IHNC Lake Borgne Surge Barrer Photo: Team New Orleans / CC-BY

The Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier was completed in 2013 near the confluence of and across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet near New Orleans. Designed to defend against a 100-yr storm surge, the 1,8-mile long flood wall includes three navigable flood gates. Organic material dredged during construction was deposited in nearby wetland habitats to enhance environmental conditions.

Adaptation of inland and maritime navigation infrastructure

We believe it is time to stop using uncertainty as an excuse for inaction. The evidence is unequivocal. Climate change is happening. Adaptation of inland and maritime navigation infrastructure is vital, and the time to act is now.

The agreement reached at the COP21 meetings in Paris in December 2015 to limit warming to less than two degrees represented a significant step for the international community. Notwithstanding this agreement, however, climate scientists are in general agreement that the world is already locked in to further change in key climate parameters. If we fail to achieve the less than two degrees goal, things will get worse still.

The Navigating a Changing Climate Partnerships believe that it is time to stop using uncertainty as a reason for inaction. Scientific evidence is unequivocal: the climate is changing. Adaptation of navigation infrastructure is vital, and the time to act is now.

In addition to contributing to mitigation, it is therefore vital for the sector to coordinate globally and act locally to adapt waterborne transport infrastructure and the operations that depend on it to the changing climate; and to strengthen resilience – in turn reducing the vulnerability of the sector to more frequent extreme events. Such action will be vital to ensure navigational safety, to reduce downtime and protect business continuity.

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Jan De Nul Group

Who we are

Innovation, expertise and sustainability. The corner stones of Jan De Nul Group’s success. Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in dredging and marine construction activities, as well as in specialized services for the offshore industry of oil, gas and renewable energy. These core marine activities are further enhanced by Jan De Nul Group’s in-house civil and environmental capabilities offering clients a complete package solution.

Our professional and innovative solutions are trusted across the industry. Whether it concerns beach replenishment works along vulnerable coastlines or sustainable port extension through valorisation of dredged sediments, together with our customers, we build for further economic development.

What we do

Worldwide, Jan De Nul Group executes dredging and land reclamation projects, specialized services for the offshore industry of oil, gas and renewables, impressive civil engineering projects and environmental remediation activities, from start to finish. Throughout the years, Jan De Nul Group has been investing in its own people, resources and technical know-how. The Group has strategically grown into a global leader within these four main activities which reinforce each other and the Group thanks to their interdisciplinary character.

Dredging and maritime works. Jan De Nul Group executes dredging and land reclamation projects from start to finish: design, development and maintenance of ports, deepening of channels, land reclamation and shore protection works, dredging in the most diverse conditions. Often, these dredging activities are part of a comprehensive port infrastructure project.

Offshore Services. Jan De Nul Group offers specific offshore services to the oil, gas and renewable energy market: seabed intervention works, rock installation and ballasting, installation of offshore wind farms and installation of submarine cables and umbilicals. All these services are designed and executed according to the specific needs and wishes of the respective clients.

Civil engineering works. Jan De Nul Group focuses on complex projects, for which the Group offers its clients an overall package to size. From design up to execution, all key activities are executed within Jan De Nul Group: locks, quay walls, bridges, tunnels, roads, buildings, water treatment plants, sewer systems or pipelines. The Group is also a major player on the market of large PPP projects.

Environmental works and brownfield development. Soil and groundwater remediation, environmental dredging and sediment treatment, treatment and valorisation of waste and brownfield development: the environmental subsidiaries Envisan and PSR Brownfield Developers of Jan De Nul Group can offer comprehensive experience in all environmental technology areas.

Contact us

Jan De Nul Group
34-36, Parc d’Activités Capellen
8308 Capellen
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
T +352 39 89 11
F +352 39 96 43

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