More than 30 participants from around the world, including Turkey, Australia, Germany and Japan came to Singapore for the recent 33rd IADC International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation.
More than 30 participants from around the world, including Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Namibia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom, came to Singapore for the recent 33rd IADC International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation.
The seminar was organised by the International Association of Dredging Companies in cooperation with the National University of Singapore in Singapore. Since 1993 the IADC has regularly run week long seminars especially developed for professionals in dredging related industries to familiarize them better with the many aspects and challenges of dredging.
Dredging experts from IADC member companies presented lectures and complemented theory with their practical knowledge and experience. Amongst the subjects covered were the development of new ports and maintenance of existing ports, project phasing, descriptions of types of dredging equipment, costing of projects and types of dredging projects.
Events outside of the classroom were equally important and stimulating. Singapore has been the site of many extensive dredging projects and a highlight of the week was a site visit to one of these, the Jurong Island Project.
Enthusiastic employees of an IADC member dredging company were happy to show participants dredging equipment in action and provided them with a deeper insight into the intricacies of the dredging operation. In addition, a midweek dinner was organised, where the participants, lecturers and other dredging employees mingled, networked and discussed the real world of dredging.
The next IADC seminar will be organised in co-operation with UNESCO ? IHE in Delft, The Netherlands from 21 to 25 June 2010. The Seminar is aimed at decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, off shore companies and other organisations that have to execute dredging projects. The cost of the seminar will be ?1,950 (VAT inclusive). The fee includes all tuition, seminar proceedings, workshops and a special participants" dinner, but is exclusive of all travel costs and accommodation.