Back to Brazil: IADC Dredging Seminar

By MarEx 2013-02-08 09:18:00

WHY BRAZIL? WHY FOR THE SECOND TIME?
Latin America – and especially Brazil – is booming. And port development and dredging is an essential element. Dredging in Latin America has been steadily growing over the last few years including such mega-projects as the Superporto do Açu. And many more projects and works are going on or being planned for the near future. No wonder that ABD, Associação Brasileira de Dragagem – together with other interested parties – has asked IADC to organise its informative and educational Seminar in Latin America for a second time.

SEEING IS BELIEVING: VISIT TO BOSKALIS SITE AT THE SUPERPORTO DO AÇU
Part of the beauty of the IADC Seminar is getting out of the classroom and into the field. In that context, seminar participants will be delighted that Boskalis, one of the world’s largest dredging companies, is allowing us a close-up view of their dredging site at the Superporto do Açu. Most likely one of their state-of-the-art dredging vessels will be available for a visit. This is absolutely a unique opportunity!

The Superporto do Açu, a US$1.6 billion project developed by LLX, a logistics company, is an impressive effort to improve the freight transport infrastructure and support the country’s growing trade links with China, the U.S. and others. Deemed a one-stop-shop, the 90-kilometer square area (about 1.5 the size of Manhattan) will provide everything necessary for the production, processing, storage and transport of materials such as steel, iron ore, oil, slag, granite among others, as well as specialized companies to assist with regulations and customs clearance.

The port area of Açu will have a 2.9 kilometre-long bridge with 10 docking berths, which will be able to accommodate the latest generation of super-ships, including 380-meter- long Chinamax vessels with a reported capacity of 400,000 tons of cargo.
To appreciate the enormity of this project click on view this movie about the project(s):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8e2lscJXCg

BY PROFESSIONALS FOR PROFESSIONALS
Dredging plays an essential role in world trade and economic and social progress. To optimise the chances of the successful completion of a project, contracting parties should, from the start, fully understand the requirements of a dredging project.

That’s why IADC developed this comprehensive Seminar for professionals in dredging- related industries – presented by professionals from the major dredging companies. Since 1993 IADC, often in co-operation with local universities and/or other associations, has provided this Seminar combining classroom lectures and workshops with a site visit to a dredging project. Hundreds of past participants agree: this is a unique chance to receive invaluable hands-on experience.

COSTS AND EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
The Seminar in Búzios will be held in co-operation with the ABD, Associação Brasileira de Dragagem and will take place at the Atlântico Búzios Convention & Resort Hotel (Búzios) from Monday 15 – Friday 19 April 2013. The fee for the week-long seminar is € 2,950.- (VAT inclusive). This includes all tuition, seminar proceedings, workshops and special participants’ dinner, but excludes travel costs and accommodations. Seminar participants can get a preferential rate at the hotel where the Seminar will be held (Atlântico Búzios Convention & Resort) and we are happy to assist with reservations. Participants registering before 1 March 2013 will receive a
€ 200.- discount.

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