The mission of the Novel Construction Initiative is to stimulate innovation in the technology and processes required for execution of onshore pipeline projects by engaging all contributors to the pipeline construction supply chain. This will be achieved through the provision of leadership and direction to the pipeline industry by IPLOCA to enable development and delivery of improved technology, equipment and supporting processes.

Review the previous Novel Construction Overall Mission
Review the updated Mission Statement & Objectives

To indicate interest in participating in the Initiative, please send an email listing your name, contact information and area of expertise to or contact a member of the Steering Group.

Novel Construction Steering Group

Gerben Wansink

Maats Pipeline Professionals CEO

Committee Chair

Contact me

Georges Hage

IPLOCA Executive Secretary

Committee Coordinator

Contact me

Health & Safety

Bruno Pomaré

SPIECAPAG Business Development Director Contact me


Katrina Cooper

RSK Group International Projects Group Director Contact me

Earthworks & Crossings

Joseph Gilmartin

Fluor Pipeline Engineer Contact me


Somaieh Salehpour

Seal for Life Industries Director, Strategy Markets and Technology Contact me

Steep Slopes Installation

Matt Granger

Ledcor Pipeline Limited Senior Project Manager Contact me


Jean-Baptiste Rousseau

Spiecapag Technical Director Contact me

New Trends & Innovation

Mustafa Abusalah

CCC Sr. Knowledge Management Specialist Contact me