About Holwater

Holwater is a privately owned management and consultancy company, specialized in the offshore and maritime construction industry.
Holwater provides support to asset owners, project developers, oil and gas operators, offshore contractors and various service providers. Holwater has expertise in contract management, project management, change management, training and development, risk management and commercial management.

Holwater’s approach is pragmatic, professional and personal.


Strategy and Business Support

Is your company considering a change of direction? Are you considering acquisition of an asset or company and looking for industry expertise? Do you want a second opinion on your market outlook and strategic planning?

Holwater can provide support by means of technical and commercial due diligence in acquisition processes, prepare market studies and business plans for new ventures or new products, as well as challenge any preconceptions within the boardroom. Holwater can provide practical assistance in changes in a company’s culture, after a merger or if more emphasis is placed on important values, such as safety, compliance or diversity.


Contract Management

Looking for support in tender and contract document reviews? Are there contractual or insurance claims for which your project management team or relevant department does not have the time or resources? Does your project require extensive subcontracting?

Holwater can perform contract reviews, prepare contract documentation, prepare claim documentation including valuation and substantiation and follow up on contractual disputes. During a tender or negotiation process it is valuable to receive pragmatic advice on the potential cost and impact of contractual qualifications, to ensure fair and reasonable evaluation.


Risk Management

Are you worried about a project’s risks regarding cost and time? Do you want a in depth qualitative analysis of the commercial and execution risks and uncertainties in your project or portfolio? Looking for pragmatic measures to better manage your project risks? Does your client require a quantitative (Monte Carlo simulation based) risk analysis, which you cannot perform yourself?

Holwater can provide risk analyses and risk assessments, both qualitative and quantitative, regarding commercial and execution risks, with a focus on managing those risks effectively. Not all risks are negative, some risks and uncertainties may result in potential benefits and opportunities. Placing emphasis on risk at the tender or preparation stage of a project will identify the project team’s priorities and will facilitate scenario based thinking.


Interim Management

Is the workload a little higher than usual? Is the project outside of your team’s current experience? Interested in outsourcing some of the tasks and activities, to maximize your company’s flexibility?

Holwater can provide temporary staff experienced in dredging, offshore installation or infrastructure construction, in positions such as project manager, contract manager, and various other senior project management positions.

Holwater will aim at delivering a good match, both in professional experience and core competences of the temporary candidate. A candidate must fit the client’s company culture, complement the project team’s competences and should be able to hit the ground running.

Case Studies

Dispute Resolution

An offshore service provider had been awarded the contract for inspection and maintenance of a Single Point Mooring (SPM) Buoy. During inspection it became apparent that the buoy did not comply with the required specifications. It was unclear how these deviations had come into existence. Was this due to inadequate inspection and maintenance, or did the installation contractor use inferior …

Market Study

An entrepreneur with multiple companies, active in various industries, had recently decided to add an oil & gas engineering consultancy to his portfolio. This consultancy specialised in onshore process facility design and engineering. The entrepreneur was interested in adding offshore capabilities to this company, and therefore wanted better insight in the global offshore oil and gas …

Due Diligence

A Dutch Private Equity Firm was invited to join a competitive bidding for a company active in the oil and gas industry. The bidding process covers different phases, in each phase the seller provides information containing increasing levels of detail. To advance to the next phase, the bidders are to submit a narrowing envelop of acquisition prices. During …