Making a difference

Shaping the planet and facilitating economic prosperity for more than 140 years


DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation.The Group can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies.

Although DEME's activities originated with its core dredging business, the portfolio diversified substantially over the decades. Today's activities encompass dredging, land reclamation, hydraulic engineering, services for the offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries and environmental works. 
DEME's vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global, worldwide challenges: rising sea levels, climate change, the transition towards renewable energy, polluted rivers and soils, growing population and the scarcity of natural resources.

While the company's roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence in all of the world's seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. DEME can rely on 4,600 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile fleet of over 100 main vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, DEME can provide solutions for even the most complex projects.

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Shareholders' structure

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Management Team

Management Team DEME

F.l.t.r. lower row: Steven Poppe, Area Director Africa - Eric Tancré, Area Director North Europe - Philip Hermans, Area Director Asia, Oceania and North America & General Manager Dredging International - Els Verbraecken, Chief Financial Officer - Tom Lenaerts, Chief Legal Officer -  Alain Bernard, Director & Chief Executive Officer - Christel Goetschalckx, Secretary to the Management Team - Pierre Potvliege, Area Director Indian Subcontinent - Theo Van De Kerckhove, Chief Operating Officer
F.l.t.r upper row: Bernard Paquot, Area Director Middel East - Pierre Catteau, Area Director Mediterranean, South and Middle Americas - Wim Biesemans, Managing Director DEME Concessions - Hans Casier, Human Resources Manager - Dirk Poppe, Area Director Eastern Europe and Russia & Managing Director Ecoterres Holding - Hugo Bouvy, General Manager Tideway - Lucas Bols, General Manager Tideway -  Bart Verboomen, Manager Technical Department & General Manager Baggerwerken Decloedt & Zn - Luc Vandenbulcke, Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director GeoSea

Board of Directors

Luc Bertrand, Chairman,

Renaud Bentégeat, Managing Director CFE,

 Alain Bernard, John-Eric Bertrand, Piet Dejonghe, Koen Janssen, Jan Suykens, Directors.

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