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Pipeline Challenge (rbv)

They are the surgeons of the construction industry. The water flows through the underground pipes as if through veins.

The Pipeline Challenge, organized by the German Association for Pipeline Construction (rbv), is dedicated to attracting young talents. Due to the shortage of skilled professionals, more specialized industries are competing for competent young workforce. The Pipeline Construction Challenge showcases the potentials of the pipeline construction sector at the world's leading trade fair for water, wastewater, waste, and raw materials management in all its facets.

The concept behind the Pipeline Challenge is both profound and transparent. In a sporting competition, participants and visitors gain insight into the diverse and interesting professions in pipeline construction. The attractiveness of job profiles and the excitement of activities become more than evident. For every young person facing career choices, this field offers a promising alternative and a future-proof career with excellent advancement opportunities.

For young individuals at the threshold of making career decisions, it is an opportunity to learn about the professional roles and career advancement prospects in the industry.

The challenge

In the Pipeline Challenge, teams from pipeline construction companies, training institutions, utilities, and network operators compete in their profession. Prospective specialists as well as trained workers in the pipeline construction industry with less than ten years of experience showcase their skills to a wide audience.

The challenge provides a practical demonstration of how technical expertise, modern materials, and innovative laying techniques come together on a pipeline construction site.

Tasks of the Pipeline Construction Challenge

Practical relevance is key: the task is to build a water distribution system using cast iron and PE pipes and to mount a repair clamp with a flange connection on a pipe system. The teams' performances are assessed by technically competent and independent referees, who duly evaluate the timely and qualitative execution. Each team consists of three participants.