THE 10TH NIGERIAN DREDGING
SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION
Venue: Channel View Hotel, Calabar.
Date: Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 23-25, 2016.
Time: 9am - 3pm daily.
Registration Fee: N75,000.00 per person.
Group Delegates: Discount apply.
Certificates of Attendance Available.
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THE 10TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT, EXHIBITION
THEME: DREDGING INDUSTRY IN A DEPRESSED ECONOMY – THE
OPERATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS.
You are hereby invited to nominate delegates to the
10th edition of the Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition which will
take place as follows:
Date: Wednesday - Friday, November 23 - 25, 2016.
Venue: Channel View Hotel Calabar.
Time: 9:00am – 3pm daily.
The annual Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition brings together dredge
operators, dredging contractors and stakeholders to an interesting forum
of lectures, seminar presentations and exhibitions by participants from
various sectors of the dredging and marine industries including dredging
companies, equipment makers and vendors of dry plants, universities
and maritime schools, federal and state regulatory agencies, etc. The
theme of this year’s event is “THE DREDGING INDUSTRY IN
A DEPRESSED ECONOMY : OPERATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS”
In view of the depressed economy, the registration fees and other costs
for participating in this year’s event have been slashed by 25%
and you can negotiate even higher cuts if your organisation is bringing
4 participants or more. So, you are specially invited to this year’s
event to hear from major speakers such as CARES, NIMASA, NPA and its
JV Partners, NNPC and Nigerian Westminster Dredging and Marine Services.
You can also make your own presentation if you request the slot. All
industry stakeholders are being enjoined to aid the proper development
of the sector at this year’s event by contributing papers that
will inform the public and private sector participants about the realities
of the industry in a depressed economy.
The trend towards deep-sea ports imposes a statutory
burden on all operators and stakeholders to watch the changing realities
of the maritime, marine and oil and gas sectors which are very critical
to Nigeria’s mono-crop economy and the hopes of transiting to
multi-crop economy, with the addition of agricuture, agribusiness and
solid minerals extraction. How will these changes affect the industry
we are all used to? Especially, how will the changes in the economy
affect the heavy reliance of Nigeria’s port industry on aggressive
dredging services. What will be the status of the sand supply and reclamation
Thus, this year’s event is highly significant as it will be a
serious forum to ventilate crucial issues in the Nigerian maritime industry
and the rest of the economy, going forward. Moreover, many agencies
of the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Federal Ministry of
Petroleum Resources are re-structuring their operations in line with
various federal government directives. How will these changes affect
the tempo of the industry in the near term and in the long run. We have
seminar papers devoted to these issues that will be delivered by MDAs
and organisations such as NCDMB, NNPC, NOSDRA, CARES, Nigerian Westminster
Dredging and Marine, Nigerian Shippers Council, and quite a few others.
There will also be the usual excursions to places of industry interest.
In view of foregoing, participants will avail themselves of important
information that is crucial to viability of their ventures in the coming
years. We encourage you to book your space to be there.
Individual Attendance fee: N75,000.00 per delegate.
Group Participants: N250,000.00 for 3 delegates.
Cost of Booth: N250,000.00 per booth (measuring 3m x 3m).
Cost of Table: N120,000.00 (A 2-seat Table).
Advertisement rates for the Colour Brochure:
Outside Back Cover N250,000.00
Inside Front Page N200,000.00
Inside Back Cover N180,000.00
Full page N150,000.00
Half Page N95,000.00
MODE OF PAYMENT
Two modes of payment are acceptable.
1. By cheque, made payable to: DREDGE SKILLS AND MARINE TRAINING CENTRE
2. Or by bank transfer / E-Payment to our bank accounts
Name of Bank: GT Bank Plc, Ajah Branch.
Name of Account: Dredge Skills And Marine Training Centre Ltd.
Account Number: 0013355857.
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To request payment invoices, please contact the secretariat by email
Discounted hotel rates will be available to delegates who choose to
stay at any of our partner hotels. Interested delegates should let us
know well ahead of time.
BRIEF PROFILE OF THE DREDGING INDUSTRY
AND PARTICIPATION DETAILS.
