During the Study Tour, we will have more than 20 civil engineering-related
excursions. Below, an overview is given of the excursions that are confirmed up til now:
Dubai (3 – 10 October 2022)
1. Dutch Consulate
The study tour will start with a visit to the Duch Consulate in Dubai. Here, we will get some more information about Dubai and what the consulate is doing in Dubai.
2. Van Oord
Van Oord is a Dutch maritime contracting company specialising in dredging, land reclamation and constructing man-made islands such as Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. We visit the Van Oord Daimah Yard, where a part of their dredging fleet is stationed.
3. Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt is a Scottish University from Edinburgh, Scotland. We will visit the Civil Engineering & Management and the Construction Engineering & Management Faculties at the Dubai Satellite Campus.
4. Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building and structure in the world, located in Dubai, with a height of 828 meters. During a tour, we will learn more about the design and construction of the tower.
5. Witteveen + Bos
Witteveen + Bos is a dutch Consultancy and Engineering Firm. In Dubai will visit two of their ongoing projects. First, we will visit the extension of the Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary Mangroves. Then we will also visit the construction of Azizi Riviera, a residential area where Witteveen + Bos is responsible for the urban planning and irrigation.
ALEC is an multi-disciplinary construction company based in Dubai with operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. We will visit the construction site of the One Za’abeel. This 235m high skyscraper is still under construction and will have a cantilever connection.
7. District2020 & DP World
DP World invites us to visit the Expo 2020 legacy project District2020. The Expo2020 city is transformed into a future smart city for this project. The excursion focuses on sustainable transport. In addition, we will visit the port of DP World, which deals with the logistics of this project.
Seoul (12 – 18 October 2022)
Korea Southern Power operates mainly in the Electric Power and Oil & Gas sector. We will visit the Shinincheon Bitdream Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Plant. This power plant will help develop hydrogen and transform it into green electricity to reduce the carbon footprint of the local region and develop an ecosystem for hydrogen.
9. Dutch Embassy
We will visit the Dutch embassy in Seoul. Here we can learn more about South Korea and the embassy’s role.
The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) is Korea’s only government-funded civil engineering research institute. During the excursion we will get a presentation about their research in different civil engineering fields and tour along the experimental facilities.
Arup is an international firm from England which provides design, engineering, architecture, planning, and advisory services across every aspect of the built environment. The program of the excursion to Arup has yet to be determined.
12. Cheonggyecheon Stream
The Cheonggyecheon Stream is an 11 km-long stream that runs through downtown Seoul. In 2003, the elevated highway was removed to restore the stream to its present form today. Prof. Dr. Hyoseop who is professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, will organize a technical tour along the Cheonggyecheon Stream about the stream restoration project.
13. Seoul National University
Seoul National University is a national public research university located in Seoul. It is one of the flagship Korean national universities. We will visit the Research Group for Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources and get a tour around the campus.
14. Sihwa Lake Restoration Project
The original purpose of this artificial lake was to supply fresh water, but as the tidal flows stopped, there was environmental deterioration of the water quality. A complicated project which eventually resulted in a tidal power station. This excursion is hosted by K-water, who operates the tidal power station.
Daejeon & Busan (19 – 23 October 2022)
15 & 16. Kwater Headquarters & Deacheong Dam
The Korea Water Resources Corporation or K-water is the governmental agency for comprehensive water resource development and providing both public and industrial water in South Korea. At their Headquarters in Daejeon, we will visit different centra related to Water Hazard, Water Treatment, Management of Dams and Drought and afterwards, will visit the Daecheong Hydropower Dam.
17 & 18. Port of Busan: North Port Redevelopment & New Port Extension
The Port of Busan is the largest port in South Korea. The port is ranked sixth in the world’s container throughput and is the largest seaport in South Korea. The port is operated by the Busan Port Authority, which was founded in 2004 as a public company. We will visit the North Port Redevelopment Plan, where we will be given a tour by boat. We will also visit the New Port, where the container facilities are expanded.
19. Busan Eco-Delta Smart City
A smart city, to be finished in 2024, currently is constructed based on Big Data. We will visit this smart city and see, for example, what innovative transport facilities are being constructed. The excursion is hosted by Dr. Edward Yang
20. Korean National Water Industry Cluster
The Korea Water Cluster in Daegu, which hosts water industry R&D facilities, verification plants, factories, etc. for over 150 water companies, was completed in June 2019, and the Korea Water Cluster Agency was launched to provide water companies with one-stop support.