RAI AMSTERDAM | 11 - 14 MAR 2025

Pipefitting competition

Excitement until the very end at the World Championships Pipefitting!

After a great success in 2023 we present you the Pipefitting Competition at Aquatech 2025.

This year will be the 16th edition of the Pipefitting Competition. Teams will compete against each other and against the very best Dutch water companies. The competition includes mechanics, as well as a ladies competition, a rookie race and a competition between the management teams.
Waternetwerk (Royal Netherlands Waternetwork) started pipefitting competitions in 1996 to promote the profession of pipefitting and craftsmanship.

Organised together with KNW Commissie Fitterijwedstrijden

Rules of play

The teams consist of two people (a borer and a fitter) and a coach. The intention is that they tap a 150 mm GN / C drinking water distribution pipe under pressure as quickly as possible, then connect the connecting pipe to a meter assembly and connect it to a tap. When water comes out of the tap, it is over and the time is stopped. During the competitions, at least two referees assess the participants on quality, craftsmanship, and whether all rules and safety requirements have been met.

Aquatech pipefitting 2021

Pipefitting recap

The best way to learn more about Pipefitting is to watch a recap of the World Championship Pipefitting at Aquatech Amsterdam 2023.