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CONFERENCE DAY ONE        Tuesday, 13 December 201108:00      Registration and coffee                                     ...
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  1. 1. LAUNCH OFFER! Book before 3 October 2011 & SAVE up to us$ 500! Opportunities on design, planning and construction of tunnelling projects in the region 12-14 December 2011 Oryx Rotana Hotel, Doha, QatarConference Highlights:Gain first hand insights on the latest developments on rail,road and utilities tunnelling projects in the Middle East andget a comprehensive update on key projects including: Key• QRail’s overview on Qatar metro’s complex tunnel design and implementation plans as part of the US$ 35 bn integrated rail project Speakers• Dubai Metro, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)’s challenges and lessons learned from designing and constructing the Middle East’s Dr. Bert Bosseler first mega tunnelling project – The Dubai Metro Project Research Director IKT-Institute for Underground• An update on the US$ 1.09 bn Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Infrastructure. Programme (STEP) in Abu Dhabi• Ashghal’s latest updates on the estimated US$200m sewerage Saad Mohamad Khodr tunnel in Qatar and the cut and cover tunnels for the Doha Senior Transportation Engineer - Expressway Transportation & Infrastructure Planning DepartmentExamine the impacts that variable ground conditions in the Ministry of Municipality and UrbanMiddle East has on constructing tunnels - explore how you Planning (MMUP)can effectively utilise the latest machinery and techniques Abdussamie Haimonito develop tunnelling projects including: Tunnel Boring Deputy Director – Rail ConstructionMachines (TBM), Microtunnelling and Horizontal Directional DepartmentDigging (HDD) Dubai Metro, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Steve Minassian Plus... Monday, 12 deceMber 2011 Senior Vice President Parsons Creating effective safety programmes in tunnelling projects in the Middle East Discover how to achieve high quality standards in Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi Chief Executive Officer health safety and environment planning strategies Qatar Railways Company (QRail) • Safety requirements have never been more stringent or complex. This masterclass will examine effective tunnel ventilation, fire Abdul Jassim Al Jolo detection and suppression systems, and Chairman emergency response planning procedures Qatar Society of Engineers Register at
  2. 2. Explore Qatar’s US$35 bn railway 12-14 December 2011 Oryx Rotana Hotel, Doha, Qatar networkWelcome to the launch of MEED’s Confirmed speakers:Middle East Tunnelling conference Dr. Bert Bosseler Research Director IKT-Institute for UndergroundThe governments of the Middle East are promising huge in road, rail and utility (water & sewerage)projects to meet the demand of rapidly expanding cities Julian Herbertacross the region. There are a significant amount of new Director, Product Developmenttunnelling projects being developed over the next decade, MEED Projectsin fact the Middle East will be home to some of the largesttunnelling projects in the world including the Dubai metro Saad Mohamad Khodrand the launch of phase 2, the integrated railway network Senior Transportation Engineer -project in Qatar, the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme Transportation & Infrastructure Planning(STEP) and the Abu Dhabi Metro. DepartmentQatar Railways Company (QRail) are planning to award up to Ministry of Municipality and Urban12 separate tunnelling contracts alone over the next few years Planning (MMUP)as part of their integrated rail projects, and the planned Abu Senior RepresentativeDhabi US$ 7 bn metro rail system which will run up to 131km in Ashghallength and mostly underground is scheduled for completionin 2016.The launch of MEED’s Middle East Tunnelling conferencewill provide you with the very latest data and forecast Steve Minassian Senior Vice Presidentinformation surrounding mega tunnelling projects across Parsonsthe Middle East region, and outline solutions to everydaychallenges that you are facing.Middle East Tunnelling conference is a comprehensive Uwe Reiterplatform for you to network, build business relations, discover Director (International Consulting)where upcoming business opportunities lie and additionally PTVhow to position yourself in the Middle East tunnelling sector.I look forward to seeing you in December 2011. Ahmed Al Kowsi Vice President (Projects / NavigationYours sincerely, Logistics) Qatar Navigation Edmund O’Sullivan Chairman Abdussamie Haimoni MEED Events Deputy Director (Rail Construction Department) Dubai Metro, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) • Government Agencies, Municipalities Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi Who and Public Work Authorities Chief Executive Officer • Contractors Qatar Railways Company (QRail) • Construction Engineers and you will Geotechnical Engineers / Site Investigators Abdul Jassim Al Jolo • meet • Machinery Suppliers Law Firms Chairman Qatar Society of Engineers • Insurance Companies • Financiers • Concrete / Pre-Cast, Additive and Senior Representative Halcrow Tunnel Sealant Material Suppliers • Tunnelling Associations For speaker updates, please visit
