Participants gather for IADC Dredging and Reclamation Seminar in Delft

International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) will this week welcome 36 participants from all over the world for the well known Dredging and Reclamation Seminar at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Photo courtesy of IADC

The seminar strives to provide an understanding of the basics of dredging through lectures and workshops which are given by industry experts in a classroom setting for a hands-on experience.

Spanning five days, from July 3-7, 2023, the programme will address the following specified topics:

  • overview of the dredging market and the development of new ports and maintenance of existing ports;
  • project phasing (identification, investigation, feasibility studies, design, construction, and maintenance);
  • descriptions of types of dredging equipment and boundary conditions for their use;
  • state-of-the-art dredging and reclamation techniques including environmental measures;
  • site and soil investigations, designing and estimating from the contractor’s view;
  • costing of projects and types of contracts such as charter, unit rates, lump sum and risk-sharing agreements;
  • design and measurement of dredging and reclamation works;
  • early contractor involvement.

All presentations and workshops will be given by: Royal Boskalis – Pieter den Ridder; Jan De Nul – Maarten Dewint; DEME – Paul Vercruijsse; Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors – Marcel van den Heuvel.