Graduate Internship H2S Gas Analysis

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  • Dredging
  • Student
  • Fleet management
  • Papendrecht

Job description

Are you a mechanical engineering or maritime technique student looking for a graduate internship? Are you interested in chemistry: gasses and their influence on the environment? Do you have affinity with technology and the international projects of Boskalis? Would you like to contribute to a research to keep our materials and our people safe? Then, continue to read! 

Boskalis’ fleet consists of more than 900 vessels and is the company's capital. The trailing suction hopper dredger Prins der Nederlanden, cutter suction dredger Taurus II and backhoe Nordic Giant are just a few examples of the vessels we use on our dredging projects. The staff of fleet management are responsible for maintaining and repairing our diverse fleet. It goes without saying that it is important to us that our clients have technical solutions at their disposal that are both efficient and sustainable. This requires smart innovations and modifications. Vessel maintenance takes place anywhere in the world between projects. Logically we want to keep a ship in the dockyard for as little time as possible. This calls for strict planning and sound preparation. The fleet management team together with the maintenance cell and technical superintendent see to it that every aspect of the maintenance job is carefully prepared and carried out.
In practice, on our vessels we are increasingly faced with H2S gasses. To safeguard our people and machinery, analysis on this topic is required. In this analysis, our goal is to find out what the maximum level of protection is that can be achieved. We want to prevent H2S from entering the living space of the crew to ensure their health. Also, we want to avoid (remains of) these gasses to harm machinery that contains copper, aluminium and lead. The project accommodation itself, machine room and the remain of the vessel require inspection. 

Possible research assignments within this analysis are: what is the behavior of H2S gas? We know it is heavier than air, yet still it finds a way to enter the living spaces on our vessels. How many fans are currently active and what is their leverage? What about the suppression level within the accommodation and the machinery room? What is it currently and (how) can it be lowered? What size of filters are needed and of what material? Are there ways to partially retain the gasses on the deck?

Job requirements

To be considered for this graduate assignment within the Fleet Management department you:

  • are a student following the study track mechanical engineering or maritime technique; 
  • study in/are a resident of the Netherlands;
  • are available for an internship in 2019;
  • are interested in a wide variety of disciplines: vessels, electricity, internal combustion engines, chemistry and air conditioning supplies; 
  • are up for a challenge, a wide variety of vessels require screening;
  • have good teamwork skills, but like to work independent just as much;
  • master both the Dutch and English language in word and written.

Employment conditions

As an intern, you can expect your hours to be compensated in cash. The added value of a graduate internship at Boskalis, however, is particularly in elements like:

•    a great deal of responsibility;
•    a professional, yet informal working atmosphere;
•    colleagues proud of one’s work, the leading projects and Boskalis in general. 


Additional information

The head office of Boskalis is situated in Papendrecht. When not out on a vessel, this will be your station. Interviews will be scheduled the end of January 2019. 

Disclaimer for recruitment and selection agencies

We don’t accept any unsolicited applications or CVs from recruitment and selection agencies. In general we don’t appreciate acquisition and this also applies to Boskalis colleagues or associated Boskalis companies.

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