Tag: Care for Environment

Race Bank

Jan De Nul pulled out all the stops for the cable installation project at the Race Bank Wind Farm. The job description read as follows: realising a cable connection between the wind farm and the mainland on the English East Coast. A distance of 71 km…

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Circular solutions

Our answer to environmental issues: Envisan. We cannot escape it. The climate, the environment, recycling, clean-ups and the circular economy are hot topics. Now, let these hot topics be the core business of Envisan, Jan De Nul Group's Environment…

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CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility.   In 2017, our first CSR report was published. It listed the numerous sustainable initiatives that are currently in process within Jan De Nul Group. Following this, we have now engaged our first CSR manager to develop…

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Testing 10 biological oils

In connection with the Race Bank project, Alain Pieters from the R&D department was asked whether the seals of the trencher Moonfish would not be affected by the use of biodegradable oil. “The client wanted to avoid that, in the event of a…

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Nature reserve The Wash

Special rules apply in the vast bay where the electricity generated by the offshore wind farm Race Bank comes ashore via two heavy export cables. The Wash really is a unique nature reserve, a series of vast salt marshes that, under the influence of strong…

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A particularly voluminous report helped to convince the customer

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…

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Giant muscles and red corals

Next to the project site in Monaco, there are two nature reserves with red corals, giant muscles and sea grasses that cannot, be damaged or disturbed under any circumstances.  That is why, before the start of the project, a team of Jan De Nul’s…

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Sweden's Ibiza

Gotland is a unique little piece of Sweden, an island about 90 kilometres off the mainland. You can get there by boat or plane. With a coast line of 800 kilometres, it is a popular tourist destination. Swedish youngsters even call it  Sweden’s…

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Strict environmental requirements? Envisan offers the solution.

In Finland, we won a contract for deepening the access channel to the port of Oulu, 150 km outside the Arctic Circle.  Our choice of heavy equipment, i.e. the cutter dredger Fernao Magellan and the trailing suction hopper dredger Alexander Von Humboldt,…

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Beaches in the South of France

At the end of October 2018, two ships collided with one another off the coast of Corsica, resulting in a fuel tank leak  . Part of the oil spill could be captured in the Mediterranean Sea but another considerable part washed ashore onto the beaches…

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