14 innovations face off for Safety Award 2019
Each year, IADC gives a safety award to one exceptional innovation which proves it is the best in its class. This year, 14 innovations addressing challenges faced within the dredging industry have been nominated.
Are the days of the double-walled pump housing numbered?
For several decades, the preferred solution for isolating dredging pumps within a vessel has been double-walled pump housing. To bypass this housing type’s intrinsic problems, Damen formulated an alternative.
Interview: Mark van Koningsveld ‘If you focus on primary objectives only, then you will pay in sustainability’
Mark van Koningsveld’s quest for a sustainable dredging industry takes to the front of the classroom as he begins his new role as professor of Ports & Waterways at TU Delft.
Interview: Tiedo Vellinga – ‘There should be a shift in the way of thinking about designing infrastructure’
A newly appointed Professor Emeritus at TU Delft and former project manager at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Tiedo Vellinga discusses his role as a bridge between academia and practice and its impact on the direction of port development.
How can the dredging sector join the global shift towards sustainability?
A paradigm shift is being increasingly embraced within the dredging industry. The traditional engineering approach is becoming a holistic approach in which the ecosystem is leading and values for people, profit and planet are integrated in an interdisciplinary manner.
Geotubes as the Core of Guide Dams for Naviduct at Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Compacting sand into tubes made from geotextiles is an important innovation in hydraulic engineering techniques for sustainable construction work.