Press Releases

27-02-2017

AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China launched Jan De Nul Group’s new multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant. The sister vessel, Daniel Bernoulli, will be launched in March 2017.

To...

24-11-2016

Jan De Nul Group wins two DPC Innovation Awards, one for Project Design in Open Water (trenching tools Sunfish and Moonfish) and another for Project Design in Inland Dredging (engineered sediments for flood control dyke construction).

The...

14-11-2016

In the framework of the Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm, a 600 MW offshore wind farm in the Danish Baltic Sea, together with the Combined Grid Solution interconnector project, Energinet.dk and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH awarded the Joint Venture...

30-09-2016

Jan De Nul Company with a Heart

Friday 30 September, no less than 140 Jan De Nul NV employees in Aalst donated blood to the Red Cross. Thus Jan De Nul repeats the joint blood donation action of July 2015 and renews its 'Company with a...

22-09-2016

Jan De Nul NV and Parkwind successfully installed the last foundation for the Nobelwind wind farm. All 51 foundations have also been fitted with the associated transition pieces for the installation of the...

12-09-2016

Sodraco SAS, subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, is part of a consortium that is responsible for the expansion of the port of Kingston. In 25 months the access channel and the port basin will be deepened, and the...

16-08-2016

The new campaign of the Belgian Red Cross named ‘Missing Type’ was presented to the Belgian press today. Participating companies removed the A, B and O’s int heir names to bring to attention the dire need of...

13-07-2016

Friday 8 July, Jan De Nul Group signed a contract with Dong Energy from Denmark for the transport and installation of 36 monopiles and transition pieces for the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 in German territorial waters. Additionally, the...

30-06-2016

The Belgian students consider Jan De Nul as their potential employer, that much is clear. A national investigation by the international research bureau Universum has shown that Jan De Nul Group is Belgium’s third most attractive employer (after...

29-06-2016

Near to the port of Blyth in Northumberland in the UK, an offshore wind farm will be developed by EDF Energy Renewables. MHI Vestas  have been asked to deliver five of the largest wind turbines ever manufactured in the world (V164-8.0 MW)...

27-06-2016

On Sunday, 26 June, the Panama Locks were inaugurated. As from today the locks are fully operational.

The project
The project for the 3rd set of locks mainly consisted of huge earthmoving...

10-06-2016

Antwerp, 10 June 2016 – In the port of Antwerp the Lock of Kieldrecht has been officially opened today for commercial shipping by His Majesty the King of Belgium. In front of the Port...

09-06-2016

KEY FIGURES

Increased turnover of € 2,244 million (+ 10%) 
Record EBITDA of € 632 million (+ 51%) 
Net profit of € 265 million (+ 83%) 
Extremely strong solvency ratio of 56%, thanks to the continued reservation of profit...

08-06-2016

On 8 June the works for the installation of scour protection (First phase) around the 51 foundations of the Nobelwind project are finished.

The erosion protection consists of a light filter layer (first phase) and a heavier coating layer...

28-04-2016

Ostend, 28 April 2016 – In the port of Ostend, Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium baptised today the new offshore installation vessel of Jan De Nul Group. The vessel was given the catchy name Vole au vent. Her Majesty the Queen wished the ship a...

25-03-2016

Nobelwind announces the start of the construction works of the 4th offshore wind farm in the Belgian territorial waters. The first activities will be performed in the harbor of Oostende, on the REBO site, that will be used as a Marshalling harbor...

17-03-2016

Wind power producer Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy has chosen Jan De Nul NV, member of Jan De Nul Group, as the main contractor of marine construction for the new offshore wind farm in Pori, Finland. The cable...

11-02-2016

Project company Sas van Vreeswijk (SPC) achieved financial close of the PPS project ‘Construction 3rd lock chamber Princess Beatrix Lock and widening Lek Canal’. Sas van Vreeswijk consists of TDP NV (in partnership with investment companies TINC...

01-02-2016

Jan De Nul Group provides installation works for subsea cables and umbilicals for the oil & gas and renewable energy markets. In 2015 and 2016 the company will install a total of five power cables for Aramco’s Marjan Field.

Two...

