What value does a marine contractor create for its stakeholders?

Externalities traditionally fall beyond the scope of contractors, leading to stakeholder value creation and corporate value creation being viewed as separate concepts. The time has come to internalise externalities as a force of corporate value creation.

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.

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure
Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors.

Interview: Tiedo Vellinga – ‘There should be a shift in the way of thinking about designing infrastructure’

A newly appointed Professor Emeritus at TU Delft and former project manager at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Tiedo Vellinga discusses his role as a bridge between academia and practice and its impact on the direction of port development.

How can the dredging sector join the global shift towards sustainability?
How can the dredging sector join the global shift towards sustainability?

A paradigm shift is being increasingly embraced within the dredging industry. The traditional engineering approach is becoming a holistic approach in which the ecosystem is leading and values for people, profit and planet are integrated in an interdisciplinary manner.

Ecosystem Services
Ecosystem services: Towards integrated marine infrastructure project optimisation

The report provides the general concept of ecosystem services and the overall considerations on its use in the context of dredging projects.

Environmental Monitoring and Management Plans
Environmental Monitoring and Management Plans

Environmental management of marine reclamation works helps manage impacts of dredging and ensures that a project’s quality objectives are met.