CEDA: Energy Efficiency of Dredging Activities

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The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) WG Energy Efficiency is well on track with its paper titled: ‘Energy Efficiency of Dredging Activities’.

The paper will cover the subject energy efficiency of dredging activities from a project – as well as an equipment related perspective.

For a project it is noted that the greatest opportunities regarding energy efficiency are in decisions made in the early phases of the project life-cycle. Therewith challenge is to mobilize relevant expertise regarding energy efficiency opportunities from the very first design phases, according to CEDA.

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) covering the construction-, maintenance – & end of life lifetime phases of dredging equipment clearly shows: It is (fossil) fuel consumption during the operational lifetime phase, together with the emissions related to this fuel consumption, that greatly dominates the environmental impact of dredging equipment over its entire life cycle.

Therewith, the relevance of energy efficiency of dredging equipment is substantiated within an ‘equipment perspective’, said CEDA.

Another example of an actual topic covered in the paper will be: ‘legislation’.

For illustration, most dredging equipment has to comply with international regulations as set by the International Marine Organization (IMO) and the national regulations as applicable for dredging projects.

The resulting complexity often stems from a difference in level of ambition regarding wanted reductions of fuel and related emissions.

 

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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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