Annual Report 2021
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More than even, we are committed to finding the best socially responsible solutions
The corona pandemic has set a lot of things in motion, forcing us to be flexible. Climate change and energy transition have risen to the top of the agenda and shifted everything up a gear. Our sector is also riding this wave and is therefore more than ever committed to finding and offering the best possible socially responsible solutions. And for that, we bring our creativity, responsibility and ambition into play.
The world is changing at lightning speed. What was innovative yesterday, may already appear outdated today. But how do you keep your equipment and your solutions ingenious? By looking at things with an open and creative mind, we can identify more possibilities. And that produces impressive results. A new generation of vessels, innovative technology or complex challenges? Our solutions help our customers to build the world of tomorrow.
How do you build a new generation of vessels?
Our latest-generation vessels Voltaire and Les Alizés appeal to the imagination. Behind these innovative vessels is a strong team, from designers and naval engineers to commercial experts. But how do you build such state-of-the-art vessels?
Environmental solutions with a minimal ecological footprint
By being creative with land, water and air our environmental division Envisan develops sustainable solutions. With high-tech on-site treatment processes and the reuse of contaminated sites, they provide a circular response to the increasing scarcity of land. And all this with a minimal ecological footprint.
A recycling centre tailored to a waste sorting machine
The city of Bergen was in need of a new sorting centre to process even more plastic waste. Within the scope of a Design and Build project, we worked out an overall package: from the design and the realisation of an innovative sorting plant to the entire centre around it.
Today, our society is facing some major challenges. Climate change is being felt in ever more places and the global electrification requires an unprecedented network of cables. Jan De Nul takes its responsibility and plays a decisive role in these issues. We use our knowledge, expertise and equipment to tackle these problems together with our clients.
The world is electrifying, and we are laying the cables
The world is increasingly pulling the electric card, which increased demand. But our electricity supply is extremely fragmented. How do we get all that energy to as many users as possible? With an enormous network of export cables. Jan De Nul helps countries and companies to meet their electricity needs. Both in Europe, in Asia and in the Middle East.
Restoring vulnerable land in Brazil
Coastal regions in Latin America are increasingly being confronted with brutal natural disasters and severe tropical storms. Coastal erosion is affecting the beaches as well as the nearby roads. In order to restore these vital connecting roads for the community and the economy, Brazil worked out a maritime solution together with Jan De Nul.
Protecting vulnerable land in Flanders
Under the influence of extreme weather conditions, rivers can overflow and cause serious damage. That is why the Flemish government launched the Sigma Plan in 1977: a programme for the large-scale strengthening of dikes to protect the hinterland from flooding by the Scheldt. By 2030, as much as 260 km of river land will benefit from this protection.
At Jan De Nul we look for the best solution for all our clients. Today, sustainability is playing an increasingly decisive role. Jan De Nul does not hide its ambitions: our solutions must help both man and nature. Both at sea, on the road and in our offices. In a sustainable world, everything counts.
Our search for alternative energy
Private companies are taking the lead in research inti renewable energy sources. Including Jan De Nul, that is investigating the possibilities of biofuels, green methanol and hydrogen. The result: extremely sustainable beach replenishments conducted with fully sustainable biofuel.
An answer for every mobility issue
Just about every (world) city is therefore struggling with the same problems. Think of air pollution, traffic jams, noise pollution, traffic accidents and poor accessibility. Belgian cities are no exception to this rule. But changes are possible. Jan De Nul supports cities to improve public transport and infrastructure.
A place where challenging projects start
A healthy mind in a healthy body, in a healthy building. A good workplace allows people to plan their day better, work together, know what is going on and keep both motivation and productivity high. That is why we are investing ambitiously in the workplace of tomorrow, which promotes creativity, social contact, movement and flexibility. The ideal space to take on the world's most challenging projects with gusto.