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GPF Executive Workshop on Dredging Techniques and Construction Management for Ports & Terminals, Mar 21-22, 2019 Singapore

December 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am UTC+8

GPF Executive Workshop on Dredging Techniques and Construction Management for Ports & Terminals, Mar 21-22, 2019 Singapore


GPF Executive Workshop on Dredging Techniques and Construction Management for Ports & Terminals, Mar 21-22, 2019   Singapore

Dear Colleagues

About the Course

Successful maritime construction projects require skilled contractors, consultants and clients, bound by a fair contract, who are willing and able to work together to resolve technical and management difficulties as they arise. This workshop aims to develop, amongst contracting partners, a constructive approach for planning, design and execution of dredging and maritime construction projects. It will highlight the capital intensive nature of maritime construction, in contrast with other civil works that are predominately labor intensive, and will consider the key issues in the preparation phase of such projects including site characterization, feasibility study, preliminary and detailed design, finance management, project administration and dispute resolution.

Who to attend

Dredging and maritime construction projects involve a wide range of skills and professional from different discipline. The target audience comprises of

Consulting Engineers, designers, resident engineers, site staff

Dredging contractors, project managers, site engineers

Legal counselors, construction lawyers and arbitrators

Insurers, projects financiers and financial managers

Advisors – dredging and maritime construction projects

Dredging officers (Deputy Conservators / Harbor Masters / Pilots /  Hydrographic Survey Department Officers / Surveyors / Chief Engineers / Executive Engineers / Engineers (Civil Department of Ports, Law Officers of Ports, Inland Water Transport, Minor Ports,  Maritime States)

Young Engineers, Dredging and Shipping Cadets and Maritime Students

Course Outline

–        Historical evolution of dredging

–        New Dredging Techniques and Equipment

–        Characteristics of Detailed Project Report

–        ​Contracts, Legislation and Engineer Determination

–        Planning and Execution of the Dredging Project

–        Rivers, Canals, Waterways Dredging

–        Handling large volume of Projects

–        Potential known and unknown risks

–        Dispute Resolution and Arbitration members

Program Schedule

Day 1

0900 to 1000 Hrs

Historical Evolution of Dredging

Transformation and Development in Dredging

Need of Dredging

Various Dredging Techniques

1100 – 1200 Hrs

Types of Dredgers, advantages and disadvantages

Identification of Dredging Equipments for the Project

Combination of Dredges for Projects

Planning for Dredger Deployment

1200 – 1300 Hrs

Characteristics of Detailed Project Report

Interpretation of Detailed Project Report

Analysis of Detailed Project Report

Strata and Substrata information

Other Project Details

1300 – 1315 Hrs

Recap – Discussion

1315 – 1400 Hrs

Lunch Break

1400 – 1500 Hrs

Dredging and its significance

–        Ports and Harbor

–        Inland Waterways

–        Rivers, Dams and Reservoirs

Equipments identification for the above projects

1500 – 1600 Hrs

Project Planning

Permission, Permits and Licence

Logistics Planning

Schedule of Works – Detailed Micro level planning

Design and Detailed Engineering

1600 – 1700 Hrs

Design of Tender Documents

Technical Specifications

Special Conditions of Contract

Project Specific contracts

Day 2

0900 – 1000 Hrs

Technical Data and Information – Dredging Project

–        Bathymetry Data and Topography Data

–        Strata and Substrata Data

–        Climatic Conditions

–        Political Interference

–        Fishermen / Local Interference

–        Shipping  Traffic

–        Cyclone information

–        Hydraulics, waves, currents, swell information

1000 – 1100 Hrs

Soil Analysis and Modeling

Production Calculation for Difference Dredgers

Interpretation of Borehole Logs and other geotechnical data

1100 – 1200 Hrs

Schedule of Program

Planning of Schedule of Works

Methodology Approval

Revised Schedule of Works

Revised Methodology

1200 – 1300 Hrs

Introduction to Basic Works Contract

Essentials of Contracts

Different Types of Contract

1300 – 1315 Hrs

Recap  – Discussion

1315 – 1400 Hrs

Lunch Break

1400 – 1500 Hrs

Dispute Resolution Board – Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism

1500 – 1600 Hrs

Arbitration and Legal Recourse

1600 – 1700 Hrs

Discussion – Q and A

Note: There shall be two tea / coffee breaks in a day the timing can be mutually accepted for such breaks

About the Course Director

George Yesu Vedha Victor is from the 6th Batch of All India Dredging Cadre (AIDC) and obtained his Dredge Master Certificate of Competency. He is the General Secretary of Eastern Dredging Association India and Board Member of Eastern Dredging Association (Asia, Australia region). He obtained his Doctoral Degree from Indian Institute of Cultivation of Science, Calcutta. He obtained his licence as Chartered Engineer from Royal Society of Engineers, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow in Indian Council of Arbitration and FICCI – Fact. He is full member in Mediation and Dispute Resolution, United Kingdom. He was awarded the Young Scientist award by TN – DST for his contribution to research work. He is a qualified Marine Lawyer and Arbitrator, appearing for commercial contracts, admiralty law and maritime matters.

Victor is empanelled consultant in Asian Development Bank, World Bank and United Nations – ESCAP. He still pursue his passion for teaching being a visiting professor in maritime institutions. regularly provides his inputs for the betterment of the Industry to the policy makers of Ministry of Shipping, DG Shipping, INSA, EADA, African Ports Association and others. He is a peer reviewer and is on Editorial board for reputed international and national journals. He served as a member in the 12th Five Year Planning Committee for ports – capital and maintenance dredging and is a National Committee Member of FICCI in Infrastructure Development.


On or Before 21 Feb 2019: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is USD3595 – Save USD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3595!

From 22 Feb 2019: The Regular Rate is USD3995

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save USD3995!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

Name: Position: Organisation: Address: Tel: Fax: Email: What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

Billing information:

For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque.

For telegraphic transfers:

Account Name:             Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,

Account No. :                695 477 141 001.

Beneficiary Bank:          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG),

Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.

Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.

Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 21 Feb 2019 to enjoy the discount.

Look forward to welcoming you at the executive workshop/forums.

Kind regards

Thomas Ng


The Global Ports Forum


10 Anson Road


International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: www.globalportsforum.com/

Mobile: +65 9684 3289

DID:    +65 65197662

Fax:    +65 6725 8438

Email:  thomasng@globalportsforum.com

Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy – a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event. No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

Thu Mar 21 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Mar 22 2019 at 05:00 pm


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