DEME picked up the prestigious International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) Safety Award at IADC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week at Cascais, Portugal.
The award is given to honor companies that have shown outstanding achievement in the area of safety, IADC said in its announcement.
The award was presented by Peter de Ridder, president of IADC to Lieven Durt, director of QHSE-S DEME and Luc Vandenbulcke, managing director of GeoSea.
The company was chosen as a winner by the Safety Committee from among eight nominations.
DEME won the award for its “Enhanced muster station” initiative.
The muster station on board of their vessel Neptune, which is deployed by GeoSea, was enhanced by painting numbered circles on deck.
This enhanced muster station can be applicable to all dredging vessels and can be implemented at low cost and minimum effort.