Kadavil - Dredging Engineer. - Kochi, Kerala, India

Avirachen Kadavil

Kochi, Kerala, India


Dredging Engineer.


Dredging Engineer.

Work History

Dredging Inspector

Worley Parsons

From March 2011

Presently working with WORLEY PARSONS as a Dredging Inspector for GASCO SULPHUR CHANNEL DREDGING Project at Ruwais in Abudhabi.
The project involves development of a new port facility including a new dredge approach channel(3.5KM long and 150 M Wide), 600 M Dia Turning Basin and 1030 M long Berthing Basin along with Navigation Aids. The approach channel provides a one-way navigation route for bulk carriers up to 80,000 DWT to approach, berth and leave the new Sulphur Loading Berths Ruwais SHT-2.Deepening and widening the existing channel and basin of Borouge. As well as to create artificial island with a total of 20 Million m³, where 80% is rock work and 20% is soft material. NMDC, have got that project as EPC. Monitoring day to day Dredging activities and progress of all dredgers working in the site of GASCO SULPHUR CHANNEL DREDGING and BOROUGE Channel Extension Projects. Witnessing in surveys, progress survey, out surveys and checking of the survey drawings. Establishment and traversing of new controls for survey work. Installation of Navigational Aids, Testing and commissioning. Quality control, Quality assurance, Safety, Environmental protection, Water quality analyses, TSS, Turbidity checking, Noise test and Inspection of the in-port operations associated with the dredging project.

During this period Gasco entrusted additional charge for Supervising Ruwais 4th NGL Train project's Marine works. These are Trench cutting by cutter suction Dredger & Backhoe dredger, Bedding and levelling for sea water intake pipeline. Size of GRV Pipes is 108''. After fixing under water pipes, back filling on the pipes with crushed rock, Filter layer and finally armour layer on the top level. Also supervising shore protection with Geotextile, Filter and Armour. Project had been successfully completed.

Dredging Supervisor

Cansult Maunsell Aecom

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Cansult Maunsell Aecom has been awarded PMC contract from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) to construct the Mussafah channel. The project will play a key role in the development of Mussafah Industrial City by allowing ships of up to 9 meter draft to pass.
The channel will be 63.5-kilometer long, 200-meter wide, with a depth of 9 meters. The project entails dredging of 65 million cubic meters of soil, using the latest cutting and suction dredgers.

Marine Inspector

Dredger Skipper - Dry-Docks World

Monitoring day to day dredging activities and progress of all dredgers working in the site. Witnessing pre- surveys, progress surveys, and Post surveys, checking of the survey drawings etc

Installation of Navigational Aids and Testing and commissioning. Also created Habitat Island with a total of 8 Million m³, where 60% is rock work and 40% is soft material.
2006-2008 Dredger Skipper - Dry-Docks World - Dubai, U.A.E

Project officer

DDC (P) Ltd

Worked with Dry docks world, Dubai as Dredger skipper for their Dredger UMM SUQEEM and in-charge of dredging activities and operation of dredger in Dubai coast and all over UAE. Specially Maintained for Beaches & Marina of Jumeirah beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab Hotel
1997 - 2006 Project officer - DDC (P) Ltd., Kolkata - India.

Worked with Dredging & Desiltation Co Pvt Ltd, Kolkata, India as Project officer with seven cutter suction dredgers (I H C Beaver type). Five tugs & three crane barges with overall responsibilities in deployment and operation of dredging, project implementation, preparation of repair and maintenance for CSD and supporting crafts belonging to DDC (P) Ltd Kolkata. Also supervised pre & post surveys for quantity calculation for running and final bills. Supervising Pilling and wharf construction for fishing harbours in Kolkata, India. Also carried out silt ejecting works from Tunnels for Hydroelectric power plants in Northern part of India.

Dredging Master

Dredger Master - Sainrapt Contracting Co

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Worked with Sainrapt Company in Abu Dhabi (A French Co. based at Abu Dhabi) as dredger master & carried out the duties of dredger master in Middle East as per the company's contracts (i.e. Abudhabi, Dubai, Sharjah & Oman). Operated cutter suction dredgers of IHC beaver 1200, 1600, 2300 & 3300. Looked after operation of dredgers and supporting crafts. Carried out maintenance and repair of dredgers, boosters and supporting crafts also supervised construction of break water and rock works at Al mamzar Beach Dubai and intake channel at Al Khuwayr power plant at Ruwi in Muscat, Oman.

Sr. Marine Officer

Essar Gujarat Ltd

Bombay, India


Wharf & Jetty construction

marine officer and in-charge of Grab system dredgers, carried out dredging projects for Bombay port trust, Kandla port trust and Mazagon dockyard and Indian Navy. Channel deepening and increase the depth for berthing facilities, also in-charge for water Jet proofing, under water pipes laying, Wharf & Jetty construction, Rock works, rock drilling, and controlled rock blasting and supervised pre & post survey for dredging works for Naval dock In Mumbai INDIA.

1987 - 1988 Dredger Master - Zanen Verstoep N.V. - Holland

Dredger Operator

Zanen Verstoep .N.V. Holland

MMD, Cochin Govt. - India.

Dash Wood Fisheries, Development - London, U.K

One year in M.V. Pioneer II of Dash Wood fishers Development in London and West Africa as mate.

Qualifications & Certifications


B Tech in civil

collage of engineering

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