On September 28 the Central Dredging Association held a meeting was at the Damen Dredging Equipment’s (DDE) yard in Nijkerk the Netherlands. The focus of the event was on small scale dredging. J.G.S. Pennekamp CEDA chairman and host of the event welcomed a crowd of dredging professionals including contractors civil engineers consultants civil servants and dredge and component manufacturers.
Mr Pennekamp during the yard tour admiring a CSD
The meeting commenced with a tour of the DDE yard the dredging expertise centre of the Damen Shipyards Group. At the yard a wide array of dredgers and dredging equipment was on display including cutter suction dredgers and DOP submersible dredge pumps. During the evening Mr Oliver Marcus Product Director of DDE delivered a presentation on the many tools available to tackle small scale dredging projects. Mr René van der Zweep from Koninklijke Smals focused on the project execution side and the last speaker Mr John Stam from Waterschap Hollandse Delta highlighted small scale dredging from an awarding authority point of view.