Hanne Schatteman needs a daily dose of sports. So, on workdays, she commutes from her home in Antwerp to Lillo with her racing bike. And she doesn’t sit still during the weekend either … although then the exercise is renovating her house.
“I like to be deployed where people can best use me. Where will I be at the end of the project? I don’t know. And that’s exciting!” 26-year-old Project Engineer Hanne Schatteman is in her element in the dynamics of Project ONE.
A smoothly running installation and organization
Hanne came to INEOS via the Commercial Graduate Program. “I worked for 1 year as a Product Manager in Germany (for INEOS Nitriles); then I stepped into Project ONE to take on a technical role.”
Hanne did that initially as a Process Engineer – now she’s a Project Engineer for the ethane cracker. The difference? “While I was a Process Engineer, I focused very intently on the process and technology side of the project; now as Project Engineer, my focus is more on organizational and coordinating matters. I’m now responsible for a kind of sub-project within the Project.”
Hanne is helping to set up a real project organization. The goal: to build a smoothly running installation and operations organization in Lillo.
The future of the chemical industry
First processes, now projects: and Hanne really likes the change. “I expect that such changes will occur throughout the project. The project environment is very dynamic, and the needs are constantly evolving. I go with that flow, and I like to be deployed where people can best use me. Where will I be at the end of the project? I don’t know. And that’s exciting!”
Project ONE will bring changes not only to Hanne herself. She also sees the broader picture. “I hope that Project ONE can cause a wave of innovation in the port of Antwerp. We’re making a statement right now: Antwerp is not only the historical heart of the chemical industry in Europe, but its future lies here as well – in a responsible manner and with state-of-the-art technology.”
“A lot of variety and challenge, learning something new every day … This is a chemical engineer’s dream! Ownership is really expected of us, every team member has a certain responsibility.”
And as a young engineer, Hanne gladly rolls up her sleeves for a project like this.
“Antwerp is not only the historical heart of the chemical industry in Europe, but this is also where its future lies”