Activity Report 2016

Dredging Solutions
Dredging Plus Solutions
DEME Fleet

A global solutions provider

DEME is a world leader in the highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. The Group can build on more than 140 years of know-how and experience and has fostered a pioneering approach throughout its history, being a front runner in innovation and new technologies. Although DEME’s activities originated with its core dredging business, the portfolio diversified substantially over the decades.  Today activities encompass dredging, land reclamation, hydraulic engineering, services for the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy industries and environmental works. DEME’s vision is to work towards a sustainable future by offering solutions for global, worldwide challenges: rising sea levels, climate change, a growing population and the scarcity of natural resources.


While the company’s roots are in Belgium, DEME has built a strong presence in all of the world’s seas and continents, operating in more than 90 countries worldwide. DEME can rely on 4,600 highly skilled professionals across the globe. With a versatile fleet of over 100 vessels, backed by a broad range of auxiliary equipment, DEME can provide solutions for even the most complex projects. DEME’s shareholder is the Brussels-based civil engineering contractor CFE, which is controlled by the Belgian investment group Ackermans & van Haaren – both publicly listed companies on Euronext Brussels.


Thanks to its multidisciplinary capabilities, the synergies in many projects, and its integrated corporate structure, DEME has become a global solutions provider.