Trenchless Technology Center Hosts Leaders from China’s Largest Pipeline, Engineering Firm
The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at
Leaders from the China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPP), which employs about 40,000 and accounts for nearly 85 percent of China’s total volume of domestic pipeline construction, made a special trip to the U.S. to meet with Louisiana Tech and TTC researchers as well as two other research organizations.
“This visit is another step in the strengthening of U.S.-China collaborative research in the area of trenchless technology and critical underground infrastructure issues, an initiative that is actively promoted by the Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineering,” said Dr. Erez Allouche, research director for the TTC.
“TTC representatives are scheduled to present two technical papers at the International Conference on Pipelines and Trenchless Technology to be held in
The delegation from CPP included its President Zhao Yujian, Assistant President Gao Zetao, Director of Foreign Affairs Ma Chunqing, Manager of Pipeline Inspection Cao Chongzhen, and Engineer-Foreign Affairs Zhang Yongxin.
One of the group’s primary objectives was to find possible opportunities to build long-term technical and business cooperation with Louisiana Tech and the TTC, especially as it pertains to trenchless technology applications in petroleum pipelines.
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During their visit, CPP leaders heard presentation from Allouche and Dr. Rob McKim, administrative director of the TTC, and took a tour of Louisiana Tech and TTC laboratory facilities.
Founded in 1973, CPP is the only transnational company in
CPP has designed, constructed and completed, in the Chinese market, more than 30,000 kilometers of heavy caliber and long-distance pipelines for transport of various medium, such as oil, gas, pulp solution, and product oil.
“The opportunity for cooperation with one of the world’s largest pipeline engineering organizations is exciting for the TTC, Louisiana Tech, and the State of
Both Allouche and McKim have been invited to visit the home office of the CPP in