Marine Works

Proven skills on coastal marine works

The market for modern port infrastructure is one of the most dynamic in which onshore and near shore marine projects have always been a significant part of our activities? After the First World War we rebuilt the Belgian ports and waterways and ever since our expertise and experience have continued to grow. Benefiting from our in-house engineers’ know-how, we mostly carry out projects on a Design & Build basis. We own and operate our own specialized (floating) equipment, including self-elevating platforms with 200-ton capacity, backhoe dredgers, 17 Nos tugs, multicats and over 20 crane and transport barges. This comprehensive design and equipment approach yields considerable cost savings.

The right tool for the right job

Since the acquisition of its first self-elevating platform in 1998, BESIX has continued to increase and modernize its marine construction equipment fleet in order to best suit the requirements of its coastal marine projects.
The overall fleet is now composed of two 1,100-ton capacity self-elevating platforms fitted with 250-ton cranes, two backhoe dredgers, 17 Nos. tugs, multicats and workboats and more than 20 crane and transport barges.

The fleet is based in and deployed from the marine base situated in Ajman, UAE, that offers all the required facilities, including a slipway, to properly maintain, repair, prepare and mobilize the vessels.
Thanks to its know-how, its in-house engineering department and the variety of its fleet, BESIX is able to offer its clients tailor-made solutions for the construction of coastal marine facilities such as (un)loading jetties, breakwaters, quay walls or subsea pipelines.

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