Highlights from Equip Global’s Dredging Summit

Dredging & Land Reclamation Asia Summit 2015, held on May 19-22, in Singapore, was again the premier meeting place for port, dredging and land reclamation professionals in Asia.

The event, organized by Equip Global, incorporated case studies and updates from the latest port dredging projects around the region, bringing the visitors face to face with professionals and stakeholders from Asia Pacific’s port and dredging arena.

Hereby, we are bringing you an exclusive summary of the topics covered during the event:

  • Lessons Learned & Best Practices from Panama Canal Expansion Dredging Project;
  • Overcoming challenges in Dredging & Reclamation at Port Hedland;
  • Indonesia Port Dredging Case Studies & Dredging Master Plan;
  • Vadinar and Salaya Ports Dredging & Development Case Studies;
  • Identifying Successful Procedures for Port/Waterway Expansion, Dredging & Reclamation;
  • Optimal Techniques for Dredged Materials and Soil Treatment;
  • Handling the 5C’s in Dredging – Clients, contracts, Costs, Claims and Completions – Experiences and Lessons Learned;
  • Protecting Nature Environmental Treasures by Reclaimed Ports;
  • Khalifa Port Dredging Case Studies;
  • Managing Geotechnical Risks and Uncertainty in Port Dredging & Other Development Projects;
  • Dredging Project Delivery for Small and Medium-Sized Dredging and Marine Related Projects;
  • Project Updates of Port Dredging Works in Philippines;
  • Port of Rotterdam Dredging & Reclamation Project Case Study Experience;
  • Port of Gladstone Western Basin Dredging Project Case Study;
  • Key Benefits of Early Contractor Involvement for Dredging Projects;
  • Monitoring Marine Works in Real Time;
  • Addressing Key Technical Risks in Planning & Designing the Dredging & Construction for Ports;
  • Overcoming Design & Project Management Challenges in Complex Dredging & Reclamation Project;
  • Geotechnical Lessons Learned in Dredging & Reclamation;
  • Assessment and Risk Mitigation in Dredging and Reclamation;
  • Maximizing ROI on Port Development through Feasibility Studies;
  • Zakum Offshore Islands Project Case Study;
  • Dharma Port Dredging & Development Project Case Study;
  • Keeping your Dredging Project on Schedule & Budget;
  • Dredged Material & Sediment Management;
  • Site Investigation for Dredging & Reclamation Projects;
  • Optimizing Port Layouts to Maximize Operational Capabilities, Facilitate Expansion & Dredged Works;
  • Port Construction Planning & Scheduling.


Speakers at the Summit:

  • Ir Kemal Heryandri, Board of Commissioner, Pelindo IV;
  • Capt Gagan Pal Singh Diwan, Head Dredging, Essar Ports;
  • Hector E Miole, Assistant to General Manager for Special Projects, Philippine Ports Authority;
  • Rogelio A Gordon, Executive Manager, Dredging Division, Panama Canal Authority;
  • Francis Schlack, Dredging Manager, Pilbara Ports Authority;
  • Jeoren Overbeek, Ports and Marine Leader – Asia, Aurecon;
  • Evert Sprengers, Managing Director, Abeko Dredging & Marine Contractors;
  • Captain Ashraf Mabrouk, Fomer Mussafah Port Harbor Master, Abu Dhabi Ports Company & General Manager, UAE Shipowner Association;
  • Rajendra R Ranjane, President, DBM Geotechnics & Constructions;
  • Hemanth Meka Rao, Director, MEKA Group;
  • Laurence Banyard, Country Manager, Ports & Maritme, CH2M HILL;
  • Jack Kerklaan, Director, Akuna Dredging Solutions;
  • Prof Dr Ir, Lucien Halleux, Director, G-Tec;
  • Dr. Daniel Spooner, Principal Marine Specialist, Australasian Marine Associates;
  • Dr. Mark Yong, Director, BMT Asia Pacific;
  • Mike Chambers, Senior Principal Engineer, BMT JFA Consultants.


Attendee Testimonials:

  • Extremely Valuable Insights from the Dredging & Reclamation Industry.” – Assistant General Manager, Philippines Reclamation Authority;
  • Great Presentation from Top Quality Speakers.” – Project Manager, Fluor;
  • It was a great platform to meet with international dredging experts and ports. I learnt a lot.” – Senior Engineer, Dredging International;
  • Great Case Studies on Port Dredging at the Equip Global Dredging & Land Reclamation Asia Summit 2015.” – Senior Engineer, Bintulu Port Holdings;
  • Excellent Sharing of Case Studies & Experiences.”Senior Engineer, JTC Corporation;
  • Fantastic Topic Coverage and Very Informative Panel Discussions.” – General Manager, Essar Bulk Terminal Limited;
  • Excellent Content & Networking Business Opportunities at the Summit.”Director, MEKA Dredging.
  • Equip Global’s Dredging & Reclamation Summit is the Best and Real Summit for Dredging & Reclamation Industry. No other event can compete with this event globally.” – Board of Commissioner, Pelindo IV;