Mr van Poppel succeeds Gerard Keser, who steps down from his current role after eight years with the company to take up a position on the company’s advisory board.
With a solid track record in the marine contracting environment, Mr van Poppel has contributed to the growth and transformation of companies such as Fabricom and Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles (formally VBMS), creating market leaders renowned for their innovative solutions and focus upon both customer service and delivery.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr van Poppel said: “My experience aligns with the development of N-Sea, and I believe that the company is a thriving, independent platform which is ready for further growth. As we work in alliance with our partners in a number of key disciplines, I look forward to helping shape the company into a top tier player in the subsea infrastructure arena.”
Mr Keser added: “I will be leaving the executive role within N-Sea knowing that a solid strategy, together with a strong and experienced management team is in place. The company is in excellent shape to take advantage of the many opportunities for growth.”
N-Sea specialises in subsea services for the renewable, oil and gas, and utility industries, as well as for civil contracting communities. With a focus on safe and efficient operations, N-Sea provides offshore survey and IMR services to subsea asset operators and tier 1 contractors.