Tag: Testimonial

Isaac Newton: with 63 km of cable in one go the world's largest cable-laying vessel

“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.…

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Integration is the way forward

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,…

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Bucket list

Saying it’s cold in Sabetta really is an understatement. In winter, temperatures drop to -25 degrees Celsius, and in summer, these may rise up to 10 degrees. In winter, it stays dark all the time. In summer, it never gets dark. Pieter Timmermans:…

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Close to colleagues

Koen Van den Berghe is captain on the hopper dredger Francis Beaufort. “For me, it was an exciting project.  As a captain, I’m always the middleman, I consult with both staff on board and onshore staff. Now, I maintained very close contacts…

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Living in Panama

Jan De Nul has an office in Panama and works with many local employees together with European . The executive staff mainly consists of expats such as from Europe. Both Davy, Dominic, Nicola and Ricardo who have been are living in Panama for quite some…

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Public private partnership

‘Scholen van Morgen’ is a public private partnership between partners from the public and private sector joining forces to realise a project with a clear task and risk division. CFO Paul Lievens explains: “Jan De Nul has much experience…

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Everyone has much to gain from project financing

A project such as in Takoradi is very capital-intensive. Governments may well have the vision to expand their ports, often their budgets are inadequate. Mathias Van De Vijver, Financial Manager, explains how Jan De Nul can still realise these projects…

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Concrete in Ghana

For building 600 metres of quay wall, we needed 4,000 concrete blocks or about 100,000 cubic metres of concrete. But Ghana has few concrete batching plants that could reliably meet this demand and quality requirements. That is why Jan De Nul built its…

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The project Dac'art

PSR Brownfield Developers, the specialist of Jan De Nul Group for redeveloping brownfields, manages the Dac’Art project but also the civil construction division of Jan De Nul and the Environment Division Envisan have a part to play. “On the…

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Northern France

In Calais, Jan De Nul has started with the construction of an entirely new port, together with three major partners. Cargo traffic between the United Kingdom and France is completely saturated. Particularly on the French side, there is a huge capacity…

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Germany

In 2016, two Jan De Nul vessels have been dredging in the port of Hamburg. This port suffers from sedimentation. The amount of sediments that is being deposited depends on the amount of water entering a port. As long as the flow rate of the Elbe is sufficiently…

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The workshop, a hive of activity

José Pycke already works twenty years for Jan De Nul and is responsible for the workshop in Aalst. The workshop has 70 employees, spread over several departments, almost half are welders but we also have plenty of machine operators, electricians…

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Safety test for hundreds of people

A mega-construction site such as that of the A11 comes with many aspects that must be dealt with to ensure a smooth and safe execution of the construction works. “These aspects also require a strict organisation to be able to meet the pre-set deadlines…

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Fika time

Swedes like their coffee, to say the least. Every day at 9 am, everything is paused for fika time: sitting together with a cup of coffee and a biscuit to catch up. Sofie Herman with a smile: “A bomb may explode, Swedes will hold on to their fika…

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Waiting for good weather

The weather. It's a phenomenon everyone talks about. But everyone also knows that when you’re waiting for good weather, it can take a long time and more so during the winter. Christopher knows how it feels: “For transporting the foundations,…

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Building trust in Asia for over 20 years

Ma Hong Po is Senior Business Development Manager in Asia for Jan De Nul Group. Over the last 22 years he has been travelling across China, Taiwan and Vietnam to identify new projects, talk to contractors and meet potential new clients. “Asians,…

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From Vidar to Vole au vent

At the end of 2015, Jan De Nul bought the offshore installation vessel Vidar. It was renamed Vole au vent during a ceremony in Ostend in April 2016 in the presence of Mathilde, the Queen of Belgium. The Vole au vent is 140 metres long and one of the…

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