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Join the Hampton Roads Section of SNAME for:
Hydraulic Dredging

Date 

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

 Place

Hampton Roads Yacht Club

4707 Victoria Blvd

Hampton, VA 23669

 Time

6:00 PM – Social time
6:30 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM- Presentation
8:30 PM – Adjourn

 Cost

Full-Time Students: $15, Members: $20, Non-Members: $30

 Reservation

 RSVP to Kevin Bowe at sname.meetings@gmail.com

 

  “Hydraulic Dredging”

Join us for a presentation by Kevin O' Donnell and Laura Cignarale on hydraulic dredging.

Abstract:

This paper presents the overview of the design and development process leading to the construction of Dredge "NDC 285", a new 30" cutterhead hydraulic dredge. The integration of dredging industry practice, regulator and classification criteria and owner requirements into an efficient and flexible dredge capable of meeting the dynamic project requirements is presented.


 Author Biographies:

 

Kevin O'Donnell is a 1976 graduate of SUNY Maritime College and earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Naval Architecture.  He has been working in the maritime business throughout his career as ship superintendent with Bethlehem Steel Corp, marine surveyor with United States Salvage Association, naval architect and marine engineer with Allied Marine Industries, USCG 210’ Cutter MMA program manager with Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc., licensed engineering officer with Delaware River and Bay Authority, naval architect and marine engineer at Norfolk Dredging Co. He currently holds a USCG Unlimited Chief Engineers License of Motor Propelled Vessels and has been a member of SNAME since 1974.

 
 

Laura (O’Brien) Cignarale graduated SUNY Maritime College in 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Naval Architecture and currently holds a USCG Third Assistant Engineer License of Steam, Motor, and Gas Turbine Propelled Vessels. She is currently pursuing her Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering at Old Dominion University. Laura has worked for the Norfolk Dredging since 2014 as a naval architect and port engineer. She also had the designation of EIT from the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

 

 

 

Meeting Schedule

Dec. 12, 2017-Analysis of Ironclad CSS Virginia- by Marickovich @ Hampton Roads Yacht Club 6pm

Jan 18, 2018- Rapid Design Environment- By MacPherson Location TBD 6pm

Feb 13, 2018- Single Point-Mooring in High Winds @ Hampton Roads Yacht Club 6pm

Mar.13, 2018-Colonna Shipyard Tour Time TBD

April 10, 2018- Student papers @ Hampton Roads Yacht Club 6pm

May 8, 2018- topic TBD @ Hampton Roads Yacht Club 6pm

Payments

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Student Dinner- $15

Member Dinner- $20
Non-Member dinner- $30

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  • Hydralic Dredge Design and Construction

    This paper by Kevin O'Donnell and Laura (O'Brien) Cignarale will be presented Tuesday October 10th at the Hampton Yacht Club.  The paper has been posted in the Hampton Roads Section Library if you want to read it in advance of the meeting.

  • Hydraulic Dredge Design

    ​Join us Tuesday October 10th 2017 as Kevin O'Donnell and Laura Cignarale present their paper overviewing the design and development process leading to the construction of Dredge “NDC 285”, a new 30” cutterhead hydraulic dredge.  The integration of dredging industry practice, regulatory and classification criteria and owner requirements into an efficient and flexible dredge capable of meeting the dynamic project requirements is presented.