Richard Krabbendam was a Heavy Lift Specialist with Jumbo Offshore and founder of Krabbendam Advies Service. A Master of Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, he has worked with Big Lift, Mammoet, van Seumeren and was co-founder of ITREC. He helped to set up Jumbo Offshore and was involved in the development of its super heavy lift carrier fleet, the J-Class, which uses two 900 ton mast cranes for subsea installation works, and since August 2009 has been equipped with a newly installed deepwater lowering system enabling Jumbo to transport and install heavy loads in up to 3,000 m water depth. Since 2010 he has retired from Jumbo and dedicates his time to transfer his know-how and experience.