  3. 3. CONFERENCE DAY ONE Tuesday, 13 December 201108:00 Registration and coffee • Examining the different tunnel technologies available09:00 Chairman’s opening remarks designed to work on varying ground conditions in the Edmund O’Sullivan, Chairman, MEED Events Middle East Steve Minassian, Senior Vice President, Parsons The growth of tunnelling projects across the Middle East and beyond 12:40 CaSE STUDy: Overcoming the technical challenges and09:10 Keynote opening welcome and address – Looking to the developing best practice strategies - lessons learned from future of the tunnelling industry and exploring state of the Middle East’s first mega tunnelling project the art global tunnelling projects • Exploring the story of the Gulf’s first large-scale • What lies ahead for the global tunnelling industry boring tunnel in the Gulf region – the Dubai Metro over the next decade and an overview of advances in • Lessons learned and project update on the Dubai tunnelling technologies Metro Green Line (phase 2) • Examining creating tunnels of the future - best global Abdussamie Haimoni, Deputy Director (Rail Construction practice in construction planning, design and digging Department), Dubai Metro, Roads and Transport techniques and addressing lessons learned Authority (RTA) • A brief overview of current and planned mega 13:30 Lunch and networking tunnelling projects from across the globe09:50 CaSE STUDy: an in-depth overview and exclusive regional Boring tunnels update from MEED Projects / Insight on Middle East 14:30 The strategic advantages of Tunnel Boring Machines tunnelling project opportunities (TBMs) in the Middle East region • Examining the tremendous growth of Middle Eastern • Exploring bore tunnelling project case studies from cities and the mammoth investments going into the across the region including the 4.8 km phase 3 Middle East infrastructure sector expansion of the Cairo Metro due to be completed Julian Herbert, Director, Product Development in 2013 MEED Projects 15:20 PanEL DISCUSSIOn: Client, contractor and technology providers panel discussion: What are the main issues Exploring Qatar’s overall investment in road, rail and utility projects when sourcing and procuring Tunnel Boring Machines10:15 CaSE STUDy: an overview on Qatar metro’s complex (TBMs) tunnel design and implementation plans over the next 15 This panel discussion will explore the upfront production years as part of the US$ 35 bn integrated railway network costs of ‘moles’ and time sensitivity delivery issues • Developing the design for the underground civil works with the initial planning, sourcing, procuring and on the Qatar metro (89 kilometres in length, 4 lines, manufacturing (taking a cycle of up to 1.5 years abroad). 100 stations) 15:50 Networking and coffee break • Discovering where the opportunities lie to get involved • Exploring the plans to award up to 12 separate Cut and cover tunnels tunnelling contracts over the next few years 16:20 CaSE STUDy: The challenges of Cut and Cover tunneling in Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar the Middle East region Railways Company (QRail) • Exploring the advantages of this cost effective method11:00 Networking and refreshment break of tunnelling vs. the disadvantages of construction11:30 PanEL DISCUSSIOn: an update on Qatar’s overall disturbance and interruption factors to heavily investment plans into road, metro and utility tunnelling populated urban areas projects in Qatar including: • Examining Cut and Cover current tunnelling projects • Updated plans for the 12 km US$1 bn subsea tunnel including: linking Doha’s new airport with Lusail and West Bay - An update and study on the 500m road underpass forming part of the Doha Express Way project in • The latest time lines and development plans for the Qatar Qatar Metro - The 3 km Al-Salam Street US$ 1.36 bn tunnelling • Ashghal’s latest updates on the estimated US$200m project in Abu Dhabi due to complete late 2011 sewerage tunnel in Qatar 17:00 PanEL DISCUSSIOn: The challenges that clients and Challenges of developing tunnels within the Middle East’s contractors are currently facing with developing geotechnical profile and conditions tunneling projects and how they can be overcome?12:00 PanEL DISCUSSIOn: The unique geotechnical challenges This panel discussion will share experiences that clients with constructing tunnels in the Middle East region and contractors face on major tunnelling projects. • Exploring the specific impact of soil, sand, hard / soft 17:20 Day one closing remarks rock properties and the movements of ground water and the impact / challenges on tunnel construction 17:45 Day one drinks reception
