General Dredging Course

For technical and operational staff

Improve your knowledge of different dredging applications, equipment selection, dredging processes, hydrographic surveying, soil characteristics and project management. The course is designed for both technical and non-technical management professionals in dredging-related industries.

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

Training topics

The following topics will be covered during the two-week training:

  • Different dredging applications within a port
    eg. maintenance dredging, capital dredging
  • Dredge project phases
    identification, investigation, feasibility studies, design, construction and maintenance
  • 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 pumps 
  • Environmental aspects of dredging.

Training method

This intensive two-week programme will feature several excursions, a guest lecture about the Port of Rotterdam and a one-day simulator experience on an IHC Beaver® cutter suction dredger.

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