30-11-2015

Jan De Nul Group secured its continuous presence in Panama for another two years through the award of the quay wall and dredging contract for the expansion of Panama PSA’s terminal. ...

25-09-2015

Jan De Nul secures first offshore wind contract with Nobelwind for its newly acquired jack-up heavy lift vessel Vidar

On Tuesday 15th September 2015, Jan De Nul Group and the offshore wind project Nobelwind signed the first...

24-09-2015

Attended by the national and regional political world, the Sedimed research project partners and co-funders, Envisan France inaugurated its Eco-Materials Production Centre today in La Seyne-sur-Mer, the first centre of its kind in the...

17-09-2015

On Tuesday 15 September, Jan De Nul Group signed the taking-over of the offshore jack-up crane vessel Vidar, formerly operating for the German company Hochtief. “With the Vidar in our fleet we considerably extend our specialized services for the...

21-08-2015

Jan De Nul NV, a subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, has just taken over the Belgian company “Algemene Ondernemingen Soetaert NV”, subject to the approval of the Belgian Competition Authority. “Algemene Ondernemingen Soetaert NV”, abbreviated to AOS...

05-08-2015

On Thursday, August 6th, the new Suez Canal in Egypt will be officially opened. A project for which Jan De Nul Group realized no less than one third of all works. "And that is something we are very proud of," says J.P.J. De Nul. "This...

19-06-2015

Since 2010, a consortium including Jan De Nul Group has been constructing the new lock complexes at the Panama Canal, one of the most prestigious infrastructure works in the world. The works comprise the...

06-05-2015

Jan De Nul Group keeps on investing. This time, two 6,000 ton Subsea Rock Installation vessels have been ordered at AVIC Weihai shipyard in Weihai, China.

The vessels will be able to install rock at depths up to about 600 m by means of a...

21-04-2015

Jan De Nul Group has secured two contracts with Dong Energy to execute cable installation works for the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay. A first one for the installation of the export cables, and a second one for the...

12-03-2015

Jan De Nul Group has today signed an agreement with DONG Energy for the installation of subsea export cables at the Race Bank offshore wind development project in UK during 2016 and 2017. Jan De Nul Group has a very long experience within...

07-03-2015

Over the past seven years Jan De Nul Group has considerably expanded its fleet and as a result the group now owns the most state-of-the-art dredging fleet in the world. Nowadays Jan De Nul Group is adjusting its investment strategy and is now...

17-02-2015

The city council and the port authority of Trondheim in Norway granted its port basin rehabilitation project to Envisan, the environmental subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group. With this contract Trondheim wants to restore the port basin to its desired...

20-10-2014

On 15 October a contract for 4 lots of the construction of the new Suez Canal in Egypt has been awarded to a consortium with Jan De Nul Group.

The Suez Canal is the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia. To enlarge the transit...

05-06-2014

This week Uljanik Brodogradiliste in Pula, Croatia, started with the construction of the Multi-Purpose Vessel JDN8628.

This versatile vessel can be equipped with two cable turntables with a total...

28-03-2014

The much-coveted Randstad Award celebrated its fourteenth edition yesterday evening. Also this year, Jan De Nul was put to the test to point out the most attractive employer of the country. Based on an elaborate and qualitative survey among 14,...

22-03-2014

Consortium with strong local roots is ready to start the construction works for the A11 Brugge-Knokke highway

The special purpose company Via A11 N.V., a public-private partnership between the consortium Via Brugge (consisting of Jan De...

06-12-2013

On 4 December His Excellency John Mahama, president of Ghana, visited the Jan De Nul Group worksite for the official sod-cutting of the Takoradi Port Expansion Project. This project will take 3 years to execute and foresees in the construction of...

06-11-2013

On Thursday, 10 October 2013 the Brisbane Airport Corporation announced the construction of the 300 ha platform for their new parallel runway. The global Expressions of Interest and subsequent Tender process started in December 2010 with the...

13-08-2013

Last week, Jan De Nul Group ordered a new vessel at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia.

The vessel with a deadweight of 10,500 tonnes and a total length of 138 m will be a multipurpose vessel. It will be a trenching and offshore support...

