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Gerard van Raalte

Gerard van Raalte graduated from Delft University of Technology in 1976 with a MSc in Civil Engineering (Coastal). He worked for 2 years as Project Engineer for Delft Geotechnics, followed by 8 years for Breejenbout Dredging Company. In 1986 he moved to Hydronamic bv, Port & Waterway Engineers, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster. In 1996-97 he was assigned to Øresund Tunnel Contractors, contributing to the development of the Marine Works.

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Articles By Gerard van Raalte

Presure on Ports: Evaluating EU Habitats Legislation
Pressure on Ports: Evaluating EU Habitats Legislation

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.

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Impact of European Union Environmental Law on Dredging
Impact of European Union Environmental Law on Dredging

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.

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Multi-Purpose Scrader® Concept: New Technology for Seabed Treatment
Multi-Purpose Scrader® Concept: New Technology for Seabed Treatment

A new technique combines two essential but difficult tasks in underwater construction – accurately depositing and then levelling bulk materials.

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