The last Novel Construction Fall Session was held at the Holiday Inn Westpark hotel in Munich, Germany on Wednesday and Thursday, 25-26 October 2023 in conjunction with the HSE Workshop  that was scheduled on Tuesday, 24 October.

Presentations on innovative developments were made on Wednesday morning, followed by Novel group work sessions in the afternoon. Group presentations were then given on Thursday morning.

Click HERE to review the agenda of the Novel Construction meeting.


After a short introduction on IPLOCA by Innovation Manager, Grégoire de Montmollin, the agenda included several presentations on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. The presentations subjects were the following:

Bending Machine Safe Hook Support – IPLOCA Health & Safety Award Winner 2023
Guido Soffiantini & Vincenzo Petrone, SICIM S.p.A.
Hydrogen Goes Public
Josef Wittenzellner, MAX Streicher GmbH
Near Surface Geophysics in Onshore Pipeline Design – Petrobras’ Experience
Ana Cecilia Soares, Petrobras
Fast, Safe, and Low-Risk Construction of Internally Coated Pipelines
Ryan Sears, Lined Pipe Systems
Hyperloop Ambitions through the Mass Production of Large Diameter Hyperloop Tubes
Mehmet Orgen, Erciyas Steel Pipe
Pipeline Monitoring using Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing – State of the Art and Basic Concepts
Cristian Grecco, Omnisens SA
MONTIPower – Enviromental Friendly Technologies for Surface Preparation
Martin Durcik, MONTI Werkzeuge GmbH

Group work sessions were then held during the afternoon.


After the group work sessions on Wednesday, the different groups presented the results of their discussions.

Logistics Group
J-B Rousseau, Spiecapag
Coatings Group
Somaieh Salehpour, Seal for Life Industries
New Trends & Innovation Group
Mustafa Abusalah, CCC
Steep Slopes Installation
Matt Granger, Ledcor
Earthworks & Crossings Group
Ana Cecilia Soares, Petrobras
Energy Transition Group
Doug Bailey, Caterpillar (on behalf of Andy Ball, J. Murphy & Sons)

Other presentations

Road to Success Platform Update
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA