Highlights of No-Dig Turkey 2018 Fair
More than 1000 participants and 30 companies from Germany, UK, Austria, Japan, Russia, Belarussia, Malaysia, Iran, Egypt and Turkey took place in the event. TSITT Chairman Yasin Torun made an opening speech and then 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. GSTT Executive Director Dr. Klaus Beyer and AATT Board Member Mark André Haebler were guests of honour.
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 utilising trenchless technology, mainly in microtunnelling, horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and pipeline rehabilitation projects. As the urbanisation 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 microtunnelling, pipe jacking and HDD works during the same period.
Aim of the Fair: To bring together all of the parties engaged in the planning, designing, implementation and management processes of projects; such as, service recipient public bodies, service providing private companies, subcontracting companies, universities, non-governmental organizations and companies that provide materials, machinery and equipment. The only platform where people can view and gain information on Turkey’s infrastructure projects.