1st Dredging Today Conference Underway

Just a few minutes ago, at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, the Conference Manager J. Femke Hoogeveen officially opened the 1st Dredging Today Conference.

The two-day event, collocated with the Offshore Energy and Exhibition Conference (OEEC), will gather expert conference speakers and panelists to discuss how the world in which the dredging industry operates is changing.

On the first day, the audience will have an opportunity to hear about:

  • Strategic plans for Chittagong Port – national and international scope, Rear Admiral M. Khaled Iqbal, Chairman, Chittagong Port Authority;
  • Outlook for the dredging industryRichard Brakenhoff, Industry Analyst, Rabobank;
  • Middle East perspective on business climate trendsJohn Mackenzie, Business Development Director, NMDC;
  • Future markets for dredgingMaurice de Kok, Business Development Director, Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors.

The first day also includes Thematical session: Climate change and its impact on dredging.

In particular this session will discuss what this means for the dredging community and how this drives demand for dredging solutions:

  • The physical aspects of climate change: Rising sea levels, Rob van Dorland, Senior Adviser Climate, KNMI;
  • Adaptation: Sustainable land reclamation in South East Asia in light of climate change Mark van Zanten, Senior Project Manager Water, Royal HaskoningDHV;
  • Marine contractors and sustainability – what is our response to global challenges? – Sander Dekker, Sustainability Manager, Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractors;
  • The future of dredging: Sustainable vessels and equipment -Erik van der Blom, R&D Manager, Royal IHC.

More info to follow soon!

 

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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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