes and we believe it is possible to work without lost time incidents, it is a way of living and becomes a part of our lives. (goal LTI = 0 for 10 years)
• An agreement is an agreement and what we promise, we will do, with everything that is possible in our sphere of influence.
• Stop mailing, start talking, we want to talk and not get lost in mailing and writing.
• Positive attitude, celebrate the successes and work hard to improve the deviations. A positive, dedicated and motivated team reaches their goals much easier and everyone wants to be a part of a winning team.
I want to thank you, for taking the time to read my message and I look forward to meet you in person.

Ronald Franken