To promote innovations within the realm of safety within the dredging industry, the International Association of Dredging Companies gives a Safety Award to an exemplary programme, procedure or project each year. Announced at the IADC’s Annual General Meeting, the winner of the Safety Award 2018 is Van Oord’s Debris Removal Platform. Van Oord changed the existing technique of manually removing debris to an automated system, reducing the risk of personal injury.
Acknowledging the maximum effort put into safety and security, while working in an extraordinarily challenging environment, Van Oord Nigeria Ltd was presented with a company award for overall achievement in QHSE (quality, health, safety and the environment).
The immediate displacement of the subsoil, and therefore the need for extra volumes of rock, can be accurately determined as long as sufficient geotechnical information on the seabed is available. Van Oord dredging and marine contractors has extensive experience in installing subsea rock by using flexible fallpipe techniques.