Brazil: Recife to Host IADC’s International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation

Recife to Host IADC's International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation

Each year the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) organises International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation in various parts of the world. This intensive week-long course has been successfully presented in Delft, Singapore, Dubai, Buenos Aires, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Mexico. Now at the request of interested parties, it will be coming to Recife, Brazil from Monday 19 through Friday 23 March 2012.

The Seminar is aimed at (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, off-shore companies and other organisations confronted with the execution of dredging projects.

By Professionals for Professionals

Since 1993 IADC, often in co-operation with local technical universities, has provided this Seminar especially developed for professionals in dredging-related industries and presented by professionals from the major dredging companies. With a combination of classroom lectures and workshops, as well as an on-site visit, “the students” receive invaluable hands-on experience.

As is appropriate to a dynamic industry, the seminar programme is continually updated to reflect the advances and innovations in the industry. In addition to basic dredging methods, new equipment and state-of-the-art techniques are explained.

Seeing is Believing: Site Visit

An important feature of the seminar will be a trip to visit a dredging project in Brazil. This will give participants the opportunity to see dredging equipment in action and to gain a better understanding of the extent of a dredging activity.

Each participant will receive a set of comprehensive proceedings with an extensive reference list of relevant literature and, at the end of the week, a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of the completion of the coursework. The seminar starts Monday 19th 8:45 hrs and ends Friday 23 March 17:30 hrs.

IADC stands for “International Association of Dredging Companies” and is the global umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry. As such IADC is dedicated to promoting the skills, integrity and reliability of its members, as well as the contributions of the dredging industry to worldwide prosperity in general. IADC has over one hundred main and associated members. Together they represent the forefront of the dredging industry.


Source: iadc-dredging, November 8, 2011