Luc Vandenbulcke to Succeed Alain Bernard as DEME’s CEO

Luc Vandenbulcke, Image source: DEME

DEME’s Board of Directors announces that on 1 January 2019, Luc Vandenbulcke will succeed Alain Bernard as the company’s CEO.

Alain Bernard (aged 63) started working for the group in 1980 and has been CEO of DEME since 2006. Over the past 12 years he transformed the group from a purely dredging organisation into a diversified marine engineering group with operations worldwide.

Under his leadership sales figures increased from €1.1 billion to €2.4 billion (2017), while DEME’s fleet became one of the most innovative and diverse in the industry.

Luc Vandenbulcke (aged 47) (KU Leuven, civil engineer) has worked at DEME Group for the past 21 years.

He is the founder and CEO of GeoSea which, since its foundation in 2005, is one of the fastest growing and most successful activities of the DEME Group.

As a contractor of complex marine engineering projects, including offshore wind farms, GeoSea realised a turnover of €1.01 billion in 2017. Since 2011 Luc Vandenbulcke is also DEME’s Deputy COO and member of the management team.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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