Wednesday & Thursday, 21-22 October 2020
Crowne Plaza – Geneva, Switzerland

Participation to the session was given in-person & online

The Novel Construction Fall Session took place in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday, 21-22 October 2020 in conjunction with a Safety Leadership Training Session that was held the previous day. We would like to thank everyone for their active participation and collaboration.

The meetings were held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Geneva where delegates from different companies gathered for a productive session to discuss new construction technologies.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the session was simultaneously transmitted online via Zoom to all our members for the presentations given on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

In order to review the agenda click here.


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

SansOne, not just a New Pipelayer
Marco Laurini & Paolo Garbi, Laurini Officine Meccaniche
Fibre Optic Leak Detection and Integrity Monitoring for Pipelines
Jose Maria Alvarez, Omnisens SA
Earthquakes, Geohazards, and Real-Time Remote Monitoring of Onshore and  Offshore Gas Pipelines
Prodromos Psarropoulos, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
New Opportunities for Pipeline Contractors in the Energy Transition Era
Renzo Chirulli, Vermeer
Road to Success Platform Final Update
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA
IPLOCA Members Technology Platform Overview
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA

Group work sessions were then held online during the afternoon.


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