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2nd European Dredging Summit

Date: 14th September 2016 - 15th September 2016 Location: Hamburg - Germany

Identifying Project Opportunities, Improving Dredging Practices and Complying with Legislation

ACI’s 2nd European Dredging Summit will provide practical solutions from expert dredging experiences with discussions centred around indispensable dredging strategies for efficient operational management and project success.

Strategies to improve port dredging procedures will be discussed in detail. Highlighting methods to aid in meeting challenges related to port infrastructure development and financing, European laws and legislations to waste management in marine and fresh water dredging and analysis of the dredging project opportunities in Europe and overseas will also be thoroughly addressed.

More topic items to be reviewed are technological advancements in dredging equipment including remote controlled dredgers and information on the latest multipurpose cutter section dredger suitable for dredging soft and medium compacted sand and other sediments.

The two day conference will consist of a number of informative presentations followed by an interactive Q&A session, panel discussions which will give a deep insight on the views shared from the different aspects of dredging and open discussion to further involve the delegates.

Previous Attendees Include:

STRABAG Wasserbau GmbH * Envirocentre Ltd * Rohde Nielsen A/S * KROHNE Nederland B.V. * UK Dredging * BODAC B.V. * Marine & Coastal Construction * HERIK * Boskalis International B.V. * ExxonMobil * Damen Shipyards Gorinchem * Port Authority of Jamaica * K Bichou & Associates Ltd * Antwerp Port Authority * PANOLIN International * VULKAN Kupplungs- Und Getriebebau Bernhard Hackforth GmbH & Co. KG * Clariant SE, Sucursal En España * Curaçao Ports Authority * C-Job Naval Architects * Port Authority of Manzanillo * Greenhalgh Associates / FIDIC Dredging And Reclamation Contract Update Task Group * OCAS NV * Port of Venice * Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC * IDRECO * Jan De Nul NV * Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) * HR Wallingford * G-TEC S.A. * DSC Dredge * GRUP TCB * Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH * European Dredging Association * Aberdeen Harbour Board* ZAMAKONA YARDS Group (Astilleros Zamakona S.A.) * Wuhan University * Baggermaatschappij Boskalis B.V.* Damen Dredging Equipment * Aecom * Porto De Setubal / APSS,SA * Van Oord Dredging And Marine Contractors Bv * Combi Wear Parts AB and many more…


14th September 2016
15th September 2016
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  • Sustainable practices and techniques used by ports to ensure efficiency in dredging operations
  • Aid in meeting challenges related to port infrastructure development and financing
  • Technology used in sediment profile imaging for monitoring sedimentation in dredging projects
  • Solutions to reduce alterations to coastal or estuary morphology which affect coastal and marine habitats and species
  • Deterrence of air emissions caused by dredging machinery
  • Dealing with underwater noise from dredging machinery in compliance with new regulations
  • Dredging project investment – A government perspective
  • Information on contract set up to ensure supplier and contractor satisfaction
  • Paris Sansoglou, Secretary General, European Dredging Association
  • Charles H. Johnson, Director of Sales, DSC Dredge, LLC
  • Bernard Malherbe, Director Project Development and Conceptual Design, Jan De Nul NV
  • Edward De Broe, Chief Engineer, Dredging Department, Antwerp Port Authority
  • Stefaan Ides, Research Engineer, Infrastructure Department Research & Development Division, Antwerp Port Authority
  • Captain Hopeton Delisser, Vice President of Harbours & Port Services, Port Authority of Jamaica
  • Dingeman Van Woerden, Manager MTI Consultants, IHC MTI
  • Bill Murchison, International Business Development Manager, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

ACI’s summits attract a targeted group of senior level executives with a strict focus on end-users from the industry.

Our delegates will be drawn from the Port Authorities of South America, Asia, Africa & Europe, Harbour Masters, Port Managers, Bulk Terminals Managers, Project Owners, Dredging Companies, Dredging Contractors, Local Authorities, Government Officials, Environmental Managers, Approvals Managers, Marine Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Infrastructure Managers, Operations Managers, Port Engineers, Hydrographic Surveyors/Geologists, Civil/ Environmental Engineers, Consulting Engineers, Dredging Technology Providers, Managing Director, Dredging Managers, Project Managers, Civil/Dredging Managers & Engineers

Our early confirmed speakers include:

Siegmund Schlie, Technical Director, Boskalis Hirdes

Claudio Buitenhuis, Team Leader, Ports And Marine, Benelux, AECOM

William Murchison, International Business Development ManagerGreat Lakes Dredge & Dock Company LLC

