The course is designed for both technical and non-technical management professionals in dredging-related industries. This intensive program will feature several excursions, a guest lecture about the Port of Rotterdam and a one-day simulator experience on an IHC BeaverĀ® cutter suction dredger.

Learning goals

  • gain overview of different dredging processes, dredging equipment & dredging projects
  • set-up of dredging organisation and project teams
  • identify the dredging constraints in relation to dredging project and equipment
  • explain the value of site investigation and surveying.

Location and duration

This two-week program is held at the IHC Training Institute in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands.

Note: we can customize and personalize this, or any other, training to your specific needs and wishes. Contact us for more information.

Training topics

The following topics will be covered during this training:

Different dredging applications within a port

Dredge project phases

  • identification
  • investigation
  • feasibility studies
  • design
  • construction and maintenance

Dredging equipment types and boundaries for their use

Scoping site conditions

  • soil characteristics
  • environmental aspects

Fundamentals of hydrographic surveying

Dredge project management including costs and contracts

Fundamentals of hydraulic transportation and dredge pumpsĀ 

Environmental aspects of dredging

IHC tour students general dredging course
Explanation cutterhead
Students dredging
Explanation dredging on vessel

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