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Wouter Dirks

Wouter Dirks was award his MSc from the University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands in Mining Engineering. As an Engineering Geologist, he has been working for Ballast Nedam since 1990 and is presently working at the Øresund Fixed Link project.

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Articles By Wouter Dirks

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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The Øresund Fixed Link: Dredging and Reclamation
The Øresund Fixed Link: Dredging and Reclamation

To build the 16 km long bridge-tunnel link from Denmark to Sweden requires the dredging of extremely hard layers of limestone, often in extreme weather conditions, with strictly controlled spillage limitations.

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