DEME to Host Next CEDA Dredging Management Commission Meeting

The Port of Rotterdam Authority recently hosted the 2nd meeting of CEDA’s Dredging Management Commission (DMC) in the World Port Center, in Rotterdam.

Since the last meeting, four new members have joined the commission, bringing the total number of expert participants to 18.

As a result, the DMC is now comprised of members from port authorities, consultants, contractors and shipbuilders. Also, with members from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK, Nigeria and Qatar, they represent CEDA’s entire geographical area.

During the 2nd meeting general topics were discussed including contracts, communication, transfer of information and dredging technology.

In addition, more specific topics for discussion included the dredging management situation in the Port of Hamburg, new contracts for the maintenance dredging in the Rotterdam area, and Van Oord’s new project management system to improve their handling of complex projects.

The next meeting of DMC will be on 23rd March 2017, at the DEME Group’s head office in Zwijndrecht, Belgium. Topics on the agenda for that meeting include: contracts/procurement, conditions of the project area (soil, objects, traffic), regulations/permits and dredging technology.

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