Jan De Nul wins DPC Award in Amsterdam
Jan De Nul Group wins the ‘DPC Coastal Port Dredging Project of the Year Award’ for its sustainable approach in port dredging, the company said in a press release. This award was presented during a ceremony in Amsterdam yesterday evening, organised by IHS Dredging and Port Construction, a leading maritime publication. With these annual awards, DPC is promoting innovation, efficiency and sustainability in the industry.
From August 2017 to April 2018, Jan De Nul Group dredged 4 million m³ of mudstone in the Port of Linkou, Taiwan, and re-used the dredged sediments to extend the nearby port of Taipei by means of reclamation. A beautiful example of circular economy and a win-win for the environment as well as for the client.
In order to be able to dredge and reclaim these quantities within the set period, a cutter suction dredger and a trailing suction hopper dredger worked simultaneously on this project: the cutter pre-cut the hard mudstone after which the hopper dredged the sediments and transported them directly to Taipei Port for reclamation.
Pre-cutting of mudstone with a cutter and subsequent dredging and reclaiming with a hopper on this scale was unprecedented.
This simultaneous working method also required the operations to be perfectly synchronised to enable joint production optimisation, which was vital to execute this huge pre-cut scope efficiently and on time.
About Jan De Nul Group
Innovation, expertise and sustainability. This is the strength of Jan De Nul Group. Thanks to the passion and commitment of its employees and the hypermodern fleet, the Group is market leader in dredging and maritime works, as well as in specialised services for the offshore market of oil, gas and renewable energy. The Group is also a leading company in civil engineering and environmental activities.
The professional and innovative solutions are trusted across the industry. Whether it concerns the construction of new locks, the installation of the offshore wind farms or the redevelopment of polluted industrial sites, together with its clients Jan De Nul Group contributes to further economic development in a responsible way.