• Home
  • News
  • Sustainable beach replenishment works along the Flemish coast continue in 2022
  • 2022 January 29 15:07

    Sustainable beach replenishment works along the Flemish coast continue in 2022

    On 15 February, Jan De Nul will start dredging and beach replenishment works in Ostend on behalf of the Belgian Public Maritime and Coastal Services Agency (MDK). It concerns maintenance replenishment works to keep the coastal protection up to standard.

    For this sub-project, Jan De Nul's trailing suction hopper dredger Alexander von Humboldt will bring some 600,000 cubic metres of dredged sand to the Ostend beach, sailing on sustainable drop-in biofuel and assisted by climate-saving earth-moving equipment.
    As in 2021, these works will be carried out in an entirely sustainable manner. The dredger Alexander von Humboldt will run on 100% sustainable drop-in biofuel, thus reducing CO2 emissions by 90%. The bulldozers and excavators on the beach are equipped with advanced exhaust gas filter systems that reduce the emission of fine dust and nitrogen by 80%. The site offices for the project management team are of the latest generation, equipped with well-insulated materials and a heat pump, which also reduces the energy consumption by 80%.

    For this contract, environmental impact was an important award criterion, given MDK's long-term vision on coastal protection: Flanders must prepare today for the consequences of climate change by strengthening the coasts and at the same time reducing the causes to the maximum extent possible. Jan De Nul, an expert in such coastal protection works, was the most suitable party with a clear commitment to reduce CO2 emissions during the execution by 90%.

    Bart Praet, Head of Dredging Department Benelux at Jan De Nul Group: "In 2019, we led the way in our sector by having a 15% CO2 reduction requirement included in Flemish dredging contracts by 2022. With our tender as well as the execution of this contract, we show that we are ready for the future and can dredge and replenish in a sustainable way. We show other clients that these measures are feasible and affordable. If we want to protect ourselves against rising sea levels in the long term, we must act now. The reduction of emissions simply cannot be optional anymore."

    Nathalie Balcaen, administrator-general of the Public Maritime and Coastal Services Agency (MDK): "As maritime government partner, we want to do our part in every way to reduce the impact on the climate. We therefore pay particular attention to environmental criteria in the contracts we put out to tender. This makes us a pioneer within the Flemish government to achieve the reduction targets for our country."

    Minimum nuisance to local residents and sea lovers
    The dredger Alexander von Humboldt will be moored in the port of Ostend and will pump the dredged sand to the beach via a floating pipeline. This will allow a faster completion of the works, as the dredger will be able to work continuously. Because it is working within the sheltered harbour area, the ship does not have to wait for high tide to sail closer to the coast. The execution time can therefore be shortened from 6 weeks to 5 weeks.

    Every 7 hours, the Alexander von Humboldt will supply sand over a distance of 1.5 km, starting at the western harbour dam and moving on towards Thermae Palace.

2022 May 24

12:14 MacGregor has received a significant order to supply comprehensive RoRo equipment to three hybrid powered RoPax ferries
11:53 Over 150 hydraulic engineering facilities on Russia’s IWW to undergo reconstruction by 2025
11:25 IMO Secretary-General urges support for FSO Safer plan
11:02 Russian Chamber of Shipping supports Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference
10:51 Keppel O&M secures another two jackup rig charter contracts worth up to S$120m
10:40 RF President orders to formalize Rosatom’s powers on administering NSR and organizing navigation within its waters
09:39 Icebreakers of FSUE Atomflot assisted 341 ship calls in winter navigation season of 2021-22
09:39 Liftings return to pre-COVID levels as Maersk catches COSCO - Alphaliner
08:48 MABUX: Bunker prices may demonstrate slight upward changes on May 24

