NextDecade COO Retires, LNG Project Manager Climbs Aboard

September 11, 2018


NextDecade‘s COO is retiring just as the company’s new LNG executive moves in.

The Woodlands-based company said COO Rene van Vliet will retire October 1st but will remain an advisor.

Meanwhile, Ivan van der Walt will join NextDecade, also on October 1st, as Rio Grande LNG project manager, in which he’ll oversee the entire project development including the company’s latest engineering, procurement and constructions agreements.

Mr. van der Walt has nearly 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including senior roles with CB&I (now McDermott) and Chevron.

CEO and President Matt Schtzman called the  said, “Ivan brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and LNG project experience to the Company, and we look forward to drawing on that experience in developing our Rio Grande LNG project.