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    Facts About FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)

    FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)

    “Facts About: FIDIC Blue Book (Second Edition)” describes a standard form of contract for projects involving dredging and reclamation work which also offers guidance for the contracting process Released in 2016, the Form of Contract for...
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    Coastal Protection

    “Facts About: Coastal Protection” describes all measures to protect coasts and nearby inhabitants against flooding, a need amplified by population growth and climate change Coastal protection spans interventions, structures and measures...
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    “Facts About Cutter Suction Dredgers” describes a type of hydraulic dredger that can dredge nearly all kinds of soils, especially hard ground and rock.

    Cutter Suction Dredgers

    “Facts About Cutter Suction Dredgers” describes a type of hydraulic dredger that can dredge nearly all kinds of soils, especially hard ground and rock Cutter suction dredgers (CSDs) are classified as hydraulic dredgers and are the most common...
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    “Facts About Water Injection” describes a relatively new hydrodynamic dredging technique that is low-impact, economically viable and environmentally sound.

    Water Injection Dredging

    “Facts About Water Injection Dredging” describes a relatively new hydrodynamic dredging technique that is low-impact, economically viable and environmentally sound Water injection dredging (WID) has very specific limitations but in the...
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    “Facts About Underwater Surveys” describes why surveys are crucial to a well-executed dredging project and the technologies and instruments being used.

    Underwater Surveys

    “Facts About Underwater Surveys” describes why surveys are crucial to a well-executed dredging project and the technologies and instruments being used Underwater or hydrographic surveys are an indispensable part of the data collection process...
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    “Facts About Underwater Drilling & Blasting” describes when explosives are necessary to dredge rock and the techniques used to drill and blast effectively.

    Underwater Drilling & Blasting

    “Facts About Underwater Drilling & Blasting” describes when explosives are necessary to dredge rock and the techniques used to drill and blast effectively Rivers, estuaries, coastal and open waters often have a rock seabed which can...
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    Turbidity & Dredging

    “Facts About Turbidity & Dredging” describes the characteristics of turbidity and the importance of measuring and monitoring turbidity during dredging Turbidity is an optical quality of water and describes how clear or transparent water...
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    “Facts About Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers” describes self-propelled hydraulic dredgers with drag heads that suction up loose materials like sand.

    Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers

    “Facts About Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers” describes self-propelled hydraulic dredgers with drag heads that suction up loose materials like sand Trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) are hydraulic dredgers, which make use of...
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    “Facts About Subsea Rock Installation” describes techniques being used for rock placement to protect marine infrastructure, especially for offshore energy.

    Subsea Rock Installation

    “Facts About Subsea Rock Installation” describes techniques being used for rock placement to protect marine infrastructure, especially for offshore energy Two types of subsea rock installation can be distinguished: One is for shallow water...
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    “Facts About Soil Improvement” describes how to accelerate the consolidation of reclaimed land increasing its strength to bear the weight of construction.

    Soil Improvement

    “Facts About Soil Improvement” describes how to accelerate the consolidation of reclaimed land increasing its strength to bear the weight of construction Potential reclamation sites are shallow coastal zones or marshy lowlands and the soil in...
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    “Facts About Site Investigations” describes the many aspects of an investigation and why they are an integral part of all marine construction projects.

    Site Investigations

    “Facts About Site Investigations” describes the many aspects of an investigation and why they are an integral part of all marine construction projects A site investigations is the first step toward a successful dredging project Conversely, an...
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    “Facts About Selecting a Destination for Dredged Material” describes the considerations necessary to determine how to use or dispose of dredged material.

    Selecting a Destination for Dredged Material

    “Facts About Selecting a Destination for Dredged Material” describes the considerations necessary to determine how to use or dispose of dredged material One of the first areas of concern when executing a dredging project is always “what...
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    “Facts About Seabed Intervention” describes how dredging performs the crucial task of preparing the seabed for offshore installations and pipelines.

    Seabed Intervention

    “Facts About Seabed Intervention” describes how dredging performs the crucial task of preparing the seabed for offshore installations and pipelines To place a structure on the seabed securely, the seabed must be as flat and regular as...
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    “Facts About Dredging & Safety” describes international safety standards for the maritime industries and the pro-active initiatives of dredging contractors.

    Safety

    “Facts About Dredging & Safety” describes international safety standards for the maritime industries and the pro-active initiatives of dredging contractors Since the maritime sector has always been an international industry, it has always...
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    “Facts About Procurement” describes the overall process of identifying potential contractors, conducting the tender procedure and awarding the contract.

    Procurement

    “Facts About Procurement” describes the overall process of identifying potential contractors, conducting the tender procedure and awarding the contract The procurement process is fundamental to the success of a dredging project and is...
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    “Facts About International Maritime Conventions” describes the extensive international regulations and legislation that govern all seafaring activities.

    International Maritime Conventions

    “Facts About International Maritime Conventions” describes the extensive international regulations and legislation that govern all seafaring activities International regulations have long been seen as the best way to improve sea-going safety...
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    “Facts About Initiating Hydraulic Fill Projects” describes the technical knowledge needed to design and successfully construct a land reclamation project.

