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DEME Group has selected Luc Vandenbulcke to succeed Alain Bernard as CEO, effective from 1 January 2019.
Although the offshore wind industry has not necessarily grown as fast as Belgium’s DEME Group originally expected, the sector is now responsible for 10% of its business. The company is continuing to eye targets for possible acquisitions and weighing up fleet expansion possibilities in the offshore wind sector. Alongside this, DEME is striving to seek further cuts in Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) in order to ensure that […]
The Joint Venture Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau Gmbh – GeoSea NV, both of them members of the Belgian dredging, marine engineering and environmental Group DEME, has been awarded two different contracts for prepiling and installation works to construct both the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm, 32 km north of the island of Rügen, and the Trianel West Borkum II wind farm, 45 km north of the East Frisian Island Borkum in German waters.
DEME Offshore, previously GeoSea, has selected tier 1 suppliers for the foundations of the Moray East offshore wind project in the UK. According to DEME, Smulders will carry out a major part of the fabrication works on 55 of 100 jackets in Newcastle, including all final assembly, with Lamprell producing the remaining 45. The balance […]
DEME Offshore has partnered with the aerospace industry supplier SABCA to develop and deploy unmanned vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry. The companies are convinced that these technologies have a game-changing potential to increase health and safety of their employees, lower the impact on the environment in the O&M phase of […]
DEME Group has held the naming ceremony for its new multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo in Zeebrugge, Belgium. At the Unboxing the Apollo event, Olympic, European and World Champion in heptathlon Nafi Thiam officially named the 87.5m long vessel. Apollo was constructed by Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Shipyard and was delivered to GeoSea in August last year. At the end of 2018, GeoSea contracted Alewijnse Marine to provide […]
DEME Group has integrated the activities of its subsidiaries GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea into one business. DEME Offshore will combine renewable energy and oil & gas activities, as well as other offshore related activities. Hugo Bouvy is the Managing Director of the new business, with Bart De Poorter assuming the role of General Manager […]
DEME Group, Shell and Quadran Energies Marines are entering an industrial partnership that will build the Dunkirk offshore wind farm in France if their offer at the recently announced tender is selected as the winning one.
DEME Group’s 216.5-metre DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion was launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China on Wednesday, 21 November 21.
A consortium comprising ENGIE, EDP Renewables and Caisse des Dépôts has awarded ABS Group with a contract to provide design verification services for the Les Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France.
DEME Group’s advanced cable lay vessel Living Stone caught fire while under construction in a shipyard in Santurtzi, Spain.
Belgium’s DEME Group has attempted to take possession of the advanced cable layer Living Stone, currently under construction at the financially troubled LaNaval shipyard in Bilbao, Spain, and tow the vessel to another location where the delayed construction could be completed.
Belgian transmission system operator Elia has awarded Dredging International, part of the DEME Group, with a contract for the subsea cable installation for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in the Belgian part of the North Sea.
DEME Group’s offshore wind division is looking into the possibility of using drones to inspect the foundations of the offshore wind turbines for corrosion.
Belgium’s DEME Group is recruiting more than 200 new employees in 2017 to meet the demand driven by the growth in offshore wind energy.
Belgian DEME Group and Chinese COSCO Shipping have officially embarked on a joint journey to develop offshore wind energy in China, under an umbrella agreement signed on 31 October, following the two companies’ joint venture announcement in May. With the Chinese government aiming to significantly increase the installed capacity of offshore wind energy by 2020 […]
Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME inaugurated its new office in Bremen, Germany, on Monday, 17 October. The Bremen office currently employs around 100 people. It will serve as the headquarters for the company’s operations in Germany, and for its subsidiaries – Nordsee Nassbagger-und Tiefbau and GeoSea. The Bremen team is currently involved in the construction of the 396MW Merkur offshore […]
DEME Group’s new multi-purpose vessel Living Stone was launched yesterday at the LaNaval shipyard in Spain by Sarah Tommelein, wife of Bart Tommelein, Vice-Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Energy. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2017 and will head to its first project at the Merkur offshore wind farm […]
China COSCO Shipping and Belgium’s DEME have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind energy in China. The cooperation is in line with the Chinese climate vision and its aim to develop renewable energy, both of which were recently incorporated in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) for social and economic development. The Chinese government wishes […]
Wim Biesemans has joined the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME. As the new CEO of DEME Concessions he will oversee all concession activities related to renewable energy (offshore wind and wave and tidal energy) and marine resources. Biesemans was previously involved in the development of the offshore wind farms Belwind, Northwind, and recently […]
DEME Group will organize a series of offshore wind supply chain events in the UK between November and December 2015. The company said it is aiming to facilitate collaboration with local companies, and will hold the events at 13 nationwide locations. With new projects and contracts in the pipeline for the UK offshore wind market, DEME Group said it […]
Merkur Offshore has signed with respectively Alstom and DEME a binding turbine supply agreement and balance of plant contract for the construction of the Merkur Offshore wind farm, including supply and installation of 66 Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbines. Additionally, Alstom has signed a long term service and maintenance contract. The turbines will be […]
DEME and Windreich have formed a new joint venture for the development of Merkur Offshore offshore wind project, formerly known as MEG I. “Today’s announcement underlines our confidence in this project”, noted Alain Bernard, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the DEME group. “We are very pleased with the progress made to date, and look […]
The DEME group has decided to concentrate all its German activities at the Bremen headquarters. This operation has already started with the move of the Baltic 2 Project Team from Rostock to Bremen. DEME will have up to 100 people in the Bremen offices as from the next months. For almost 50 years, different companies […]
DEME Group released its 2013 results on February 28, highlighting that the company reached a record turnover of EUR 2.53 billion, an increase of 32% compared to the previous year. EBITDA increased by 25% to EUR 437.8 million, and net profit amounted to EUR 109.1 million, an increase of 22% compared to 2012. The order […]
Within the DEME group recently, a great many assignments for large, energy-related projects have been awarded to a range of different companies. The assignments will be executed for oil and gas companies and businesses working within the renewable energy sector and represent a total value of 250 million EUR. In Santa Marta, Colombia, Dredging International […]