Alessandro Estourgie

Alessandro Estourgie graduated from the Technical University in Delft in 1983 with a MSc in Civil Engineering. From 1983 to 1985 he worked on the Oosterschelde (Eastern Scheldt) storm-surge barrier project for the Dutch Ministry of Public Works. From 1985 to 1992 he worked for Volker Stevin Dredging on R&D and as project engineer. In 1992 he joined Ballast Ham Dredging, where he has worked as contracts and operations manager in the Singapore area and is presently a project manager for the IJburg project.

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Articles By Alessandro Estourgie

Reclamation on Soft Subsoil by Spraying Thin Layers of Sand: The "IJburg" Project near Amsterdam
Reclamation on Soft Subsoil by Spraying Thin Layers of Sand: The “IJburg” Project near Amsterdam

The question is: How do you create a stable platform when reclaiming sand on a very soft subsoil? Removing the subsoil or placing large amounts of geo-textiles are costly. The answer is: A new method using a custom-built spray pontoon which has proven efficient and economically viable.

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