A CEDA Dreding Conference

Dredging and Sustainability - How wide is the Gulf?

Conference Day 1: Tuesday, 6th May

May 6 - 7 2008, The Qatar International Exhibition Centre, Doha, Qatar.

0830 Registration, refreshment

0930 Opening: Rewert Wurpts, President CEDA

0935 Welcome address: HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Director Ras Laffan Industrial City

0945 Welcome from the exhibition organisers: Satish Kanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information and Services

0955 Opening keynote: Mr Najeb khalifa Alsada Asst.Deputy Chief Executive Shipping & Transport Affairs, Qatar Navigation, Qatar

1015 Coffee

Session 1: General Design
Chairman – Prof. Cees van Rhee, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands

1045 Hydraulic aspects of waterfront development
Karsten Mangor, Dr Ida Brøker and Ian Sehested Hansen, DHI Water, Environment, Health, Denmark

1115 Sediment plumes from dredging and reclamation activities – the application of expert assessment and modelling tools
Dr Mike Dearnaley, Dr Jez Spearman and Michael Costaras, HR Wallingford Group, United Kingdom

1145 Geotechnical specifications – a delicate balance between desirability and availability
Art Nooy van der Kolff, Royal Boskalis Westminster, The Netherlands

1215 Networking lunch and opportunity to visit the Exhibition

Session 2: Environmental Issues
Chairman – Michael Costaras, Dredging Research, UK

1315 Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material: from a stigma to a resource
Eleni Paipai, Halcrow International Partnership, Dubai

1345 The environmental aspects of the Melbourne Channel Deepening Project
Frans Uelman, Port of Melbourne - Boskalis Allience, Australia

1415 Building with nature
Prof. Dr. ir.  Huib J. de Vriend, Ecoshape, The Netherlands

1445 Coffee

Session 3: Dredging Technology
Chairman – Kees Jan Verkaik, IHC Merwede b.v., The Netherlands

1515 Recent developments on cutter suction dredgers for the Gulf area
Marcel Boor, IHC Merwede, The Netherlands

1545 Development of cutting systems for the Gulf region
Klaas Wijma, VOSTA LMG, The Netherlands

1615 Dredging rock with a trailing suction hopper dredge
Simon  Burgmans, Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractors and Prof. Dr. ir. Cees van Rhee, Dredging Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

1645 Close of Conference Day 1
         Opportunity to visit the Exhibition

1800 Gala Dinner: Doha Marriott Hotel, Ras Abu Aboud Street, PO Box 1911, Doha
Tel. +974 4 298888; www.dohamarriott.com

Please note: The organisers reserve the right to adjust or change the programme as necessary. A final programme will be provided to each registrant upon arrival.

Last update: 22 October 2009