DREDGING

The resistance between a vessel and the water has a big impact on fuel consumption. The lower the resistance, the less fuel is required. Jan De Nul Group therefore makes sure that all vessel hulls have anti-fouling protection and that the fouling is removed when necessary. In this way, the hull is smoother and has lower resistance with the water.

At Jan De Nul Group, we believe it is better to prevent fouling forming than to treat fouling by cleaning. As such, we gave the Pedro Alvares Cabral a special anti-fouling hull coating based on silicone. This advanced coating protects the hull better than the standard hull coatings. As a result, there is less growth of fouling and it makes our vessels go faster while using less fuel! We continue our research into the advantages of this promising technique.

Anti-fouling coating generates 

less fuel consumption and more speed

“Since we are both working in the same area, we need to stay in close contact about our planning. It helps of course that my brother is on board of the other vessel, because we communicate quite well.”

Emiel Vereecke
Operational Superintendent  

Ewout Vereecke
Operational Superintendent  

We followed two brothers who are supervising the dredging works. Check out their story!

DREDGING

We followed two brothers who are supervising the dredging works. Check out their story!

Ewout Vereecke
Operational Superintendent  

Emiel Vereecke
Operational Superintendent  

“Since we are both working in the same area, we need to stay in close contact about our planning. It helps of course that my brother is on board of the other vessel, because we communicate quite well.”

The minimal depth of the Elbe has been increased from -15.80 m to -17.30 m below mean sea level. This allows vessels with a draught of 14.50 m to enter the port, regardless of tidal restrictions.

To reduce flood risk in the city of Hamburg, we installed dredged material behind an underwater dyke on the Elbe, constructed by Jan De Nul in 2019.

The project Elbvertiefung started in March 2020 and ended in the course of September 2020.

HAMBURG

The resistance between a vessel and the water has a big impact on fuel consumption. The lower the resistance, the less fuel is required. Jan De Nul Group therefore makes sure that all vessel hulls have anti-fouling protection and that the fouling is removed when necessary. In this way, the hull is smoother and has lower resistance with the water.

At Jan De Nul Group, we believe it is better to prevent fouling forming than to treat fouling by cleaning. As such, we gave the Pedro Alvares Cabral a special anti-fouling hull coating based on silicone. This advanced coating protects the hull better than the standard hull coatings. As a result, there is less growth of fouling and it makes our vessels go faster while using less fuel! We continue our research into the advantages of this promising technique.

Anti-fouling coating generates less fuel consumption and more speed