DEME Photo: TSHD Pallieter Busy on River Scheldt

Image source: DEME Group

Large seagoing vessels can only reach the Port of Antwerp thanks to ongoing maintenance dredging work along the River Scheldt.

DEME’s 5.230 m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Pallieter is a constant feature on the river, steadfastly and efficiently carrying out this vital work.

Over the years, a lot of innovation has been applied both in hardware, software, and crew training. Better software and training allows for increased efficiency, lower dredged volumes, diminished cost of dredging per volume, environmental awareness and better accountability, DEME said.

Although the majority of the dredged sand is kept in the tidal system in order to maintain the dynamic equilibrium in the estuary, a significant volume is beneficially used every year for various applications: hydraulic reclamation of the polder areas, reinforcement and raising the dikes within the framework of the protection programs against flooding, etc.

DEME considers the maintenance dredging on the Scheldt to be a ‘nursery’ for innovation and a training ground for their crew.

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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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