International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

The Central Dredging Association has released the preliminary agenda of CEDA Dredging Days scheduled for November 6 and 7 at the Ahoy Rotterdam Conference Center in conjunction with the Europort Maritime Exhibition.

The title of the event The day after we stop dredging was the idea of former CEDA director John Land who died on April 13 of this year.

The CEDA Board of Directors voted to dedicate this event to Mr. Land’s memory “in recognition of his much valued contribution to the association’s work and development.”

Following a greeting by CEDA President Rewert Wurpts Ronald E. Waterman will present the keynote address. He is a member of Parliament of the Province of South Holland; Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Transport Public Works & Water Management to the Port of Rotterdam and to the Delta Institute the Netherlands.

Session 1 will deal with the effects of not dredging on navigation and trade. Chaired by Axel Netxband of the Hamburg Port Authority the session begins with a keynote speech by Freddy Aerts head of Maritime Access Department Ministry of Flanders Belgium.

Other talks in this session are: The Elbe river a life line for Northern Germany: The sense of maintenance dredging on the Elbe and the future requirements for its navigational fairway by N. Marušic of Wasser und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven and C. Iwens of Nordsee Nassbagger und Tiefbau GmbH Germany; The day after we stop dredging: A world without sediment plumes? S.G.J. Aarninkhof and W.F. Rosenbrand of Royal Boskalis Westminster; Navigation dredging and port trade tonnages – An analysis of the current position in the UK by M. Costaras and N.G. Feates or H.R. Wallingford and A. Brichenough of CEFAS U.K.; and Dealing with delays by E. Mink European Dredging Association and R. Hoenders R European Seaports Organization Belgium.

Session 2 Flood Defenses and Beach Nourishment is chaired by Amine Benali of Atlantic Dredging Corporation Morocco. Talks in this session are: Reducing flood risk at the Belgian coast: development of a master plan for Flanders by K.T.R. Trouw IMDC Belgium; Dutch shoreface habitats and implications for coastal protection projects by J.A. Van Dalfsen and J.R. Van der Wal of TNO Imares and G.M. Janssen of the National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management The Netherlands; Beneficial use of muddy dredged material: What would be the consequences of not dredging? by M. Dearnaly C.A. Fletcher and M. Costaras of H.R. Wallingford Group Ltd.

Session 3 Aggregate Dredging is chaired by Neville Burt of H.R. Wallingford Ltd. The keynote talk will be Do marine aggregates make sense? by Ian Shelby Operations and Resources Director Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd U.K.

Talks in this session: Sustainable inland and offshore aggregate production requires modern dredging equipment by H. Van Muijen of MTI Holland BV The Netherlands; Working alongside the marine historic environment. A dredging industry perspective by M.L. Russel British Marine Aggregation and Production Association U.K.

On Friday November 9 Session 4 will deal with Land Reclamation. Chair is Wouter Dirks of Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors NV. The keynote speaker is Gary Patrick Mocke Dubai Municipality Dubai UAE who will speak on Land reclamation and beach nourishment – the Dubai experience.

Presentations are:

Mutual gain stakeholder management for Rotterdam Port expansion Maasvlakte 2 by T. Vellinga and M. Wesselink of the Port of Rotterdam; Geotextile tube application for Incheon Bridge Project Korea by E.L.F. Zengerinkand T.W. Yee of TenCate Geosynthetics The Netherland and J.C. Choi of Wajong South Korea; Maximizing beneficial reuse through the use of a novel dredging contract by N.J. Clay Port of London Authority; R.N. Bray of Dredging Research Ltd. and P. Heskof Van Oord UK Ltd.

Session 5 is the Academic Hour chaired by Edward De Broe Port of Antwerp Belgium. Student talks in this session are: On the relation between hydraulic losses due to bends and mixture stratification by M.J.B. Cartig University of Utrecht; A.M. Talmon R. Defos and W.J. Vlasblom of the Technical University Delft and W.F. Rosenbrand of Royal Boskalis Westminster nv; Shear strength evaluation of soft dredged sediments by M. Meriggi M. Del Fabbro and E. Blasone of the University of Undine Italy; Results of a field study with the floating bioreactor by J. Thomas E. Beitingerof URS Deutschland; R. Koch of Technical University Brandenburg and P. Tessmer of Gebr. Kemmer GmbH Germany; Dredging – A solution for Vojvodina (Serbia) sediment by M.P. Prica D.B. Dalmacija I.I.T. Ivancev-Tumbas R.S. Roncevic T.J. Trickovic A.J. Agbaba K.D. Krcmar and B.M. Becelicof the University of Novi Sad Serbia; Artificial intelligence on board of dredgers for optimal land reclamation by J. Braaksma R. Babuka J.B. Klaassens of Delft University of Technology and J. Osnabrugge and C. De Keizer of IHC Systems.

Session 6 Environmental Management is chaired by Nick Bray of Dredging Research Ltd. U.K. The keynote speech is Some environmental issues of contaminated sediments by Ole Larsen General Manager DHI Wasser & Umwelt GmbH Germany.

Talks in this session are: Working Group PIANC ENVICOM13 “Management practices applied to dredging and dredged material disposal projects for protection of the environment by A. Netzband; Restoration of a boulder reef in Kattegat – a numerical study of the design parameters and impact on the local sediment transport by S.L. Niemann R. Deigaard I.S. Hansen J. Skouru J.J. Larsen M. Johnsson P. Hammer of DHI Water & Environment and A.H. Dalgas of the Danish Forest and Nature Agency Denmark; A dredging strategy for a sustainable future by M. Geense of Delft University of Technology.

The closing address will be To dredge or not to dredge? by G. Van Raalte of Royal Boskalis Westminster.

The program includes two panel discussions the CEDA annual meeting presentation of the IADC Best Paper Award and a special reception on the evening of Thursday November 8.

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