VIDEO: Reinforcing the Dutch Coastline

Van Oord, offering innovative solutions for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas and wind), has been reinforcing weak spots along the Noord-Holland coast by using a total of 35.5 million m³ of sand and planting 640,000 m² of marram grass. 

The Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defense no longer met current safety standards and was classified as one of the ten weak spots along the Dutch coast in 2004.

To resist a once in 10.000 year superstorm – one of the Dutch government’s safety requirements – the dike would need to be at least 4 meters higher and about 20 meters wider.

The existing infrastructure behind the dike made it impossible to alter it in that way. So the Regional Water Board instead decided to reinforce the coastline by creating broad dunes and beaches.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Apr 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Navingo Career Event 2020

The Navingo Career Event is Europe’s biggest career event for the maritime,…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply