CEDA: Work Starts on Energy Efficiency Paper

Leila Benali, Atlantic Dredging; Paul Vercruijsse, DEME; Dirk Roukema, Blue Pelican Associates; Michael Deruyck, Jan De Nul; Ewout van Duursen, Damen Dredging Equipment; Leonard den Boor, Royal IHC, Image source: CEDA

Energy plays a role throughout the lifecycle of dredging projects, and decisions made early in the project initiation phase can have huge impacts on later energy consumption. Also, legislation, relating to emissions and sustainability, is becoming more strict, Central Dredging Association (CEDA) said in their release. 

With that in mind, CEDA Environment Commission (CEC) has set up a Working Group specifically to prepare a CEDA information paper on Energy Efficiency in relation to sustainability.

Each dredging project has its unique set of amongst others soil & rock conditions, volumes, transport distances and water depths. Moreover projects are often located close to – or in the confined space of busy port areas. Giving all these factors’ impact on energy consumption and given recent and upcoming developments in legislation, it is a challenge to define and evaluate the Energy Efficiency of a project,” said Paul Vercruijsse, DEME, Belgium, who is chairing the working group.

The CEDA Working Group Energy Efficiency (WGEE) also aims to compose an information paper offering the reader a structured insight into Energy Efficiency.

The nine working group members, who come from various backgrounds, will bring together their collective expertise on this important topic.

At their first meeting, on 3rd March 2018, at CEDA headquarters in Delft, the Netherlands, members finalized the Terms of Reference and kicked off the work to be done on the paper. The group met again recently in Delft, when the first version of the paper has been discussed.

The plan is to publish the information paper in mid-2019, CEDA said.


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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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