Presentation “Design Process of a Sandy Convex Shaped Beach”

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Paper “Design process of a sandy convex shaped beach layout” was presented at the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management.
As part of the Value Engineering project for Colombo Port City, a delegation of CDR International presented the paper ‘Design process of a sandy convex shaped beach layout’ at the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
The technical content of the conference has been diversified with respect to earlier editions, now including Water Safety and Hydraulic Structures. The paper, which presents a case study of the Colombo Port City development, was well received by the audience who appreciated the insight into the CPC related engineering works.
CDR likes to thank CHEC for providing the opportunity to present the paper on their behalf. Moreover, CDR likes to congratulate the organizing committee for successfully hosting the event.

CDR’s Contribution to Colombo Port City SEAI

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From the 1st of December, the Report of SEAI (Supplementary Environmental Impact Assessment) study on the proposed Colombo Port City is made available by the Government for public review. CDR contributed with the analysis of the potential impact on water quality and morphology and the mitigation measures for the outlet of the Beira Lake and the stormwater drainage outlets.

TU Delft (Netherlands) students in Sri Lanka

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On 15th September, the 4 student team of the Civil Engineering department of the University of Delft (Netherlands) met with CDR in Colombo (Sri Lanka). The team is studying fishery ports, including the Dikkowita Fishery Port. CDR is their main sponsor and offers assistance in practical advice and reviews their study findings. We wish them all the best during their studies in Sri Lanka.

Netherlands King’s Day Sri Lanka

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Old Friends - New TrendsOn 27th April a reception was organised by the royal Netherlands embassy in Sri Lanka on the occasion of the national day, to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

Our project manager Herald Vervoorn was one of the guests. As CDR International is involved in the Colombo port city project, we were requested to be one of the sponsor of this event.

We appreciated the reception and the efforts of the embassy and look forward for a continuation of the excellent relations between the countries and for the well-being and happiness of all people in Sri Lanka.

CDR International welcomes Mr. Herald Vervoorn

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Herald VervoornAs from December 1st 2014, Mr. Herald Vervoorn has joined CDR International. Mr. Vervoorn will start his active CDR career with the land reclamation and marine design of Colombo port city, which is currently under construction. He has a history as resident engineer and project manager in Sri Lanka on the Dikkovita fishery harbour construction. Mr. Vervoorn will return to Sri Lanka to occupy our CDR Sri Lanka office from January 2015.
Mr. Vervoorn has 18 years of experience in the managing and executing of international projects related to maritime, river, civil and (geo)-hydrologic engineering. He is an IPMA-B certified project manager with knowledge of water management, hydraulic engineering and civil engineering and has successfully completed many challenging national and international projects.
We warmly welcome Mr. Vervoorn to our team and wish him all the best in his active career with CDR International.

Colombo Port City – Signing Update Agreement and Kick-off of the Independent Design Review Services

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Signing the updated agreement between CHEC Sri Lanka as EPC contractor of the Colombo port city development project for the marine design and reclamation works.

CDR will set-up a permanently manned office in Colombo for at least a period of 2 years. The project was officially launched on September 17th, 2014 by the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa (

Project group Hambantota consists of four students from Delft University of Technology

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Project group Hambantota consists of four students from Delft university of Technology, with specialisations ports and waterways, dredging engineering, coastal engineering and construction management and engineering. As part of their Master’s program they organized a research project in Sri Lanka where siltation is a major problem for small scale fisheries harbours.
With support of CDR the students will analyse the situation for one specific harbour in Hambantota, located in the south of Sri Lanka. They will evaluate different solutions and present a development plan to local stakeholders as a result of their study.