"In fact, we are able to win such projects at the time everything is still on the drawing board,” explains Patrik Lowie. “The trick is to simulate and visualise all possible situations beforehand. Looking at this from a distance, one…Read more
Wouter Vermeersch is responsible for Jan De Nul’s offshore cable division. He confirms that business is going well and that the future looks promising: “Thanks to the increasing integration between the various business units of Jan De Nul, we are a very strong player on the offshore market. Communication is a crucial element that becomes evident even in relation to small details. Such as for the Moonfish, we knew that the vessel would have to spend much of its time in seawater so our purchasing department had to buy aluminium parts. This kind of full-fledged integrative approach was not that important when Jan De Nul was still executing dredging works only. Today, however, the company is becoming increasingly bigger, deploying innovative activities in all branches, including for the offshore industry."
"To be able to remain pioneers in future, we must always bring together the very best of our organisation. The fact that Jan De Nul combines knowledge from different fields is a very important asset, but it is not our only one. We always start from our own strengths, such as we make our own machines and design our own vessels with in-house engineers and workers. As such, we mastered all skills that are required in a project such as Race Bank. This makes us rather unique and thanks to this unconventional approach, combined with our almost obsessive pursuit of customer satisfaction, we are able to achieve success in a variety of projects that are too complicated for other parties. Race Bank is a fine example of this.”
“We are a work in progress, getting better by the day,” says Rutger Standaert. On his business card, he carries the title of ‘Technical Superintendent New Building Design’ or, in short, one of the naval architects at Jan De Nul.…Read more
The Sunfish and the Moonfish were indispensable for the Race Bank project. But, obviously, they were not alone. “Export cables may look very solid, but applying too much force while pulling them is absolutely advised against. To be able to pull…Read more
In our Marine Environmental Department, in short Mared, about twenty people are investigating all kinds of environmental aspects. Ine Moulaert explains: “Nowadays, whenever any of our business units wants to win a project, we almost always conduct…Read more
The ship building department drawing office is an indispensable part of Jan De Nul’s engineering services. One of its main activities is designing equipment for our vessels. As among Jan De Nul’s shipbuilders, flexibility is the operative…Read more