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  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    DEME Environmental Contractors (DEC), the environmental specialists of DEME, is installing a plastic collector on the river Scheldt on behalf of the Vlaamse Waterweg (the Flemish authority responsible for waterways in Flanders). A combination of a fixed and mobile installation will be tested for a year to collect waste from the water. To tackle the […]

  • 8 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    At the proposal of Public Works minister Hilde Crevits, the Flemish government has approved a partial contract for dredging work in the Deurganck dock. The expenditure of nearly 34 million euros will be charged to the Flemish Infrastructure Fund. The new lock is currently under construction at the end of the Deurganck dock, forming a […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Jan De Nul Group’s newest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Sanderus just arrived in Belgium to execute maintenance dredging works in the coastal ports. Not just any dredger, but an ULEv with ultra-low emissions as this vessel has a two-stage catalytic filter system on board, said Jan De Nul. The dredger Sanderus is company’s fourth […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Flemish Government has adopted the final preference decision for a new sea lock in Zeebrugge, confirming that the new sea lock will be built on the location of the old Visart lock. The Visart lock (1907) does no longer meet the modern standards of the shipping industry, the officials said in the release. Hence, […]

  • 9 May 2012

    The Flemish government has opened up the possibility for the port of Antwerp to expand further in the coming decades. For this purpose a land use plan has been drawn up, offering a clear framework for companies, potential investors and local residents. The port will be able to develop more than 1,000 additional hectares for […]

  • 22 November 2011

    In the Port of Antwerp the Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Hilde Crevits, European Investment Bank (EIB) President Philippe…   [mappress] (iewy) [mappress] Source: iewy, November 22, 2011; Image: Antwerp Port Authority

  • 24 February 2012

    Agentschap voor Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust has awarded the beach of De Haan-Weinduine replenishment contract to the THV Vlaamse Baaien. This contract is intended to carry out a beach (and bank) material supplementation of the beach of De Haan-Weinduine and the continuing sandy area to other beaches or dunes along the Flemish coast. The works […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group has revealed its commitment to reduce CO₂ emissions by 15% a year during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort coastal marina. In collaboration with the Flemish government, the company wants to include by 2020 a minimum requirement of 15% CO₂ reduction in 80% of maintenance dredging contracts in Flanders. Upon issuing […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Flemish minister Ben Weyts (Mobility and Public Works) and Dutch minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and Environmental Affairs) yesterday signed a treaty for the construction of the New Lock Terneuzen. The New Lock Terneuzen will improve the access to the ports of Ghent and Terneuzen. Moreover, the new lock will provide a smoother passage of inland […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    After the 1953 and 1976 North Sea floods, a flood defense plan, called the Sigma Plan, was conceived to protect the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary against future storm surges. The plan is governed by Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (W&Z), a Flemish government agency and since 2005 aims to combine flood defense with strengthening the river’s ecology through the creation of flood control […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge, Rent-A-Port and Saigon Newport have signed a collaboration agreement for development of a new bulk terminal in the port of Lach Huyen in North Vietnam. The leading terminal operator Saigon Newport will call upon the expertise of the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge as well as the port investment […]

  • 14 February 2011

    Three companies in Abu Dhabi have signed multi-million contracts with Belgian firms following an exploratory visit this week by 29 Flemish… By Olivia Olarte (khaleejtimes) [mappress] Source: khaleejtimes, February 14, 2011;

  • 17 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    Vietnam: Flemish Minister Hilde Crevits Visits Soai Rap Site In the context of Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Hilde Crevits’ port trade mission, a visit has today been made to the crucial Soai Rap project and DEME’s trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Uilenspiegel’ that has been engaged to carry out the work.   The […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    DEME was awarded the highest certification level (Level 5, revision 3.0) of the CO2 Performance Ladder, a measuring instrument that encourages companies to reduce their CO2 emissions. Although this is a Dutch initiative, it is the Flemish DEME that has become the first marine engineering and environmental group to comply with the strictest standards of […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Commission of CEDA (Central Dredging Association) is setting up a new Working Group called the CEDA Working Group on Seafloor Integrity (WGSI). According to CEDA, the task of the Working Group will be to prepare a information paper on Sea-floor Integrity. The main aim of the paper is to raise awareness and to provide […]

  • 4 October 2013

    Agentschap voor Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Oostende area beach replenishment contract. Under this program, the contractor should carry out maintenance and replenishment work along the Flemish coast beaches and to supply sand to other beaches or dunes at the coastal ports. The completion date for the […]

  • 10 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    In the context of Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Hilde Crevits’ port trade mission, a visit has today been made to the crucial Soai Rap project and DEME’s trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Uilenspiegel’ that has been engaged to carry out the work. The Soai Rap project is being carried out on behalf of […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    With the help of the TSHD Bartolomeu Dias, the Middelkerke beach reclamation project (Belgium) has been completed by Jan De Nul Group. During the project, about 950,000 m³ of sand was reclaimed for the beach. The works started in mid April and ended in mid June. This project is part of the governmental program ‘Flemish […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The naming ceremony of DEME’s 3.500m³ LNG-powered trailing suction dredger Minerva took place today in Zeebrugge, Belgium.  The dredger was named by Mrs Marijke Verboven, the wife of Mr Ben Weyts, the Flemish Minister of mobility, public works, Flemish periphery, tourism and animal welfare. During the naming ceremony, DEME also presented Mellina, the gravel dredger that will […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After an intensive tendering procedure the Scheldt Committee is planning to award the Terneuzen New Lock Construction Contract to the Sassevaart consortium, reports DEME. The following parties belong to this consortium: BAM Infra B.V., DEME Infra Marine Contractors B.V., Dredging International N.V., BAM Contractors N.V. and Algemene Aannemingen Van Laere N.V. According to DEME, the final award […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    On 16 October 2013, the Belgian Section of CEDA celebrated its silver jubilee in the Bijloke cultural centre in Ghent. It’s no coincidence that the city of Ghent has been chosen for this event, in fact, its famous university is of the main sources of qualified personnel for the Belgian dredging industry. Ever since its […]

  • 6 July 2010

    The Belgian government’s integrated coastal safety plan must protect the coastal area in Flanders before 2015 against a devastating super flood that occurs around every 100 years. Due to the constant rise in sea levels (2 mm per annum) eight weak points have been identified along this 67 kilometre coastline which may not be able […]

  • 18 November 2011

    A Belgian delegation led by Mr. Kris Peeters, Minister-President, Flemish Government called on Sh. G.K. Vasan in Chennai today to take stock of the various cooperation arrangements between the Flemish Government and India and work on the way forward for future course of action. Recalling the age-old relations between India and Belgium Sh. Vasan said, […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group carries out dredging work in the Benelux with 100% renewable fuel. According to the company’s latest release, the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Alexander von Humboldt will from now on sail on renewable biofuel from certified and sustainable waste streams. The choice of 100% renewable fuel is part of the ambitious CO₂ […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    After the 1953 and 1976 North Sea floods a flood defence plan was conceived to protect the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary against future storm surges, called the Sigma Plan. It is governed by Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (W&Z), a Flemish government agency, and since aims 2005 to combine flood defence with strengthening the […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Today, the Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois laid the foundation stone of the new DEME office building in Zwijndrecht. He also put into operation the brand-new high-tech dredging simulator. The new office building is going to be built on the premises of DEME’s head office, located on Scheldedijk in Zwijndrecht, with a surface area of 5,600 m², and […]