Finalists revealed for the IHS Markit Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Awards 2016

Finalists revealed for the IHS Markit Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Awards 2016

Aug 22, 2016

The finalists for the inaugural IHS Markit Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced, as the event celebrates this relatively unsung area of the industry, The Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding innovation and highlights those who are making valuable contribution in the dredging and port construction industry.

A winner from each category shortlist will be chosen by our expert panel of judges and announced at the Awards dinner ceremony on 10th November 2016, which will be held in at Grosvenor Square Hotel in Mayfair, London, UK.

Lisa Maher, DPC Senior Editor, commented: 'We’re delighted to have such a great response to our first Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Awards. The successful finalists demonstrate the diversity of innovation in this sector and why it underpins the maritime world, from commercial shipping to environmental benefit and from beach renewal to port expansions. The judging panel will have its work cut out to judge between all these high-quality candidates.”

This year’s finalists are:

Green Ports/Terminals         
Port of Long Beach, Green Port Policy
Port of Prince Rupert, Green Wave Program
Port of Valencia, Energy Saving Initiatives
DP World, London Gateway

Innovation in Dredger Design         
Royal Boskalis, Magnor
Royal Boskalis, Ndeavor & Ndurance
DEME & Royal IHC, World’s first LNG-powered TSHDs
DSC, North Carolina Department of Transportation Fully Customized Cutter Suction Dredge

Innovation in Dredging Equipment
Royal Boskalis, The Mooring Actuator
Valeport, SWiFT SVP
Royal IHC, Clay Draghead - Mighty Dragon
Wärtsilä Corporation, New generation “Antigoon” class dredger “Scheldt River”
Wärtsilä Corporation, Sternguard In-water Serviceable Seal
Royal IHC, The Plumigator | airless overflow
Royal IHC, Improved dredge pump
DEME, Application of a two speed propulsion gearbox with combinator-mode thrust
Cable Arm, Environmental Swing Arms Hydraulic Bucket  

Innovation in Port Design & Construction
Port of Vancouver USA, West Vancouver Freight Access - Trench Project
Port Miami, Port Miami Deep Dredge
DP World, London Gateway

Innovation in Port Equipment        
Machinefabriek L. Straatman B.V., Solar Systems
Konecranes, BOXHUNTER
Cavotec           and Jan De Nul, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Damen, InvaSave
Valeport, SWiFT SVP

Innovation in Project Design - Inland Dredging    
Ronald Waterman, Aquapuncture for Inland Waterways
DRAGFLOW, Amphibious Dredges for Rio Magdalena
Jan de Nul, Engineered Sediments for the Construction of Dykes

Innovation in Project Design - Open Water/Oblique Coastal Dredging 
Jan de Nul, Design and construction of the Sunfish and the Moonfish
Port Miami, Port Miami Deep Dredge

Innovation in Support Vessels        
HR Wallingford           Modelling of sediment plume and contaminants
Jan de Nul, Isaac Newton
Royal Boskalis, Ndeavor & Ndurance

Innovative Services to Dredging     
IADC, Ecosystem Services: Towards Integrated Marine Infrastructure Project Assessments
Jan de Nul, CPEM, soil and sediment treatment centre in France.
Jan de Nul, in-house Fall Pipe Vessel Simulator
HR Wallingford, Noise modelling research project
HR Wallingford, Modelling of sediment plume and contaminants

Working/Building with Nature Award       
DHI, Hvide Sande Harbour, Denmark
Royal Boskalis, Room for the river project Noordwaard
Port Everglades, The Port Everglades Upland Mangrove Enhancement
DP World, London Gateway
Netics, Bird islands made of dredged sediments
Ellicott Dredgers, Prime Hook Nature Reserve

New Environments Award  
Royal IHC, Open Permanent magnet motor for use in deep sea
HR Wallingford, Don Diego underwater phosphate mining

Port Productivity Awards - Ports   
Port of Antwerp         
Port of Algeciras Bay 
Port of Hamburg        

Port Productivity Awards - Terminals        
Antwerp International Terminal        
HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)          
NTB North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven        
Euromax Terminal Rotterdam – ECT

The IHS Markit Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Awards 2016 is sponsored by Boskalis Dredging & Marine Experts, DEME Dredging Environmental & Marine Engineering and Rohde Nielsen.

For information on how to sponsor or participate in the 2016 DPC Innovation Awards, please visit, or contact Ms. Deborah Fish for table packages and sponsorship at