Since the recent dredging campaigns on the Lower River
Niger and the rapid increase in the demand for river sharp sand for
civil construction projects, dredging issues have assumed an important
position. Other recent projects where dredging services will be needed
include the launch last week of the UNEP programme to remediate Ogoni
lands that were affected by oil spills. Thus environmental issues and
harbor dredging make up the rest of the dredging industry in Nigeria.
But for the paucity of funds, the capital and maintenance dredging of
the Benue River was projected for 2016, as a follow up to the River
Niger project. The essence includes the all-year round navigability
of the major inland waterways in the country in the hope to improve
inland waterways transportation. Some of the defects in harnessing the
marine resources of the country include the existence of sand shoals,
groynes, outcrops and rapid siltation in our rivers. These require expensive
capital and maintenance dredging treatments almost on a continual basis,
a situation that is not feasible in view of government’s dwindling
income. How can this be addressed on a long-term basis?
Participants in this year’s summit will be treated to a well-researched
Powerpoint presentation by Coastal and Reclamation Engineering Services
(CARES), whose long association as auditing engineers of the Nigerian
Ports Authority’s (NPA) harbor dredging programmes across the
country places them in a vantage position to develop informed opinions
and models for futuristic concepts. They will be presenting a paper
titled “Optimizing the Management of Economic Channels: (i) Siltation
Study of Nigerian Navigation Channels, and (ii) The Need for Dykes to
Reduce Siltation Buildup in Main Channels”. Undoubtedly, efficient
management of the dredging regimen of Nigeria’s river ports and
inland waterways remain the key procedures for keeping her maritime
industry flowing at optimal levels. Thus, this paper is very timely
and should not be missed by serious industry operators.
In the same vein, sand mining from rivers, streams, natural and man-made
lakes continue to supply the nation millions of cubic metres of sharp
sand annually for road construction, real estate development, beach
replenishment and even remediation of oil spills, etc. What are the
aggregate business opportunities in the sector and in what direction
of growth is the industry headed? Participants at this Summit will gain
insights on how to manage the economies of dredging and sand mining
with the precautions for environmental best practices.
The imperatives for sound environmental practices in dredging and the
oil and gas industry generally, will be captured from the perspectives
of environmental impact assessments (EIA), which, if strictly adhered
to, will save the country from the despoliations that gave rise to the
Ogoni land spoilages. The highly experienced EIA expert and staff of
the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr. Timothy Ndoho, will handle
this aspect of the seminars for the 10th Nigerian Dredging Summit and
Moreover, the 10th edition of the Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition
offers industry stakeholders an opportunity to consider the ramifications
of the current economic depression and how it will affect the industry.
Another Powerpoint presentation on this topic will be made by one of
the frontline multinational dredging firms with long-term experience
in the Nigerian market, such as Nigerian Westminster Dredging and Marine
Services Ltd. The topic will be titled, “Dredging Industry In
A Depressed Economy – Operational Limitations And Environmental
Implications: The Case of Nigeria”. Operators and other participants
in this summit will be highly enriched by these insights to continue
their businesses with a modicum of relevant knowledge about the industry
and changes affecting it.
In the areas of maritime trade proper, the NPA, and its joint venture
partners such as Lagos Channel Management, the Nigerian Maritime Administration
and Safety Agency and other MDAs, such as the Nigerian Shippers Council,
will be given a chance to lecture the audience on the concomitant changes
of an import-substitution economy to Nigeria’s maritime trade.
Since the oil boom days of the early 1970s to date, the nation had never
taken the challenge of economic re-structuring so seriously like today.
Crude oil earnings which have come to dominate the GDP are so low that
state government which hitherto relied on budgetary allocations from
the federal coffers are not able to pay staff salaries from month to
As at this writing, over thirty states of the federation are in this
quandary! Africa’s largest economy depends on maritime trade to
the tune of over 92% for the affreightment of its international trade,
with the seaports at the coast being the major gateways. How will the
transition from heavy importation to import-substitution and aggressive
export drive affect the trade? What needs to change in the modus operandi
of maritime traders? Will the Cabotage trade fare better or worse in
the new dispensation? How will the National Content Law aid the struggle
of the average Nigerian operator to measure up against the competition
from foreign operators who have more advantages? Etc. Etc. The answers
will be provided by the MDAs in their presentations at this year’s
event in Calabar.
