Posted on June 23, 2015
During 8 – 12 June 2015 a group of employees from the central office, Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin, Astrakhan, North-Western Basin and Sakhalin Branches of FSUE “Rosmorport” have completed a training course “Modern dredging equipment and technologies” in Van Oord company (Rotterdam, the Netherlands).
The program included both theoretical course, and simulator training, a visit to the sea port and to a dredging vessel in work.
The training included various questions on dredging works planning and organization, crewing and maintenance of the dredging fleet, survey works and calculation of the scope of work, environmental aspects, preparation of cost estimates and a project plan. The parties exchanged their opinion on the most vital problems arising during construction and scooping.
The practical part of the training consisted of exercises on modern simulators that simulate operation of a cutter-suction dredger, a trailing suction hopper dredger and a backhoe dredger.
Besides, a tour has been organized to view “Maasvlakte 2”, the artificial territory of the port of Rotterdam, formed with the direct involvement of Van Oord company, and a visit to Volvox Olympia trailing-suction hopper dredger operating on the project.
To sum up, the activities and discussions held expressed mutual interest and gave opportunity to get to know the latest technologies in marine construction. The visit of the Russian delegation contributed to strengthening of cooperation between FSUE “Rosmorport” and Van Oord – one of the leading dredging companies in the world.