DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, land reclamation, marine infrastructure, offshore energy and environmental remediation. With more than 145 years of experience and about 5,000 highly skilled professionals, we have built up a vast bank of knowledge and expertise which has allowed us to foster a pioneering approach throughout our history. This enables us to bring tailor-made solutions, innovation and new technologies to our customers’ projects, ensuring that they are performed safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.
While our roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence across the globe. We operate one of the largest and most technologically advanced fleet of vessels in the world, supported by a broad range of auxiliary equipment.
Solutions for global challenges
Our vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global challenges.
The urgent need for reduction of emissions has led the Paris Agreement to commit countries to Net Zero Emissions by 2050, spurring growth for clean energy. The resulting energy transition and the related electrification are expected to result in a growing demand for critical minerals.
The rising sea levels are forcing a necessity for new types of marine infrastructure and coastal protection.
The growing population and fast urbanisation pace are increasing the need for land reclamation and brownfield development in already densely populated areas.
The rising maritime trade activity requires constant marine infrastructure upgrades to ensure ship access and suitable ports.
Finally, the increasingly polluted rivers and soils give rise to stricter regulations and public investment programmes that push for more environmental solutions.
Through its diversified portfolio of activities, DEME is well positioned to tackle each one of those challenges.
Exploring new horizons
We also strongly believe in turning challenges into opportunities. That’s why we are continuously looking for ways to deploy our knowledge and expertise in other activities, exploring new horizons and expanding our solutions portfolio. We are building on our experience in coastal protection to develop nature-based solutions to tackle the rising sea level. We aim to be a frontrunner in green hydrogen by operating industrial-scale production facilities. With Global Sea Mineral Resources we develop technologies to source critical minerals needed for the energy transition in the most responsible way. Investing in new activities underlines how important pioneering is to DEME.