LARSoffshore is a privately-owned independent company and was established early 2013. LARS stands for Lease And Rental Solutions. Our aim is to deliver effective, innovative, quality and reliable specialist solutions to the offshore oil & gas and offshore renewables industries. LARSoffshore founders, as true engineers at heart, love to be involved with challenging projects worldwide. Our playground ranges from shore approaches via subsea installation, pull-ins to offshore connections and tie-ins, while our engineering solutions include installation & seafastening analysis, installation & field engineering, burial assessments & route engineering, method statements and procedures.
LARSoffshore provides Lease And Rental Solutions to the worldwide offshore oil & gas and offshore renewables industries. Our hardware solutions include carousels, chutes, reels, reel drive systems, tensioners, turntables amongst other required installation aids for projects involving flexibles, electrical or hydraulic flying leads, jumpers, pipelines, risers, structures, umbilicals or any other project product. Our personnel can assist with mobilisation & installation assistance or any support requested to any project worldwide. We work in accordance to QHSE management standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
Gerard Kroese is Director of LARSOffshore. In this role, Kroese manages day-to-day aspects of the business and our projects. He is currently involved with an offshore oil & gas field development in the West of Shetland-area and the development of our installation equipment.
He has held several project management positions at leading offshore subsea and construction companies Allseas, Cecon and Subsea 7 prior to founding LARSOffshore. He was co-founder and Director of Projects at successful start-up Blue Offshore. He has been involved with offshore cable, pipelines, umbilicals and vessel conversion projects for close to 20 years.
Kroese holds a BSc-degree in civil engineering from The Hague University (NL) and an MBA from the University of Durham (UK).
Kroese is married and has three sons.