03-07-2013

The Sigma Plan (with the S from Scheldt) wants to protect everyone living and working in the Sea Scheldt basin. This is necessary if you keep in mind the disastrous consequences of the floods of 1953 and 1976. Furthermore the climate is changing...

22-04-2013

On Wednesday 17 April, Envisan, the environmental subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, was awarded the Innovation Award 2013. This award was presented by the organisation of the trade fair ECOnext, the successor of the former Belgian trade shows Ifest...

18-03-2013

Several projects have been awarded to Jan De Nul Group: a reclamation project in Indonesia, a capital dredging project in Russia and an offshore project in Australia.

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14-01-2013

The consortium Via Brugge, consisting of Jan De Nul NV, Algemene Aannemingen Van Laere, Franki Construct, Aswebo, Aclagro and DG Infra+, the infrastructure fund managed by Gimv and Belfius, has been selected as preferred bidder by...

19-12-2012

Jan De Nul Group awarded a contract to supply a 5,400 tonnes capacity cable turntable to offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems. The turntable, including a 5 tonnes and 10 tonnes deck tensioner, is destined for the...

21-08-2012

In the port of Zeebrugge Jan De Nul NV, branch of Jan De Nul Group, is constructing 16 concrete wind turbine foundations by order of the Swedish client Eon.

The foundations were built on 2 pontoons in the inner harbour of Zeebrugge in 4...

03-08-2012

Following its sister vessel in 2009, the vessel Joseph Plateau was launched on Friday 3 August 2012 at the Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales de Norte in Sestao.

This 191,5 m long vessel will be used for precise rock dumping to a...

16-07-2012

Last Saturday 14 July at 11h30, the Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ was launched at Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. shipyard in Pula (Croatia). The ‘Bartolomeu Dias’ is a sister vessel of the ‘Pedro Álvares Cabral’ that was...

17-05-2012

At the yearly convention of the industry organisations Australian Constructors Association and Engineers Australia, Jan De Nul Group together with its local partner Baulderstone received the prestigious “...

09-03-2012

The shareholders of the Antwerp-based specialist in hoisting on the water Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV have ordered an extremely powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from Korean shipbuilders STX Offshore &...

23-02-2012

Compañía Sudamericana de Dragados S.A., a subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, has been awarded a contract for capital and maintenance dredging in the port of Bahia Blanca, Argentina. The contract value is approximately EUR 90 million and was ...

19-12-2011

Jan De Nul Group has been awarded a project for the design, the construction and the installation of 16 concrete foundations for an offshore wind farm in the Swedish part of the Baltic Sea, by order of E.ON (Sweden).

Jan De Nul Group...

20-10-2011

On 19 October 2011, a first milestone in the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal was reached. At 9.40 am, the Administración del Canal de Panama (ACP) flooded the first section of the newly excavated lock lanes on the Pacific Side....

15-09-2011

The Antwerp Port Authority has commissioned the Joint Venture, comprising Jan De Nul NV (1/3), CEI-De Meyer and Betonac (both part of the Royal BAM Group 1/3) and Herbosch-Kiere and Antwerpse Bouwwerken (both being part of Eiffage 1/3) for the...

16-02-2011

On Wednesday, 16 February 2011, Jan De Nul Group celebrates the official inauguration of its new office building in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. After the impressive fleet expansion between 2007 and today, the opening of this highly...

04-02-2011

in 2010, Jan De Nul Luxembourg S.A., a subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, ordered two new 14,000 m³ trailing suction hopper dredgers. This week, an agreement was reached for the construction of a very large fallpipe and mining vessel, a sister...

04-01-2011

Because of a well-filled order book and the fact that three new vessels have been ordered, it goes without saying that Jan De Nul Group will continue its 2010 recruitment boom in 2011. 

In 2010 Jan De Nul did not only win the Randstad...

04-01-2011

Over the last couple of months, a total of more than 1 billion euros projects have been added to the order book. These awards bring the total value of current commitments for Jan De Nul Group to 3.1 billion euros. 

New work was secured in...

18-10-2010

The international dredging group Jan De Nul has just taken on its 500th engineer: Maarten Beckers (23). “It is very special to me that we can engage the 500th engineer in times of crisis,” says Jan Pieter De Nul, CEO of Jan De Nul Group. “There...

