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DMC Working Group on Soil Investigation has started


The Dredging Management Commission (DMC) Working Group on Soil Investigation has started work on its latest guidance paper on the topic.

As an experienced member of the working group, Mark Winkelman, R&D Manager at Damen Dredging Equipment, understands how a proper soil investigation, and the right information on soil composition, can prevent costly accidents and budget overruns. According to Mark, “One of the most underestimated preparations for a dredging project is the soil investigation… Its understanding is of the utmost importance for the dredging community.”.

For his report on the recent DMC meeting at IMDC, Antwerp, Belgium and an entertaining insight into why he thinks it’s so important, read his latest blog at Discover Dredging.

In the meantime, the DMC is preparing the guidance document to help the dredging community avoid some of the potential problems he’s outlined. A Guidance Paper on Soil Investigation should be published later this year.

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The DMC Working Group on Soil Investigation (l-r): Claus Iversen (Femern Baelt A/S - Denmark), Andre van Hassent (Port of Rotterdam NV - Netherlands), Hilko Timmer (Witteveen+Bos - Netherlands), Johan van der Vorm (Boskalis Nederland b.v. - Netherlands), Johny Van Acker (Dredging International N.V. - Belgium) and Mark Winkelman (Damen Dredging Equipment B.V. - Netherlands).