Washington, DC, USA / Schwanau, Germany, 11. October 2013. On September 27, 2013 Herrenknecht received the "IPLOCA New Technologies Award" for the newly developed semi-trenchless Pipe Express® method in Washington (DC). Near-surface pipelines can be laid economically and in an environmentally-friendly manner with the Pipe Express® method. The IPLOCA (International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association), based in Geneva, Switzerland represents major companies in the onshore and offshore pipeline industry worldwide. Every two years, as part of its annual meeting, IPLOCA awards the IPLOCA Award for significant innovations in the pipeline industry which is sponsored by BP.