Jan De Nul Group is the owner of the world’s most modern and most diverse dredging fleet. This is the result of its policy to invest continuously in its own equipment. The new vessels and their state-of-the-art on-board technology have been designed by the internal design and engineering department. Also, Jan De Nul Group manufactures in its own workshops and supplies the specialist dredging equipment to the shipyard, this is unequalled within the dredging industry.
Its fleet includes some of the world’s most powerful dredgers, multi-purpose installation vessels and wind turbine installation vessels: J.F.J. De Nul, the most powerful cutter suction dredger, sister vessels Cristóbal Colón and Leiv Eiriksson, the largest trailing suction hopper dredgers with a hopper capacity of 46,000 m³, sister vessels Simon Stevin and Joseph Plateau, the largest rock installation vessels, Isaac Newton, the most high-tech cable-laying vessel that is currently available on the market and two wind turbine installation vessels Vole au vent and Taillevent, especially built to install offshore windparks.
Ultra-Low Emission Vessels
In a world full of climate change and overall environmental consciousness, Jan De Nul has decided to take a greener approach. The Group’s new vessel generation will be fitted with a state-of-the-art and in-house designed filter system. The system processes exhaust gases and prevents nanoparticle emissions, and in that way reduces the impact of maritime transport and port development on public health and ambient air quality. The use of such filters is very common in other industries, but unprecedented in marine vessels, that is until now. By implementing this filter technique in its new vessels, an example will be set for others to follow in the maritime industry.