EXHIBITION GALLERY /MARKETING
As usual, there will be opportunities for equipment makers and
vendors, and other service providers to show off their wares via an
Exhibition gallery. Organizations that are interested in taking up Exhibition
spaces should contact the organizers as soon as possible via email or
telephone. Another marketing avenue during the occasion is the Summit’s
Colour Brochure where adverts can be placed. This Brochure, which is
distributed free of charge to all participants, holds useful information
and contact details of participating companies, regulatory agencies
and other service providers which could come in handy later on.
SOME OF THE PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION AT THE 10TH
NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT.
1. “Optimizing the Management of Economic Channels: (i)
Siltation Study of Nigerian Navigation Channels, and (ii) The Need for
Dykes to Reduce Siltation Buildup in Main Channels” by CARES (Coastal
and Reclamation Engineering Services).
2. “The Role of Federal Ministry Of Environment In Large Capital
Dredging Works Involving Wreck Survey And Environmental Impact Assessment
(EIA)” by Dr. Tim Ndoho (Federal Ministry of Environment).
3. “The Effects of Economic Changes on Maritime Trade and Dredging
Activities: A Case Study of Nigeria’s Import-Substitution Drive”
by Nigerian Ports Authority.
4. “Regulating The Dredging Industry Via Cabotage Law: How NIMASA’s
Restructuring will Uplift the Maritime Sector”.
5. “How The National Content Law Empowers Local Operators in a
Depressed Economy” by the NCDMB.
6. “Updated Guidelines in Community Relations Efforts for Peaceful
Field Operations” by NCDMB.
7. “The Enlarged Statutory Mandates of the Nigerian Shippers Council
vis-à-vis the Nigeria’s Import-Substitution Drive: Implications
for the Maritime and Dredging Industry”
8. “Enhanced Mineral investigation Techniques and the National
Quest to Turn the Solid Mineral Sector in a Gold Mine” by Federal
Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
9. “Maritime Training Profiles in an Import-Substitution Era:
The Imperatives to Turn Seafaring to a Forex-Earner Industry in Nigeria”
by Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron.
10. “The Lower River Niger Dredging Project and Other Statutory
Activities of NIWA to Enhance Inland Water Transportation” by
11. “The Prospects of the East-West Road and Other Projects of
the NDDC to Address Niger Delta Community Development Issues”
12. “Dredging and Sand-Mining Activities In Delicate Coastal Environments:
Challenges and Precautions” by Lagos State Ministry of Energy
and Mineral Resources.
13. “Pre-dredge and post-dredge surveys and resolution of disputes
about quantity” by Surveyor Felix Osanebi.
14. “The Essential Rubrics for Managing Viable Dredging Ventures:
Precautions for Bidding, Submitting Variations, Public Sector Projects
and Sand Mining” by Tony Enebeli, CBS Marine.
15. “Remediation techniques in the Niger Delta areas” by
16. A paper from your Organization. Please inform us early.
REASONS FOR THE ANNUAL NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT
1. Dredging is fast becoming one of the emergent industries in
Nigeria for accomplishing projects belonging to federal, state and local
governments, as well as serving the various needs of oil field operating
companies. It is also now becoming useful for private sector real estate
development through the demand for sand. Since the 1960s and even before
then, the need for capital and maintenance dredging for harbors have
kept many dredging firms constantly busy. In recent times, many startup
Nigerian firms have joined the ranks of foreign dredging contractors,
so that dredging in Nigeria today has come to stay and is now widening
2. In view of foregoing, there is an increasing need for best practices
to be instituted for the guidance of stakeholders: the users of dredging
services, dredging contractors and operators, consultants and various
service providers and clients. Especially for new entrants into the
sector, there is the need for dissemination of adequate knowledge and
information about rules and regulations and technical know-how to improve
the industry from time to time.
3. In addition to addressing foregoing issues, the Nigerian Dredging
Summit has also been effective as a marketing arena and a meeting place
for dredging and dredge equipment makers and vendors as well as a place
for interaction between environmental engineers, consultants, academics
and governmental regulatory agencies for the exchange of ideas and meaningful
debates of existing policies.
