CSD operator training - Online

For operators of cutters suction dredgers with one-year experience

This training will give the opportunity to further enhance your dredging skills on the CSD. Come to the most effective dredging strategy. Increase production and reduce costs, wear and fuel consumption.

Learning goals

  • Gain detectable knowledge and skills to run an efficient operation on a CSD in both a technical and economical way. 
  • Describe and explain the significant components and basic operations
  • Familiarise with the common control systems and automation of the CSD
  • Describe and explain governing processes in CSD dredge operations


All topics that will be addressed in this training aim to enhance the skills and knowledge of the participants, such as:

  • Operational preparation
  • Basic dredging procedures
  • Dredging in challenging situations
  • Practical Aspects
  • Desk controls
  • Basic dredging
  • Startup & shut down procedures
  • Hydraulic transport process
  • Suction process
  • Floating line and sandfill
  • Emergency procedures


An integrated approach of theoretical and practical training by means of lectures, assignments and a CSD simulator. The training will be executed online making use of MS Teams.



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