Sergio Ooijens graduated as a mechanical engineer in January 1999, and did his thesis at Ballast Nedam Dredging on the loading of a hopper dredger. His paper is published here with their permission.
Articles By Sergio Ooijens
Since dredging equipment is the source of emissions, shipbuilders and equipment manufacturers must help develop clean technologies that address total energy consumption.
An IADC "Most Promising Student" Award has been presented to a graduate of TU Delft for his thesis which describes the dynamics of hopper loading both in simulation and as compared with actual measurements onboard a TSHD.