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CDR International welcomes Mrs. Jenny Pronker

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CDR Jenny Pronker As from the 15th of February 2018, Jenny Pronker (MSc.) strengthens the team of CDR International as a River and Coastal Engineer.
Jenny graduated from Delft University of Technology in 2017 in Hydraulic Engineering with her graduation project on the Influence of Hydropower Dams on the Mekong Delta. In cooperation with Deltares she gained insights of the hydrodynamics of the delta system using a numerical model. The results of the research were presented at the Mekong River Commission conference of Sustainable Hydropower Development.
Furthermore, she did a research on Salt-intrusion and Sluicing Patterns in the North-Sea-Canal and Amsterdam-Rhine-Canal using a numerical model. Finally, she worked as a project engineer on the Punta Pacifica II project in Panama, where she performed activities regarding the Quality of the Sandfill.
CDR wishes Jenny all the best at the start of her career.

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RVO awards DHI subsidy for FS to further develop Alexandria Port in Egypt

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RVO has granted CDR a DHI subsidy for the feasibility study for the refurbishment and renovation of the Port of Alexandria in Egypt. The port currently does not meet the Alexandria Port Authority’s objectives to facilitate vessels with a draft greater than 10m. In order to meet this ambition, a large-scale renovation of the port is required. This includes the deepening of the harbour basin and the replacement of frame walls and associated superstructure (cranes, etc). The study provides insight into the technical, financial and economic feasibility of an investment in new port infrastructure for a future loan.

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CDR’s intern Ruben Borsje experiences hand-on engineering in Nigeria

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On November 9th, Ruben Borsje has started his internship at CDR International as Project Engineer in Nigeria. As part of a unique project, the Sandbar Breakwater at Lekki, he will be monitoring the construction of the sandy features, as well as part of the rock works. He will be using 2D modelling to assess and predict the changes in morphology of the Sandbar, in the end leading to a better understanding of these kind of structures.
Ruben’s internship is part of his MSc. Hydraulic Engineering degree at the Technical University of Delft (the Netherlands), specializing in Coastal Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics. His main interests are large-scale coastal morphology, building with nature, and the numerical modelling of these phenomena, preferably combined in a design and construction environment. The Sandbar Breakwater project is therefore a perfect match.
Last summer he went to the coastal area of Demak, Indonesia, as part of a research project of the Technical University of Delft. The project focused on the restoration of the heavily eroding mangrove-mud coast, for which Ruben explored the use of drones for the assessment of the effectiveness of already implemented solutions. The gained experience in monitoring techniques in combination with coastal morphology are of much value for his current internship.
The internship at CDR International provides an opportunity to get some hands-on experience with the engineering of a new and unique project, regarding the design as well as the working environment, and Ruben is very much looking forward taking on this challenge.

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Kick-off Água Grande District Coastal Protection Project in São Tomé and Principe

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The project kicked-off in October 2017 and completion is expected around May 2018. CDR and its partners, REBEL and UNESCO-IHE, are organizing workshops, execute the Vulnerability Analysis; Feasibility Study; Preliminary Environmental and Social Impact Analysis (ESIA), arrange for Technical Assistance / Training and submit all deliverables in comprehensive reports.
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Launching BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN®

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BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN® is a fresh joint initiative by CDR International, Van der Meer Consulting, DEEP and SKEYE with the aim to provide an efficient all-inclusive service product in the marine and maritime industry, viz. a thorough check on the condition of breakwaters and revetments, in particular in offshore, coastal and estuarian areas. Those can be breakwaters for port entrances, but also groynes, revetments and detached breakwater structures for coastal protection. The checks and scans will be done above and under water and the results will be presented into one actual digital geometric entity. The partners are renowned globally operating companies that are adopting highest standard scanning and processing tools and procedures as well as highly specialised and knowledgeable experts and specialists in marine structures engineering.
The services will be relevant for instance for Port Authorities, Marine Contractors, Insurance Companies, Project Developers and Financiers, Marine Consultants and Land Concessionaires.
Situations that demand the services can be in case of immediate damage repair, general rehabilitation and overhaul, upgrade for new environmental conditions, expansion of the structures, adjacent developments such as reclamations against the structure, analyses if poor construction methodologies seem to be the case and maybe some design issues.
For more information on BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN®, we kindly refer to www.breakwaterhealthscan.com and by e-mail to info@breakwaterhealthscan.com.

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CDR is opening shop in Hanoi, Vietnam with VINWATER and YEP-per Laurens Poelhekke

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We are proud to announce that starting august 2017 Laurens Poelhekke will be posted in Hanoi, Vietnam for CDR International through the Young Expert Programme (YEP) and in cooperation with VINWATER.

The YEP-programme (www.yepprogrammes.com) is jointly funded through the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP, www.nwp.nl ) and gives young experts the opportunity to gain experience abroad. The young experts are supported by the programme through an intensive three week training course and coaching for two years. This year the YEP-group consisted of 30 young experts from over 13 different countries. Whom together followed the three week training course focussing on personal development (through MBTI), intercultural communication, facilitation, conflict management & mediation, negation and masterclasses on the themes of water, food and the development of business cases.

Laurens Poelhekke will work closely together & share office space with VINWATER (www.vinwater.com.vn) in Hanoi. VINWATER is the Vietnam Netherlands Center for Water and Environment. Founded as the result of a long-standing relationship between Vietnam and The Netherlands, particularly the strong partnership between the Vietnam Water Resource University and the Delft University of Technology. VINWATER is a science and technology organization that aims to further facilitate the cooperation between the two countries in the Water Sector.

In posting Laurens in Hanoi, CDR is expanding its international ambitions in doing business in South East Asia. CDR aims to collaborate with national partners on the topics of Inland Waterway Transport, Port Development, Coastal Erosion, Flood Protection, Coastline Development and Protection, Inland Water Resource Management (IWRM) but also on the nexus of water and agrofood.

CDR wishes Laurens Poelhekke the best of luck with his posting in Hanoi, Vietnam!

CDR International welcomes Mr. David Heineke

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David Heineke 20170208 MNP QSRIt is with great pleasure to announce that Mr. David Heineke (MSc.) will be joining CDR International on March 1st, 2017 in the position of Maritime and Coastal Engineer.
David graduated at the Delft University of Technology in 2016. Within his Master’s programme in Hydraulic Engingeering, he undertook several projects and internships in different countries.
During his graduation internship at Deltares and Royal HaskoningDHV, he researched a statistical approach for rapid flood forecasting in the North Sea area.
David also did an internship in Constanta, Romania in which he performed a wide range of activities concering a large breakwater extension and a beach rehabilitation project.
Furthermore, in Mexico he assessed the eroding beach south of the port city Veracruz by numerical modelling the coast.
CDR wishes David all the best at the start of his career.