Hosts Internet Café at Rotterdam No-Dig

Due to the success at last year’s No-Dig conference in Hamburg, Germany, thetrenchless trade platform will host an Internet café atNo-Dig 2005 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

You can step into the worldwide Web at high speed on several PCs, call up andprint your E-mail messages or subscribe to the TEN E-newsletter. There will bedaily live projections presenting, leaving sufficienttime for informal talk and expert discussions. The Profundis team will be atyour disposal to answer your questions about the virtual No-Dig world and theadvantages of becoming partner.

Additionally, the new HDD Practice Handbook will be presented exclusively aspart of a panel discussion with the author and experts from the trenchlesstrade. The German version of the handbook has already proven to be a valuabledecision support for the HDD working practice; the English edition will beavailable for nodig-contruction partners at a special price. The No-Dig InternetCafé will be located in Hall 1, Booth No. 140

Water Middle East 2005 Planned forNovember

The third International Exhibition and Conference for WaterTechnology — known as Water Middle East — will be held Nov. 14-16 in Manama,Kingdom of Bahrain, at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center.

Sponsors of the conferences are the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Commerceand Ministry of Electricity and Water.

The Water Middle East was implemented within the framework of the GulfCooperation Council (GCC) as a new leading water technology exhibition in 2003.The annual exhibition and conference is a gathering point for thedecision-makers in the water sector coming from the Gulf States and the wholeregion ranging from North Africa and Middle East to South Asia (ministries,public authorities, operating companies, producers and service providers).

Like almost all rapidly developing economies worldwide, the Arab countrieshave neglected the rehabilitation and replacement of their pipeline networks inthe past years. Increasing rates of population growth and urbanization have evenworsened the situation during the last years. According to a recent World Bankstudy, several cities in the region experience water losses of 50 percent andgreater, such as Amman, Jordan.

However, one can see a rising awareness of these problems. The Water MiddleEast 2004 session, “Water Distribution and Sewer Systems,” chaired by the GermanSociety for Trenchless Technology (GSTT), was met with considerable interestfrom the conference delegates. The Water Middle East 2005 session on PipelineNetwork Management/Trenchless Technology is co-organized by ISTT vice presidentDr. Dietrich Stein. With support from the International Society for TrenchlessTechnology (ISTT), there will be a special exhibition space on trenchlesstechnology and a special session on Pipeline Network Management.

For more information on the conference, contact (for GCC countries, MiddleEast and North African Arab Countries), Bahrain Convention & ExhibitionBureau at ph: +973 – 17 55 88 10 or E-mail:; (forEurope, Americas, Africa and Asia) Nürnberg Global Fairs GmbH, Nürnberg, Germanyat ph: +49 911 86 06-86 97 or E-mail: the Web site at

Trenchless Asia Returns in March2006

Trenchless Asia returns to the trade show circuit with itsexhibition and conference slated for March 7-9, 2006 at the Shanghai ExhibitionCenter in Shanghai, China.

Trenchless Asia 2006 is the second international exhibition and conference tobe held in Shanghai and follows the highly successful first appearance in 2004.This event is part of a worldwide series, appearing in Singapore, Hong Kong,Cairo, Dubai and Shanghai.

The Chinese market is a trenchless market that has exploded in recent years.More than 100 contractors are known to be engaged in trenchless construction,using more than 800 horizontal directional drilling machines. Approximately 300of these have been introduced in the past two years, and China’s trenchlessachievements are competing at world levels, undertaking some of the mostambitious projects in terms of complexity, diameter and distance. The biggestHDD rig in the world is now in China.

A two-day conference program will be held alongside the exhibition, providingengineers with an opportunity to learn about the applications of varioustrenchless techniques, while at the same time addressing the challengesparticular to the Chinese market. Technical papers will present technology andtechniques used in all aspects of planning, management, evaluation and design,new installation, repair and rehabilitation. Case studies illustrating examplesof projects undertaken in the region will also highlight the challenges,solutions and benefits of using trenchless techniques.

On the final day of the event, conference delegates will be invited to join asite visit program to see utility contracts in progress.

Trenchless Asia 2006 is organized by No-Dig Conferences & ExhibitionsLtd. For more information, call at ph: +44 1923 778311, or visit the Web site at

Godwin Pumps & U.K. DistributorIntroduce New Electric Submersible Line

Godwin Pumps, manufacturer of portable rental pumps and firepumps, in conjunction with its distributor SLD Pumps, an U.K. pump rental andsales company, recently unveiled a new line of Sub-Prime electric submersiblepumps at the Hillhead Quarry Show, United Kingdom in SLD’s Stand Q8.

The new Sub-Prime units, intended for mine and quarry dewatering and sludgeremoval, boast a slim-line design for fitting into confined spaces and offerhigh head, high-volume or super-volume models with single-phase motors to 2.2 kW(3 hp) and three-phase motors to 62 kW (90 hp).

“We are pleased to broaden our product offering for our customers with a newline of Godwin pumps perfectly suited to tough mining and quarryingapplications,” said Geraldine Unsworth, U.K. sales and marketing director,Longville-Group, the parent company of SLD Pumps. “Our 35-year history ofsuccess with Godwin Dri-Prime pumps in the quarry and construction arenapositions us for being the leader in electric submersibles as well.”

The Sub-Prime line was first introduced by Godwin in 2001 exclusively in theNorth American market.

Godwin Pumps president John Michael Paz says, “Our North American customerswanted a Godwin brand of electric submersibles that offered the same superiorquality they had come to expect from our Godwin Dri-Prime pump.

“Add the fact that we provide immediate availability and complete partsinventory, the new line was an immediate success. It was natural for us toexpand the line to include 50-Hz models for worldwide distribution.”

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