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About MapeiUTT
Mapei UTT is a the fast growing and innovative technology division of Mapei Group dedicated to underground works with a passion to offer continuous improvement to underground industry moreover in terms of respect for the environment in compliance with the most severe standards.

Mapei UTT has a broad underground offering:
Admixtures for all types of concrete, injection systems for different types of rock, soil or concrete structures, spray applied and PVC-Pwaterproofing membranes with a full range of complementary products, all needed chemicals for TBM technology covering hard rock, open face, slurry and EPB type machines,protective and decorative coating systems, chemical treatments for soil stabilization and maintenance of pavements.

Mapei UTT stands out on the market for the highly trained on- site technical support with a worldwide network of highly trained and professional Technical assistants present from more than 20 years.

The Numbers of Mapei
over 25.000 tons of products delivered per day
66.000 clients
currently employs over 9000 highly specialized professionals.
Mapei operates globally with 73 plants in 54 countries worldwide
Visit our website and discover more: http://utt.mapei.com

Silver Sponsors

DSI Underground - Global leadership for products and systems for the Tunneling industry

DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) is a global market leader in the development, production, supply, and installation of rock reinforcement and round support systems for the tunneling industry worldwide.

Thanks to its comprehensive product range and versatile system solutions, DSI Underground is among the world's leading system suppliers and is represented in all of the markets for challenging tunneling projects.

The product range includes a wide variety of anchors, steel ribs, lattice girders, liner plates, rock and ground support systems as well as field-proven AT systems such as the AT Casing System for the economic installation of tube spiles.

DSI's business philosophy is based on the establishment and cultivation of a trustworthy business relationship with its clients. Irrespective of the circumstances, we are committed to always satisfying the demands of our customers in accordance
with our slogan "Local Presence - Global Competence".


Herrenknecht is a technology and market leader in the area of mechanized tunnelling systems. As the only company worldwide, Herrenknecht delivers cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters – ranging from 0.10 to 19 meters. The Herrenknecht product range includes tailor-made machines for transport tunnels (Traffic Tunnelling) and supply and disposal tunnels (Utility Tunnelling). Under the umbrella of the Herrenknecht Group, a team of innovative specialists has formed to provide integrated solutions around tunnel construction with project-specific equipment and service packages upon request: these include separation plants, conveyor belt systems, navigation systems, rolling stock systems and segment moulds right up to turnkey lining segment production plants. The range of products also includes services in the area of technical consultancy, planning and supervision for tunnelling projects as well as personnel solutions to complement construction site crews on a temporary basis. Herrenknecht develops innovative technical solutions to sink vertical shafts down to great depths as well as to successfully excavate sloping shafts. The company also produces state-of-the-art deep drilling rigs that drill down to depths of 8,000 meters.


Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions, your global partner for smart fibre reinforcement of your tunnelling and mining project.

Our wide range of fibres give you the support your project needs. Depending on the application, we have the right fibre for you at the right price. Our Dramix® 3D fibres are at their best in shotcrete applications for first lining and temporary support. The Dramix® 4D product range is ideal for final lining of tunnels or shafts, either to be used in spray concrete linings or precast segments. Dramix® 5D offers superior results in final lining cast in-situ. Synmix® fibres are macro-synthetic fibres and can be used for temporary support in mining.

To complete our portfolio, we also offer micro-synthetic fibres called Duomix® M6 Fire that increase the fire resistance of concrete.

Some of our important reference projects, all with SFRC precast segmental linings, on the Arabian Peninsula include:

  • Red Line South Metro Tunnel, Doha - Qatar
  • Abu Hamour Sewage Tunnel, Doha - Qatar
  • Green Line Metro Tunnel, Doha - Qatar
  • STEP (Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Program) Sewage Tunnel, Abu Dhabi - UAE

Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions understands you. Because we are tunnelling.


Normet is a fast growing and innovative technology company with a passion to offer continuous improvement to underground construction and mining processes for increased safety, productivity and profitability.

Normet has a broad underground offering:

  • Equipment for concrete spraying and transport, explosives charging, scaling, lifting, installation works, and logistics.
  • Construction chemicals for sprayed concrete, admixtures for all types concrete, injection systems for rock improvement, reinforcement systems for high deformation conditions, spray applied waterproofing systems and needed chemicals for TBM technology covering hard rock, EPB, open face and slurry type machines
  • The new generation energy absorbing rock bolting system; the D-Bolt system specially designed for efficient and reliable rock reinforcement, in both squeezing and burst-prone strata conditions Normet has delivered more than 10,000 built-for-purpose underground machines which are serviced and supported with Life Time Care. Normet currently employs over 1000 business professionals and the net sales in 2016 was about 210 million euro. The company expects strong growth in 2017. Normet is a Finnish based company that operates globally with over 44 locations in 28 countries worldwide.




Since 1995,RITCO (Royal Industrial Tech Corp) acts as a General Contractor to provide advanced technological solutions in the field of infrastructure development.

Apart from the civil construction services, we are also one of the few companies with exceptional design and installation capabilities competent in providing a comprehensive package for MEP works (Electrical Mechanical and Plumbing) and subsequent O&M services (Operation & Maintenance).

During more than 20 years of its business operations, RITCO has successfully implemented more than 2000 domestic and overseas projects of all scales for both private and public sectors. The accumulation of know-how, experience and technological expertise made it possible for RITCO, the dominant infrastructure development contractor in Korea, to export its technology and know-how to UAE, KSA, Qatar, and China.

RITCO's policy is to assure that the quality of its services and products meets all contract specifications and requirements. All our divisions have achieved ISO 9001 for Quality Management Certification and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification.

RITCO is committed to satisfy our Clients’ requirements in terms of time and quality by delivering solutions, which integrate the entire value chain of a project.

Bronze sponsor

Sandvik offer drill rigs specially design to suit customers tunneling applications, and to maximize their productivity. They come equipped with high-performance hydraulic rock drills, ergonomic controls, and various levels of automatic drilling systems, making them highly productive, extremely reliable, and economical machines.

As a part of the product area Underground drilling our tunneling equipment offers a full range of:

Tunneling drill rigs - Face drill from mid to large scale tunneling
Rock support drills - Advanced Mechanized bolting drill rigs.

For the overall underground drilling offering we have a full program covering, development drills, longhole TH/ITH drill rigs and secondary breaking rigs.

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