Meet Marco Kok


Windturbines op zee gecombineerd met floating solar
QSHE Manager

Marco Kok is QSHE Manager (Quality, Safety, Health and Environment) at Ventolines, he is active on projects but also at corporate level for Ventolines.

“In our projects my role starts in the development phase with the creation of a Safety & Health Plan . After that, I am part of the contracting team that draws up a program of requirements in terms of HSE and coordinates it with the potential contractors. For Ventolines I am responsible for the risk inventory and evaluation, company emergency services and (HSE) training of employees. In addition, I am also involved in other internal projects such as ISO certification.”

“The best thing about renewable energy projects? The great diversity: every project is different, every location is different and therefore requires a project-specific approach.” 

What motivated Marco to apply for the role of QSHE Manager at Ventolines? The diversity and complexity of the projects caught his attention. Marco sees complicated projects as a puzzle of which some pieces are missing: an enormous challenge to solve. In order to solve this puzzle, he facilitates the collaboration between the client and the executing party, because that way you achieve more. He also thought it would be fun to sit in the client’s chair for a change.

Marco also enjoys working on innovative projects, as he likes to think critically about matters that are not standardized. A good example of this is of course Windpark Fryslân, the largest wind farm in an inland waterway in the world. It was of course a special experience to work on such a unique project. Especially the large number of parties involved made the project interesting and offered the opportunity to positively influence the perception of HSE.

Marco Kok (center) with colleagues Lorry Wagner (Director Ventolines U.S.) and Mark Coplen (President of Ventolines U.S.) at Ventus Awards Show in 2021

“Ventolines as a client is hugely involved in projects. Partly thanks to the Gemba Observations application, we offer project members an up-to-date overview of the progress, quality and QSHE status of projects. I am therefore proud that the application won the Ventus Award for ‘HSE Program of the Year’ last year.”

Marco prefers to work on innovative projects, where he has to deal with many things that are not standardized. A good example of this is Windpark Fryslân, the largest wind farm in an inland waterway in the world. “It was a special experience to work on such a unique project. The large number of parties involved made the project interesting and gave me the opportunity to positively influence the perception of HSE.”

​”The team at Ventolines consists of driven and ambitious people with a passion for their field. Everyone has a tremendous amount of substantive knowledge and is very involved in their work.” 

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