2022 May 23

18:28 Container terminal at Gangavaram Port to be ready by 2023 - The Hindu
17:26 Krasnoye Sormovo names newly built RSD59 dry cargo carrier after Nikolai Orlov
16:47 Russian companies can replace foreign manufacturers of navigation equipment - opinion
16:00 Prices for oil products in Russia to show downward correction – expert
15:29 Maersk Supply Service vessels will continue to support The Ocean Cleanup for another year
15:03 NYK and Nippon Yuka Kogyo develop new additive
14:38 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard commences sea trials of Severny Polyus platform
14:13 SCZONE will sign Green hydrogen contracts in November
13:35 Natural gas imports from Russia under Gasum’s supply contract has been halted
13:16 Fleet of Rosmorport’s Astrakhan branch expanded with dredger Kronshlot
12:57 NYK, IHI Power Systems and ClassNK conclude MoU with City of Yokohama for acceptance of ammonia-fueled tugboat
11:58 Berg Propulsion drives sustainability gains for CSL’s Great Lakes new generation
11:57 Transneft-Sibir prepared its river fleet for navigation season of 2022
11:09 Sercel acquires Geocomp, a leading US provider of infrastructure monitoring
10:40 RPI Research & Consulting forecasts Russia’s offshore oil production to reduce by 34% by 2030
10:36 NOAA requests proposals for design and construction of new ocean survey ships
10:13 Topsoe to build world’s largest electrolyzer production facility to accelerate Power-to-X capacity
09:14 Crude oil futures continue rising
08:53 MABUX: No firm trend on Global bunker market on May 23

2022 May 22

15:41 Kongsberg: Major breakthrough towards a Common Data language in the energy industry
14:18 Victorian Gov't accepts Port of Melbourne Undertaking in response to ESC findings
13:27 Royal IHC delivers Beaver® 65 to DACINCO
12:03 APM Terminals Mobile to expand by 32 acres
11:34 Seaspan announces order for four 7,700-teu DF LNG containership newbuilds
10:51 Port of Oakland volume declines 7% as Shanghai struggles
10:32 Eleven start-ups awarded MINT-STARTUP Grant at the launch of Smart Port Challenge 2022

2022 May 21

14:07 CIP proposes to build a hydrogen island in the North Sea by 2030
13:27 Sanmar Shipyards delivers highly manoeuvrable and powerful tug to Svitzer
12:37 ISS issues RFPs to construct North America’s first zero-emissions towboats for Zeeboat, LLC
11:32 Callan Marine christens 28” CSD General Bradley
10:51 DP World expands ambitious sustainability strategy

2022 May 20

18:15 Inland ports urge the true completion of the European Network
18:00 IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news
17:37 Port Kolomna holds keel-laying of Moskovsky-703 dredger, Project 4395
16:56 Gazpromneft Marine Bunker prolongs contract on operation of terminal in Saint-Petersburg port till 2027
16:05 Blue Tern to support jacket installation campaign on Neart na Goithe
15:51 RUSCON sent cargo to China via inland terminal in Nakhodka
15:29 DNV certifies first training platform provider Seably
14:24 USC is in talks with potential customers on construction of container ships
14:02 Port of Savannah moves nearly 500K TEUs in April 2022
13:59 RF Navy to take delivery of 20 warships in 2022 – Vice Prime Minister Yury Borisov
13:18 MOL holds joint public-private anti-piracy drill with LNG carrier 'LNG MARS'
12:54 Daewoo Shipbuilding сancels LNG сarrier order linked to Sovcomflot - The Maritime Executive
12:43 USC set to start serial production of components for ship propulsion units in 2024-2025
12:41 Russian oil producers start to book up an increasing number of tankers owned by Sovcomflot - Bloomberg
12:24 Corvus Energy sets up US battery factory to meet market demand for hybrid and zero-emission vessels
12:14 Wärtsilä extends leadership in hybrid vessel segment
11:52 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG carrier
10:55 Havyard Group ASA and HG Group AS merge to create a leading service provider
10:00 USC head forecasts increase of orders from defense industry
09:19 Crude oil futures decrease on possible rise of supplies to China