Jan De Nul Group – Dredging

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Design. Build. Connect. Jan De Nul Group shapes water and land. Worldwide. From complex offshore energy services, to large dredging and both land and coastal reclamation projects, to challenging civil construction programmes. Well integrated competences and investments lead to creative, sustainable and innovative solutions. In this way Jan De Nul Group delivers results that produce satisfied customers. Building a better future.

From start to finish

Worldwide, Jan De Nul Group executes dredging and land reclamation projects from start to finish: design, development and maintenance of ports, deepening of channels, land reclamation and shore protection works, dredging in the most diverse conditions. Often, these dredging activities are part of a comprehensive port infrastructure project entrusted by the client to one contractor.

The company already completed prestigious projects across the world such as the construction of a second runway for the airport of Brisbane in Australia, the nature-based solutions in front of the coast of Texel in The Netherlands or the construction of the second Suez Canal in Egypt.


Imagine Think Act. Or ITA in short. What started as an awareness-raising programme became the way in which Jan De Nul Group works. It is the Group’s philosophy and culture. Imagine Think Act makes everybody imagine what is possible and put those ideas into action in ways that demonstrate care for the co-workers and the environment. And at the same time, it is the guarantee for sustainable, safe, creative and successful tailor-made solutions.

Every employee of Jan De Nul Group is aware of the fact that a good preparation and operational control are crucial for a successful and safe project, improved procedures and, last but not least, satisfied people: the Client, the environment and its own employees!

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Most diverse fleet

The Jan De Nul dredging fleet is modern, high-tech and diverse as a result of a determined investment policy in own equipment. The new vessels and the advanced technology they take on board, have been designed by the internal design and engineering department. Moreover, Jan De Nul Group itself delivers the dredging equipment to the shipyard, which is unprecedented in the dredging world.

The fleet includes a number of large dredging vessels and multipurpose installation vessels:

  • a powerful cutter fleet, including J.F.J. De Nul, with a total installed diesel power of 27,240 kW, and the four identical Fernão de Magalhães, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He and Niccolò Machiavelli, all having a total installed diesel power of 23,520 kW
  • the identical Cristóbal Colón and Leiv Eiriksson, with a hopper capacity of 46,000 m³
  • the identical Simon Stevin and Joseph Plateau, large rock installation vessels
  • the Isaac Newton, a most high-tech cable laying vessel

Your career

Motivated maritime personnel will enjoy our pleasant working environment. The newest technologies, spacious and modern living areas and ditto recreational and media facilities on board provide a challenging working environment. Together with other colleagues, a pleasant working atmosphere is created. A holiday schedule of ‘6 weeks working, 6 weeks off’ and a good salary complete our offer.

Facts about
  • Number of employees: 7.500
  • Sector: Offshore, dredging, maritime
  • Preferred educational level: Hbo
  • Field of study: Nautical
  • Preferred education: Nautisch
  • Career level: Starter, young professional
  • Open vacancies: jobs.jandenul.com