Dredging Expert Joins HR Wallingford

HR Wallingford announced last week that Gerard van Raalte has teamed-up with the company’s Dredging Group, to work on commercial projects and research initiatives as a Visiting Consultant.

Gerard has held numerous prestigious international positions in the industry, contributing at the highest level to CEDA, WODA, PIANC and IADC over a period of over 30 years.

“On various occasions Gerard and HR Wallingford have worked closely together, mainly on international commissions, and as a consequence, HR Wallingford is extremely pleased to have him as part of the team,” the company said in its announcement.

Dr Mark Lee, HR Wallingford’s Dredging Group Manager, said: “Many of us have worked with him previously for CEDA and IADC and that has always been a really positive experience for all concerned. Not only is Gerard’s technical expertise of the highest order, but he has a genuine passion and energy for the work and the industry and that always, always comes to the fore.”

It is anticipated that Gerard will work closely with his long-time colleague Nick Bray on expert witness projects, and with the numerous modelers, consultants and technical specialists within the Dredging Group to further bolster the wide-ranging expert services offered.

 

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) 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: snitko@portnews.ru

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