Egbert van der Wal Joins DFI Europe Board of Trustees 

August 30, 2019, Hawthorne N.J.:

DFI Europe, a regional chapter of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), announces that Egbert van der Wal has joined its Board of Trustees as a new member. 

Egbert van der Wal is manager of the engineering department at the Port of Rotterdam. The Port of Rotterdam is an international organization and plays a pioneering role in research and standardization in the field of foundation and geotechnical engineering. Van der Wal is also member of the Board of PIANC (International Navigation Association) in the Netherlands, member of ASCE COPRI Ports and Harbours Committee, vice chair of the CROW (technology platform for transport, infrastructure and public space) Committee on marine and geotechnical structures and Ambassador of Smart-Port on Futureproof Port Infrastructure.

Contact: Monika De Vos, DFI Europe Secretariat at

About DFI Europe: DFI Europe ( was established in 2005 as a Regional Chapter of the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) for European DFI Members, who enjoy the benefits of joint DFI and DFI Europe membership. Since 2005, DFI Europe has hosted several conferences and workshops, formed technical committees and developed state-of-the-art guidelines and tools for topics within our industry. Our mission is to support our members with the newest information and developments; create platforms for networks; and attract new members such as young engineers, students and experienced specialists from all fields of deep foundations industry. 

About Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,500 members worldwide.
Egbert van der Wal