Pipeline Technology Conference Celebrates Milestone with Record Attendance

Attendees networked on a personal basis at the accompanying exhibition (© 2018 Philip Willson)

BERLIN – The 13th Pipeline Technology Conference (PTC) and second Pipe and Sewer Conference (PASC) attracted more attendees than ever – 657 delegates from 54 different nations, delegations from 69 different pipeline operators  and 73 exhibitors.

Attendees benefited from panel discussions on pipeline safety and public awareness, a robust program of operators, constructors, as well as technology  and service provider’s presentations. A total of 18 informational technical sessions with 100 presentations, covered life-time extension strategies for ageing and future pipeline projects.

As usual, the platform has targeted key areas of all developments in the onshore and offshore pipeline industry – covering planning and design, construction, operation and maintenance. Qualification and recruitment issues were also a topic at both the conference and exhibition.

A highlight of the exhibition was the presence of eye-catching stands from companies such as Pipeline Transport Institute (Transnfet) and Rosen Group.

Klaus Ritter, president of EITEP Institute, said in his welcoming speech that PTC is “proud that the conference was highly international from the beginning and that technical safety as well as operational efficiency were focal topics.”

The keynote speech by professor Gerald Linke, chairman of the Board of Directors highlighted “life-cycle extension” for pipelines through following design, operation and preparedness from a safety-first perspective.

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