Student visit Dubai

Students visit our projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

On Saturday 6 April, the Statix association of KU Leuven civil engineering students visited our sites in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. For this group of 30 students, this was the ideal opportunity to gain insight into Jan De Nul's projects and experience life abroad.

We currently have several projects ongoing in the United Arab Emirates. This makes the region the ideal location to give students more insight into our activities. Specifically, the artificial island of Al Omairah and the Lightning cable project were on the agenda for the visit.

After lunch, it was time for our offshore department. The students had the chance to visit our cable-laying vessel Isaac Newton, which had arrived in Abu Dhabi a day earlier for the Lightning project. After an introduction on the bridge, the tour started on the vessel’s helideck. The students learned how more than 135 kilometres of cable would come on board and how we install and protect such a 5,000-tonne cable on the seabed.