Gerard is a Senior Civil Marine Engineer at Shell Projects & Technology and is currently working on the development of LNG import terminals globally, from their early definition to the actual execution. For the Bacton Sandscaping Project, Gerard was the Technical Lead on behalf of Shell, providing technical assurance and guidance for the design and execution of the works, including concept selection as well as procurement for the different work packages. Gerard holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Shell in 2009, Gerard worked as a Civil and Coastal Engineer at Deltares, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface, and at Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors.
Articles By Gerard Spaan
The Bacton Sandscaping scheme is a large-scale beach nourishment designed to protect the Bacton Gas Terminal from cliff and beach erosion while also reducing flood and erosion risk to the communities of Bacton and Walcott, buying the time they need for adaptation to coastal change.