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CDR International welcomes Mrs. Alexia Sotiriadou

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At the 15th of March 2019, Alexia Sotiriadou (MSc.) strengthens the CDR engineering team as a Port & Coastal Engineer.
After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a first Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Alexia completed a second Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).
Alexia completed her studies in NTUA, focusing on Port Engineering, while during her studies in TU Delft she followed the specialization of Coastal Engineering. During her graduate research, she conducted a Sustainability Assessment for Mediterranean ports, with special focus in the ports of Piraeus and Livorno. Alexia has already gained practical experience abroad, as she participated in an EU project regarding the port of the future and took part in a project concerning the privatization of Greek ports.
We wish Alexia all the best at the start of her CDR career.

CDR partner in PIB program Vietnam for Inland Waterways and Ports

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Minister Kaag of Foreign Trade & Development opened the 100th PIB program (Partners for International Business).
The 100th PIB program revolves around domestic waterways in Vietnam. Dutch companies excel in the dredging of waterways and in the development of ports. Vietnam can use this knowledge and expertise well.
To meet Vietnamese demand, Dutch companies have united in a PIB program. In addition, a government-to-government program is being set up under the direction of Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management). This must result in an integral policy approach for the waterway corridor at Ho Chi Minh City.
This ‘Dutch approach’ must then also be implemented in other parts of the country.

See also: Mijlpaal – 100 keer Partners for International Business

CDR International welcomes Mr. Thieu Stevens

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At the 1st of October 2018, Thieu Stevens (MSc.) joined the team of engineering experts of CDR International. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the Avans University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch, Thieu obtained his Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. During his education, Thieu paid special attention to the design of (hydraulic) structures. He made the preliminary and detailed design for a small tunnel underneath the railway system near Assen, to obtain the Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
Thieu obtained his Master’s degree by developing a formula to predict the stability of stones in a bed protection based on the output of a Detached Eddy Simulation; including the effects of turbulence was the main challenge of his thesis, which was conducted at Deltares. In between, Thieu already gained some international experience during a multidisciplinary project about coastal protection by mangroves in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
CDR wishes Thieu all the best at the start of his career.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Attman Kar

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As of the 13th of August 2018, Mr. Attman Kar (M.Sc.) has strengthened the engineering team of CDR International as a Coastal and Marine Engineer.
Attman has graduated from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands, in 2017, after completing a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, as part of the Erasmus+ Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM) programme. During the programme, he undertook parts of his studies as well as various projects at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, and the University of Southampton, the United Kingdom, apart from TU Delft.
During his graduate research at TU Delft, he tested the validity of two TU Delft-developed numerical models for shallow foreshores found in the low-latitude regions of the world, by comparing numerically obtained data with laboratory-obtained data, after replicating a similar foreshore in the laboratory.
Attman has wide international and engineering interests which he has shown during his education. For instance, he spent two months at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and studied climate change and its impact on coastal erosion, and the development of infrastructure in the fragile Arctic region. He also took part in a multidisciplinary project in the Netherlands and explored the feasibility of connecting the town of Holwerd to the Wadden Sea.
CDR wishes Attman all the best at the start of his career.

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.

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 email to info@breakwaterhealthscan.com.

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.

CDR International welcomes Mrs. Sophie Bockelmann

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Sophie Bockelmann SQR 20170105-2CDR International has increased its engineering capacity by employing a new staff member. As from the 1st of February 2017, Mrs. Sophie Bockelmann (MSc.) strengthens the CDR International team. Sophie works as a Project Engineer on international projects.
During her 6 months internship in France Sophie has researched the Modeling and Simulation of a Tidal Energy Converter in the Somme Bay (English Channel) and the related Hydrodynamic Processes by creating a 2D Numerical Model.
Sophie has graduated in 2016 at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany at the institute for Hydromechanics and Coastal Engineering, where she has researched the Design Possibilities of Flood Protection Walls and their optional combination with Dikes or Revetments by analyzing Factors as the Surrounding Space, Static Impacts and Geotechnical Stabilities, which reflected in the subject of her thesis.
CDR wishes Sophie all the best at the start of her career.