  4. 4. CONFERENCE DAY TWO Wednesday, 14 December 201109.15 Chairman’s forum day two opening remarks 13:00 PanEL SESSIOn: Using and implementing tunnelling Edmund O’Sullivan, Chairman, MEED Events technology in the Middle East region The benefits of using Micro-tunnelling, Pipe Jacking and This panel session will discuss what solutions and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) techniques technologies are currently available for Middle East tunnelling projects and what the possibilities are for09:30 CaSE STUDy: Exploring and choosing the right digging completely automated and computer run operations. techniques to construct smaller tunnel diameters 13:30 Lunch and networking break • Geotechnical evaluation and preparation for choosing the right digging techniques for diverse tunnelling Financing tunnelling projects in the Middle East projects: - Micro-tunnelling 14:30 PanEL SESSIOn anD CaSE STUDy: Public Private Partnership - Pipe Jacking (PPP), project finance and public procurement to find the - Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) best financing solution for developing major tunneling10:10 an update on the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement projects in the Middle East region. Programme (STEP) in abu Dhabi This panel session will discuss and assess the various procurement and financing options and what’s best for Explaining the technical complexity of the US$ 1.09 bn 41 km which type of tunnelling project: long deep waste water tunnel project in Abu Dhabi • Exploring how to successfully raise finance • An update and overview on the timelines of the STEP • Tendering a PPP project and developing a solid project and opportunities to get involved relationship with the relevant government authorities10:50 PanEL SESSIOn: assessing and selecting the most appropriate technology and equipment to reduce the • Exploring the Kuwait metro and rail privatisation (Total overall surface disruption when using micro-tunnelling Worth US$ 6 -12 bn) and pipe jacking specialist tunnelling methods This panel session will explore machinery that will be Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) discussed includes: 15:10 CaSE STUDy: Designing and operating state of the art • Open face cutter booms tunnelling safety and management systems in the region • Backacters • Designing and implementing tunnel safety features that • MTBMs (Micro Tunnelling Boring Machines) are safe for both construction workers and passengers • Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) including: • Slurry - Cost effective and efficient tunnel ventilation11:20 Networking and coffee break systems Immersed tunnelling - Tunnel evacuation and safety strategies - Mechanical and electrical design (emergency lighting,12:00 Choosing immersed tube tunnelling versus alternative sprinklers and water drainage systems) tunnelling options • Al-Salam Street Tunnel Project in Abu Dhabi and its • Exploring the cheaper construction cost benefits and modern safety management system the advantages of being able to work on all types of ground conditions 15:50 Networking and coffee break • Examining the speed of tunnel completion when 16:20 Exploring effective risk management strategies and being able to complete construction outside of approaches for effective disaster management plans congested urban locations Employing effective risk management plans to avoid • Discussing the feasibility for the proposed Doha Bay emergencies and disasters Crossing • Understanding the regulatory requirements for risk analysis and danger studies Effective tunnelling maintenance programmes • Examining the National Fire Protection Association12:30 Examining effective maintenance programmes for (NFPA) HSE codes across the Middle East and standards tunnel repair and renovation to aid the minimisation and the possibility of fire and • Effectively planning a sustainable maintenance other risks programme and tunnel inspection framework for the 17:00 Closing remarks from the chairman desired lifespan of a tunnel structure • Repairing tunnel structuring and tunnel components: drainage systems, waterproofing and concrete lining, ventilation systems, lighting and communication mechanics and safety equipments • Physical tunnel maintenance and identifying relevant tunnel technologies for renovation programmes To register today email us at
  5. 5. Save US$700 on MasterclassPRE-CONFERENCE MASTERCLASS when you book it with the 2 dayMonday, 12 December 2011 conference Creating effective safety programmes in tunnelling projects Sponsorship and in the Middle East Exhibition Opportunities Strategies to achieve high quality standards in Unique benefits of supporting this event health, safety and environment planning include: Timings: 10:00 – 16:00 Exclusive personal access to the most prominent senior industry representatives who are developing OvERvIEW tunnelling projects across the Middle East including: This masterclass will explore the key elements in delivering government agencies, municipalities and public optimum tunnel safety programmes, when both in the initial work authorities – you will meet with the key tunnel design phase and when fully operational. Safety decision-makers who can significantly influence your requirements for tunnels have never been more stringent organisation’s future profitability or complex. New standards and