Programme Management for Contractors

Our extensive experience in dredging operations combined with academic expertise provides us with a level of operational proficiency unique to the dredging industry. i2D’s dredging consultants have developed the following programmes, which can be tailor made to your individual needs. Request a brochure to receive more information.

  • Holistic market definition
  • Operational excellence
  • Innovation fitness
  • Equipment upgrading
  • Equipment life-cycle improvement


The programmes have been developed, improved and implemented within various organisations. The programmes have demonstrated their value towards realising business results.

Operational Objective

Our dredging consultants have extensive field experience in operational support. i2D has executed and developed programmes for contractors to optimise their business performance, by:

  • Reducing operational risk with robust estimates and schedules
  • Increasing production rates, thereby minimising project cost and duration
  • Increasing operational hours
  • Reducing wear and tear, therefore reducing maintenance and repair costs
  • Lowering fuel consumption and emissions
  • Improving safety to enable a steady state performance
  • Minimising environmental impact
  • Innovating technology and work methods


Contact us now to find out how i2D can improve your operation.

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Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of Dredging Project

  • Create soil model based on geohistorical, geophysical and technical data
  • Determine workability based on metocean data
  • Calculate soil volumes
  • Estimate accurate production levels and robust project costs
  • Prepare Invitation To Tender (ITT)
  • Establish realistic schedule
  • Perform detailed feasibility studies
  • Perform environmental monitoring studies and impact assessment
  • Prepare clear and concise tender documents
  • Evaluate tenders
  • Inform stakeholders
  • Identify risk and opportunities
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Execution of Dredging Project

  • Manage contractors
  • Represent clients
  • Deliver safety programmes
  • Administrate and initially evaluate claims
  • Manage variations
  • Record and review contractor progress
  • Verify realised designs
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Dredging Project Management

All project phases from concept to detailed design including tender preparation through to execution can be supported or managed by i2D’s dredging consultants.

Our team’s academic knowledge and field experience enables us to realise safe, cost-effective and successful projects. Our consultants build bridges between clients, contractors and engineers.

Our dredging expertise is based on a systematic design approach, which delivers successful and innovative projects. The definition of the design depends of the size and impact of the dredging project. i2D can perform any of the following tasks during any of the design phases.

i2D customers are:

  • Government departments and councils
  • Port authorities
  • Engineering and environmental (multidisciplinary) consultants
  • Maritime and dredging contractors

‘Simon Burgmans as lead dredging engineer played a key role in the successful execution of the installation of the Nord Stream2 pipeline at the German Landfall.  He is motivated to make progress and finds efficient solutions.’

Henning Kothe
Chief Project Officer
Nord Stream 2 AG

Conceptual Design of Dredging Project

  • Plan site investigations – e.g. geotechnical, metocean and operational
  • Determine dredgeablity
  • Select suitable type(s) of dredging equipment
  • Estimate basic production levels and project costs
  • Establish initial dredge levels and slopes
  • Identify stakeholders
  • Approximate schedule
  • Perform initial technical and economic feasibility studies
  • Prequalification of contractors
  • Plan environmental monitoring program
  • Identify opportunities for innovation or development
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Detailed Design of Dredging Project

  • Progress risk and opportunities identified in FEED phase
  • Create as-built drawings
  • Prepare specifications and contractual documents
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Evaluation of Dredging Project

  • Settle disputes, claims and variations
  • Expert witness and arbitration assistance
  • Store project documentation
  • Evaluate projects
  • Facilitate and document lessons learned session

Get subject matter experts on your project

Our academic knowledge and field experience enable us to realise safe, cost-effective and successful projects. i2D’s dredging consultants build bridges between clients, contractors and engineers as our dredging consultants bring experience from all sides of the table. You can feel confident when you share your challenges with us.

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