    Initiating Hydraulic Fill Projects

    “Facts About Initiating Hydraulic Fill Projects” describes the technical knowledge needed to design and successfully construct a land reclamation project Hydraulic fill is material deposited by a flowing stream of water This fill material...
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    “Facts About Environmental Monitoring” describes the methods used to alert dredging contractors to environmental impacts so they can be addressed quickly.

    Environmental Monitoring

    “Facts About Environmental Monitoring” describes the methods used to alert dredging contractors to environmental impacts so they can be addressed quickly Dredging activities will always create some change in the existing environment Awareness...
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    “Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively.

    Building with Nature

    “Facts About Building with Nature” describes an approach to planning and designing infrastructure that respects nature and uses natural forces proactively Building with Nature solutions focus on sustainable development and aimed to create...
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    “Facts About Environmental Impact Assessments” describes how, when and why to evaluate the environmental situation prior to the start of a dredging project.

    Environmental Impact Assessments

    “Facts About Environmental Impact Assessments” describes how, when and why to evaluate the environmental situation prior to the start of a dredging project Most dredging projects nowadays require some sort of Environmental Impact Assessment...
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    “Facts About Environmental Equipment” describes equipment specifically developed to remove and remediate contaminated sediments and protect the nearby waters.

    Environmental Equipment

    “Facts About Environmental Equipment” describes equipment specifically developed to remove and remediate contaminated sediments and protect the nearby waters Use of the term “environmental” or “remediation” dredging has evolved to...
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    “Facts About Ecosystem Services & Dredging” describes how the value attributed to ecosystems and to dredging projects can be compared and evaluated.

    Ecosystem Services

    “Facts About Ecosystem Services & Dredging” describes how the value attributed to ecosystems and to dredging projects can be compared and evaluated Some years ago, the United Nations’ Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) provided a...
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    “Facts About Early Contractor Involvement” describes a more cooperative, cost-effective approach to designing and planning infrastructure projects.

    Early Contractor Involvement

    “Facts About Early Contractor Involvement” describes a more cooperative, cost-effective approach to designing and planning infrastructure projects The preparatory work for large infrastructure projects can consume an extraordinary amount of...
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    “Facts About Dredging Plant and Equipment” describes the specialised equipment that has been developed to perform various and specific dredging operations.

    Dredging Plant and Equipment

    “Facts About Dredging Plant and Equipment” describes the specialised equipment that has been developed to perform various and specific dredging operations Port development, urban expansion, beach replenishment, coastal protection, flood...
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    “Facts About Dredging Management Practices for the Environment” describes how to create management guidance for improving environmental performance.

    Dredging Management Practices for the Environment

    “Facts About Dredging Management Practices for the Environment” describes how to create management guidance for improving environmental performance Whilst dredging is required to develop and maintain navigation infrastructures, dredging can...
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    “Facts About Dredging Around Coral Reefs” describes the strategies and care needed to preserve and protect coral reefs during dredging activities.

    Dredging Around Coral Reefs

    “Facts About Dredging Around Coral Reefs” describes the strategies and care needed to preserve and protect coral reefs during dredging activities Coral reefs are large, long-lived bio-geological structures that are marine ridges or mounds...
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    “Facts About Dredged Material as a Resource” describes the true nature of dredged material, which contrary to common opinion, is usually clean and usable.

    Dredged Material as a Resource

    “Facts About Dredged Material as a Resource” describes the true nature of dredged material, which contrary to common opinion, is usually clean and usable Dredged material is often described as dirty, unwanted soil – something that is...
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    “Facts About Deltas and Climate Change” describes the importance of deltas as population hubs for trade and their added vulnerability as sea levels rise.

    Deltas and Climate Change

    “Facts About Deltas and Climate Change” describes the importance of deltas as population hubs for trade and their added vulnerability as sea levels rise Throughout human history river deltas have attracted people and today is no different...
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    “Facts About Confined Disposal Facilities” describes the special closed areas that prevent contaminated sediments from being released into the environment.

    Confined Disposal Facilities

    “Facts About Confined Disposal Facilities” describes the special closed areas that prevent contaminated sediments from being released into the environment Confined Disposal Facilities are a practical solution to a difficult problem: What to...
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    “Facts About Backhoe Dredgers” describes how modern backhoes work to excavate a dredging site and when and where they are the appropriate equipment choice.

    Backhoe Dredgers

    “Facts About Backhoe Dredgers” describes how modern backhoes work to excavate a dredging site and when and where they are the appropriate equipment choice A backhoe is a hydraulic excavator with a single digging bucket positioned on the end...
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    “Facts About Alliance Contracts” describes how this type of contract can shape a collaborative process that promotes trust between clients and contractors.

    Alliance Contracts

    “Facts About Alliance Contracts” describes how this type of contract can shape a collaborative process that promotes trust between clients and contractors The underlying premise of a traditional contract is adversarial in that each party...
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    “Facts About Adaptive Management” describes how monitoring at intervals during a project supports decision-making process to modify operations as needed.

    Adaptive Management

    “Facts About Adaptive Management” describes how monitoring at intervals during a project supports decision-making process to modify operations as needed In typical, traditional dredging contracts, the client or project owner gives clear,...
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