Senior Representative, DEME

Arie Noordijk, Head Of Dredging Department, Port Of Rotterdam

Eertwijn Van Den Dool, Project Director, Groningen Seaports NV

Bjarne Holm Jakobsen, Coordinator Environment, Femern A/S

John Greenhalgh, Director / Chairman, Greenhalgh Associates / FIDIC Dredging And Reclamation Contract Update Task Group

Khalid Bichou, Managing Director, Global Ports Research Alliance/ Ports And Logistics Consultants Ltd

Brendan O’Connor, Managing Director, Aquafact International Services Ltd

Ralf Dopieralla, Director Sales & Business DevelopmentCiDRA Corporate Services

David Tenwolde, Managing PartnerDredging Marine Offshore Services

Phil Cumberlidge, Business Development Manager, PANOLIN International

Samuel Townend, Barrister, Keating Chambers

John Burtsev, Global Sales Director, LLC Composit

Julio Cesar Wasserman, Professor,  University Federal Fluminense

George Fleming, FounderEnviroCentre Ltd

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SENNEBOGEN was founded in 1952 to develop and produce machines for the agricultural industry. The company has now established itself as a full service provider and quality leader in crane technology and material handling. As an international company, SENNEBOGEN develops and produces complete model ranges for duty cycle cranes, crawler cranes, telescopic and harbour cranes, material handlers, telehandlers as well as base carriers. In addition to flexible machines from series production, SENNEBOGEN also designs individual specialized machines in close collaboration with its clients. SENNEBOGEN is characterized by technical innovations in every area, as well as its strong tradition. The history of the company shows that, since it was founded in 1952, the development of the family run organization has been based on new ideas, continuity and consistent globalization. At the same time, the SENNEBOGEN name also stands for long-term stability and profitable, organic growth.


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For more than 60 years, Liebherr range of products and services has been broad and sophisticated. Its design and technology is orientated around practical deployment scenarios throughout the world. Continually growing innovative strength and an uncompromising commitment to quality safeguard the highest level of benefit to the customer in all product areas. Liebherr construction machines program includes a wide range of crawler cranes, duty cycle crawler cranes as well as piling and drilling rigs for deep foundation works. The focus is on innovations in the drive and control technology segments. The modular design of the Liebherr duty cycle crawler cranes allows for flexible configuration to suit all special operations: Equipped with various grabs or dragline buckets the duty cycle crawler cranes of the HS series are suitable for typical material handling. They have also successfully established themselves in the dredging sector for installation on barges.



AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies have annual revenue of approximately US$18 billion. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

COMPOSIT specifies on research, design and manufacturing mechanical rubber goods since 1992. The startup project of the company was producing the tracks for snowmobiles and other technical equipment. Eventually the assortment of the produced goods increased and nowadays the mechanical rubber goods COMPOSIT are successfully used in both dredging and mining industries.

Our experience in producing the rubber compound, raw materials’ quality control and our own laboratory together with our know-how guarantee our customers high quality and security of the rubber goods COMPOSIT. As a result of the company’s mobility, knowledge and experience of our highly skilled specialist our customer-related company can permanently develop and extend the production range, remain the leading company among those producing mechanical rubber goods and expand to the new markets.

Nowadays the main items produced by COMPOSIT are:

  • tracks for snowmobiles and machines;
  • rubber pipeline systems Composit and components for hydromechanized works;
  • rubber pipeline systems Composit and components for mining and processing plants;
  • technical plates and linings for different needs;
  • rubber compounds (rolled and calendared)

Our company is aimed to satisfy the customers’ needs with our high quality production and individual approach to customers. To prove this we have many test acts, consumers’ references, certificates from different competitions and exhibitions.



CiDRA is a leading supplier of process optimization products including the SONARtrac Flow and Entrained Air Measurement System.  SONARtrac systems are clamp-on, non-contact systems capable of providing multi-variable measurements, such as volumetric flow, speed of sound, and entrained air, in a wide variety of applications – liquids, gases, slurries, and multiphase fluids. CiDRA’s SONARtrac Flow and Entrained Air Measurement System is the only flow measurement technology that can provide a measurement of the percent of entrained gas/air in the slurry mixture. The systems wrap around the outside of the pipe, are safely installed while process is running, require no maintenance, absolutely no recalibration. CiDRA products and services are being used at more than 370 customer locations in over 45 countries.



