Frederik is a Senior Consultant with degrees in engineering and business administration. He has a thorough knowledge of European Union environmental and marine legislation and is familiar with environmental challenges faced by the maritime, marine and dredging sector. He has a particular interest in natural coastal defences and is advisor to the European dredging industry. Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Frederik had ten years of hands-on experience in European Affairs as secretary-general of the European Dredging Association and worked for more than 20 years in the energy field, notably in the nuclear industry.
Articles By Frederik Mink
Can nature-based solutions be mainstream solutions? Nature-based solutions have obvious advantages but have not been embraced at wider scale. The barriers which can hinder wide-scale application and the topic’s relevance to the dredging community are discussed.DOWNLOAD PDF Document | 871,18 KB
Despite strict competition laws, the EU is reviewing some new procurement procedures that would allow a contracting authority leeway in negotiating early on with potential contractors.DOWNLOAD PDF Document | 323,17 KB
Benefiting from early contractor involvement does not necessarily violate the European Union’s principles of freedom to supply goods and services.DOWNLOAD PDF Document | 1,12 MB
Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) as stipulated in EU habitats legislation can sometimes lead to complications during port expansion projects.DOWNLOAD PDF Document | 1,4 MB
EU environmental law and international conventions are not always compatible. The European Dredging Association makes its case on when and why dredged material should not be considered waste.DOWNLOAD PDF Document | 1,86 MB