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Annual Congress

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Annual Congress

The DCA holds its annual congress in October, to which mainly the European and non-European members of the association are invited, but also other interested parties. The event takes place over three days with an arrival day and two days of lectures. In addition to the very interesting lecture programme with top-class technical lectures, the DCA offers its members the opportunity to present their own products and introduce their company on the premises of the event. An entertaining social programme rounds off the event, which primarily focuses on the professional exchange among the industry and is highly appreciated by the participating companies.

Sponsors of the Annual Congress

Registration to 25th DCA Annual Congress 2021 – Bonn/Königswinter

The Drilling Contractors Association (DCA Europe) is holding its 25th annual congress this year, to which we would like to cordially invite you to Bonn/Königswinter. From 06to 08 October 2021, members, partners and friends of the DCA will meet at the hotel Maritim in Königswinter for interesting technical presentations and to exchange experiences. The event is sponsored by the two long-standing DCA members Herrenknecht AG from Schwanau and Tracto-Technik from Lennestadt. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors for their support!

The congress will open on Thursday with a highly interesting lecture on “Shaping the future – paradoxes of decision-making”. Prof. Dr. Armin Nassehi, from the Institute of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, will speak on this exciting topic.

In addition to other interesting lectures, two workshops will take place on Thursday. For both workshops, there will be a German-speaking and an English-speaking group.

Workshop 1 will be dedicated to the topic“Subsoil parameters”. Among other things, questions on the significance of the individual subsoil parameters for HDD will be discussed in this workshop. Workshop 2will deal with the topic “Mud and cuttings, disposal and recycling”.

On Friday, as is tradition, presentations on HDD projects will again be presented. This year, the focus will be on HDD projects from the UK and Greece. In addition, there will be other interesting lectures related to the chosen congress theme. Among others, board member Ronald Siebel, TenneT Offshore GmbH, will speak on the topic “Limits of HDD vs. the wish list of electrotechnology”. As every year, an interesting supporting and accompanying program is also planned.

The event is planned as an attendance event. The prerequisite for participation is a complete Corona vaccination, recovery or a 48-hour valid Corona test (according to the Corona Protection Ordinance NRW).

! Deadline for registration is 10th September 2021

Members of the DCA will be given preference in the registration process.

For the organisation of the annual congress, a concept for the corona protection measures valid at the beginning of October will be worked out. You will receive information on this with the confirmation of participation or immediately before the event. Should the measures limit the number of participants too much, the board reserves the right to postpone the event to a later date.

We look forward to welcoming you at our 25th Annual Congress in Bonn/Königswinter and remain with kind regards

Drilling Contractors Association (DCA)

Please send your registration by email to:

Mrs Dipl.-Geol. A. Quante

email: a.quante@dca-europe.org

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Im Zeichen des Umweltschutzes

DCA executive secretary Dietmar Quante welcomed about 145 participants at the 24th annual congress on 16th to 18th October 2019 in Krakow. The environmental factor in particular was the focus of attention, including drilling in nature reserves and electrically operated drilling rigs.

In addition to the lecture programme, the DCA also offered an interesting spouse programme for all participants. In addition to a visit to the city of Krakow, which is well worth seeing, and a guided tour on the subject of “Jewish Life in Krakow”, including a visit to Oskar Schindler’s factory, the evening event took place on Thursday at the Wieliczka 135 m salt mine in the Warsaw Festival Hall.

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