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.
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.
Benefiting from early contractor involvement does not necessarily violate the European Union’s principles of freedom to supply goods and services.
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.
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.