Mark van Koningsveld
Mark van Koningsveld s currently the lead engineer for Environmental Engineering at Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors. He is also part of the “Building with Nature” innovation programme where he is responsible for Data and Knowledge Management and for the delivery of the programme’s main end product: the Guideline for Eco-dynamic Development and Design. He is also involved with Delft University’s Hydraulic Engineering Section where he promotes the transfer of knowledge from the “Building with Nature” programme to MSc and PhD students
Articles By Mark van Koningsveld
In the 2015 Paris agreement, countries committed to implementing measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming. For the maritime industry specifically, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has proposed measures for energy efficiency of vessels and candidate measures regarding fuel choice and speed optimisation. This article aims to contribute to the latter by showing how logistical simulations can be used to optimise fleet operations. We will illustrate this in the form of a conceptual case using one cutter and a range of barge fleets. Running simulations with all possible fleets, we will demonstrate the value of extra energy-based alternatives to challenge the fastest, cheapest and most flexible alternatives.
Interview: Mark van Koningsveld ‘If you focus on primary objectives only, then you will pay in sustainability’
Mark van Koningsveld’s quest for a sustainable dredging industry takes to the front of the classroom as he begins his new role as professor of Ports & Waterways at TU Delft.
ReefGuard, a mobile coral breeding facility provides a highly controlled environment to aid in integrating the breeding and outplanting of corals. This article gives a detailed look into how proven small-scale coral breeding techniques can be scaled-up and applied in practice to promote environmental gain around marine infrastructure projects.
Marine fauna is sensitive to underwater dredging sounds. Scientific research indicates that inducing the fauna to leave an area temporarily before the start of a project minimises serious impacts. And the marine life returns when the dredging is finished.
Reinventing the wheel for every project is not cost-efficient. A new knowledge database offers a free, open, transparent and continually growing source of data, models and tools.