Roberto Vidal became a Naval Architect, at the Polytechnical University of Madrid, Spain. He started his professional career in 1973 in Dragados Y Construcciones, S.A. (Spain). For 11 years he worked on site in numerous marine, especially dredging, projects and his experience covers all types of equipment and soils. In 1984 he was placed in charge of scheduling Dragados’ Dredging Division from where he was promoted succesively to the Management of the Technical, General Services, Plants and Project Operations Departments, giving him the opportunity to deal with the different types of marine works (breakwaters, caissons, outfalls) from a variety of perspectives. Since 1998 he is Contracts Director of DRAVOSA, a company owned by the Dragados Group (Spain) and Van Oord ACZ (Netherlands).
Articles By Roberto Vidal
What is economically and environmentally better: obtaining sand for beach nourishment from an on-land quarry or from marine banks at sea?DOWNLOAD PDF Document | 922,89 KB
The newly built "jumbo" trailing suction hopper dredgers - ranging from 17,000 to 34,000 m3 capacity - have expanded the capabilities of the dredging industry enormously.DOWNLOAD PDF Document | 243,25 KB