PANOLIN GREENMARINE Lubricants – Swiss Oil Technology

Our Credo – Technology, Environment, Economy

With a heritage of over 60 years of successful Swiss Oil Technology and having had a focus on biodegradable and minimal toxicity lubricants for the past 30 plus years, PANOLIN today, is a global leader in Environmentally Considerate Lubricants (ECLs).

For many years, PANOLIN ECLs have been applied in hydraulics and component lubrication systems in excavator, forestry, hydro and wave power, dredging and sub-sea equipment, not only for their outstanding resistance to thermal oxidation (anti-ageing), stability at elevated temperatures (higher than many specialist mineral oil based lubricants), wear protection and long life between refills, but also for their environmental benefits in areas of great ecological sensitivity. Accreditations from Blue Angel, Euromargerite (Ecolabel) and Swedish Standard, bear testimony to the stringent targets for biodegradability, toxicity and bioaccumulation, met by PANOLIN ECLs. Additionally, the US EPA has allowed us to use their logo on our GREENMARINE Product Data Sheets as an acknowledgement that we have had the testing done to show that our Products meet these ecological (EAL) requirements of the Vessel General Permit 2013.

PANOLIN’s well-established products have been engineered for the demanding marine environment and exceed all requirements in performance. In addition to the marine ecology benefits, these lubricants reduce CO₂ emissions, by offering the potential of much better equipment efficiency through lower friction and greatly reducing the need to dispose of used lubricant (the conservation of resources through longer oil change intervals). With our products and our knowledge of application requirements, we have ensured that there is no financial penalty using our GREENMARINE lubricants either, due to their long-life capabilities. PANOLIN has a unique technology, using different saturated synthetic esters and specially selected additives to produce lubricants of outstanding performance.

Major OEM’s and Sealing Material Manufacturers approve the use of PANOLIN lubricants in their equipment.





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ROHDE NIELSEN A/S – Working with nature, creating growth and promoting welfare and safety

ROHDE NIELSEN A/S operates worldwide as a marine dredging contractor. We have since the establishment in 1968 executed marine projects from Greenland in the North to Cape Town in the South, and from New Zeeland in the East to Panama in the West.

Rohde Nielsen is the largest dredging company in Scandinavia. This position has been gained by providing tailored solutions to suit the customer’s requirements with special emphasis on low cost, efficiency and completion on time.

The modern fleet of Rohde Nielsen consists of a wide range of trailer dredger, backhoe aqua diggers, bucket dredgers, barge unloaders/booster stations, tugs, self-propelled split barges, towed split barges, and survey vessels. All 43 vessels operated by a knowledgeable and skilled workforce.


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Vari

+44 3330 112788


Media Partners


The Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers Association (SSA) represents UK companies engaged in building ships of all sizes, converting them for other uses, repairing & maintaining them and ultimately in disposing of them. The membership also includes key industrial suppliers, essential elements of the maritime supply chain, consultants, sub-contractors and academics providing and representing a rich diversity of interests. We represent our members to UK Government departments, the European Community, Regional Development agencies and those developing and setting standards/international legislation.

In order to deliver this the Association has well established relationships with UK Government Departments and agencies which include Department of Business Enterprise Regulation & Reform (BERR), Marine Industries Leadership Council (MILC), Community of European Shipyard Associations (CESA), Department Innovation University & Skills (DIUS), Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Defence Equipment and Support [DE&S], the Health & Safety Executive [HSE], SEMTA, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [DEFRA], UK Trade & Investment and Regional Development Agencies (RDA’s) across the UK.

Through our representation within CESA, members have access to business interest groups, technical, defence and R&D networks across Europe.   Further to this SSA plays an active role in the Research & Development Group, securing EU research funding via Framework Programme 7 (FP7), the Ship Maintenance, Repair and Conversion Group and in helping to shape European shipyard policy through initiatives like LeaderSHIP 2015.


Maritime Connector

“Maritime Connector” is the international Internet gateway to share maritime employment opportunities and broad maritime information. The pages were created through the collaboration with computer experts in order to start a professional and interactive place on the Internet where seafarers, maritime employers, centers for maritime education, maritime Universities and other institutions in the maritime sector could meet and share important information.

Maritime industry suffers a worldwide shortage of qualified seafarers and this web site activity is helping in communication between maritime subjects and partially helping to solve the maritime employment problem.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.



PortNews is the leading Russian media resource providing sea and river transport news. «Steering in information waves».


