Dredging Today Conference 2017 Interviews

Dredging Today brings you an overview of the interviews from our first ever Dredging Today Conference, held in Amsterdam a couple of months ago.

 

Dredging Today Conference: Dealing with Effects of Climate Change

Climate change is real, so better be prepared. Everybody, personally and also as an industry, should make a contribution in fighting climate change. That was the final thought of our first Dredging Today Conference, beautifully put by Mr Mark van Zanten, Senior Project Manager Water, Royal HaskoningDHV.

 

Expertise Hub VIDEO: Spotlight on Offshore Center Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam’s Offshore Center (OCR) project, conducted by the PUMA consortium (Boskalis and Van Oord), is progressing rapidly as the contractor already completed the Phase 1 of this capital development program.

“Land reclamation works on the site of the Offshore Center Rotterdam were started without any client commitment because we believe the center will be in demand with the offshore wind industry,” said Joost Eenhuizen, Business Manager, Maritime & Offshore Industry at the Port of Rotterdam.

 

DTC: Rules of the Game Will Change Because of Climate Change

Talking about dredging for hydropower, Jan Peters, Managing Director, Alia Instruments & Imotec, made some very interesting points about dam related solutions for sediment problem and restoring of reservoirs capacity by sustainable dredging.

 

KNMI Expert at DTC: Physical Aspects of Climate Change

The Physical Aspects of Climate Change: Rising Sea Levels, was the topic of Mr Rob van Dorland’s presentation.

The Senior Adviser Climate at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut – KNMI) stated that the increase of concentrations of CO2CH4 and N2O is primarily due to human activities. He also talked about observations and climate models.

Dredging Today Conference: Middle East Perspective on Business Climate Trends

During our first Dredging Today Conference, we took an opportunity to talk with Mr John Mackenzie, Business Development Director at National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) from Abu Dhabi.

‘Middle East perspective on business climate trends’ was the main topic of Mr Mackenzie’s presentation. He said that the whole Gulf Region (UAE, Saudi Arabia, etc) is generating growth through port development.

 

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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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