Learning goals

  • gain overview of different dredging projects and dredging equipment
  • set-up of dredging organization and project teams
  • select dredging equipment based on project types and soil characteristics
  • gain insight in project phases
  • identify the dredging constrains in relation to dredging project and equipment.

Location and duration

This two-day training 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.

Learning structure

The training will consist of technical lectures, workshops and group discussions about dredging. The participants will get individual and group assignments. 

Training topics

The following topics will be covered during this training:


  • definition
  • history
  • market


  • port maintenance
  • land reclamation
  • dredge mining
  • life-cycle of a project

Dredging equipment & components

  • trailing suction hopper dredgers
  • cutter suction dredgers
  • mechanical dredgers

Project constrains

  • site conditions
  • environmental conditions
  • soil characteristics

Equipment selection

  • determination of dredger production
  • calculation of dredger costs
Dredge simulator
Magnifying glass dredging
Explanation dredging on vessel
Classroom introduction to dredging

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