WHO WE ARE

patrick englebert

Leader and Founder Patrick Englebert

  • Active since 1976
  • Technical expert, innovator and project manager
  • Extensive management, experience and network for large projects
  • From concept to construction to support in operation
  • International experience: Belgium, Venezuela, US, France, Netherlands, …
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CEO Professional History

PERIOD

EMPLOYER / CUSTOMER

FUNCTION / ROLE

MAIN LOCATION

Jan. 2019 – present

PLANETTE.BE

Founder – developer

Brussels

Aug. 2011 – present

PROPELWIND

Founder – CEO

Brittany, France

Aug. 1998 – present

ENGLEMER

Technical consultant

Brussels

Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2018

GTT

Sr LNG Bunkering consultant

Paris

Feb. 2007 – Jul. 2011

EXMAR Offshore

Technical Project Manager

Antwerp

May 2005 – Jan. 2007

EXMAR Offshore Company

Engineering Manager

Houston

Sep. 1998 – Apr. 2005

EXMAR Offshore

Technical Project Manager

Antwerp

Sep. 1995 – Jul. 1998

WATCO (now SUEZ)

Director Dangerous Waste

Rotterdam & Brussels

Dec. 1984 – Aug. 1995

EXMAR Offshore

Technical Project Manager

Antwerp

Mar. 1982 – Nov. 1984

TRACTEBEL

Piping/Commissioning manager

Doel (nuclear power)

Aug. 1980 – Feb. 1982

TRACTEBEL

Construction Manager

Caracas, Venezuela

May. 1976 – Jul. 1980

TRACTEBEL

Nuclear Equipment Engineer

Brussels

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CEO References

  • Patents
    • Cargo ships wind propulsion : folding system for rigid articulated wing-sail
    • LNG Bunker mast (with GTT)
    • Trimaran fuel storage, side cargo handling
  • Associations – Membership
    • IWSA – (International Wind-Ship Association) – www.wind-ship.org :
      co-founder (2012-2015) , assisting the Executive Committee
    • EN1474 part 2 and 3 – “Installation and Equipment for LNG – Design and Testing of Marine Transfer System (STS)”
      Member of EN Working Group: initial writing (2008) and revision of Part 2 (2018)
    • ZESTAs – (Zero Emission Ship Technology Association) – www.zestas.org :
      Assistant to the founder (March 2019)
  • Other Innovations
    • 1989: offshore fishfarm, Monaco
    • 2003: oil FPSO, newbuild, Mediterranean sea
    • 2005: LNG STS, nowadays undisputed industry standard
  • Publication
    • LNG Industry, Oct. 2014: « LNG goes mobile » with GTT and Arthur BARRET, Manager LNG as Fuel dept.
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Message from  the founder

From the very beginning of my career I have been working directly for several brilliant pioneers in many key-domains: energy, shipping, offshore oil & gas, waste, water, aquaculture. They gave me the opportunity to acquire a robust project experience, hand-on, worldwide and in various domains. This allowed me as well to innovate many times from concept to construction and successful operation of large installations and systems.

I started with the development of the current concepts, each one meant to contribute efficiently in solving an important planet-issue in line with the UNO Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s). The future concepts are all based on my hands-on experience and are basically defined.

All the prospects are encouraging thanks to the raising public climate awareness, but the real progress is slow because of COVID, economic uncertainty, insufficient concept development .. In addition, working alone on the technical items is not a sustainable situation on the mid- and long term.

Therefore, I decided to create this new platform, planette.be, putting together a team with seasoned experts from my network, and aiming to add young talents willing and enthusiast to participate in the existing concepts. We want to prove that helping the planet can be exciting and effective.

Young talents would as well find here a solid, professional structure able to bring their own ideas to reality. In addition, developing several concepts in parallel will allow to maximize the utilization of the team: innovation of a particular concept is not a continuous process. Each concept development is frequently interrupted by waiting periods of time: reply from subsidy applications, results from external studies, feedback from partners …

planette.be would allow me to gradually transfer to the next generation my know-how, ideas, project experience and optimism.

 

Patrick ENGLEBERT