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Expert Profile

Ben Van Den Biggelaar

Ben Van Den Biggelaar

Quantum and Technical Expert

Oil & Gas
Process & Industrial
Asia Pacific
Middle East
United Kingdom


  • Naval Architect and Shipbuilding Engineer
  • Over 30 years of shipbuilding and offshore construction experience
  • Experienced at all stages of a wide range of international engineer-to order projects
  • Extensive contracts and claims management experience and leading multi-disciplined teams
  • Has cross-examination experience


After studying Shipping and Shipbuilding at the Technical University Delft, Ben started at a medium-sized shipyard to learn how ships are really designed and built. For almost 17 years he worked in various positions on different projects at various shipyards. In 2008 he joined Driver Trett and continued to assist as a claim and contract consultant many different international clients, inside and outside the shipbuilding industry. Ben has also been involved in large and complex international (shipbuilding) arbitration cases.

Ben is a naval architect and mechanical engineer with academic and professional training in both the Netherlands and the UK.

He has over 30 years of experience with extensive international hands on and commercial experience on various types of shipbuilding, ship repair, navy and FPSO projects at different stages, including tender preparation, contract & subcontract negotiations, engineering, work preparation and project execution.

Ben also has experience in managing multi-disciplined engineering projects, ship conversions and (navy) shipbuilding projects and is experienced in preparing, analysing and defending claims on a wide range of (navy) shipbuilding, offshore and civil engineering projects.

This expert has the following cross-examination experience:

  • International Arbitration

The commissions that Ben has worked on are often covered by extensive non disclosure and confidentiality provisions due to their size, value and the key nature of these projects. A more detailed CV can be made available upon request if Ben’s profile is of interest to you.

The projects that Ben has worked on have meant extensive travel across the globe across Europe, Americas, Middle East and Asia Pacific.