For its 20th anniversary, the Novel Construction Spring Session was back where it all started at the Castle Hotel in Windsor, U.K. on Wednesday and Thursday, 24-25 April 2024.

Beyond Boundaries: Embracing 20 years on Innovation, Unveiling Tomorrow’s Transformative Trends in Pipeline Construction

The format of the session mainly focussed on new technologies, energy transition and carbon footprint. The session was splited in two days with some technical presentations in the morning on Wednesday.  A workshop was then held during the afternoon and the audience was divided in small working groups for brainstorming.

On Thursday technical presentations continued and the conclusions and results from the workshop were presented.

Click HERE to review the agenda of the meeting.


Introduction & Objectives of Spring Session
Bruno Pomaré – IPLOCA Director Europe Mediterranean, Spiecapag
LAURINI: A Game Changer in a Tough World
Marco Laurini & Michelangelo Blasi, Laurini
Change Starts Here – We have the Opportunity of a Lifetime
Hakan Ask, Volvo CE
Techint E&C Innovation in Pipeline Digitization
Diana Romero, Petro IT & Alejandro Aguirre, Techint
H2 to Achieve Net Zero: Why & How to Store on a Large Scale?
Elodie Zausa, Geostock
Adapting the Pipeline Industry to deliver a Net Zero Energy System
Chris Beech, Worley


Recap & Overview of the Day
Bruno Pomaré – IPLOCA Director Europe Mediterranean, Spiecapag
Connected Assets – Enhance Equipment Health, Performance and Safety
Kai Thesen, Caterpillar
Innovative Methods in Asset Tracking and Surveying with Lorawan and Satellite
Cagatay Karatas, TINGZ Technologies Ltd.
Cadent’s Regional Hydrogen Development Programmes
Kelly Manders, Cadent Gas
‘Future Grid’ and NG Hydrogen Work
Shaun Bosomworth, National Gas Transmission
Lowering Carbon Footprint in Pipeline Construction
Geoff Cox, Bechtel Pipeline

Group Presentations

Group 1 – AI Transformation
Mustafa Abusalah, CCC
Group 2 – Skill & Resources
Andy Stuart, Winn & Coales (Denso) & Helen Boyd, CRC Evans
Group 3 – Standard & Regulatory Material
Virginie Colaiuta, LMS Legal
Group 4 – Energy Transition
Ana Cecilia Soares, Petrobras
Group 5 – Net Zero Construction
Katrina Cooper, RSK Group