The 5th Edition of Trenchless Romania Conference & Exhibition took place on the 20th of October in Bucharest, Romania.
Trenchless Romania Conference & Exhibition 2021 was supported by the German Society for Trenchless Technology (GSTT) and Austrian Association for Trenchless Technology (AATT). Together with them partners of the event were also AHK (Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce), ARACO (Romanian Construction Contractors Association), PSC (Construction Companies Association), and Petroleum Club of Romania.
In the official opening of the event, Jari Kaukonen – Chairman of ISTT (International Association for Trenchless Technology) welcomed the participants. Also opening words were presented from Jens Hölterhoff – Chairman of GSTT (German Society for Trenchless Technology) – “An important part of our work is to initiate conference and exhibitions abroad to provide the global exchange of ideas and experiences in trenchless technologies. We always look to intensify the cooperation with the ISTT and I’m very glad that a new agreement was found, that continues not only the trenchless idea in Romania but also enhances the idea of ISTT together with us. I enjoy being in your beautiful city, in Bucharest no-dig technologies are indispensable.”
“This Covid-19 pandemic period caused a closing of the world. ISTT had no international shows since 2019. The contracting over the borders was difficult and I could not see the development in the field during those hard days. Now I can see the world opening again and this trenchless Romania show is one good example of that. I am very sure we will have a most successful trenchless week in Helsinki next autumn when we have the next international No Dig show. I hope that this will be a new beginning of the use of trenchless methods when understanding all the benefits of the methods,” said Jari Kaukonen – Chairman of ISTT (International Association for Trenchless Technology).
The event brought together manufacturers and distributors of equipment and technologies dedicated to the no-dig sector for horizontal guided drilling (hdd), pipejacking, pipe bursting, microtunnelling, pipe rehabilitation (CIPP) and other trenchless technologies that are ideal solutions for installing underground utilities in urban areas with heavy traffic. The event hosted the second edition of Trenchless Romania Awards, the special moment for awarding the most relevant projects that have used no-dig technologies in the region.