EuDA Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The European Dredging Association EuDA celebrated its 20th anniversary. Mr Siim Kallas, Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport & Mobility, opened the Anniversary conference with a keynote address highlighting the importance of the waterborne infrastructures for Transport Policy and the European economy as a whole.

He also insisted on the key role the European Dredgers play in expanding and maintaining these infrastructures.

Eminent speakers then presented the innovative realisations of the European Dredgers around the world: the Port expansion of Rotterdam (Maasvlakte 2), the Panama Canal Expansion Programme, the expansion of the Port of Melbourne and the construction of energy islands 120 km from the shore of Abu Dhabi and energy islands linked with a causeway near the shore of Saudi Arabia.

With more than 100 high level participants from the European Institutions, the EU Member States administrations and representatives from the industry the conference concluded on: European Dredgers innovate worldwide together with their clients.

For the past 20 years, European Dredgers have built up momentum and increased their strength and resilience as individual companies but also as a united and reputable sector organisation.

Dredging, a vector of globalisation

In the past 20 years, the European dredging companies have developed into well respected world leaders in a diversified industry segment of high strategic and economic importance.

Their knowledge and capacity has allowed them to tackle innovatively many of the world’s new challenges, including the modernisation of ports and their adaptation to the new reality of seaborne trade, the protection and adaptation of coasts to climate change, the procurement of diverse services to the offshore infrastructures. Some of the most impressive projects have been the feat of the European Dredgers.

Press Release, November 25, 2013


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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:

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