International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) will host the Dredging Summit & Expo 2014 from June 15 to 18 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto Canada.

WEDA works to promote the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging navigation marine engineering and construction to provide a forum for technical conferences and improve communication and technology transfer.

The 2014 summit Expanding the Dredging World opens with a short course on Sunday June 15 followed by a hosted reception and icebreaker in the exhibit hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The conference opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. on Monday June 16 followed by the first technical sessions at 9:30 a.m. At the opening ceremonies Ram Mohan of Anchor QEA LLC and WEDA chairman and president will speak along with local keynote speaker Roger Santiago the head of sediment remediation for Environment Canada who will speak on Great Lakes sediment policy; and K.A. Lundy P.E. director of infrastructure planning and environment Toronto Port Authority who will speak on dredging at the Port of Toronto.

The technical sessions are broken into the following tracks: Modeling and Analysis Trailing Suction and Deep Depth Dredges Lubricants and Fuels Remediation of Contaminated Sediments History and Practice of Dredging Dredging Case Studies Environmental Remediation WEDA Safety Commission Panel – Expanding Safety Awareness and Action in the Dredging World Dredging and Disposal WEDA Environmental Commission Panel – Setting a Course: Future Directions of the Disposal at Sea Assessment Framework for Dredged Material in Canada Dredge Material Management and Dredge Monitoring.

The conference includes more than 65 technical presentations during the session tracks. Some topics and speakers include: Experimental Measurement of a Model Pipeline Dredge Entrance Loss Coefficient Joseph Girani and Robert Randall of Texas A&M University; An Analysis of the Hydrostatic Approach of Wilson for the Friction of a Sliding Bed Sape Miedema of Delft University and Robert Ramsdell of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company; Performance of Capping Methods for Sediments of the Lower Hackensack River Jersey City New Jersey Mark Nielsen and Jose Sananes of ENVIRON Ram Mohan and Walter Dinicola of Anchor QEA William Hague and John Morris of Honeywell and Tim Donegan of Sevenson Environmental Services; Applications of Artificial Intelligence on the Dredge Controls of a Hopper Dredge Riny Mourik and Jacco Osnabrugge of IHC Systems; Modern Design of Trailing Suction Hopper Dredges – How Research Leads to Opportunities Erik van der Blom and Andre Kik of IHC Holland BV Dredgers and Leo van Ingen of Dredge Technology Corporation; Readily Biodegradable Solutions Meet Environmental and Performance Challenges for Dredging Operators Matt Houston RSC Bio Solutions; Defining Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants: Addressing the Confusion of EAL Names and Base Oil Technology Jared Mikacich of PANOLIN America; The Randle Reef Sediment Remediation Project – The Dredging and On-site Containment of PAH Contaminated Sediment Roger Santiago Rupert Joyner Matt Graham and Erin Hartman of Environment Canada; Assessment and Management of Mercury and Pulp-Waste Contaminated Sediments in Thunder Bay North Harbour Ontario Canada Mark Bassingthwaite of Cole Engineering and Kay Kim and Roger Santiago of Environment Canada; U.S Army Corps of Engineers Navigation Mission: Dredging of Channels and Waterways Mark Pointon and Tom Verna of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources; Dredging Sacred Waters – Ernest Hemingway’s Silver Creek Fishing Hole Eric Anderson of Golden Enviro LLC; An Overview of the Department of National Defence (DND) Esquimalt Harbour Remediation Project Dan Salvage and Michael Bodman of Canadian Department of National Defence; Coastal Engineering Aspects of Arctic Dredging Realized for the Oil Industry: TOF Sealift Operation at Chayvo Beach Sakhalin Russia Aaron Horine and Vladimir Shepsis of Coast & Harbor Engineering Inc.; Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material as Construction Grade Fill Material Michael Roscoe and William Bradfield of Schnabel Engineering Consultants Inc.; Environmental Dredging and Capping for the East Branch of the Grand Calumet River Kenneth Mika Christopher Musson and Richard Weber of Natural Resource Technology Inc. and Tyler Lee of J.F. Brennan Company Inc.; Environment Canada’s Guidelines for Selecting Sitesfor Disposal at Sea Suzanne Agius and Deborah Austin of Environment Canada and Craig Vogt of Craig Vogt Inc.; Jacksonville Port Authority Dredging Challenges – Successful Management of Dredged Material Management Area Capacity Issues Jacksonville Florida Robert Wagner and John Adams of Taylor Engineering and Joe Miller of Jacksonville Port Authority; Development and Implementation of a Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Program for Dredging and Capping Construction Activities on Onondaga Lake Sam Haffey Kim Powell Joe Detor Matt Smith James Ryan Christopher Pelrah and Ram Mohan of Anchor QEA LLC and William Hague and Larry Somer of Honeywell International Inc.; Soil Washing Treatment of Dredged Sediments at the Port of Pescara Stany Pensaert and S. D’Haene of DEME Environmental Contractors and Tom Cnudde of TerraSea Environmental Contractors; Beach Nourishment of a Coastal Town Using Geotextile Tubes Angel Diaz of Geomembranas y Geosinteticos and Christopher Timpson of TenCate Geosynthetics; Demonstration of an Activated Carbon Sediment Amendment at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Bremerton Washington Victor Magar of ENVIRON International Corporation.


Around 40 exhibitors will be at the Dredging
Summit & Expo 2014. The following is a list of
exhibitors and their booth numbers:
American Chemical Technologies #406
AML Oceanographic #610
AMPHIBEX #502 and 504
ARC Surveying & Mapping #101
Aqua Blok Ltd. #303
Cable Arm #201 and 300
Carylon Sediments Group #302
Damen Dredging Equipment BV #401 and
Del Tank & Filtration Systems #104
Dragflow North America #503
Dredge Technology #600
Dredging Supply Company #106
EA Engineering Science & Technology #305
Ecology and Environment Inc. #304
Ellicott Dredges LLC #307
Envirolin Canada #506
The Hague Academic Press #507
Holland Marine Technologies BV #604
Higgs Hydrographic Tek #207
HIS Global Limited #103
Huesker Inc. #407
HYPACK Inc. #107
IHS Maritime #402
International Dredging Review #216
Jay Cashman Inc. #403
Kruse Control Inc. #505
Neptune Floatation #100
Ocean Group #606
R2 Sonic #620
Ryba Marine Construction Co. #203 and 205
Ryzhka International LLC #306
Salem-Republic Rubber Co. #405
Sevenson Environmental Services #200
Snyder Industries #202
Spirax Sarco Inc. #400
SRS Crisafulli #618
Tencate Geo Tube #301
Thern Inc. #206
Western Dredging Association #616