Production estimation training

For production engineers

Tendering for a dredging project involves proposing realistic production estimates. This course covers all relevant aspects, which must be taken into account when preparing them. It also deals with the theoretical production calculation method based on production models and historical performance.

Learning goals

  • Analysing project constraints
  • Selecting the correct equipment
  • Giving realistic production estimates of CSDs
  • Providing realistic production estimates for TSHDs
  • Making basic cost estimates

Training topics

The following subjects will be covered:

  • tender documents
  • geotechnical investigations
  • bathymetry/volume estimation
  • equipment selection
  • pumps and slurry transportation (theoretical)
  • production calculation of CSDs and TSHDs
  • estimations of dredge efficiency.

Training methods

A mixture of presentations, discussions and individual assignments will be carried out in the classroom. The participants will also be required to work out multiple cases. Equipment performance graphs of the customer's own vessels will be used, and practical assignments in the IHC soil lab are included. 
This training is practical, but enough time is allocated to discuss any queries and challenges participants might face in the field. 

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