regulations have to be Prestigious positioning as a leader in the tunnelling implemented, equipment has to be replaced or upgraded and industry sector - this is your unique opportunity regular training programmes must be completed to ensure even to showcase your expertise, services, products and more efficient operations and maintenance. technology solutions and increase your market share in the Middle East region By attending this masterclass you will Strategic intelligence and insights into the very discover: latest data and forecast information surrounding tunnelling projects across the Middle East region and • How to develop effective risk analysis and disaster outlining everyday challenges that organisations management plans in case of emergency are facing – learn where the upcoming business • How to manage safety in the case of fire, explosion opportunities will lie for you in the future, how to and collapse of tunnel (internal / external) – examining further position yourself in the tunnelling sector and emergency response planning procedures and technologies how you can get personally involved used in fire detection Invitations to all additional networking events – • How to assess and examine the design and implementation invaluable opportunities for you to meet with the of efficient ventilation smoke control systems in long main key stakeholders from the region’s leading tunnels governmental agencies, contractors, machinery suppliers, law firms, insurance companies, financiers, • What are the new fire regulatory codes in place for and tunnel material suppliers different tunnelling types including: Boring tunnels, Immersed tunnels and Cut and Cover tunnels Online networking – maximise your company’s exposure to your fellow delegates before, during and • How to develop the design of fire safety engineering in after the conference. Gain access to view the delegate tunnels – further discussions and debate will take place list in advance of the conference so that you can on the actual lessons learnt from case study reviews of arrange meetings with colleagues, clients and generate successful and unsuccesful tunnelling engineering designs new business opportunities and strengthen existing relationshipsEXHIBITOR: We are committed to giving you a HIGHER return on your Investment! If you are serious about entering or expanding your business in the region, please contact: Meryem SardoganEVENT PARTNERS: Business Development Director, MEED Conferences Tel: +971 50 558 8395 Email: To register today call us on +971 4 390 0049
  6. 6. DELEGATE INFORMATION 12-14 December 2011 Oryx Rotana Hotel, Doha, QatarGreat value for group bookings: Pre-Event Online NetworkingMiddle East Tunnelling conference attracts senior teams from Travelling to the regionleading governmental authorities, contractors, machinery and for the conferenceequipment suppliers involved in the design and build of the region’s and need to optimizetunnelling sector. your time?You can save more money by booking 3 or more delegates! With MEED pre-event online networking facility, you can view the delegate list in advance of the conference to arrange meetings withSpeak to Angela Powell at MEED Media FZ LLC, to find out more: colleagues, clients and generate new business opportunities and contacts. Every delegate will receive a unique username and password,Tel: +971 (0) 4 368 1643 enabling you to maximise the full networking opportunities available atEmail: the conference.Book today and secure your place amongst the elite of tunnellingindustry experts and maximise your networking opportunities Conference Organiser Middle East Tunnelling conference is organised by Venue Details MEED Media FZ LLC (Middle East Business Intelligence). For over 50 years business leaders Middle East Tunnelling 2011 will take place at: have been relying on MEED to name: Oryz Rotana Hotel, Doha, Qatar give them a wealth of factual, unbiased business information that they need to be successful. The MEED brand represents an unrivalled address: P.O. Box 29922, Doha, Qatar portfolio of high calibre business information products, online services Website: and premier networking events. Telephone: +00 974 44023333 For more information on MEED visit Email: Please tick if you would like information on a subscription to MEED 0 Brochure Code: WEBREGISTRATION FORM Conference Code: M151Register at or complete the form below and fax to +971 4 368 8025Please register ___ delegates for Middle East Tunnelling 2011 Conference + Masterclass Day 2 Day Conference Only Masterclass Day Only SAVE US$ 700 Book before 3rd October 2011 US$ 3,300 0 US$ 2,500 0 Book before 3rd November 2011 US$ 3,450 0 US$ 2,650 0 US$ 1500 0 After 3 November 2011 rd US$ 3,550 0 US$ 2,750 0 Onsite At Event US$ 3,800 0 US$ 3,000 0 (Please note that any local taxes are not included.)First Name: Last Name:Job Title:Company:Email:Tel no: Mobile:Book now to take advantage of our early booking discounts.Other ways to register: Email: / Tel: +971 (0)4 390 0049 / +971 (0)4 390 0699 / Terms and conditions online. Please quote conference code M151 and delegate’s name in your correspondence.