DEME (Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering)
DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. We can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and have fostered a pioneering approach throughout our history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.
While our company roots are in Belgium, we have built a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. We can rely on 5,200 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, we can provide solutions for even the most complex projects. Our vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global, worldwide challenges: rising sea levels, a growing population, reduction of emissions, polluted rivers and soils and the scarcity of natural resources.
Although our activities originated with our core dredging business, our portfolio has diversified substantially over the decades. Our offering includes dredging and land reclamation, solutions for the offshore energy market, infra marine solutions and environmental solutions. Our multidisciplinary capabilities, the synergies in many projects and our integrated corporate structure have made us into a global solutions provider.
We also strongly believe in turning challenges into opportunities. That’s why we are continuously looking for ways to deploy our knowledge and expertise in other activities, exploring new horizons and expanding our solutions portfolio.
We are developing technologies for the sustainable deep-sea harvesting of minerals on the ocean floor. As a leader in environmental remediation we are looking into solutions to tackle marine litter in our rivers and oceans. We are building on our experience in coastal protection to develop nature-based solutions to tackle the rising sea level.Our continued investments in new technologies and activities underline just how important innovation in to our company.
DEME’s shareholder is the Brussles-based civil engineering contractor CFE, which is controlled by the Belgian investment group Ackermans and Van Haaren - both publicly listed companies on Euronext Brussels.