About Us

in2Dredging (i2D) is an international and independent dredging consultancy based in Australia and Europe.
Our dredging consultants are renowned for delivering practical and value adding solutions.
The multi-disciplinary i2D team has a broad profile of specialised skills across all areas of dredging.
i2D is an employee owned organisation focused on the needs of our clients. We are passionate about dredging and take great pride in our work.

Our Team

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Simon Burgmans
Director & Principal Dredging Consultant

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Simon Burgmans graduated from the Technical University of Delft as a coastal engineer specialised in dredging.

He started his career with the world leading dredging contractor Van Oord as a R&D engineer. He was promoted to R&D manager and progressed his career within Van Oord by joining Operations.

In Australia he joined Wood Group Kenny, a world leading pipeline engineering consultancy. Some of the major oil and gas projects he supported as a principal engineer were Browse and Gorgon LNG projects.

In 2016 he founded in2Dredging.

Ben Anderson

Ben Anderson
Engineering Consultant

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Ben is an accomplished engineer with 16 years professional experience, including over ten years as a qualified engineer working on major resource projects, and over six years as a lead designer in computer modelling and visualisation.

His expertise includes project engineering, pipeline engineering, client interfacing, and working in multidisciplinary engineering environments.  He has been accountable for delivering substantial engineering design scopes for large capital expenditure projects and is experienced in managing teams and workflow of up to four engineers.  He has also previously been involved in cost/safety initiatives, hazard identification (HAZID), design verification and defining scopes, schedules and budgets.

For example, Ben was instrumental in the subsea pipeline design for prominent offshore LNG developments including the Barossa, Greater Western Flank 2 (GWF-2) and Browse (JPP) projects, with involvement in a large range of pipeline design activities.  Recently Ben was engaged as Pipeline Engineering Delivery Lead for the Barossa project, with responsibilities for overseeing pipeline engineering scopes, managing interfaces with other disciplines and third parties, and client liaison.

Jan de Pagter

Jan De Pagter
 Project Manager / Dredging Consultant

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Jan de Pagter has over 15 years’ experience in Marine/Offshore Project Management working with both Contractors and Consultants/Clients.

In 2007, he started his own Consultancy firm and has represented Clients as Construction Manager, Lead Resident Engineer and Package Engineer on various Port developments, and Oil & Gas Offshore projects.

Jan is a confident and highly capable professional with extensive experience in leading Owners’ Teams and, managing marine and offshore projects.  He has a strong focus on coaching teams to deliver projects on time and within budget, without jeopardising safety and the environment.

Johan Voorwinde

Johan Voorwinde
Dredging Consultant/Technical Specialist

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Johan has over 40 years’ experience in the dredging industry, working on equipment new builds, as well as equipment maintenance and development projects. He also has extensive experience in project execution and management of such projects.

He started his career with several legal forerunners of what is now Van Oord, which since 2003 has become one of the world’s leading marine and dredging contractors.

Johan started in the dredging industry as a technical, and later as senior technical, inspector on various types of dredging projects all over the world.

In the mid-eighties, Johan worked on several equipment newbuilds and conversions as a team member and as a project manager. He later became the technical manager over Van Oord’s Technical department responsible for all their dredging equipment.

Due to a big investment program in 2010, Johan became the project manager on a newbuild project to build two of the biggest Cutter Suction Dredgers in the world. He also subsequently project managed a newbuild for a cable laying vessel for Van Oord’s Offshore Wind department, which has become a major area of expertise for Van Oord.

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Grace Dennis
Application Developer / Business Administrator

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Grace has 12 years’ experience as an IT professional having worked both as a Consultant and as an employee in IT departments of various organisations. Most software development projects Grace was involved in required her to follow them through their full development lifecycle, i.e. from writing specifications, through to development, testing and implementation. Most assignments included technical documentation, user help files, and user training.

In addition, Grace has many years’ experience as an Administrator having worked in this field for 7 years before becoming an IT professional and again from 2009 to present. As an Administrator Grace has provided office administration, bookkeeping and staff contract development support as well as providing proofreading and document layout services.

G Miller

Greg Miller
Principal Dredging Consultant

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Greg Miller has had over 35 years experience in the international marine, dredging and oil & gas industry.
His technical understanding of marine and dredging contracting began in 1983 with his employment by the Dutch-Australian WestHam dredging company, which is now part of marine and dredging contractors Van Oord and Boskalis.

He held several positions on major projects and gained first hand experience on all dredge types including drilling and blasting barges, land reclamation, outfalls and rock installation.

Greg has witnessed the improvements in dredge designs and capabilities over the last three decades. As the Australian dredging industry grew, he moved into the role of Principal Dredging Consultant for Clients, Contractors and Engineers. He participated in the developments of many major ports developments, mainly in Australia.

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René Visser
Project Manager / Dredging Consultant

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René has over 25 years’ experience in engineering, including extensive project management experience in rockworks, major dredging and reclamation works, and environmentally sensitive projects, as well as the management of offshore HV cable works and pipeline installations.

He started his career with one of the world’s leading marine and dredging contractors, Van Oord Group.  As a member of Van Oord, he was given the opportunity to develop his management skills particularly in the areas of engineering, tendering and project management.  He finished his career at Van Oord working for several years as the company’s representative in Portugal responsible for acquisition, planning and project management as well as being responsible for the final delivery of various projects.

