Some Proven Benefits of Polymer Use in the Treatment of Sediments in Recent Dredging Projects

To show the success of polymer use in highly contaminated areas, two recent projects are presented: at Port-La-Forêt harbour in La Forêt-Fouesnant, France and at the Kishon River seven kilometres downstream from Haifa, Israel.

Design Phases of a Project
Design Phases of a Project

The design of a dredging project will go through several phases – a preliminary design, a more detailed design, a final construction design, and maintenance.

Project Management
Project Management

Management of a dredging project requires a systematic, well thought out plan from the initiation of the project through construction and maintenance.

Challenge in Logistics: New Suez Canal Project
Challenge in Logistics: New Suez Canal Project

The New Suez Canal project was a titanic effort in logistics. Six global dredging contractors completed the works within one year and several records were broken during the execution of the project. The contractors disposed of more than 245 million m3 of sand in just nine months.

Ecosystem Services: Towards Integrated Maritime Infrastructure Project Assessments
Ecosystem Services: Towards Integrated Maritime Infrastructure Project Assessments

A case study of a tidal marsh restoration project at the Polders of Kruibeke in Belgium shows how an Ecosystem Services assessment can reveal otherwise hidden benefits.

Subsoil Improvement Works at DVIZ, Haiphong, Vietnam
Subsoil Improvement Works at DVIZ, Haiphong, Vietnam

As Vietnam seeks a balance between preserving land for agriculture and finding space for industry, creating new land is one solution. But waiting for subsoil to settle naturally at reclamation sites is time-consuming and costly.

Safe Disposal of Dredged Material in a Sensitive Environment
Safe Disposal of Dredged Material in a Sensitive Environment

A state-of-the-art 3D plume model, used at the Ras Laffan Port Expansion project, simulates alternative disposal scenarios and helps develop Safe Disposal Maps.

The Taparura Project: Sustainable Coastal Remediation and Development at Sfax, Tunisia
The Taparura Project: Sustainable Coastal Remediation and Development at Sfax, Tunisia

The rehabilitation of a heavily polluted industrial area to create a clean urban centre demanded continual cooperation amongst financiers, managers, engineers, environmentalists, contractors and government authorities.