4. A longer list of invitees, including many of the riverine states
have been invited to the 6th Nigerian Dredging Summit for the purposes
of fast-tracking the adoption of proactive measures for enhanced usage
of marine transportation to solve urban transport problems.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION
1. Local and international exposure for participants.
2. Up to 10 or more staff of each participating organization can be
accommodated to experience the interaction, exposure and training that
comes with the event.
3. Staff morale is usually boosted by involving them in this event and
they return to their desks more motivated and enlightened to deliver
quality service and performance at their jobs.
4. Each participating organization will have the option of addressing
the delegates on the various statutory mandates of their establishments
and new developments and thus promote the implementation of government
or company policies needed to achieve governmental budgetary or corporate
aspirations. Companies get an opportunity for sales talk via Powerpoint
5. Board members of the participating agencies or organizations can
attend if they want.
6. Interaction with professionals in the dredging sector will yield
future collaboration between the public and the private sectors of the
NIGERIA’S DREDGING SECTOR…
River and Harbour Dredging
River dredging to deepen shipping channels began in Nigeria in 1906
when the colonial authorities placed a dredger at the Lagos port access
to the Atlantic Ocean for the removal of sand shoals. The shoals had
made entrance for big ships into the harbor difficult.
As ships got bigger with deeper draught, the need for more and rigorous
dredging of both access channels, turning basins and berths became all
the more compelling. The more the number of river ports increased, especially
after the Nigerian civil war, the larger became the programme for harbor
With the addition of special navigational needs like the very high and
increasing throughput at the Lagos Ports Complex and exigencies of greater
movements of gas carriers for the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas at
Bonny near Port Harcourt, the NPA has had to involve dredging management
companies to oversee a dedicated channel dredging system for uninterruptible
service. Almost always, some dredging project for the NPA is underway
in some rivers of the country all the year round, with Warri, Escravos
and Calabar now ongoing.
On the other hand, the first leg of the dredging of the Lower River
Niger commenced in 2008 and gulped over N36 billion paid by the federal
government via the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) which
manages inland water transport regulation. Six dredging companies and
same number of consultants were engaged on the project which was declared
completed in 2011. The distance covered ranged from Warri via Forcados
and the bifurcation at River Nun, and up river to Onitsha, Ida, Lokoja
and Baro, over 500km; river ports were constructed or refurbished at
the last four locations. By far, the campaigns along the inland waterways
and harbor dredging form the bulk of public sector dredging projects
in Nigeria today.
This is the quest for sharp sand or red earth, the former is dredged
from rivers and lakes while the latter is mined from surface soils and
forests. More than 90% of all dredging activities take place in the
Niger Delta and south west Nigerian states. The need is mainly for filling
materials and mortar for road and housing constructions. Lagos enjoys
the pride of place as the leading location for the highest use of sand,
due to the massive road projects, the housing construction boom in Ibeju-Lekki
peninsula, Badagry and other fast-springing population and industrial
The famous Eko Atlantic City, where South Energy of Holland and other
high net-worth investors have reclaimed over 1.5km2 from the Atlantic
Ocean at Bar Beach in a public-private initiative with the Lagos State
Government is another ambitious dredging project on the Nigerian horizon.
The reclamation will require the dumping of 95 million cubic metres
of sand procured from the sea. Since the last four years, the development
of the Lekki and Badagry Deep Sea Ports and petroleum refinery projects
by multinational collaborations and the Dangote Group, respectively,
have added much pressure to the demand for sand. Consequently, in addition
to the few multinational dredging firms operating in the country, there
are more than one hundred reputable small-scale dredging firms engaged
in the business of sand mining from water bodies all over the riverine
areas of the country. They also supply the same market for road construction
and housing developments.
Oil and Gas Sector and other sub-sectors…
For all swamp operations of the IOCs, like Shell, Mobil, Agip, etc,
much dredging services are usually employed. These are for well-head
sweeping, canalization, channelization in rivers and small streams,
remediation in situations of oil spill, etc. As of 2008, over 65% of
Shell’s swamp activities require dredging services of various
kinds. However, with the heightened disinvestment of SPDC in swamp operations
in the wake of the Niger Delta crisis, the volume of dredging complement
to their activities may have reduced. In view of the so-called mono-crop
nature of Nigeria’s economy, this translates to a sensitive business
which is handled by the dredging sector for the IOCs.
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