2017-01-23 02:12:40

Dredging Workshop

The Hydrographic Society Benelux, together with the dredgers organisation CEDA, assembled on 30 September at the headquarters of Van Oord in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After a buffet dinner, the participants were able to see the simulators. The main part of the evening consisted of presentations. Harm Wind, senior software engineer and Peter Paul Hoffman, team manager Graphic Design E&E at Van Oord started with Survey visualisation by VOSS.net software; Modelling, processes and visualisation of survey data and a seamless interface between survey and engineering. This presentation was followed by a presentation by Eric Peeters, senior surveyor and previous head of... (read more)
2014-12-15 02:13:37

Understanding Dredging

The Central Dredging Association – CEDA
Dredging is essential to the construction or maintenance of much of the infrastructure on which our economic prosperity and social well-being depend. It is also an important tool to restore and enhance the natural environment. It is an activity of which the wider public is largely unaware, but it is a field within which research has led to enormous developments in recent years. Against this background there is a need for a forum for the exchange of quality information on all aspects of dredging. Set up in 1978, the Central Dredging Association – CEDA - an international, independent professional society,... (read more)
2012-04-19 04:38:28

Dredging Bill in Bangladesh

The Sand Quarry and Soil Management Bill-2010 was passed at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Tuesday, reports BSS, Bangladesh. For extracting sand, the bill also suggested provisions for dredging rivers those might suffer erosion of their banks at least one kilometre from bridges, culverts, dams, barrages, embankments, roads, highways, forests, railways and important public and private establishments and residential areas as per Environment Protection Act. It also suggested provision for banning extraction of sand or soil in some cases. The bill also proposed the provision of exporting soil and sand provided having approval of concerned authorities and following the rules of... (read more)
2010-12-09 09:46:32
2017-03-23 11:48:47

Middle East Dredging Projects

Van Oord has taken on a series of projects in the Middle East with an overall value of EUR130 million. In the United Arab Emirates Van Oord is executing dredging work in Ras al Khaimah as part of preparations for the 33rd America's Cup. This sailing competition will take place in Ras al Khaimah in 2010. Meraas has contracted Van Oord to supply sand for the construction of the artificial island Pearl Jumeirah in Dubai.     The island will be residential. In Abu Dhabi, Van Oord is dredging part of the Mussafah channel and performing beach replenishment work on... (read more)
2009-10-08 09:33:24

IADC International Dredging Seminar

From 15th to 19th June, 22 young professionals from Albania, Bahrain, Cameroon, China, Denmark, Gambia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, UAE and Vietnam spent a week in The Netherlands learning about the intricacies and challenges of dredging and marine construction.     The 32nd IADC International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation was organised by the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) in co-operation with UNESCO-IHE in Delft, The Netherlands. Since 1993 the IADC has offered this seminar, especially developed for professionals in dredging-related industries, on a regular basis at a variety of locations including Delft, Singapore, Buenos... (read more)
2009-06-30 03:52:53

Dredging Project in Xiamen

The dredging project of Haicang Bay is progressing smoothly and a mangrove park will be built upon its completion, according to the Construction Centre of Haicang Bay, Xiamen, China. The dredging project covers a sea area of 6.66 square kilometres, with Songyu Ferry Terminal in the south and Haicang Bridge in the north, Haicang Avenue in the west and Huoshaoyu Islet, Datu Islet, Xiaotu Islet and Dayu Islet in the east.   Currently, the daily quantity of dredging that has been dug out is about 10,000 cubic metres. The project is expected to completed by the end of 2011.  ... (read more)
2010-12-29 10:41:23

Dredging Roadmap, Protocols, Facts

Facts About International Maritime Conventions is a roadmap through the complicated regulations governing dredging and explains in brief such concepts as the ‘reverse list', the precautionary approach and the adaptive approach, as well as the London Protocol and the OSPAR and the Dredged Material Assessment Framework (DMAF).   International regulations that are followed by all shipping nations have long been seen as the best way to improve sea-going safety. Still it was only with the establishment of the United Nations after World War II that these suggestions were made concrete. In 1948 an international conference in Switzerland adopted a Convention... (read more)
2011-06-06 12:00:06
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