Noël Pille graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1975. He then joined the dredging department of Jan De Nul N.V. Since 1992 he has been Manager of the offshore works department of their International Dredging Division. This department is involved with trenching and backfilling works for the installation of offshore pipelines, rock dumping and ballasting of offshore structures, shore approach dredging and landfalls, and other offshore industry works.
Articles By Noël Pille
NorFra Pipeline Installation Project: Pretrenching, Seabed Levelling, and Landfall Dredging and Civil Works
A 42" diameter, 835 km-long, high pressure natural gas pipeline was laid from Norway to France in record time and under budget.
Unable to excavate a conventional open trench because of dumping limitations, a new technique was developed to install the pipeline through “diluted” soil.