Sea ports have always been the gateway to the outside world. The increase of world population, the commodity boom, the globalization of world economy, the growing demand for energy and the spectacular growth of maritime trade are the driving forces behind port construction and -expansion. New transport methods and the increase of scale of modern sea going vessels require continuous adaptations of existing ports and the construction of new ones.
DEME has a vast experience in port construction. It involves often a multidisciplinary approach. Preliminary soil investigation, surveys, nautical studies, and environmental assessments are necessary. Dikes, breakwaters, and underwater bunds provide protected berthing. Capital dredging guarantees sufficient depth and width in the access channel, turning basins, docks, and at the toe of quay walls. The dredged material may beneficially be used for the reclamation of new land.
Furthermore, DIMCO can provide the design and build aspects of all civil marine related structures in ports.