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

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

Board of Directors

Luc Bertrand, Chairman,

Renaud Bentégeat, Managing Director CFE,

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




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