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  • 14 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After five years of monitoring, the interim results for the Sand Motor pilot project are now available. The results were presented at an international conference ‘The Sand Motor, 5 years of Building with Nature’ in the Kurhaus in Scheveningen. The Sand Motor, run by Rijkswaterstaat, the provincial authority of South Holland, research institutes and the […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders, Research & Development, Technology

    By depositing a large amount of sand in a single operation, between March 2011 and November 2011, Rijkswaterstaat together with contractors and the provincial authority of Zuid-Holland created the hook-shaped peninsula, the Sand Motor. This innovative method for coastal protection is the first experiment of its kind in the world. During the project, trailing suction hopper […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    On 6 May, the Sand Motor information centre will be opening in The Hague. Visitors can learn everything about the construction and effect of the Sand Motor, as well as ‘building with nature’. The information centre The information centre covers topics including innovation, marine engineering, research, safety, nature and recreation. Films, a virtual model and […]

  • 24 November 2011

    The effect of the Sand Motor is quite evident from the beach, just south of The Hague. The construction of the artifical hook-shaped peninsulathe is almost completed. The principals of the project Rijkswaterstaat and the province of South Holland report that the north point has already started to move towards the beach. And on the […]

  • 3 April 2014

    The Sand Motor appears to be doing its job: strengthening the coast in a natural way by using the wind, waves and currents. The sand from the man-made peninsula on the coast near Ter Heijde (in South Holland) is spreading as predicted by the Deltares models. That was the picture that emerged during a congress […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Jamaica has indicated that it is interested in the Sand Motor, an innovative method of coast protection and maintenance. The beach near the holiday resort of Negril is being affected by erosion. The government has proposed a ‘hard solution’ to tackle the erosion: two large breakwaters measuring 800-1000 meters. But the resort and the local […]

  • 28 November 2011

    Joop Atsma, the State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment, wishes to examine whether there are more locations along the Dutch coast where greater safety and new land can be created using the Sand Motor technology. He expressed this desire today at the handover of the new peninsula between Kijkduin and Ter Heijde. ‘‘This technology […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    ‘The Sand Motor: Five Years of Building with Nature’ conference will take place on September 14-15, 2016 in Den Haag, the Netherlands. Five years after the creation of the Sand Motor, the initial research results from this pilot project will be presented with respect to coastal safety, innovation, nature and recreation and will be the central […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    In recent years (2009-2015), Deltares has studied the impact of sand nourishment on the functioning and the quality of the coastal ecosystem. As a part of Knowledge for Primary Processes – Coastal Management and Maintenance (KPP BenO Kust), Deltares programmed the research questions and commissioned or implemented a range of studies. “The results provide an […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    New coastal engineering professor at the Delft University of Technology, Stefan Aarninkhof, is calling for the Dutch government to increase beach nourishment activities across the country. In his inaugural address on 10 May, the professor said that based on the latest studies on melting sheets, the Dutch government should better prepare for a sharp increase of […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The eighth ICE Coastal Management conference, which was held recently in Amsterdam, brought together 220 engineers, scientists and coastal management professionals from over thirty countries across the world. The main focus of the event was on current issues, research and practical applications. Over 60 speakers from 27 different countries presented their papers, including notable presentations from Jan-Hendrik Dronkers, Director […]

  • 9 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on ‘Building with Nature’ will start on February 29, 2016. During the course, a number of case studies will be discussed to deepen the knowledge of ecological and engineering principles. Leading Dutch engineers and environmental scientists will explain the Building with Nature integrated design approach and why it is […]

  • 14 June 2015
    Business & Finance

                    VIDEO: MegaPEX Experiment on the Sand Motor By depositing a large amount of sand in a single operation, between March 2011 and November 2011, Rijkswaterstaat together with contractors and the provincial authority of Zuid-Holland created the hook-shaped peninsula, the Sand Motor. Damen Upgrades Van Oord’s Stornes Van […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Indonesia is planning to use the Dutch ‘Building with Nature’ concept on a large scale for the restoration of its coasts. Indonesia is already working with Deltares and Wetlands International on the pilot project for natural mangrove restoration on the northern coast of Java. The approach there is based on a traditional Dutch method used […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Sand Motor, an innovative and sustainable alternative to the traditional method of coast protection, is an initiative of the Dutch province of South Holland and RWS (Rijkswaterstaat). The project was a joint venture with Boskalis, with Van Oord accounting for 50%. Van Oord constructed the artificial peninsula by placing a large quantity of sand in the form […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

     Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has just released a very interesting video about their coastal protection work near Heemskerk, the Netherlands. The Papendrecht based company said that the main goal of this capital project was to restore sand at the Dutch coastline, to strengthen […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    A delegation from the Ministry of Water Resources of the Government of Bangladesh, led by Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, recently visited Deltares in Delft to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. Deltares will be supporting the Ministry and their sub-ordinate institutes through capacity building, training and advice. Bangladesh faces a challenging future […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) has released this incredible video showing before, during and after the ‘Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Sandcaping Scheme’. The project – executed by Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV, working as part of Team Van Oord – was officially handed over to client NNDC during the festive ceremony September 20, […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kuwait’s Environment Public Authority, the government agency responsible for the country’s environment. One of the EPA’s duties is to collect data as a basis for environmental policy and spatial planning. Support for sustainable coastal management Deltares will support EPA in areas that include knowledge relating to the sustainable […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord, working as part of Team Van Oord, has successfully completed the Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management (Sandscaping) Scheme and the project was officially handed over to client North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) during the festive ceremony today. Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Scheme is the UK’s first ever sandscaping coastal flood scheme. The […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 5th European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG) Conference, hosted by Deltares, took place this month, from 4-5 June, in Delft, the Netherlands. This EMSAGG conference, under the name ‘Marine sand and gravel – finding common ground’, covered a range of topics highly relevant to the dredging industry, its regulators, customers and other stakeholders covering both […]

  • 8 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    As part of ‘Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018’, His Royal Highness Willem-Alexander, together with students from the eco-schools, visited the Sandbox display – an innovation from Deltares that uses kinetic projections of water on sand to show the impact of an intervention on a river or coastal area. A crowdfunding campaign made it possible for the […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Just a few weeks ago, Van Oord and Royal Haskoning DHV, working as part of Team Van Oord, have started the execution of a Sand Motor in Bacton. The official project name is ‘Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Sandcaping Scheme’. A UK-first multi-partner project, the scheme will see approximately 1.8 million cubic meters of sand […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Over the last six years (2011 – 2017), EcoShape has been busy conducting experiments with sand engines at two locations in Lake IJssel (IJsselmeer) at the Frisian IJsselmeer coast. The IJsselmeer is the largest fresh water lake in the Netherlands. According to EcoShape, the aim of these experiments was to gain knowledge about the system […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Researchers from Deltares, Delft University of Technology and IHE, have found that the eroding of sand beaches is less dramatic than is generally assumed. There are more sandy beaches that grow worldwide, than ones that shrink. This is the outcome of the study by the researchers who analysed changes in 50,000 beaches over a 35-year […]

  • 23 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (June 17-23, 2019).   Ravestein Lays Keel for Backhoe Dredger Sarb A keel laying ceremony of the backhoe dredger Sarb, to be built for National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC), took place at Ravestein B.V. in the Netherlands on June 14, […]