Anthony D Bates Partnership Reaches Major Milestone

This year the Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) reached a significant milestone of 40 years continuous provision of dredging advice and support to diverse clients worldwide.

The business was originally created by Anthony Bates following a career that began in heavy industry followed by work in river authorities, medium size civil engineering contractors and finally international dredging contractors.

Anthony’s interest in dredging began with appointment to act as Resident Engineer for Cornwall River Authority on a project in Devon involving tidal dredging, land reclamation and various flood alleviation works.

Moving into consultancy in 1976 Anthony initially worked alone securing commissions with UK and Irish ports, most of which remain clients today and overseas, particularly in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Working alone, although successful, was not ideal and expansion became desirable. The first new Partner, Martin Maloney, a qualified and highly experienced hydrographic surveyor, joined and added valuable new skills in an area that is an essential element of all dredging work.

Subsequently additional partners and associates have joined bringing specialist knowledge of beneficial use, land reclamation, outfall construction and many other aspects of dredging related work.

As a consequence, the combined partners, full time and part time associates, now offer almost 200 years of high level experience in a wide range of dredging fields providing advice and support to over 100 clients spread across the UK, Ireland and every region of the world, from Angola to Alaska and Vietnam to Venezuela.


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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.

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