Jan De Nul Group is a company specialized in dredging and civil engineering works. Launched in 1938 in Belgium, Jan De Nul originally focused on civil works. It began its role as an international dredging company in 1951. In addition to civil engineering, the group offers offshore services to the oil and gas industry; maritime dredging; breakwater and quay wall construction and environmental remediation of sediments and soil. The company now has 5,100 workers all around the world (Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, America). Jan De Nul put its first foot into the Gulf region in 1978, for a project on two ports in Iran. Now, 44% of its 2.1 billion euro turnover comes from the Middle East region.
For 10 years, Wim Dhont has been area manager for the Middle East at Jan De Nul. There are advantages for Europeans to do business in the Middle East