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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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Schools of tomorrow

The public limited company ‘Scholen van Morgen’ builds 182 nursery, primary and secondary schools on the initiative of the Flemish government. In this way, the legacy problem of outdated educational infrastructure in Flanders is being addressed.…

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PSA Panama

In Panama, Jan De Nul is building a new quay wall for the PSA Panamá terminal. Since 2009, Jan De Nul’s civil division has been continuously active in Panama. First for the construction of two new lock complexes within the scope of the Canal…

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Takoradi

In recent years, African countries have been investing a great deal of effort and capital in developing their ports. Some ports already exist for decades but no longer meet today’s requirements as both container ships and bulk carriers have become…

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Envisan Centres

In common with other parts of Jan De Nul Group, the Environment Division Envisan also goes for an integrated approach, from design to execution. Sediments and soils coming from dredging and earthworks are transported to own treatment centres for treatment…

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Kriegers Flak

During 2021, the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, in the Danish waters of the Baltic Sea, will commence the supply of electricity to 600,000 families. Grid Operators, Danish Energinet and German 50 Hertz, will connect the  Kriegers Flak OWF…

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Nobelwind

With the purchase of the Vole au vent, Jan De Nul confirmed its position in the offshore wind market. The vessel embarked on its first major mission under the umbrella of Jan De Nul in 2016: the installation of 50 offshore wind turbine foundations with…

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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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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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30 years of maintenance

The maintenance contract is crucial in this project. You can compare it with the relationship between tenant and landlord. Jan De Nul must maintain everything and carry out all necessary repairs to keep the building in a good state for thirty years.…

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Civil + dredging: a golden combination

Davy Spriet is project manager for the civil works and Dominic De Prins is project manager for the dredging works. Together, they manage the overall project on site. Dominic De Prins explains the construction procedure: “The new quay wall will…

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The lock complex in Panama

Apart from the works for the PSA Panamá terminal, Jan De Nul has worked from 2009 up to 2016 on the third set of lock complexes on the Panama Canal. These new locks provide access for post-Panamax ships that can transport 12,000 containers.…

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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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Thinking along within the framework of the Ghanaian master plan

The project in Takoradi started in 2012; today, it is almost 90% complete. Filip Morobé, Area Director Africa: “What makes this project special, is that there has been no call for tenders. The Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) has…

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Rock expert from the Ardennes

Takoradi is situated in the Gulf of Guinea. Ordinarily waves are 1.5 metres high, but in stormy weather they are another metre higher. To allow safe and continuous working, we first had to restrain the forces of nature. Pascal Dumez, project manager…

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Fierce competition

Ignace Stols: “There is fierce competition between West African ports to be chosen as main port by shipping companies. Most of these ports had a depth of 12-13 metre, they are now moving to 15-16 metre. It is a tough race. Only those that are ready…

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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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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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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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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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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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Concrete from our own concrete batching plant

For this project, Jan De Nul built its own concrete batching plant on the spot. We had to do this to be able to meet the strict quality requirements of the contract that could be impacted when using local ready-mix concrete suppliers, due to traffic…

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Jan De Nul in Africa

Whereas in 2011 the continent represented only 4% of our turnover, Jan De Nul substantially strengthened its presence in 2015 and 2016 resulting in a series of beautiful projects. The project in Takoradi opened up other opportunities elsewhere in…

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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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