Forty-five of the world’s leading energy and shipping companies have contributed funding for the Offshore Exhibition opening in December in Rotterdam. Maritime Museum Director, Frits Loomeijer said, “As the worldwide transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy continues apace, energy assumes increasing importance for the economy and is essential for everyday living. Without energy, we could not recharge our mobile phones, put fuel in our cars or cook our food. A lot of the energy comes from oil, gas or wind and is obtained offshore at sea.” The exhibition will provide visitors with a spectacular overview of oil, gas, wind energy and renewable resources in the offshore environment. Exhibits will highlight both surface operations and ultra-deepwater oil and gas recovery.