No Dig Turkey 2013

1 October 2013, Istanbul – TURKEY



TSITT (Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology) held the NO DIG TURKEY 2013 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION in Istanbul TR on October 1st, 2013 with the valuable support of IGDAS and ISTT. Many local and international participants attended this unique trenchless event of Turkey.

NO DIG TURKEY 2013 started with the welcoming speech of Mr. Yasin Torun – Chairman of TSITT. Afterwards, Prof. Jens Hölterhoff – Chairman of GSTT (German Society for Trenchless Technology) and Mr. Zuver Cetinkaya – Secretary General of UMM (Union of Municipalities of Marmara) gave their opening speeches.

Following the opening speeches, a session was held under the title of Underground Infrastructure Asset Management. Dr. Veysel Turkel of IGDAS moderated the session and Dr. Cevat Ozarpa, Mr. Mustafa Yalcinkaya, Mr. Hikmet Biyikoglu and Mr. Ugur Usta of IGDAS made their presentations during the session. Following the session, Mr. Yasin Torun of TSITT made a presentation with the title of ‘The Situation and Importance of Trenchless Technology in Turkey’. Then Mr. Onur Kaya of BORETEC made a presentation with the title of ‘Applications of Horizontal Directional Drilling in Turkey’. Afterwards, Mrs. Kate Giniyatullina of FORWARD HDD made a presentation with the title of ‘Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD): From experience to innovations’.

In the afternoon session, Mr. Sener Polat of TSITT and Mr. Michel Didelez of MTC Europe – made separate presentations with the title of ‘Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Applications’. Then, Mr. Fatih Yildiz of ISKI (Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration) made a presentation with the title of ‘Pilot Project for Degrading Losses in Water Management’. Thereafter, Mr. Jörg Martin of BARTHAUER Software GmbH made a presentation with the title of ‘Successful design of sewer rehabilitation – A professional, fast, useful and lucrative way from data survey to economic rehabilitation’. Afterwards, Mr. Wolf Schrader of HOBAS GmbH made a presentation with the title of ‘GRP Pipes and Trenchless Technology Applications’. Then, Mr. Abdullah Sarikaya of ENERMAK made a presentation with the title of ‘Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Applications in Turkey’.

TSITT proudly announces that No Dig Turkey events will take place each year in Turkey. After organizing No Dig Turkey 2014 Conference and Exhibition on 28-31 August 2014 in Istanbul Expo Center, International No Dig 2015 Istanbul Conference and Exhibition will take place on 28-30 September 2015 in WOW Istanbul Convention Center with the valuable support of ISTT. All individuals, institutions and companies around the world are kindly invited to take place in No Dig events in Turkey in a unique country located in the intersection point of Europe, Asia and Middle East.