Jan De Nul Raises the Bar in Nieuwpoort

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The maintenance dredging works in the marinas of Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast got underway earlier this week, Jan De Nul reports.

“What makes this project so unique, are the CO2-reducing measures taken by Jan De Nul Group. An example for the industry and future dredging works in Europe,” their official release stated.

The maintenance dredging works in Nieuwpoort entail the dredging works in the port access channel and in the marinas.

A large part of the dredging works are executed by means of the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Hendrik Geeraert and the split hopper barges Magellano and Verrazzano.

Earlier this year, Jan De Nul Group announced its commitment to emit 15% less CO2 on this project.

To achieve this goal, the vessels Magellano and Verrazzano will be equipped with renewable biofuel from certified and sustainable waste flows.

Together with the Alexander von Humboldt, Jan De Nul Group now has three vessels in the Benelux sailing on sustainable biofuel.

Sustainable fleet in Europe

As earlier mentioned, three Jan De Nul vessels in the Benelux are currently running on 100% sustainable fuel. And the ambitions are to go much higher.

“In early 2020, our brand new trailing suction hopper dredger Sanderus will come to Belgium to execute maintenance dredging works on the river Scheldt and alongside the coast,” said Michel Deruyck, Head of the Energy Team of Jan De Nul Group.

“Like all our new vessels, this new dredger is a ULEv (Ultra-Low Emission vessel). It is equipped with a state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment system that extracts up to 99% of the nanoparticles from exhaust gases. Add to this the renewable fuel that will be used for this vessel and you’ll have a huge CO2 reduction and strongly decreased air emissions.”

According to Jan De Nul, measurements show that these vessels emit more than 90% less nitrous oxides.

Jan De Nul Group also invests in the energy efficiency of its infrastructure and starts rolling out its ACT GREEN programme on the site in Nieuwpoort.

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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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