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MPM-DREDGE project -- Industrial Partners

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.  

Dredging Company, Papendrecht, The Netherlands

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global maritime services company operating in the dredging, offshore energy and inland infra sectors. Through SMIT they are active in towage and salvage. They deliver innovative one-stop solutions to major maritime challenges.
Boskalis is active in projects in the energy, ports and infra markets. Their main clients include oil companies, port operators, governments, shipping companies, international project developers, insurance companies and mining companies.
Boskalis has more than 11,000 employees, including their share in partner companies. They operate in over 75 countries across six continents. Their versatile fleet consists of over 1,100 vessels and equipment.
Demand for maritime services is driven by a number of global trends: growing energy consumption, growth in global trade, growth in world population, climate change, Boskalis has a wide range of high-quality services to deal with these trends, giving them excellent prospects for balanced growth.

Dredging International N.V.  

Dredging Company, Zwijndrecht, Belgium

Together with Baggerwerken Decloedt, Dredging International is one of the primary operating companies of DEME Group, responsible for more than two thirds of total turnover. Dredging International (DI) has a leading position on the global dredging market and has experienced rapid and sustained growth over the last decade. The core activity of DI is dredging and land reclamation.
Dredging International has its roots in the world port of Antwerp on the river Scheldt. They have contributed for more than one hundred years to deepening and maintenance programs of the river fairway, and to major reclamation projects that have created new land for a world class industry. In one century, the depth of the river fairway has more than doubled and bulk carriers of up to 274.726 dwt and a length of 335 metres are now able to sail seventy kilometers inland. After the First World War barely 425.000 m3 per year was dredged in the river Scheldt. By contrast, since the end of the Second World War, almost half a billion m3 of spoil has been removed from the Scheldt. At the same time, the port has expanded to 14.000 ha on the left and the right river banks.

Jan De Nul N.V.  

Dredging Company, Hofstade-Aalst, Belgium

People and global expertise. These are the corner stones of Jan De Nul Group’s phenomenal success. Thanks to its skilled employees and the world’s most modern fleet, Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in dredging and marine construction activities, as well as in specialized services for the offshore industry of oil, gas and renewable energy. The combination with its civil engineering and environmental activities renders the Group complete.
Their professional and innovative solutions are trusted across the industry. Whether it concerns the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal or a new port complex in Western Australia, together with their customers, they build for further economic development.

Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors  

Dredging Company, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). They are an innovative partner for their clients and, for over one hundred years, have been helping to create the infrastructure for the world of tomorrow.
Van Oord is a Dutch-based, independent family business, which is characterised by visible leadership, long-term vision and a sound financial position. Substantial investments in people and equipment are made with great care to ensure the continuity of our business. Their staff are committed, entrepreneurial professionals who are passionate about water and technology. They know the importance of cooperation in achieving the best possible result. By being open and honest, they build on mutual trust and respect.
Marine ingenuity is what sets Van Oord apart. In just two words, they show in the clearest possible terms what they do, how they do it, and what makes them different. A passionate, smart, shrewd, international marine contractor – that is how they see themselves. They find innovative solutions designed to meet their clients’ and business partners’ challenges.