iPS and Van Oord signed a 4 year framework agreement

01 Aug 2018

On 23rd of July 2018, iPS and Van Oord signed a 4 year framework agreement for the provision of project personnel for Van Oord worldwide.


The scope of the agreement is the provision of project personnel worldwide (e.g. Riggers, Rigger Foremen, Lifting Supervisors, Superintendents, OIM and all other project related staff) which will come into effect as per August, 1st 2018. The provision of Marine Crew is not included in this agreement, but we are in the final phase of negotiation for a renewed four years agreement.

Cooperation between Van Oord and iPS

In this jubilee year, we celebrate 30 years cooperation between Van Oord and iPS. Van Oord is celebrating a long history in marine engineering, having been in the business for 150 years. For iPS, 2018 is also a jubilee year, 30 years of Human Resource solutions. Van Oord has been a client of iPS since the very early days.

Samantha van de Pavert – Voorvelt, Manager Energy at iPS Powerful People: ‘We are very proud to be a partner of Van Oord, where continuity, quality and compliance are key elements in our partnership. Here's to the next 30 years of cooperation!’


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iPS enters into an exclusive payroll partnership with Van Oord

27 Jul 2018

On 31 May 2018, iPS and Van Oord signed a 4 year agreement based on partnership wherein iPS provides Van Oord with payroll services worldwide.


The agreement will focus on all payroll activities of Van Oord worldwide. There are no limits to regions, nationalities of personnel or positions within Van Oord. iPS has extensive expertise with cross- border payroll and due to the global infrastructure iPS is able to provide payroll solutions all over the world.

Cooperation between Van Oord and iPS

In this jubilee year, we celebrate 30 year of cooperation between Van Oord and iPS. Van Oord has a long history in marine engineering, which is a milestone Van Oord is celebrating in 2018. For iPS, 2018 is also a jubilee year, 30 years of Human Resource solutions. Van Oord is a client of iPS since the very early days.

Patrick Mans, Director Operations at iPS Powerful People; ‘we are very proud to be the specialised partner for Van Oord, we have shown our expertise for years and this agreement will definitely strengthen the partnership we already have with Van Oord. We will ensure quality and compliance in our services, which in our opinion makes the difference nowadays’


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Houston, has an iPS office

25 Jul 2018

iPS – Powerful people is opening a new office in the “Energy Capital of the World”, Houston, Texas. The move is in line with the iPS goals to serve our clients all over the world and get local points of contact in various regions. iPS General Manager Americas Guido van der Zwet will be sharing his time between our Mexico and Houston offices. He will keep focus on expanding our services in existing and new markets in the region.


Understanding our clients’ needs in Houston                            

In the current market, cost efficiency and compliance are key drivers, to get a partnership with your clients. We work together with our clients to achieve the best possible result. We share your passion for your projects by offering the best fit on personnel solutions.

With our worldwide network, local presence and 24/7 service we are available whenever you need us.    

General Manager Americas, Guido van der Zwet; “Our main objective with our office in Houston is to support US based companies with their operations in Mexico. We have seen the positive effects of the Mexico Energy Reform and many of the operators and service companies are based in Houston. With our 11-years’ experience in Mexico we are able to help companies with their first steps in Mexico, meaning recruitment, payroll solutions and project management. In the near future we would like to establish ourselves in Houston and do local recruitment and crewing as well.

Besides Mexico, iPS offers a worldwide service and has access to local workforce in different countries and can be a global partner to many of the companies established in Houston.”


iPS – Powerful People

Since 1988, iPS has been supplying personnel to the international Maritime and Dredging Industry and is renowned as a qualified point of contact. Over the years iPS has expanded the expertise into other sectors which include Energy and Civil Construction. Bringing people together in these industries is what we do. We are dedicated to build relationships.

With the headquarters near Rotterdam and a wide range of overseas offices (UK, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, South Africa, Germany and Lithuania) we have an immense international network. iPS is able to offer solutions for personnel problems and get the job done. Always!

11490 Westheimer Rd, Suite 925
TX 77077 Houston
T +1-713-425-6302

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4 new colleagues

08 Dec 2017

We are pleased to inform that we welcomed four new colleagues this month.
1) Erwin van Zanten
He is working as Senior Consultant at our Energy department. Erwin used to work for STC, first as an instructor for various trainings, later as a Sales Manager. You may reach Erwin via

2) Alina Gonchan
She started as a Junior Consultant at our Energy department in Scheveningen. Alina has the Ukrainian nationality. Alina used to work as a Crew Manager in the maritime industry. You can reach Alina via

3) Jerry Lopes
He is currently working at our ICT department as an ICT Officer. Jerry is busy finishing his study “ICT Service Management” at Rotterdam University. You can reach Jerry via

4) Alan Sánchez
He works as Assistant Accountant in our office in Mexico. Alen is to be reached via

Please join us in wishing our new colleagues good luck with their iPS-adventure!

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ISO 9001:2015 certified

08 Dec 2017

Yesterday and the day before we had an external audit regarding our ISO 9001 Certification done by auditors from Bureau Veritas.
This time it was a transition audit from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015, which is a significant upgrade from our past Company Management System.

We are proud to announce that the audit was a success and no non-conformities/observations were reported by the auditor. Even with this new norm iPS remains fully compliant.

We'd like to thank everyone that was involved in the audit and a special thanks to Jeffrey Nouwen and Gertjan de Mare for their assistance during the audit.

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One step closer..

24 Nov 2017

We are proud to mention that Gertjan de Mare, Corporate Lawyer at iPS, has successfully finished his exam and is now holding the title CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe). He will carry on his tasks at iPS - and as a member of our Privacy Team - as certified Data Protection Officer.

iPS' Privacy Team is herewith another step closer to compliance with the upcoming GDPR and to obtaining the ISO 27001 certificate in Q2, 2018.

Congratulations Gertjan! 

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MLC 2006 certificate renewed

26 Oct 2017

We have something to celebrate!
Today we were audited by Bureau Veritas regarding our MLC 2006 Certification. The audit was taking place at our office in Capelle aan den IJssel.

We are proud to announce that the audit was a success and no non-conformities/observations were reported by the auditor. This is an amazing result and we want to thank our colleagues Jeffrey Nouwen, Gertjan de Mare, Pim Hooghart and Jantien van Zomeren for their assistance during this audit.

The certificate can be viewed here.

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4 new people started

06 Oct 2017

We are pleased to welcome four new colleagues.

Natasja Wanders
She is fulfilling tasks as Business Manager Maritme at our Maritime department in our HQ office.
You can reach Natasja via

Layla Sharif
Layla is currently working as Sr. Consultant in our Dubai office.
You can reach Layla via

Fe Ricohermoso
Fe has started as Consultant at our office in Dubai.
You can reach Fe via

Carla Bonello
She just joined our Tunnelling department in Capelle aan den IJssel.
You can reach Carla via

We are wishing them good luck with their new tasks.

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Offshore Energy 2017

22 Sep 2017

iPS is attending the Offshore Energy exhibition. Offshore Energy is the event for expert coverage of the exploration as the production of conventional oil & gas energy resources, and also for the renewable part of energy mix such as wind and marine energy. Business leaders, buyers, investors, engineers and other interested parties in the offshore energy sector will get the opportunity to meet each other.

Feel free to stop by at RAI Amsterdam for your future staffing (stand: 1.097)!

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