Meet the INCITIAS Team
Director – Bastiaan Scheepers
Bastiaan joined Holger Kelle to establish and serve as a Founder and Director of INCITIAS. Bastiaan explains, ‘In 2015, Holger called me, and the decision to form INCITIAS was an easy one and confirmed quickly. It was a fantastic and exciting opportunity to work together again, having previously worked together at INTECSEA. I completed the first oil for the FPSO Front Puffin in Nigeria and returned to Australia, securing my first INCITIAS project with Trelleborg, and began to expand our business, hiring Christopher Bonay, our Naval Architect and mooring specialist.’
As Directors, both Holger and Bastiaan agreed it was important and a key difference for INCITIAS Senior Management team to be hands-on and involved in day-to-day project operations, business management and development. ‘Our management team is always involved in our project operations. It is a point of difference, part of our competitive advantage and a highlight of our business,’ Bastiaan continues, ‘The staff member you work together with developing a project, will also be part of the team and involved in the project. Clients see continuity in who they work with.’
Bastiaan’s decision to pursue engineering started in high school. Using the process of elimination, he ruled out a medical career, as he wasn’t keen on blood. He had an interest and excelled with numbers and rational education, enjoyed designing and problem-solving, so logically landed in mechanical engineering. Bastiaan quietly admitted during our interview, that he had placed 4th in an Italian-wide LEGO championship in 1985. His vision, affinity and creativity for design started early on.
After studying mechanical engineering at Università Degli Studi di Perugia, Bastiaan started working with Procter and Gamble subsidiary Fameccanica in Italy. In 2002 Bastiaan moved with his partner to Australia, settling in Melbourne. Started with Omni Engineering as an ABB Robot system integrator building machinery in the automotive industry for Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, and Toyota. Following this, he joined Trelleborg, progressing through the ranks to Manager of the Offshore Integrated Mooring business unit.
During this time Bastiaan also completed his MBA with Melbourne Business School. Bastiaan consulted with Ernst and Young for the Australian Government Transport Department program/project frameworks and before INCITIAS Bastiaan was at INTECSEA, completing projects based in Singapore and Lagos. Bastiaan’s career in the energy industry has spanned more than 17 years.
A personal triumph for Bastiaan was seeing the completed Mina Justa hose reel, in 2018. ‘Such an incredible experience, walking inside the fabricator workshop in Italy, it was a very intense emotion seeing the design actualised. The results were tangible, the workshop was filled with the equipment INCITIAS had designed and built. The feeling hasn’t changed either – it is still quite humbling to see these, my designs come together,’ Bastiaan remarked proudly. Commenting that ‘the opportunities and challenges of designing solutions for unique problems and then building the machinery around the unique solutions, our original equipment, is a very satisfying part of the job.’
Bastiaan describes the favourite element of his director role as supporting INCITIAS’ team growth and aiding our clients to grow their businesses. ‘Travelling overseas for work is also quite an enjoyable part of the role.’ Bastiaan continues, ‘I enjoy working together with clients in their local area and meeting colleagues, developing the face-to-face rapport.’
Enjoying his work/life balance, Bastiaan can often be found in the kitchen, cooking for friends and family. A particular favourite to make is arrostincini, Italian skewers made with lamb (from the Abruzzo region). Beyond his culinary pursuits, he enjoys gliding at 10,000ft, cycling and generally staying fit.
To explore more of Bastiaan’s career, please see his LinkedIn profile.
You can contact us to discuss how INCITIAS can assist with your original equipment design and project requirements.
INCITIAS Services and Original Products are supported by in-house team of engineers and designers:
Naval Architecture services:
Process Engineering services:
Mechanical and Marine Engineering services:
Safety and Risk Engineering services:
Structural Engineering services:
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering services:
Subsea Engineering services:
FPSO External Riser turret mooring
Mooring Handling LIFTING BEAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY Original Equipment
Hose Reel 3D hybrid render
FPSO Bow Extension 3D modelling
Our clients find our experience invaluable during FPSO decommissioning planning and execution, using the INCITIAS teams’ ability to assess the most suitable strategy, based on the project and local authority’s requirements. Our team has extensive experience in the design and installation of FPSO mooring systems, risers and umbilicals.
We can support the client decommissioning plan with the following services:
Examples of typical deliverables for FPSO Decommissioning are:
Single Point Mooring system
Independent Verification Design
Working together with INCITIAS, clients can obtain objective evidence of asset compliance with project requirements.
With our independent verification design process, INCITIAS applies an efficient risk-based assessment method to prioritise critical elements of the asset.
An INCITIAS comprehensive review can include:
We work together with our clients to ensure the appropriate level of review is carried out.
Operations & Maintenance Support
INCITIAS combines our Engineering expertise with real world Operations and Maintenance experience. We support our clients with O&M development and management activities including:
Integrated Owner’s Engineering Services
We support Owners with engineering, technical, and project management expertise across LNG, marine, and vessel conversion projects. Our clients can minimise risk and maximise opportunities earlier in project execution, with INCITIAS Owner’s engineering services.
INCITIAS can provide integrated owner’s engineering services for onshore and offshore projects from a client office, site location or remotely from our offices in Melbourne.
Typical services are:
Indicative deliverables are:
We can be as involved as you require. From specialist resources who consultant on specific aspects of your project, to the provision of a fully integrated Owners team.
At INCITIAS we develop tailor-made delivery solutions to match your project’s execution strategy and risk profile. Offering a full range of alternative delivery methods enables us to deliver the most effective project outcomes for you.
CLP Jetty Installation during the daytime
INCITIAS offers integrated technical and commercial advisory services to assist clients advance their projects and provide support for their decision-making process. Clients can reduce risk and maximise opportunities by accessing our team of advisory specialists’ wealth of experience.
Typical advisory services are:
INCITIAS techno-commercial advisory services aligns commercial drivers with feasible and proven technical solutions. Our team’s experience includes facility selection, financial assessment, contracting strategies, construction management and project operations. Assisting clients meet their business objectives using our capabilities to provide insights and solutions.
Indicative deliverables are: