Royal IHC  Holland B.V.

- General Dredging Course

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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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