9 December 2018
The advanced ‘Integrated Confined Dredge Material Placement’ (CDMP) design methodology has won the ‘Innovative Dredging Technology of the Year’ category at the Dredging and Port Construction Awards 2018.
The judges spotlighted the advanced design methodology for CDMP as one of the most powerful reclamation modelling tools in the dredging industry. It provides port owners, land developers and dredging contractors involved in reclamation projects with a systematic, rapid design approach that determines the size, material characteristics and discharged water quality inside a reclamation area. Combining laboratory testing and numerical modelling, the method also provides a decision framework for integrating adaptive management into reclamation projects. The CDMP design method provides for greater design confidence and certainty in the environmental impact assessment, monitoring and management that is crucial in ensuring regulatory compliance and meeting project criteria.
Ines Nastali, editor of Dredging and Port Construction, a leading trade publication that is considered a global ‘voice of authority’ in the dredging industry, said:
“BMT’s entry thoroughly explained its newly-developed design methodology for ‘Confined Dredge Material Placement’ that provides previously-unavailable decision-making information in a framework flexible enough to facilitate assessment of options and adaptive reclamation management - all of which resulted in cost savings. The product was praised by the judges for being thoroughly researched in all areas, innovative, cost-effective and powerful in terms of its high-level functionality as a precision modelling tool.”
Tim Green, Head of Dredging Consulting Services, representing BMT at the Amsterdam gala awards ceremony, said:
“It’s wonderful receiving recognition for all the time and effort that the people involved have dedicated to the development of this innovation-technology and process.”
Dr Zachariah Couper, Senior Coastal Engineer at BMT said:
“It’s pretty exciting to have been successful in winning the award from such a strong and international field of submissions. There’s more we can do with the design method and I look forward to the ongoing development.”
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