• 2017 November 9 14:39

    Media Group PortNews will hold “Hydraulic Engineering Structures of Water Transport” Congress in Moscow on 7-8 February 2018

    Two-day international Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures of Water Transport” will take place in Moscow on 7-8 February 2018. The Congress will be organized by the leading maritime industry media group IAA PortNews in partnership with International Dredging Association (IADC). DAMEN Shipyards Group will act as the General Sponsor.

    Infrastructure development is one of the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the existing international experience to implement these projects effectively.

    IAA PortNews in 2018 is expanding its project of annual international forums of dredging companies held in Moscow. We want to look more broadly at the industry, so we have planned to launch yet another event – a Congress dedicated to all aspects of the construction and operation of hydraulic engineering structures of water transport. This event will take place in early February, before the opening of the 2018 season when dredging and hydraulic engineering works start. This is the busiest season for the industry contractors as they are struggling for new orders. And this will add intrigue to the discussions at the forum.

    The Congress will include the 5th International Dredging Forum and the Technical Conference "Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering".

    The program of the Congress will be devoted to the most modern technologies for dredging and hydrotechnical works. Speakers and delegates will discuss on the example of real projects the specifics of dredging works, the construction of specialized fleet and equipment.

    To obtain the Congress Draft Programme plae apply to the Organisation Committee >>>>

    During the Congress programme some speakers from other regions will be able to deliver their televised speeches.


    Damen Shipyards Group (with its Head Office in Gorinchem, the Netherlands) operates 40 ship- and repair yards employing 9,000 people worldwide.  Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide.  Damen specializes in construction of tugs, boats, patrol vessels, high-speed craft, cargo ships, dredgers, platform service vessels, oil spill response ships, frigates and super yachts.  

    Damen Dredging Equipment is a specialised supplier of dredging equipment and dredging instrumentation & automation. Fully owned by DAMEN Shipyards Group and based in Nijkerk, the Netherlands, the company has over 75 years of experience in the construction of dredging equipment serving the worldwide dredging industry. The dredging tools are all built to specific customer requirements, making use of a wide range of standard equipment. 

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