08:45 - 12:30 Post-Conference Workshop - A: Comprehensive Real-Time Marine Works and Projects Monitoring for Cost Optimisation


This is an integrated session that highlights and discusses real-time marine works and monitoring. Learn advanced level methods to attain the right information, at the right time, with the best materials and resources in order to minimise project costs and delivery times as well as to maximise overall productivity, profitability and competitive advantage.

08:45 “Meet and Greet” the Workshop Leader


  • Identifying most recently available and cost-effective techniques to monitor underwater works
  • Proven successful methods and approaches to obtain the most accurate seafloor and seismic monitoring model in real time
  • Analysing different situations that challenge real time assessment – lessons learned

12:30 End of Workshop

Your Workshop Leader:

Prof. Dr. Ir. Lucien Halleux
Managing Director

CEO of G-Tec and visiting Professor of Geophysics at the University of Leuven, Lucien Halleux is a qualified geological engineer from the University of Liège (Belgium) and holds a PhD in geophysical engineering. He has 30 years’ experience in Engineering Geology and Geophysics. In 1993 he founded G-Tec. The company designs, carries out and interprets site investigation campaigns. Recent assignments include numerous marine projects involving dredging and land reclamation such as the deepening of Panama Canal, harbour infrastructures and renewable offshore energy projects all over the world. Lucien is also active in applied R&D. He developed several innovative applications of geophysical techniques, some of which are protected by patents. He is (co)author of 30 papers in international journals and congresses.


13:45 - 17:30 Post-Conference Workshop - B: Geotechnical Engineering Challenges Related to Dredging and Reclamation Works


In most parts of the world, particularly in Southeast Asia, the reclamation areas are underlain with very soft marine and alluvial muds. Due to increasing environmental concerns dredging and offsite disposal of this mud is not permitted; forcing the reclamations to be built over these very soft muds. However, this imposes great challenges for the reclamation designers and the contractors, as a stable reclamation that will not settle excessively, after completion, needs to be delivered under increasingly tight construction schedules. This workshop will address the challenges faced by the geotechnical engineers to improve the reclaimed ground and deliver a stable ground with minimal long term settlements but completed within the stipulated time schedule.

13:45 “Meet and Greet” the Workshop Leader


Analysing the geotechnical design aspects of dredging and reclamations:

  • Permanent Edges structures(Seawalls)
  • Temporary Leading edges
  • Reclamation
  • Ground improvement

Discussing geotechnical characterisation of sites for dredging and reclamation works:

  • Geophysical investigations
  • Geotechnical ground investigations

Scrutinizing fill materials and fill sources for successful reclamations:

  • Geotechnical investigations of Fill sources
  • Fill source security

Staying up-to-date with latest ground Improvement techniques:

  • Seawalls Foundations
  • Reclamation
  • Additional Ground investigations for ground improvement works

Highlighting environmental issues revolving around dredging and reclamations:

  • Water quality
  • Underwater noise

17:30 End of Workshop

Your Workshop Leader:

Dr. Suraj De Silva
Associate Director Geotechnical

Dr De Silva is an international geotechnical specialist with over 27 years of experience having worked on major and challenging infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, the Middle East, Korea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. His specialty areas are reclamations over soft clays, dredging, marine piling, soft clay engineering and ground treatment. Apart from Dr De Silva’s extensive experience in marine geotechnics, he has also been involved in tunnels projects, landslides, deep basements, deep foundations and landfill projects.