Vander Laan Promoted To Vice President Of Soros Associates

Richard W. Vander Laan has been promoted to vice president of Soros Associates, New York City. Soros, an international consulting engineering firm, specializes in the planning, design and construction management of port facilities, offshore terminals, and bulk material handling systems.

Mr. Vander Laan's initial assignment in his new position will be as principal in charge of the Soros-sponsored Transcoal Terminal to be built at Marley Neck in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

He is well familiar with the Baltimore area, having been responsible for the Soros studies for the expansion of the Chessie's Curtis Bay shiploading facility, and the proposed rail-to-ship coal transfer terminal at the Canton Docks.

Mr. Vander Laan brings 32 years' experience in the development and engineering of bulk material handling systems to the Marley Neck Terminal project.

Since joining Soros Associates, in 1972, he has been project manager for the engineering and construction of rail to barge coal transfer terminals on the Ohio River in West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky, and the r e c o n s t r u c t i o n of a petroleum coke shiploading facility in Houston.

His overseas projects include a salt loading terminal in Kandla, India, and a bauxite/ alumina port facility in Brazil.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  May 1981 Harbor Way

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