In 2002, René started working for DEME Group, initially as the dredging and reclamation specialist on large scale projects in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.  He later worked on several pipeline installations for the oil and gas industry and offshore HV cable works for wind farms.

Since 2015, René has been working as a self-employed Consultant providing project management services to market leading companies in the above‑mentioned industries.

John Polglaze

John Polglaze
Principal Environmental Consultant

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John has around 40 years’ experience in maritime industries, in both seagoing roles and as an environmental management practitioner.  He began his career in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) before obtaining qualifications in environmental management and marine science.

He is recognised widely, in Australia and overseas, as a specialist adviser on maritime environmental compliance issues, and has worked extensively in this arena for Government regulators and management agencies, commercial ship owners and operators, and resource companies.  John has advised on all aspects of environmental risks as well as management of ship design and operations for a range of clients in Australia and overseas.  In addition, John has worked globally on the management of ship waste, ballast water and biofouling.

Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter
Principal Environmental Consultant

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Ian Baxter is a specialist marine environmental consultant with over 30 years’ experience in ecological investigations, research and consulting studies of marine systems in tropical and temperate environments around Australia and in New Zealand, South East Asia and the Arabian Gulf.

Since 2005 he has been a Certified Environmental Practitioner (CEnvP) within the Australia and New Zealand certification scheme.

Marcel de Ruiter

Marcel De Ruiter
 Project Manager / Dredging Consultant

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Marcel is a focused and dedicate professional with over 17 years engineering, operational, contract and project management experience in the marine and dredging industries.  He specialises in motivating project teams to ensure that even the most difficult projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Marcel started his career with one of the world’s leading marine and dredging contractors, Van Oord.  He then spent 9 years working globally before joining the Netherlands’ Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

To further his experience in leading complex multidisciplinary projects at the interface of project management and the political landscape, in 2015 Marcel joined the Delfland Water Authority where he was awarded the Union of Water Authority’s Water Innovation prize for his innovative S.C.H.O.O.N project, which he completed for the Waste Water Treatment industry.

At the beginning of 2018, Marcel cofounded De Toetsfabriek, whose goal is to reduce the cost of possible project failures by assessing the project Management teams during the projects’ lifecycle.  His extensive experience working with both contractors and clients complements such assignments.

i2D Senior Client Representative Ralph Brevet

Ralph Brevet
Client Representative / Principal Tool Developer

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Ralph Brevet has 25 years of experience in project engineering, covering a wide range of engineering aspects.

Worked for 16 years for a world leading pipe-lay contractor, Allseas, on the preparation of project documentation, analyses, software development, R&D projects and represented the company on a number of dredging and trenching support vessels.

In 2006 he started working for Wood Group Kenny Perth and was seconded to major oil and gas projects. He started projects in an office-based project engineering role and moved into a Client Representative role when construction activities commenced.

Simon van Boesschoten

Simon van Boesschoten
Principal Shore Crossing, Micro Tunnel & HDD Consultant

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Simon van Boesschten has over 30 years’ experience in conducting shore crossings and using micro-tunneling and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) techniques.

Over the past 30 years, Simon has been involved in many drilled pipeline shore crossings projects as well as numerous land-to-land pipeline crossings such as river, road, railroad and airport runway crossings.  He has also worked on crossings under environmentally sensitive and suburban areas.

In addition, Simon has provided package engineering and company representation services for the design and construction of shoreline, river and road crossings to both the Civil and the Oil and Gas Industries.

Simon is experienced with design, tendering and award project phases as well as construction site management, having gained extensive hands-on experience whilst working on construction sites throughout the world.

Furthermore, Simon has a good understanding and takes a proactive approach to the stringent HSEQ regimes usually applied within the Oil and Gas and Offshore industries.

i2D Office Manager Sandra Gyles

Sandra Gyles
Director & Business Manager

Latest i2D Posts

New EPR Feature: The Proximity Tool

These days, offline monitoring of dredging equipment can easily be done by acquiring the equipment’s digital data. The data can then be quickly visualised using in2Dredging’s Equipment Performance Review (EPR) and its new Proximity Tool.  Regular monitoring by project stakeholders is key for the continued improvement of accurate and efficient operations. Monitoring Proximity Monitoring the […]

Dredging Fine Tailings

Last week I gave the presentation Dredging Fine Tailings at the two-day 2021 Mine Waste and Tailings Conference in Australia. Hosted by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), the online conference welcomed 340 delegates from around the world. in2Dredging was happy to participate in this technical conference that explored aspects of the waste […]

i2D Delivers the Dredging and Reclamation Masterclass

Friday 25 June was the last lesson of i2D’s first Dredging and Reclamation Masterclass 2021. How many times did we warn our students about the risks of various geotechnical and weather conditions! And how many times have we had the experience of major budget and schedule blowouts in our working careers simply because the challenges […]

Our Projects

in2Dredging Consultancy Services is proud to have participated on the following projects.


Innovation at port after soil improvement project
Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) dredging tailings

Project: Soil Improvement Project Julianahaven

i2D’s Client: BUSS Terminal Eemshaven B.V.

i2D’s role: Project Manager

duration: Feb to Oct 2020

Project: Dredging Fine Tailings

i2D’s Client: Energy Resources Australia (ERA), Ranger Mine

i2D’s role: manage dredging operations

duration: August 2018 to present

Project: Wheatstone LNG Clean-up Dredging

Subcontractor: TAMS

Contractor: Bechtel

Company: Chevron

i2D’s role: Subcontractor’s Project Supervisor