YEPper Laurens Poelhekke and student group

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 ( is jointly funded through the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP, ) 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 ( 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 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.

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CDR Participation Dutch Trade Delegation in Indonesia

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From November 21-24, 2016 CDR’s Dirk Heijboer and Harrie Laboyrie participate in the Dutch Trade Delegation to Indonesia that is organised by the Dutch government and represented by prime minister Mark Rutte, minister Lilianne Ploumen (International Trade & Development Cooperation), minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure & Environment), and secretary of state Sharon Dijksma (Infrastructure & Environment). The purpose of the mission is for Indonesia and The Netherlands to create a sustainable future together.

CDR Amersfoort Office Refurbishment in Progress

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CDR is growing steadily and more office space is required. CDR is currently refurbishing its newly acquired offices in Amersfoort. The location is well situated, in the middle of the Netherlands, with a direct 45 minutes train link from Schiphol Airport, and opposite the Amersfoort Central Station.
In the office vicinity all business requirements like hotels, restaurants, meeting centres, housing and shopping malls are available.
The refurbished offices have all modern facilities and room for future CDR expansion.
The grant opening is planned in November 2016.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Bart-Jan van der Spek

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Bart-Jan van der Spek SMLCDR International has increased its engineering capacity by employing a new staff member. As from August 1st 2016, Mr. Bart-Jan van der Spek (MSc.) will strengthening the CDR International team. Mr. van der Spek will work as Project Manager / Project Engineer on international projects. Mr. van der Spek is a Coastal Engineer and Modelling Expert and has extensive knowledge about statistics.
Mr. van der Spek has a recent working history with Royal HaskoningDHV, where he worked as Consultant / Project Engineer on national (Netherlands) and international projects.
We are very proud that Mr. van der Spek is strengthening our team and wish him all the best in his promising career.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Laurens Poelhekke

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Laurens-Poelhekke Photo SQR 20160623CDR has increased its engineering capacity and welcomes Mr. Laurens Poelhekke who joins as a Civil and Marine Project Engineer.
Laurens graduated in 2015 at the Delft University of Technology. Thereafter he continued with further research on his graduation topic at the renowned Deltares institute, which led to the paper “Predicting Coastal Hazards for Sandy Coasts with a Bayesian Network”, which is currently under review at the Journal of Coastal Engineering. The research involves predicting coastal erosion and overwash using a combined probabilistic approach with the numerical model XBeach. The research has been done for the Deltares RISC-KIT project and is currently being used in the development of an Early Warning System for marine coastal hazards for several European countries.
Laurens has a wide international and engineering interest which he has shown during his education, by undertaking several projects and internships abroad, spending several months in Romania, Portugal and Cuba.
CDR wishes Laurens all the best at the start of his career.