If it does not exist, we create it ourselves
With the filtering technique of our Ultra-Low Emission vessels, we are a ground-breaking pioneer in our sector. With our Nature-Based Solutions, we apply innovative building techniques based on and to the benefit of nature. But we also share our knowledge beyond the sector to stimulate innovative thinking.
Ultra-Low Emission vessels
The new generation of Jan De Nul Group vessels is ready for a sustainable future. The engines of our ULEvs are equipped with state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment systems: a catalyst renders nitrogen oxides harmless whereas a soot filter blocks even the tiniest particles. In this way, we extract up to 99% of the number of dust particles from exhaust gases.
Nature Based Solutions
Protection of biodiversity is already taken into account in the engineering phase. We depart to the maximum extent possible from the features and performances of ecosystems. With our Nature-Based Solutions, we go for integrated building techniques based on and to the benefit of nature. By using natural materials, we enable nature to develop and maintain itself.
Texel in the Netherlands
A new dune landscape against the old dyke and a salt marsh landscape on the seaward side. As a result, the transition between land and water is at once more natural and sustainable.
The reef ‘Coastbusters’ will stabilise the foreshore base, strengthen the ecosystem and reduce erosion. Three ‘biological builders’ have been tested: shellfish (mussels and oysters), seaweed and grasses and sand mason worms.
Schelphoek in the Netherlands
On the Schelphoek beach, we created four stone reefs that soon became the natural habitat of seaweed and oysters.
To be able to come up with innovative ideas and solutions, sharing expertise and experience is crucial, both within Jan De Nul Group and beyond. We actively share our know-how and insights with educational institutions and (sector) federations worldwide. Interaction with new and refreshing ideas encourages us to think out of the box.