IADC to Present Workshop on Dredging Techniques and Environment, Singapore, 12 April 2011

In connection with the MTEC 2011 in Singapore from 13-15 April 2011, a one-day pre-conference workshop on the environmental aspects of dredging and state of the art dredging techniques will be presented by IADC.

Dredging is a necessity in the development of modern society. In the right circumstances, it may also be a very useful tool for remedying past environmental interference. By its very nature, however, the act of dredging and relocating dredged material is an environmental impact. It is therefore of the utmost importance that we are able to determine whether any planned dredging will have a positive or negative impact on our environment.

The Workshop The course is based upon the IADC-CEDA publication, Environmental Aspects of Dredging, published in 2008. The book was created by integrating and updating the stand-alone guides published between 1996 and 2001.

This new work is completely revised and the material in the book and the course reflects recent advances in environmental dredging techniques. The price of this publication is normally EUR 90.- (SGD 150), but will be included free of charge to those attending this pre-conference workshop to the MTEC 2011.

The workshop is aimed at consultants in dredging related industries and professionals from governmental bodies, whether municipalities, district water boards, ports and harbour authorities or central government and developers, consultants and other stakeholders.

The Lecturer Frans Uelman was the engineering manager at the Channel Deepening Project in Melbourne, Australia for 5 years. As such, he was involved in the environmental approval process and responsible for ensuring environmental compliance during the execution phase of the project. He was also the environmental and quarantine manager at the Gorgon Project in Western Australia until he returned to the Netherlands in 2010.

Mr. Uelman graduated with a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and started his professional career as a research engineer and production estimator with Costain Blankevoort Dredging Company in 1978. During the early eighties, he worked on many dredgers as a trouble-shooter. At Boskalis, he has been involved in soil investigations and geotechnique during the nineties. As a senior project engineer for Hydronamic bv, Port & Waterway Engineers, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster nv, he has coordinated tenders and project designs from 2000 to the present.

Programme Overview

Projects and effects: Stakeholders and Roles, Systematic Approach

Legislation: Frameworks, Trends, Marine disposal, Land disposal

Environmental Dredging Equipment: Process requirements, Monitoring,

Dredged Material Management: Overview of Alternatives, Beneficial Usage, Workshop, Dredged Material Disposal

Environmental Impact Assessment: Dredging types: Capital, Maintenance, Remedial; Ecological versus Economic Effects

Evaluation, Theory and Philosophy: Environmental Evaluation Process – Evolvement.


Source: iadc-dredging, January 27, 2011