Bastiaan Lammers started in 2002 as assistant superintendent within Boskalis Boskalis Dolman, working at the Soil Washing Centre in Groningen, the Netherlands and at tender preparations on international projects. Since September 2004, he is Boskalis Dolman representative in the USA to identify potential projects in cooperation with the USA-based dredging company Bean Environmental. In this function, he operated as Project Manager on the Miami River Sediment processing project.
Articles By Bastiaan Lammers
To clean up a 13 mile stretch of the river, PCB contamination from industrial plants is being remediated by a unique combination of dredging, capping and separating clean sand and dewatering the fine sediments with membrane presses.
The Miami River corridor was home to early Native American settlements, and in the early 1900s it was dredged in order to assist in draining the Everglades, the subtropical marshland in southern Florida. As the city of Miami developed, the river became a major outlet for storm water and untreated sewage. In 1990 the USACE recommended that maintenance dredging be done to remove sediments impacting navigation.