No Dig Show 2009

No Dig Show

The No Dig India Show 2009 was successfully concluded on 19th November 2009. As informed earlier it was a three day event organized by IndSTT at NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla Phase III, New Delhi, and sponsored by Rosewood Projects Pvt. Ltd. as Principal Sponsor, DCI India Pvt. Ltd. and Blue Whale Construction Technologies Pvt. Ltd. as Main Sponsors; Aker Wirth GmbH, Akkerman Inc., L R Sharma & Co., Michigan Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Nandini Impex Pvt. Ltd. and Vichitra Constructions Pvt. Ltd. as Sponsors. During the show several activities were conducted. Those included release of IndSTT publications, holding various workshops & lecture series, release of IITT website, an educational portal for Trenchless Technology, various trenchless equipment displays & live demonstrations and stand displays.

Event saw the release of following publications for reference and use of members and Industry stakeholders:

1. Code of Practice for Microtunneling (MTCOP),
2. Code of Practice for Glass Reinforced Pipe (GRPCOP),
3. Code of Practice for Pipe Bursting (PBCOP),
4. Code of Practice for Cured in Place Pipe (CIPPCOP),
5. 3rd Revisied Edition of Schedule of Rate for Trenchless Technology,
6. No Dig India Show Souvnier Issue (NDI),
7. No Dig Show Stand Directory

Copies of these publications are being provided to the registered delegates of the show. In addition, National Proficiency Evaluation Test (NPET) round table meeting was also held during the show which saw placement activities of 58 Engineering Professionals.

The show inaugural speech was delivered by Mr. Chander Verma, Chairman IndSTT and the key note address was delivered by Mr. Maynard Akkerman of Akkerman Inc. Release of IITT website was also done. Trenchless Essentials Lecture Series Certificate were distributed by Mr. Maynard Akkerman of Akkerman Inc. and Mr. Chander Verma, Chairman of IndSTT.

During the 3 days (17th-19th November 2009) event of No Dig India Show 2009, sessions on various topics of Trenchless Technology were held along with the equipment/machinery/product display and their live demonstrations.

Dr. M. Herrenknecht, Chairman & Managing Director of Herrenknecht AG, also made his gracious presence and shared his thoughts about future of Trenchless Technology application in India with the delegates. It is a pleasure and matter of honour to indicate here that we have invited Dr. Herrenknecht to join the No Dig India Show 2010 as the keynote speaker & he has very kindly consented.

There were 72 stands and open display areas for display of equipments and products by various organizations covering all fields of Trenchless application equipments. Apart from this, various Training Conference topics were presented by both Indian & Foreign experts.

The first (17th November) day coverage of the topics were "Introduction to Trenchless Essential Lecture Series" and "Basics of Trenchless Technology" by Prof. Niranjan Swarup of IndSTT, "Basics of Tracking" by Mr. Rajiv Gupta of DCI India Pvt. Ltd. and "Subsurface Utility Engineering" by Dr. Sanjay Rana of Parsan Overseas (P) Ltd. Some of the lectures were also covered in Hindi for larger audience.

The topics for the 2nd day (18th November) of the event were "Vermeer Workshop" was delivered by Mr. Navneet Mathur, Mr. Sean Wharton and Mr. Jim Rankin of Vermeer, DCI Workshop on "Advance Tracking" was delivered by Mr. Joseph Zeck of DCI, "HDD Tooling Workshop" was delivered by Mr. Mike Zaikowsky of Melfred Borzall Inc. and "Trenchless Rehabilitation Workshop" was delivered by Prof. Niranjan Swarup of IndSTT.

The Trenchless Excellence Awards for 2009 were also presented on the 2nd day of show. In total nine excellence citations given away to recipients in four categories for their contributions in the promotion of Trenchless Technology. The recipients included Mr. Harsh Vardhan Bagaria of Rosewood Projects Pvt. Ltd. for Equipment & Materials; Mr. Sheikh Jahangir Baba of Michigan Engineers Pvt. Ltd. for Project Execution; Mr. Altaf A. Khan & Mr. Erhard Kracht of Zenath Tatco-JV for Project Execution, Mr. K. Rajendran of Accord Engineering Company for Project Execution; Mr. Niranjan Garg of Gypsum Structural India Pvt. Ltd. for Project Execution; Mr. Anatony A Yatskevitch of AVA Hydrosystem for Project Execution; Dr. J.S. Chauhan of SATI, Vidisha for Education/Promotion of Trenchless Technology; Mr. Vipin Gupta of Trenchless Engineering Services P. Ltd. for Project Execution; Mr. Sudhir Agarwal of Vichitra Construction Pvt. Ltd. for Trenchless Design. The Trenchless Excellence award of the year went to Mr. Erhard Kracht of Zenath Tatco-JV. In addition, a certificate of appreciation the best exhibition stand went to Mr. Navneet Mathur of Worldwide Machinery Solutions for developing the largest booth and displaying biggest number of Trenchless equipments/techniques during the show. The awards were presented by Mr. Chander Verma-Chairman IndSTT, Mr. Terry Davis of Aker-Wirth GmbH, Mr. Jim McNally of Herrenknecht (Asia) Ltd. and Mr. Ram Avatar Agarwal of Vichitra Constructions Pvt. Ltd. recipient of last Trenchless Excellence award.

On the last and concluding day on 19th November 2009, number of important workshop & lectures on Microtunneling and Pipe Jjacking were conducted. These included "Akkerman Inc. Workshop" which was delivered by Mr. Paul Nicholas, "Herrenknecht Workshop" which was delivered by Mr. Jim McNally, "Aker Wirth Workshop" which was delivered by Mr. Terry Davis; "Plasma Rock Fragmentation Workshop" which was delivered by Mr. Sumul Patel of Dattatreya Inc., Platypus Presentation on pit launched Microtunneling Machine which was made by Mr. Lawrence Christoffelsz, and a general lecture on Microtunneling which was delivered by Mr. Anatony A Yatskevitch of AVA Hydrosystem.

The Exhibition was a great success wherein 72 stands & open display space various Trenchless equipment and products were displayed by the exhibitors. Some of the displays also were with live demonstrations. The exhibition was visited by numbers of visitors who got the first hand information and feel of the various Trenchless equipment and their usage. For the participants list please click here.

The No Dig India Show 2010 has been scheduled during the first half of December 2010 at New Delhi. The theme of the show is "Meeting Urban Challenges through Trenchless Engineering". As reported, we have already invited Dr. M. Herrenknecht, Chairman & Managing Director of Herrenknecht AG to deliver the Keynote address. Observing the overwhelming response to No Dig India Show 2009, we are sure that other Trenchless equipment suppliers, stakeholders and expert would take part in a bigger way in 2010 show.

With this, we take the opportunity to thank all the stakeholders without whose active support the show could not have been so successful and also invite them to participate in bigger way in the No Dig India Show 2010 during December 2010 at New Delhi.