Introduction in Dredging

For newcomers in the industry

Gain complete insight in dredging, port maintenance and reclamation projects during this two-day introduction. This introduction training course is designed for those who seek to expand expertise in the field of dredging. 

Learning goals

  • Gain overview of different dredging projects and dredging equipment
  • Set-up of dredging organisation 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

Training topics

The following topics will be covered during the two day training:

  • Introduction
    definition
    history
    market.
  • Projects
    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. 

Training method

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

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