30-09-2010

After an extremely difficult period for the families that lasted more than 19 days, it is with great relief that the crisis management team of Jan De Nul Group confirms the release and good health of the 2 crewmembers of the trailing suction...

28-09-2010

Jan De Nul Group is pleased to inform that on September 28th a contract was signed with the Peruvian Government for the further deepening of the access channel to the port of Callao.

The scope of works consists in deepening the port from...

27-09-2010

Jan De Nul has been awarded a contract for the rehabilitation of an oil terminal for Statoil in the Bahamas.

The works start immediately and have to be completed by first half of 2011. The EPC project includes removal of an existing...

24-09-2010

The new lock, with dimensions of 225 m x 25 m, will make the Meuse between Namur and Liège more accessible for vessels up to 4,500 ton. The construction of the lock is challenging because it is located in the middle of the river Meuse. The first...

13-09-2010

Sunday evening, 12 September, the trailing suction hopper dredger Amerigo Vespucci of Jan De Nul Group was attacked by an armed gang in the port of Douala (Cameroon). Despite actions of the captain, two crew members were kidnapped by the...

07-09-2010

Buenos Aires, September 1st 2010 - Hidrovia S.A., the concessionaire responsible for the dredging and signalization works on the Hidrovia water way has extended its working area, which now runs from the Ocean up to the city of Corrientes....

09-08-2010

On Monday August 16th Jan De Nul NV was awarded one of the last large tenders for the Panama Canal Expansion. Jan De Nul is already very active in Panama and is a.o. working on the construction of the new locks on the Panama Canal, one of the...

24-06-2010

On Thursday 24 June, at 18h30 the Cutter Suction dredger ‘Fernão de Magalhães’ was launched at Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. shipyard in Pula (Croatia). 

The godmother of the ship is Ms. Marie Vyncke, daughter of Mrs. Katia De Sadeleer,...

11-06-2010

On June 11th, 2010, twenty three months after placing the order, the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Charles Darwin’ was launched at the shipyard Construcciones Navales del Norte in Sestao (Spain). 
The godmother of the ship was Charlotte...

28-05-2010

On Wednesday May 26, 2010, the cutter suction dredger ‘Ibn Battuta’ was delivered to its owner, on the shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. in Pula (Croatia). The ‘Ibn Battuta’ is the first of four large self-propelled cutter suction dredgers...

04-03-2010

Jan De Nul writes history. After Janssens Pharmaceutica, Jan De Nul Group is the second company in the ten-year history of the Randstad Award that manages to succeed itself as Belgium’s most appealing employer. The annual investigation performed...

11-02-2010

Jan De Nul Group takes the next step in the development of hydraulic excavators that can be used in shallow to medium-deep coastal waters.

Within a period of only 4 years the in-house Technical Department developed a remote controlled...

10-02-2010

The mining and fallpipe vessel Simon Stevin left this morning around 11:00 to Australia for its first 2 rock dumping projects: the free span correction on the Pluto pipeline in 80 meter water depth on the one hand, and the construction of a...

09-02-2010

Jan De Nul Group was awarded the contract for the reclamation of the 'Lido Boulevard' in Malaysia, after strong competition. The works consist of the reclamation of 50 ha in Johor Bahru for residential purposes. In total 6,500,000 m³ has to be...

02-02-2010

Jan De Nul Group signed the contract for deepening the Umm Qasr Port, situated in the most southern tip of Iraq, near the border with Kuwait.
This commercial port is Iraq’s gate to the Arabic Gulf and Iraq’s lifeline for import of mixed...

01-02-2010

On Saturday 30 January, at 9 am, the Cutter Suction Dredger Zheng He was launched in the Uljanik Brodogradiliste d.d. Shipyard in Pula (Croatia). The Zheng He is a sister vessel of the Ibn Battuta, launched in August 2009, and is the 2nd in row...

22-01-2010

On January 21 the Argentine President signed the decree that extends the concession contract of Jan De Nul in Argentina for another eight years.

Under the emergency law all concession contracts in Argentina, including the...

15-10-2009

Jan De Nul Group has signed contracts with STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for the construction of two 7500 m³ hopper dredgers and one 6000 ton side stone dumping vessel.

Similar vessels were originally ordered...