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Royal IHC, NETICS Join Forces

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 20, 2016

Royal IHC has entered into a partnership with NETICS, a civil engineering and consultancy agency. A leading global player in engineering with dredged sediments, NETICS specialises in ‘building with nature’ and designs innovative hydraulic structures made from reclaimed sediment.

NETICS possesses unique expertise and has developed cutting-edge techniques for creating structures such as dikes, dams, breakwaters, islands and environmentally friendly riverbanks.

All structures are sustainable solutions that combine dredged sediment with geotextile tubes (Baggertube). NETICS also develops methods for pressing sediment into building blocks, which can be used to build both dams and houses (GEOWALL). Ever since its foundation, NETICS has ranked highly in the top-100 most innovative SME companies in The Netherlands.

Efficient sediment management enables the company to shift the current focus on cost reduction in the material processing chain to value creation. This represents an opportunity for innovation and sustainable growth for each party in the chain.

The majority of NETICS’ clients are government agencies, conservation organisations, port companies, industrial concerns,
dredging and mining companies, (hydraulic) building contractors, knowledge institutes and suppliers of dredging equipment and dewatering methods.

As part of the partnership IHC acquired an interest in NETICS. IHC will also supply expertise and support NETICS in its ambition to introduce the techniques and expertise it has developed worldwide. The partnership offers both parties strategic advantages, for example with regard to innovation in the processing chain and techniques for using dredged sediments. The shared objective is to develop end-of-pipe solutions, and introduce these internationally.

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