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The Fifth International Dredging Technology Development Conference of China Opens in Beijing

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The Fifth International Dredging Technology Development Conference of China Opens in Beijing.

Conference scene

The conference event is hosted by the Eastern Dredging Association, the China Dredging Association and CCCC-Dredging (Group) Co., Ltd.

The theme of this year's event is ‘Dredging – Ecology – Sustainability’.

More than 400 participants including vice presidents and directors of CHIDA, leaders, experts and engineering technicians from the member companies of CHIDA attend the conference.Also present at the conference are delegates from international companies and institutions such as Damen, Jan De Nul, DEME, IHC, Delft University of Technology, Kono Ship Design and C-JOB.

The opening ceremony has two agenda items.Firstly,Mr. Padman, Chairman of WODA and EADA addressed the conference.And then,Mr. Wang Haihuai, President of CHIDA, gave the opening speech.

Chairman Padman of WODA\EADA

President Wang Haihuai of CHIDA

After the opening ceremony , 6 guests gave  the amazing keynote speeches.Since the new century, China’s dredging industry has been grown dramatically due to the rapid development of China, the increasing demand on the ports, navigation channels and other infrastructures, as well as improvement of the dredging technology and dredging equipment. We have completed a series of world famous projects, such as: Regulation Project of Navigation Channel at the estuary of Yangtze River, Deep-water Navigation Channel Project of Tianjin Port, Hongkong-Macao-Zhuihai Bridge Island & Tunnel Project and many others. These projects have brought great changes to China’s harbor and have made great contributions to the development of shipping industry, port economy, and the riverside and seaside city complex. 
The industry chain of China’s dredging industry has also been greatly reinforced. Within the year since the establishment of China dredging company (group), the superior resources have been integrated into it. Also more and more outstanding companies are joining CHINA, such as Changjiang Waterway Bureau, CRCC Harbour and Channel Engineering Bureau Group co., Ltd, Sino-hydro Harbour Co.,Ltd, ZPMC, China Hahour Engineering Company and many others. Now the association has more than 250 members ranging from dredging, scientific research, equipment manufacturing, to information technology and supporting system, which basically has formed a complete industry chain.

Chairman Zhou Jingbo of the Board of CDC gave the keynote speech 《Innovative Dredging, Green Development, Create a Great Era of Ecological Civilization》

Mr. Lin Ming, Chief Engineer of CCCC and General Project Manager of Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao Island and Tunnel Project,gave the keynote speech 《Technical Innovation and Practice of Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao Island and Tunnel Project》

Chairman Laboyrie of CEDA gave the keynote speech 《Dredging For Sustainable Infrastructure》

President Zhong Wenwei of CCCC—TDC gave the keynote speech 《Benefit the World, Dredge to the Future——The Developing Dredging Industry in China and the Development of CCCC-TDC》

Nik Mohd Kame, General Manager of DR. NIK & ASSOCIATES SDN. BHD , gave the keynote speech 《Dredging and Reclamation Challenges: A Southeast Asian Perspective》

Mr. Jurgen Dhollander, Public Relations Manager of IADC, gave the keynote speech 《Towards Sustainable Port Development》

After a period of one and a half days and six special seminars and exchanges, the conference fully demonstrated the contribution, innovation and development of the dredging industry since the new century. Facing the new era, new environment and new challenges, the dredging industry needs to take better responsibility of protecting of the environment, promoting the global infrastructure construction and taking the accountability of promoting the sustainable development of global economy and society. 

This year is the 120th anniversary of the establishment of Tianjin Dredging Company. For the first time, the World Organisation of Dredging Associations (WODA) and Eastern Dredging Association (EADA) established an award,Award for Special Contribution to the Asian Dredging Industry,to Tianjin Dredging Company. It is first international award given to China’s dredging industry.

President Padman presented the award to Zhong Wenwei, the president of TDC

In order to encourage innovation and progress across the industry, China Dredging Association (CHINA) initiated the campaigns of “Top 10 Creative Projects in the New Century of China’s Dredging Industry”, " Top 10 Technological Innovations in the New Century of China’s Dredging Industry” and " Award for Outstanding Young Talent of China’s Dredging Industry " for the first time. And CHIDA has received positive response and support from the whole industry. The decision of award is made by the Expert Committee of Dredging Technology based on the selections at different levels and the consideration and approval of the president’s office meeting.

Top 10 Creative Projects in the New Century of China’s Dredging Industry

Top 10 Technological Innovations in the New Century of China’s Dredging Industry

award for Outstanding Young Talent of China’s Dredging Industry 

The conference received 182 domestic and international paper submissions. Through the review of the Expert Committee of Dredging Technology, 20 were chosen as excellent papers of the conference.

At the end of the conference, Mr. Wang Haihuai made the closing speech.