Organizers of the annual No-Dig Turkey Expo report that the event, held March 29-31 at the Istanbul Expo Center in conjunction with fourth Water Loss Forum Turkey, was a success attracting more than 1,000 attendees, representing 30 companies from Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Japan, Russia, Belarussia, Malaysia, Iran, Egypt and Turkey.
Yasin Torun, Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology (TSITT) chairman delivered the opening speech and general managers of Turkish Ministry for Water Affairs, ISKI (Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration) and ASKI (Ankara Water and Sewerage Administration) made keynote speeches respectively. German Society for Trenchless Technology executive director Dr. Klaus Beyer and Austrian Association for Trenchless Technology board member Mark André Haebler were guests of honor.
Four sessions were held during the event in order to present the benefits of trenchless applications to decrease water losses in pipelines. Turkey has a strong 20-year history of utilizing trenchless technology, mainly in microtunneling, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and pipeline rehabilitation projects.
As the urbanization rate continuously increases in the country’s metropolitan cities, local and central governments have found that there are no better alternatives to trenchless solutions for the new installation and rehabilitation works.
Over the 2018 to 2020 period, more than 6,000 km of CCTV inspection and cleaning works will be completed in Istanbul. This includes more than 200 km of cured-in-place pipe and close-fit sliplining works, as well as more than 100 km microtunneling, pipe jacking and HDD works during the same period.
No-Dig Turkey 2019 Expo is going to be held at Istanbul Congress Center on May 2-4, 2019, in conjunction with fifth Water Loss Forum Turkey. All individuals, institutions and companies around the world are kindly invited to take place in No-Dig Turkey 2019 Expo in a unique city located in the intersection point of Europe, Asia and Middle East. For more details, please visit nodigturkey.com.