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Oldenburg Pipe Forum

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Oldenburg Pipe Forum

The “Institut für Rohrleitungsbau an der Fachhochschule Oldenburg e. V. (IRO)” was founded in 1988 and is run as a non-profit association with currently over 250 members from the fields of research, industry, Authorities and Professional Associations. The IRO sees itself as an interface between teaching and practice, with its main focus on the further training of engineers in the entire piping sector, practice-oriented research and development and the promotion of students.

There is close cooperation with the Zentrum für Weiterbildung der Jade Hochschule, Fachhochschule Wilhelmshaven/Oldenburg/Elsfleth („ZfW“) as well as with the cooperations with numerous other associations and federations such as the DCA, which has supported the work of the IRO for more than 20 years.

Every year, the IRO organises the Oldenburg Pipe Forum as an advanced training event at which speakers give lectures in numerous lecture blocks on interesting current topics relating to the pipeline construction industry. In lecture block 2 “Trenchless installation techniques”, the DCA reports in six lectures on current interesting projects around the HDD industry.

Likewise, the Oldenburg Pipe Forum with its exhibition area is a popular industry get-together that has established itself as a fixed event in the annual calendar of many companies. The DCA is represented at the event with its ever-popular “Drilling Saloon”. There, the HDD industry and interested parties from the sector get together to exchange ideas with delicious snacks and cold beer. In addition, the DCA’s annual raffle in the saloon attract attention.

! Unfortunately, the Oldenburg Pipe Forum had to be cancelled due to corona. The event is now scheduled to take place from February 09 to February 10, 2023.


“Pipelines and cables for a sustainable future society”

The 35th Oldenburg Pipe Forum will take place in Oldenburg on 27th to 28th February 2022one day after the DCA Members’ Meeting As usual, DCA will be represented with a booth and two lecture blocks on current HDD projects. The two lecture blocks, which will be chaired by DCA President Jorn Stoelinga and DCA Board Member Marc Schnau, will again include top-class topics in 2022, presenting current partial aspects of the HDD industry in interesting projects.

HDD lecture block 1 (Thursday 09:00 am – 10:30 am):

Presenter: Jorn Stoelinga (LMR Drilling GmbH) DCA-President, Aachen

Lecture 1: Leitungen aus Polyamid mit 16 bar Betriebsdruck: Verlegung mittels Horizontal Directional Drilling

Tobias Männel, B.Eng., Dr.-Ing. Veenker Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Hannover

Lecture 2:Umverlegung einer 34“-Mineralölpipeline – vom Umgang mit erwarteten und unerwarteten Herausforderungen“

Dipl. Ing. Philipp Dick, MOLL-prd GmbH & Co. KG, Schmallenberg

Lecture 3: Glasfaser verstärkte Rohrbeschichtung und die Nachumhüllung von Schweißnähten – mechanischer Schutz beim grabenlosen Bau von Rohrleitungen

Stefan Wittke, TDC International AG, Luzern, Switzerland

HDD lecture block 2 (Thursday 11:00 – 12:30 Uhr):

Presenter: Marc Schnau (x-plan schnau engineering)

Vice-President DCA, Aachen

Lecture 4: Geowissenschaftliche Kartenwerke und Geoportale – Welche Informationen erhalten Sie für HDD-Projekte?

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Dan Lingenauber, Tracto-Technik GmbH & Co. KG, Lennestadt

Lecture 5: Entsorgung von Bohrschlamm – eine rechtliche Einordnung

Dipl. Kfm. Sergei Prenger, Hermann Kahnenbley GmbH & Co. KG

Lecture 6: (Fehlende) Baugrundinformationen in den Wäldern Litauens

Carsten Rabe, Christian Weber, LMR Drilling GmbH, Oldenburg

… and then off to the Drilling Saloon!

In the past, the Oldenburg Pipe Forum was held at the Jadehochschule in Oldenburg, which provided a special personal flair among the exhibitors with its narrow corridors. Unfortunately, due to Corona, the event had to be cancelled for 2021.

The 34th Oldenburg Pipe Forum “Pipes and Cables – Pipes for a Modern Infrastructure” took place on 13th and 14th February 2020.

About3500 visitors came to the Oldenburg Piping Forum, the largest further training event in the pipeline construction industry in Germany, which took place for the 34th time this year. This year, the motto of the major event was “Pipes and cables – Pipes for a modern infrastructure”.

The constantly growing importance of cable construction due to climate change, which is reflected in the expansion of power lines in Germany, was placed in relation to pipeline construction. Similarities as well as differences between the two fields were to be worked out and discussed on the basis of many presentations. The focus was also on lectures on hydrogen and other topics relevant to pipeline construction.

Further information in the members’ area.