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.”

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