Arjan van der Weck
After graduating with an MSc in Physical Geography and Coastal Morphology from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, Arjan worked for the Dutch Ministry of Public Works and Water Management and later Delft Hydraulics (now Deltares). He joined Boskalis in 2008 and oversaw the engineering department Hydronamic for 10 years. He was then tender manager and engineering manager for the Pulau Tekong polder construction project in Singapore. Arjan is currently design and engineering manager within Boskalis and a member of the project management team of Fehmarn Belt Contractors (FBC), responsible for design, engineering, equipment development and sediment spill management.
Articles By Arjan van der Weck
The Fehmarnbelt tunnel trench dredging project
A fixed and direct transport connection between Scandinavia and Central Europe has been an enduring vision for many decades. This vision is about to be realised with the construction of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link, an 18-kilometre-long immersed tunnel between Rødbyhavn in Denmark and Puttgarden in Germany. When it opens in 2029, the tunnel will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world combining a dual railway and motorway connection. This article provides insight into the improved dredging equipment used and the methodology specially adapted and further developed to the project’s requirements.