Wednesday & Thursday, 24 – 25 October 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Geneva, Switzerland

Videos are available through this link

The Novel Construction Fall Session took place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday, 24 – 25 October 2018. We would like to thank everyone for their active participation and collaboration.

The meetings were held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel where people from different companies gathered for a productive session to discuss new construction technologies.

In order to review the agenda including the Novel Initiatives presented, please click here.

For the second time, IPLOCA offered a webcast for part of the H&S Workshop and the Novel Construction Session. We hope you were able to take advantage of this offer if you were unable to attend the session.


After a short introduction on IPLOCA by Executive Secretary, Juan Arzuaga, the agenda included several presentations on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. To view the presentations, please click on the titles below:

Wakecap Innovative Safety Solution,
Hassan Albalawi, Wakecap
Can we still innovate in the Onshore Lines Protections?
Yannick Joubeaux, Overpipe
Offshore meets Onshore: Trenchless Solutions for Pipeline Landfalls
Michael Lubberger, Herrenknecht AG
A decision Support Tool for best possible Coating Selection during Trenchless Pipe Installations
Thierry Kerzehro, GRT Gaz
The Interaction of Cathodic Protection with Coatings on Pipelines
Thomas Löffler, DENSO GmbH
Advancements in Field Joint Coatings for Onshore and Subsea Pipelines
Somaieh Salehpour, Shawcor Ltd
Increased Safety and Efficiency Utilizing Mechanical Grapple Technology in Pipe Handling
Jorge Prince & Jason LaValley, LaValley Industries

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.