IADC presents a series of interactive free webinars with experts from the dredging sector. Topics discussed are all based on high-profile projects.

Interactive and informative

For each webinar, we invite an expert to speak on a particular topic, which will include ample opportunity for participants to ask questions. Mike van der Vijver will moderate the webinars and interview the experts. All webinars will be given in English. Each webinar will focus on a high-profile dredging project and the expert will explain how they dealt with the chosen topic, what lessons have been learnt and what advice they can give.

Webinar details

  • For whom: Anyone interested in all aspects of dredging and land reclamation
  • Level: No prior knowledge is necessary.
  • Cost and duration: Free for all participants, the webinars are 45-60 minutes long, including a Q&A session.

Dates and topics of the first two webinars:

Date Expert Subject Project
Wednesday 21 April, 11:00 CET Alkwin Landewee, Regional Manager Asia, Boskalis International The importance of survey and site investigation of project sites and sand borrow areas Manila Bay, The Philippines
Tuesday 4 May, 11:00 CET Yves Bosteels, Director Knowledge, Processes and Innovation, Jan De Nul Group The importance of managing financial risks in a dredging project Brisbane Airport Dredging and Reclamation

Replay option

Not able to join us on the day? No problem! If you register, we will send you a link to the recording of the webinar and you can watch it afterwards.



WEBINAR 1: Wednesday 21 April, 11:00 CET

The importance of survey and site investigation of project sites and sand borrow areas

In this session, Alkwin Landewee of Boskalis will take you to Manila in the Philippines where the large dredging contractors tendered for a reclamation project.

To make a project like this successful, survey and site investigation are essential. What is involved to do this properly? Think of permits, weather conditions and what kind of equipment you need. How do you convince a client that survey and site investigation are the key to a successful execution of the project? These are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this live webinar.

Meet the expert

Alkwin Landewee, Regional Manager, Boskalis International is a Bachelor of Science in Land and Water Management with over 20 years’ experience in the dredging and land reclamation industry. After climbing up the ranks working on projects during the first 10 years of his career with Boskalis, he has held general management positions in Mexico, Nigeria and Singapore since 2011. Currently in his role as Regional Manager for Boskalis in Singapore, he is responsible for the commercial and operational activities in Asia.



About the project: Manila Bay, The Philippines

The project involves the reclamation of approximately 360 hectares through the construction of three artificial islands according to international standards to ensure a safe living environment. The islands have been designed to withstand potential large earthquakes. In addition, shore protection works are designed to withstand typhoons.

Register now!

Interested? Simply sign up via the registration button and take your place to ask Alkwin everything about the importance of a good survey and site investigation!


WEBINAR 2: Tuesday 4 May, 11:00 CET

The importance of managing financial risks in a dredging project

In this webinar, the topic of managing financial risks will be linked to the Brisbane Airport dredging and reclamation project. For any contractor operating worldwide, the exposure to fluctuations between ‘home’ currency and the ‘contract’ currency is a clear and present danger. If this issue is not addressed when negotiating a contract, it could have a rather large impact on the bottom line of your project. The same can be said about the price of fuel. The amount of money spent on fuel is quite large and the price of this commodity can also vary rapidly. So, again the bottom line of your project outcome can be heavily influenced by an increase in the cost of this commodity.

Yves Bosteels of Jan De Nul Group will explain how these two parameters impacted the project’s budget estimate and what a company can do to protect itself against the negative effects of such fluctuations. Questions such as ‘Why is currency a risk and when exactly?’ and ‘What can you do to protect against this risk?’ will be addressed. The webinar is not aimed at making you a financial expert in this field. It will however, allow you to appreciate the gravity and to understand the contractual stipulations that can help you deal with it.

Meet the expert

Yves Bosteels, Director Knowledge, Processes and Innovation at Jan De Nul Group has been working for the company since 1994 and spent the first 11 years working abroad, predominantly in Southeast Asia. From 2005–2016, Yves was Area Manager for part of SE Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Since 2016, he leads Jan De Nul’s Knowledge, Processes and Innovation team. In this function, Yves is also responsible for the Jan De Nul Academy.




About the project: Brisbane Airport

The project involved the reclamation of a 360 hectare platform on a marshland. The platform is now home to the parallel runway of Brisbane Airport and was inaugurated in July 2020. The project was a design and build contract, and had a construction period of 18 months. In total, some 11 million m³ of sand had to be reclaimed over distances that varied from 4–8 km. The works were tightly controlled by the client on three main levels: protection of the environment, the quality of the reclaimed platform and working in and around an operational airfield.

Register now!

Interested? Simply sign up via the registration button and take your place to ask Yves everything you want to know about the importance of managing financial risks!