Project Cargo Network PCN

Project Cargo Network (PCN) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top project cargo specialists. Our Members handle the transportation of oversized and heavy items or shipments that consist of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled.  They offer project cargo management for engineering, procurement and construction companies servicing energy, mining, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, infrastructure and other sectors. Our fast-growing organisation currently comprises of 130+ heavy lift specialists in 70+ countries.

Visit www.projectcargonetwork.com


Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.



Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options. Alternatively, please search our database and contact companies directly http://www.freightbook.net/


Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.



WORLD DREDGING  Mining & Construction
The original journal serving, Ports, Waterways, Mining & Marine Construction Industries Since 1965.

WORLD DREDGING began in 1965 as a bi-monthly publication directed at covering news related to dredging & marine construction around the world.



Global Maritime Hub

Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.


Plant Automation Technologies


In the realm of Automation, where innovation is rapid, plant automation technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.

PlantAutomation-Technology is essentially a B2B online business and technology media platform that has under its wraps the largest global database of automation buyers and suppliers.

Plantautomation-technology.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, plantautomation-technology.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.



Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …



Marine & Maritime Gazette is a printed & digital version magazine read across the globe by professionals within the marine, renewables and offshore industries. On a monthly basis the publication focuses on salient news, reviews and features across the whole of the industry. The printed copy of the magazine is circulated to over 8,000 industry professionals and decision makers across the UK and Europe and the digital version hits a unique Worldwide circulation in excess of 11,000.




Dredging News Online (DNO) is a unique website designed to meet the needs of decision makers in the international dredging industry, ports and harbours, government agencies, local authorities, technical agencies, the offshore oil and gas industry, equipment manufacturers, and those responsible for specifying equipment and awarding contracts and tenders. Updated daily, and throughout the day, DNO is the only truly international dredging website covering every aspect of the subject, including: Dredging and land reclamation, Offshore services, Environmental issues, New projects, New vessels, Survey and GPS technology, Developments in dredging equipment, Timely access to contract and tender information from around the world. DNO provides readers with a unique archive including all stories published since the site was inaugurated Invaluable research tool for the dredging market.



International Dredging Review (IDR) is a bi-monthly trade magazine that serves dredging operators and related marine and material handling businesses in North America and around the World.  To complement the magazine we also offer a comprehensive business directory and a content rich Web site, www.dredgemag.com.

Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals and others with an interest in nautical matters. We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.
Our work is available to the whole industry to help improve the safety and efficiency of shipping. Our monthly journal Seaways, books, web services and projects help to provide real solutions to problems facing the industry and provide mariners’ input to decision makers internationally and nationally.
Our aim is to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.



Tendersinfo: The Gateway to International Public Procurement: Tendersinfo (a brand owned by Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd.) founded in 2000 in Mumbai India,  is world’s one of the largest Public Procurement Support Services/Consulting company. With most comprehensive database of International Tenders, Projects, Business news and Contract Award from Multilateral Funding agencies, Federal, State, County Government, Utilities sector, Hospitals, Schools, Ports, NGO’s, Ministries etc…

Services Includes:

  • Information Services : Tendering Opportunities ,Project Information , Contract Awards , Procurement News , Detailed Public Project Insights
  • Bid Consultation & Facilitation (Complete step to step Groundwork for Bidding)
  • eProcurement Platform



Hydro International, the worldwide trade magazine for information on hydrography, and its weekly e-newsletters provide topical overviews and the latest news and developments in the technology and management of hydrographic activities, in (electronic) charts and navigation, marine geodesy, ports and harbours, offshore, dredging, positioning, ROV surveys, coastal zone management, marine archaeology and pipeline inspection and route surveys. Signing up for a subscription to the magazine (print and/or digital) can be done by the following link: http://circulation.geomares.nl/Geomares/hydro/hydro.jsp

Professional Mariner

Professional Mariner magazine was founded in 1993 to serve owners and operators of commercial maritime vessels of all types in the U.S. and Canada. The magazine is owned by Navigator Publishing LLC which also owns and publishes Ocean Navigator magazine. Head offices are in Portland, Maine, with key colleagues located across the U.S.


Port Technology

Port Technology International is the leading quarterly journal and daily online information service for senior executives at port authorities and terminal operators around the world. The editorial content, written exclusively for the journal by leading industry experts, focuses on how current and emerging technologies can improve port productivity, efficiency and performance. Each edition covers a wide range of topics including port planning, design and construction, terminal operating systems, container handling, dry bulk and specialist cargo handling, oil, gas and chemical handling, environment, mooring and berthing, health and safety, and customs and security.



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