Fronius among the elite of the pipeline, offshore and power plant sector
Fronius International became a member of the International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) this year. The association is an elite organisation in the pipeline & offshore industry. But that's not all - Fronius is also one of the leading lights in the power plant construction sector and has been a member of VGB PowerTech, the association of large power plant operators, since 2010.
In 1966, companies in the international pipeline construction industry recognised that they had numerous common interests and challenges, which could be handled most effectively by setting up an association for their sector. In the same year, the decision makers got together and founded the International Pipeline Contractors Association. In 1988, the association was expanded to include offshore companies in the oil and gas industry, so was renamed the International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA).
Fronius International became one of the select members of this umbrella organisation in 2011. Following the recommendation of two full members, the board of directors scrutinized the submitted documents and granted Fronius associate membership. The mission of IPLOCA is to exchange ideas and to make available the latest information and important standards relating to the offshore and pipeline sector. As a result, the network is very extensive. Fronius benefits from having access to top-quality contacts, enabling it to consolidate its leadership in the field.
Since 2010, Fronius International has been a supporting member of the Association of Large Power Plant Operators, VGB PowerTech, which is based in Essen. Membership currently stands at 466 companies, made up of operators, manufacturers and institutions connected with the power industry. These member companies are distributed over 33 countries and represent installed power plants with a total output of 520,000 MW.
The association sets the latest trends. The main benefits for Fronius are access to databases on the one hand, and, on the other, being able to collaborate in research work and hence obtain important information. Other main areas include the pooling of technical expertise and services, operational services, together with training and advanced training.