The Netherlands: 34th International Seminar On Dredging And Reclamation Three Weeks Away

For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, offshore companies and other organisations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies, in co-operation with UNESCO–IHE, organises the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation.

The Seminar will take place in Delft, The Netherlands from Monday 21 to Friday 25 June 2010. Since 1993 IADC has, often in co-operation with local technical universities, provided a week-long

seminar especially developed for professionals in dredging-related industries.

These intensive courses have been successfully presented in Delft, Singapore, Dubai, Buenos Aires, Bahrain, Mexico and Abu Dhabi.

The Seminars reflect IADC’s commitment to education, to encouraging young people to enter the field of dredging, and to improving knowledge about dredging throughout the world.

This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops.

Some of the subjects covered are:

– the development of new ports and maintenance of existing ports;

– project phasing (identification, investigation, feasibility studies, design, construction, and maintenance);

– descriptions of types of dredging equipment and boundary conditions for their use;

– state-of-the-art dredging techniques as well as environmentally sound techniques;

– pre-dredging and soil investigations, designing and estimating from the contractor’s view;

– costing of projects and types of contracts such as charter, unit rates, lump sum and risksharing agreements.

An important feature of the seminars is a visit to the Maasvlakte 2 project. A visit to a dredging yard is also included.

Source: IADC, June 1, 2010

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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