Jan De Nul Among Nominees for IADC Safety Award 2017

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just revealed the 7th nominee for its Safety Award 2017 – Jan De Nul Group’s Hatch Covers for Deck Hatches.

When a low deck hatch is in the process of opening, it quickly becomes a dangerous situation. Falling down an unprotected and open hatch presents high potential for a fatal injury, said IADC.

While new vessels have already eliminated this danger by adding waist-high coamings around hatch openings, older vessels leave its crew vulnerable. While many types of ad-hoc barriers have been created to resolve the issue throughout the dredging industry, Jan De Nul Group’s TSHD Capitan Nuñez crew innovated an answer to the problem: stationary stanchions.

Surrounding the deck hatch, the attachment makes the area surrounding the opening safer, whether it is in the open or closed position, or anywhere in between.

By removing the safety pin which secures the stanchion, the add-on can be removed if the need arises, making the solution easy to use.

Older vessels in the Jan De Nul fleet have been retrofitted with the stanchions making for a sustainable solution.

 

 

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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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