DEME inaugurates new office in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
On October 17, 2016 dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME inaugurated its new office in Bremen, Germany. Since last year, DEME is consolidating all German activities in Bremen and the office serves as the regional headquarters for the company’s operations in Germany, the company said in its press release.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Andreas Heyer, Managing Director of Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH, who symbolically handed over the key of the new office to Christopher Iwens, General Manager German Subsidiaries at DEME. For almost 50 years, DEME Group has been active in Germany in maintenance dredging projects and marine engineering activities.
With its subsidiaries Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau and GeoSea, DEME Group provides German customers solutions for complex marine projects.
Christopher Iwens, General Manager German Subsidiaries: “Bremen, a leading hub for the marine- and offshore wind industry in North Germany, is the ideal base from which to strengthen relationships with German customers and suppliers, offering local expertise and market knowledge. The offshore wind energy market offers many opportunities and growth potential for DEME Group.”
The Bremen office currently employs about 100 people. The team plays a major role in the construction of the offshore wind farms Merkur (396 MW), Hohe See (497 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 2 (448 MW). Also, Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau will continue the maintenance dredging program on the Weser until the end of 2018 and is further involved in land reclamation and construction works for harbour construction projects.
The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works. Building on more than 140 years of experience and know-how, DEME has organically moved into several related sectors, such as the financing of marine engineering and environmental projects, executing complex EPC related marine engineering projects including civil engineering works, the development and construction of renewable energy projects, providing services for the oil, gas and energy sector, the decontaminating and recycling of polluted soils and silts, the harvesting of marine resources, etc.
Thanks to an integrated company structure, DEME strongly emerges as a 'global solutions provider' which offers its clients overall solutions. DEME has the most modern, high-tech and versatile fleet. DEME Group has 4,600 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of 2.35 billion euros in 2015.