• Ministry 1

12 – 15 September 2021

11:00 - 19:00 Daily
Dubai World Trade Centre

Nick Chittenden

Speaker Name

Nick Chittenden

Regional Manager Underground Construction – Middle East and Africa


Nick is an engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the international tunnelling market. He qualified as a Mining Engineer from Cardiff University before taking an MBA and then an MSc in Tunnelling at the Polytechnico Torino. He is a specialist in the rock support technologies of sprayed concrete, injection and waterproofing. He is a member of the ITATech committee on sprayed concrete and WG 12 in ITA as well as an EFNARC Nozzleman Assessor.
He is currently employed by BASF in Dubai as the Regional Manager for Underground Construction in the Middle East, Egypt, East Africa and Iran where he has been based for over 9 years. Previous to this, Nick’s global tunnelling experience covered projects in Taiwan, Canada, Egypt, China, South Africa and Iceland.
He has presented at numerous conferences and events around the world including the World Tunnelling Congress in Singapore, the Arabian Tunnelling Conference in the UAE, the International Road Federation World Forum in Riyadh and the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He has also given lectures for the American University of Dubai, the International Tunnelling Association’s Foundation for Continuing Education and Training, and the Young Engineers Forum of the Arabian Tunnelling Conferences. He is BASF’s representative within the International Tunnelling Association (ITA), on the ITA prime sponsors steering board and a committee member for the DFI Middle East Chapter.

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