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IMDC is an international engineering and consultancy company in the field of natural waters: precipitation, groundwater, rivers, estuaries, coastal areas, ports and marine waters. It employs over 80 specialists and is based in Antwerp, Belgium.

- Knowledge and Innovation come first

For over 30 years IMDC has been systematically expanding its knowledge through research and project studies, which are executed in close collaboration with our clients as well as with universities and research institutions at home and abroad. All contracts and projects, whether financed publicly, privately or from research budgets, contribute to the consolidation of our data and knowledge base. 

While knowledge is the produce of the past, innovation looks at the future. 

As Einstein has put it: “knowledge is limited, imagination is more important”. At IMDC we foster our creative spirit and out-of-the-box thinking. We unite our knowledge and our imagination with promising trends and forefront of technology to pursue innovative solutions for complex societal challenges. 

- Driven by social responsibility

Seas, estuaries and rivers are vital to society. In addition to their ecological function, they play a crucial role in fresh water supply, transport and the generation of blue energy. Therefore they are key for the prosperity of the densely populated areas along their borders and coastlines. At the same time these areas are increasingly vulnerable to water-related hazards, due to climate change, sea level rise, extreme weather events, population growth and flood or draught risk. 

At IMDC, we feel determined to come up with smart solutions to mitigate these risks, to reduce the vulnerability, and ultimately to accomplish a truly sustainable management of our natural water resources for the benefit of people, the environment and society. 

- Expertise in water is our core business

Our leading technical know-how is used to provide our clients with state-of-the-art solutions, enabling them to develop reliable and future-proof projects to empower people's partnership with natural waters. 

The IMDC team consists of highly qualified experts in flood risk assessment, hydraulic modelling, coastal safety, sedimentation and erosion risk, dredge engineering, blue energy, river training works, inland navigation, port infrastructure, offshore installations, water basin management, groundwater flow, cost-benefit analysis, advanced statistics and data analytics. 

Our first concern is the quality of our expertise and advice. In every project we take the interest of our clients, investors, public authorities and end-users to heart. IMDC guarantees the quality of its work through well-defined procedures set out in its ISO-9001 certified quality control system.

“Innovation is in our DNA. Our team wants to improve continuously. We are eager to help our clients and society by offering advanced and technically sound services that meet our demanding standards for research, consultancy and engineering.“

Piet Haerens | CEO of IMDC