IADC’S 60TH Dredging Seminar Will Take Place in Delft From 7-11 September 2020

For the 60th time, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) organizes its well-known International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. With the collaboration of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, the seminar is set to take place from 7-11 September 2020 in Delft, The Netherlands.

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The seminar is developed for both technical and non-technical professionals in dredging-related industries. From students and newcomers in the field of dredging to the higher-lever consultants, advisors at port and harbor authorities, offshore companies, and other organizations that execute dredging projects. It will provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge and a better understanding of the fascinating and essential dredging industry.  

In the Classroom

There is no other dredging seminar that includes workshop exercises covering a complete tender process, from start to finish. The in-depth lectures are presented by experienced dredging professionals from IADC member companies. Their practical knowledge and professional expertise are invaluable for in the classroom-based lessons. Amongst the subjects covered are:

  • the development of new ports and maintenance of existing ports,
  • project development: from preparation to realization,
  • descriptions of types of dredging equipment,
  • costing of projects,
  • types of dredging projects, and
  • environmental aspects of dredging.  

Site Visit: Seeing is Believing

Practical experience is a priceless asset that distinguishes the program of this seminar from any other. A site visit to a dredging yard of an IADC member is arranged to allow participants to view and experience dredging equipment first-hand to gain better insights into the plentiful field of dredging operations.  


Networking is invaluable. A mid-week dinner where participants, lecturers and other dredging employees can interact, network, and discuss the real, hands-on world of dredging provides another dimension to this stimulating week.  

Certificate of Achievement

Each participant will receive a set of comprehensive proceedings and at the end of the week, a Certificate of Achievement in recognition of the completion of the coursework. Full attendance is required for attaining the Certificate of Achievement.


The fee for the week-long seminar is EUR 3,100 (VAT inclusive). This includes all tuition, proceedings, workshops and a special participants’ dinner but excludes travel costs and accommodation. Assistance with finding hotel accommodation can be given. 

About the Seminar

Since 1993, the IADC has regularly provided a week-long seminar especially developed for professionals in dredging-related industries. These intensive courses have been successfully presented in The Netherlands, Singapore, Dubai, Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Brazil. With these seminars, IADC reflects its commitment to education, encouraging young people to enter the field of dredging, and improving knowledge about dredging throughout the world. Click here for more information and to register.

Singapore 2020

This year, from 5-9 October 2020, IADC also organizes its Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation in Singapore.  


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, events can be postponed or cancelled. IADC has been following the Dutch and Singapore authorities’ advisory measures with regard to limiting the spread of the virus and is keeping a close eye on the situation. We advise checking this website regularly to see the COVID-19 travelling regulations for every country.