APEC successfully wraps up seminar on Dredging Technologies

Last week, 25 participants from 12 different countries successfully completed the APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center seminar on Dredging Technologies.

The high-level seminar on Dredging Technologies gave an overview of the latest applications, technology, equipment and environmental aspects of dredging and the project management that goes along.

The programme featured engaging and practical visits to industry leaders such as Jan De Nul Group, DEME Group, Royal IHC, GRC, and AMORAS.

These visits complemented the theoretical knowledge provided by the expert speakers, covering the following modules:

  • Maintenance vs. capital dredging
  • Dredging types, processes, techniques, and equipment
  • Stages of a dredging project
  • Types of dredging contracts
  • Site conditions and soil characteristics
  • Environmental aspects of dredging