A CEDA-WEDA Interntional Seminar

Connecting the World through Dreding - Sustainable Dredging and Maritime Construction

Detailed Programme

Panama City, Rep. of Panama. 2 March 2009

0730  Registration

0830 Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome address: Jorge Quijano, Executive Vice-president, Engineering and Program Administration Department, Panama Canal Authority - ACP, Rep. of Panama
  • Introduction to seminar: Anders Jensen, President CEDA, Denmark
  • Opening seminar: Bill Hanson, President, WEDA, USA

Session 1:  Panama Canal Expansion: Sustainable Navigation and Commerce  / Focus on the Environment

0900 Fresh Water Dredging in the Panama Canal Expansion Project. Carlos Reyes, Panama Canal Authority - ACP, Rep. of Panama.

0930 Environmental Aspects of Panama Canal Extension. The project owner’s perspective. Daniel Muschett, Panama Canal Authority - ACP, Rep. of Panama

1000 Selection and Administration of Material Disposal Sites. Hortensia Broce, Panama Canal Authority - ACP, Rep. of Panama

1030 Coffee

Session 2:  Panama Canal Extension: Focus on the Environment / Planning and Execution

1100 Contract Execution of the Pacific Entrance Channel. Hugo De Vlieger, Dredging International de Panama, Panama, Rep. of Panama

1130 Underwater rock blasting for dredging at the Panama Canal. Carlos Reyes, Panama Canal Authority - ACP, Rep. of Panama.

1200 Environmental control of dredging projects. Gerard van Raalte - Boskalis/Hydronamic, The Netherlands

1230 Lunch. Sponsored by Dredging International de Panama

Session 3: Dredging to Create Sustainable Infrastructure

1400 Dredging for Climate Change and Transport in the Netherlands. Polite Laboyrie, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Centre for Public Works, the Netherlands

1430 Large Infrastructure Projects and the Environment. Anders Jensen, Femern Bælt A/S, Denmark

1500 Important dredge cost drivers. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, USA

1530  Coffee

Session 4: The Many Faces of Dredged Material and Sediment

1600 Dredged Material as a Resource – Lindsay Murray, Cefas, UK
1630 Compliance Monitoring of Turbidity: Jousting with Windmills?, Douglas Clarke, US Corps of Engineers, USA
1700 Win-Win Solutions between Sediment Management and Natural Developments in Tidal River Elbe. Heinz Glindemann, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany

1730 Close

1745 Reception. Sponsored by the Magazine Dredging and Port Construction

Last update: 22 October 2009