Who we are
The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works.
Driven by several worldwide challenges (rising sea level - scarcity of raw materials - increasing energy demand - reduction of CO2 emissions - contamination of our waterways and soils), DEME has transformed from solely a dredging and land reclamation company to a worldwide operating multidisciplinary and innovative marine engineering and environmental group.
Developing sustainable, efficient and cost-effective ways of working, vessels, equipment and services are vital to our success.
What we do
DEME is committed to conducting its business in a way that minimises adverse impact on the environment. We recognise our responsibility to the planet and we have several key initiatives that help us to work in a sustainable way. We strive for a balance between economic development and the ecological impact of our activities, in other words, Sustainable Entrepreneurship.
We are developing innovative technologies in the fields of wind power, green and blue energy; developing solutions for remediating historic soil and water pollution, as well as limiting the environmental impact of our day-to-day operations by improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
DEME’s vision is to create land for a sustainable future. We are continually examining our working methods to help protect the environment and we are also looking at innovative, energy-efficient technologies. For our fleet, DEME focuses on fuel efficient engines, improved hull shapes and alternative fuels to reduce fuel consumption and carbon footprint. By investing in a new generation of dual fuel trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD’s), a powerful new cutter suction dredger (CSD) and next generation offshore installation vessels, DEME focuses on vessels that can significantly increase efficiency, both in terms of productivity and environmental performance.