Hayato Nakazono

Deputy Manager, Pipeline Division
JFE Engineering

Hayato Nakazono is a civil  / environmental engineer with over 10 years of experience in planning, design, construction, operation and management in the water supply sector. He has worked for a number of water related projects not only in Japan, but also in multiple other countries such as Canada, Vietnam, Bolivia, Jordan and South Sudan, solving water related problems for global clients.

He is currently JFE Engineering’s team leader for SPF Projects. SPF is a seismic steel pipe product developed for pipelines to securely supply water, even after severe earthquakes and ground deformations.

Mr. Nakazono is also a member of the technical committee of Japan Water Steel Pipe Association, as well as the secretary of the sub-committee of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, where he designs methods for creating pipelines across fault planes.

He holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Japan.