The World Federation of Pipe Line Industry Associations provides a platform for collaboration amongst the associations related in one way or another to the onshore and offshore construction of international and regional oil, gas, water and slurry pipelines.

Meetings may be held at every annual conference or convention of each association member. A Heads of Agreement for WFPIA was finalised on 1 June 2016.

Members of the World Federation meeting at the IPLOCA Annual Convention

The membership of the federation is drawn from all parts of the world and currently includes:

Australian Pipelines & Gas Association

APGA is the peak body representing Australasia’s pipeline infrastructure. While many members have a focus on gas transmission they are active in all aspects of the industry including transportation of other products, such as oil, water and slurry.

Distribution Contractors Association

The Distribution Contractors Association, headquartered just outside of Dallas, is a member-centered association. Our members participate in a variety of committees and annual activities that ultimately benefit the entire industry.

International Marine Contractors Association

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is a leading trade association representing the vast majority of contractors and the associated supply chain in the offshore marine construction industry worldwide.


With members in more than 40 countries, IPLOCA is proud to represent some 250 of the key players in the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry worldwide.

Pipe Line Contractors Association

The Pipe Line Contractors Association was established in 1948 and negotiates labor agreements, encourages safe practices in pipeline construction and seeks the resolution of problems common to all those in the industry.

Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada

The Association was formed to represent Canadian contractors in labour relations matters and to develop a Canadian-based workforce with the specialized technical, trade and craft skills required for pipeline construction and maintenance.

The Pipeline Industries Guild

The Pipeline Industries Guild was formed in 1957. Since then, it has evolved into the only association world-wide to cater directly for the needs of the pipeline industry, regardless of engineering discipline, application, or qualification.

For further information on the World Federation, contact IPLOCA:

Chemin des Papillons 4
1216 Cointrin/Geneva

Telephone: +41 22 306 02 30
Fax: +41 22 306 02 39
Contact: Juan Arzuaga, IPLOCA Executive Secretary