Advanced Dredging Engineering

i2D performs in-house, advanced and multi-disciplinary dredging engineering that draws on expertise in various disciplines such as civil, mechanical and control systems.  i2D engineers have an excellent understanding of fundamental physics, enabling them to build concise practical models from the ground up.

Our engineers can develop and maintain physical and numerical models, while our team uses and develops tools to perform fast, reliable and comprehensive calculations.

Discover how our dredging engineering knowledge and experience can help you solve your project challenges.

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Soil-Water Interaction Engineering

Dredging engineering always involves soil-water interaction and the unique science of underwater and destructive geotechnical engineering.

Our dredging engineers are passionate about soil-water interaction, and use cutting-edge modelling techniques to predict the cutting and jetting of any type of soil.  These models rely on physical and numerical modelling that are continuously being improved using new field experiences.  This approach allows engineers to investigate project sites to a suitable level of definition, perform accurate estimates on your projects and develop your estimate methodology, by identifying risk at an early stage.

  • i2D performs unique soil-water interaction engineering
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Control Systems Engineering

Modern dredging equipment features many control systems that help maintain excellent performance.  Our dredging engineers can design, optimise and train operators on these control systems, since robust and reliable instrumentation is key for any control system.

  • i2D can design and set control systems to optimise production
  • i2D trains operators to use control systems
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Dredging Process Engineering

Our engineers design and modify dredging installations that pay special attention to equipment performance.  Our experience has shown that a systematic design process approach provides competitive cost per cubic metre of soil.

  • i2D has unique state-of-the-art knowledge of the dredging process and is able to design, upgrade and optimise dredging installations and methodologies.
  • i2D can select dredges, pumps, pipelines and engines


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Coastal Engineering

Understanding coastal processes is key to dredging in a coastal environment.  Our engineers can perform environmental impact assessments as well as analyse and estimate performance for any dredging equipment that interacts with waves and current.

  • i2D performs physical and numerical modelling of coastal processes
  • We accurately and realistically predict soil spill and loss as well as their effect in a coastal environment
  • Our team can manage and support monitoring as well as physical and numerical modelling of coastal processes
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Pipeline Engineering

Since pipelines and cables can be displaced due to environmental or operational conditions, they can require secondary stabilisation.  Dragged anchors, dropped objects, shipping, and the likes could also potentially damage pipelines and cables, which would also require protection.

As an independent consultancy, i2D can recommend cost-effective solutions that suits a project’s overall schedule.  i2D engineers have many years of experience on major oil and gas projects, with skills in designing and installing pipeline stabilisation and protection solutions. Furthermore, i2D has developed a unique toolset that is well established in the oil and gas industry.

i2D can:

  • Assess the requirement for pipeline or cable stabilisation or protection
  • Design, manage and construct offshore pipeline stabilisation and protection solutions
  • Recommend all kinds of stabilisation and/or protection solutions, such as subsea rock installation, pre-lay or post-lay trenching, concrete mattresses, gravity anchors and many more
  • Deliver specifications, documentation and reports to successfully carry out a project
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