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CDR International welcomes Mr. Bart-Jan van der Spek

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Bart-Jan van der Spek SMLCDR International has increased its engineering capacity by employing a new staff member. As from August 1st 2016, Mr. Bart-Jan van der Spek (MSc.) will strengthening the CDR International team. Mr. van der Spek will work as Project Manager / Project Engineer on international projects. Mr. van der Spek is a Coastal Engineer and Modelling Expert and has extensive knowledge about statistics.
Mr. van der Spek has a recent working history with Royal HaskoningDHV, where he worked as Consultant / Project Engineer on national (Netherlands) and international projects.
We are very proud that Mr. van der Spek is strengthening our team and wish him all the best in his promising career.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Laurens Poelhekke

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Laurens-Poelhekke Photo SQR 20160623CDR has increased its engineering capacity and welcomes Mr. Laurens Poelhekke who joins as a Civil and Marine Project Engineer.
Laurens graduated in 2015 at the Delft University of Technology. Thereafter he continued with further research on his graduation topic at the renowned Deltares institute, which led to the paper “Predicting Coastal Hazards for Sandy Coasts with a Bayesian Network”, which is currently under review at the Journal of Coastal Engineering. The research involves predicting coastal erosion and overwash using a combined probabilistic approach with the numerical model XBeach. The research has been done for the Deltares RISC-KIT project and is currently being used in the development of an Early Warning System for marine coastal hazards for several European countries.
Laurens has a wide international and engineering interest which he has shown during his education, by undertaking several projects and internships abroad, spending several months in Romania, Portugal and Cuba.
CDR wishes Laurens all the best at the start of his career.

NNPC Study Tour in the Netherlands and Belgium

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From February 15th-20th, 2016 a group of engineers from NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) visited the Netherlands and Belgium for a study tour related to the development of GRIP (Gas Revolution Industrial Park) at Ogidigben, Delta State, Nigeria.
During the study tour Dutch and Belgian sites were visited related to land reclamation, coastal and polder protection, dredging, port construction and exploitation, petrochemical and gas industry, inland waterways, and geotextile engineering.
The NNPC study tour participants were eager to learn about the Dutch land reclamation, water management, port management and related industries, in view of their upcoming GRIP Development.

Physical Model Testing of a Revetment Remediation Design

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An extensive 2D Physical model test has been performed at INHA in Spain for the remediation design study of the Port Basin revetment in South-east Asia.
During a model testing campaign of 5 weeks the actual cause of the displacements and possible remediation solutions for different areas have been investigated and optimized. A highly flexible approach was adopted as the optimum remediation design should be derived based on progressive insight and knowledge of the functioning of remediation design options. The model testing provided highly interesting information on the local circumstances, impact of construction aspects and verified a stable and very cost-efficient design.
The actual situation and construction as in reality was tested first, providing similar results as could be seen during the site visit. This proved sufficient reliability of the model testing and different remediation designs were tested and further optimized. This resulted in different remediation designs in the Port Basin area.

CDR International welcomes Mrs. Flavia Bonfantini

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Flavia Bontfantini 20151118CDR International has increased its engineering capacity by employing a new staff member. As from November 1st 2015, Mrs. Flavia Bonfantini (MSc.) is full-time participating the CDR International team, and works as project engineer on international projects.
Mrs. Flavia Bonfantini is a cum-laude graduated civil engineer educated by renowned professors in Italy and in Delft, The Netherlands with UNESCO-IHE. Through several academic projects she has developed a wide knowledge of several different aspects of civil engineering. She has designed marine structures, breakwaters and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. She has researched and prepared her MSc. thesis on rubble mound breakwaters for the development of a new single layer concrete armour unit.
We are very proud that Mrs. Bonfantini is strengthening our team and wish her all the best in her promising career.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Bas van de Sande

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Bas van de Sande 20150514CDR International has increased its engineering capacity by employing a new staff member. As from May 1st 2015, Mr. Bas van de Sande (MSc.) will strengthening the CDR International team. Mr. Van de Sande will work as project manager / project engineer on international projects. Mr. Van de Sande is a GIS expert.
Mr. Van de Sande has a recent working history with Royal Haskoning DHV, where he worked as GIS Consultant / Project Engineer on national (Netherlands) and international  (India, Nigeria) projects.
We are very proud that Mr. Van de Sande is strengthening our team and wish him all the best in his promising career.

The CDR team wishes you a very good 2015!

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The CDR team wishes you a very good 2015!

We thank our clients and partners for the confidence expressed in us in 2014 and look forward to expanding our professional services in the coming year.

Picture (L to R): Steven te Slaa – Herald Vervoorn – Eelco Bijl – Gerrit Valk – Dirk Heijboer.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Herald Vervoorn

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Herald VervoornAs from December 1st 2014, Mr. Herald Vervoorn has joined CDR International. Mr. Vervoorn will start his active CDR career with the land reclamation and marine design of Colombo port city, which is currently under construction. He has a history as resident engineer and project manager in Sri Lanka on the Dikkovita fishery harbour construction. Mr. Vervoorn will return to Sri Lanka to occupy our CDR Sri Lanka office from January 2015.
Mr. Vervoorn has 18 years of experience in the managing and executing of international projects related to maritime, river, civil and (geo)-hydrologic engineering. He is an IPMA-B certified project manager with knowledge of water management, hydraulic engineering and civil engineering and has successfully completed many challenging national and international projects.
We warmly welcome Mr. Vervoorn to our team and wish him all the best in his active career with CDR International.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Steven te Slaa

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Steven te SlaaCDR International has increased its engineering capacity by employing new personnel. As from November 1st 2014, Mr. Steven te Slaa (MSc.) will strengthening the CDR International team. Mr. Te Slaa will work as Project Manager / Project Engineer on international projects. He is an expert in the design of Marine Structures and in the Behaviour of Fine Sediments.
In 2015, Mr. Te Slaa will obtain a PhD. degree in fine sediment dynamics from Delft University of Technology and the East China Normal University (Shanghai). Therefore, he carried out dedicated research into the behaviour of silt-rich sediment in the Yangtze River and Yellow River in China. Steven has a recent working history with Witteveen+Bos, where he worked on national (Netherlands) and international (a.o. Indonesia, Kazachstan) maritime projects.
We are very proud that Steven is strengthening our team and wish him all the best in his promising career.

Project group Hambantota consists of four students from Delft University of Technology

By | Asia, Europe

Project group Hambantota consists of four students from Delft university of Technology, with specialisations ports and waterways, dredging engineering, coastal engineering and construction management and engineering. As part of their Master’s program they organized a research project in Sri Lanka where siltation is a major problem for small scale fisheries harbours.
With support of CDR the students will analyse the situation for one specific harbour in Hambantota, located in the south of Sri Lanka. They will evaluate different solutions and present a development plan to local stakeholders as a result of their study.