Stefaan Vandycke graduated from the University of Leuven in 1988, and has worked at Pauwels Industrial, De Cloedt, Tai Ho J.V., and is presently Superintendent Benelux at the headquarters of Dredging International n.v., Zwijndrecht, Belgium.
Articles By Stefaan Vandycke
Dredging stiff clay is notoriously difficult. A newly patented system using high pressure waterjets in the hopper dredger's draghead has solved several operational problems. For his description of this innovative technique, the author was presented with a 2002 IADC Award at the PIANC Conference in Sydney, Australia.
The winner of the 1996 IADC Award, this paper describes one of the recent dredging techniques tested on the Ketelmeer and now being used in the Port of Nieuwpoort, Belgium.