BHR GROUP - 18th International Conference on Pipline Protection (PP2009)

Venue: Ramada Plaza Hotel

Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Event Date/Time: Nov 04, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 04, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 05, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Aug 28, 2009
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There are estimated to be over 2.5 million kilometres of existing energy pipelines globally. In addition to these, there are similar numbers of water pipelines world-wide. It is recognised that a pipeline is the most environmentally-friendly, efficient and cost-effective way of transporting liquids,
slurries and gases.
Yet without careful installation, regular inspection, monitoring, maintenance, and repair, refurbishment or upgrade, these installations will fail, potentially causing
polluting leaks from hydrocarbon pipelines or unacceptable losses from water mains. Economic downturns may put pressure on pipeline owners to curtail expenditures but with in some cases ageing infrastructures, and in others demands for longevity in new pipelines, industries cannot afford to cut corners. The media – newspapers, magazines, radio and television – regularly report problems with pipelines either through poor practices during installation or upkeep, or progressive, unforeseen deterioration or complete failures of the pipe assemblies.

The Pipeline Protection Conference, now in its fourth decade, has since its inception brought together experts knowledgeable in good practices for today’s pipelines and
the latest techniques to counter tomorrow’s challenges.

The oil and gas industry has always sought the latest methodologies for protecting its pipelines. Demands from the water and waste industry across the World for higher performances and longer useful life from their pipelines are growing ever greater. Safety and security are paramount for suppliers and operators alike, and in some countries certification is already demanded as proof of

For owners, designers, financiers, suppliers, constructors and operators of pipelines, the Pipeline Protection Conference offers an unrivalled European gathering of the World's experts and the capacity to provide the answers to fundamental problems.
Who Should Attend
Coatings manufacturers
Pipeline operators
Consultants and developers

Opening Address
We have pleasure in announcing that Mr Derek Mortimore from Selmers BV will be opening the
conference with his address on ’49 years in the business, from Granny ragging to J-laying’.

The language of both the Conference and the published Proceedings will be English.

Venue, Timing and Registration
The 18th International Pipeline Protection Conference will take place in Antwerp. This city, described as “a pocketsize metropolis”, is a refreshingly down-to-earth yet vivacious cosmopolitan habitat blessed with magnificent architecture, fashionable shop fronts, dazzling monuments, jazzedup clubs, inspired artworks and multicultural restaurants. Antwerp not only has a wealth of outstanding museums, picturesque galleries, sculpted streets and beautiful architecture, but is also
laced with refreshing greenery and urban haunts. Its culture, history, vibrant nightlife and world class shopping are all within easy reach, thanks to excellent access by air, train, motorway and even water.

The conference will be held at the Ramada Plaza Antwerp hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of the business district and just ten minutes away from the historic city centre.
Ramada Plaza Antwerp Tel: 0032-3-2448211
Desguinlei 94 Fax: 0032-3-2164712
Antwerp, BE 2018 E-mail:

The Conference will run from 4 – 6 November 2009. It will open on the morning of Wednesday 4th November and will conclude with lunch on Friday 6th November 2009.

Registration will take place in the lobby adjacent to the Conference room Margaux I, from 17:30 – 18.30 on Tuesday 3rd November and 08.00 to 09.00 on the Wednesday morning.

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation in Antwerp. However, an
allocation of deluxe double rooms (for single use) at the Ramada Plaza Antwerp has been reserved at a special discounted rate of €131.00, this price is based on availability and limited until 5th October 2009. To avoid disappointment delegates are to make their online reservations directly with the Ramada Plaza Antwerp hotel before 5th October 2009, any unconfirmed accommodation in our allocation will be released for general sale – therefore we cannot guarantee availability or the discounted price after this date.

Exhibition and Sponsorship
If you have a product or service to promote, you can enhance brand awareness through our range of exciting sponsorship/exhibition opportunities. For details of how we can tailor a package to suit your needs, please contact me to discuss options.

Enquiries should be addressed to:
The Conference Organiser
BHR Group Limited
The Fluid Engineering Centre
Bedfordshire MK43 0AJ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1234 750422
Fax: +44 (0)1234 750074


Additional Information

CONFERENCE CODE: PP09 Belgian VAT is charged at 21% Early bird rate (before 6th October)* Presenting author £648 + VAT Delegate £860 +VAT Rising star £430 +VAT Students £430 +VAT Full registration rate (after 6th October) Presenting author £720 +VAT Delegate £960 +VAT Rising star £480 +VAT Students £480 +VAT