DCA Europe

Drilling Contractors Association (DCA)

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Small and large scale drilling in action

Technical Guidelines
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Minimum standards in Europe

Become a member
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Services of the association

Education and Training
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Basic training and further education for your staff

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Exchange of experience among members

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Welcome to the
Drilling Contractors Association (DCA)!

The Drilling Contractors Association (DCA) is a technical association of the horizontal directional drilling industry in Europe.. The horizontal directional drilling method with the international designation Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) has meanwhile established itself worldwide as a technical and economic alternative for the underlaying of obstacles in the field of pipeline laying.

Pipeline infrastructure structures are the lifelines of modern society and it is no longer possible to imagine the construction of this infrastructure without trenchless construction methods, in particular horizontal directional drilling.

For more than 25 years, the DCA has successfully represented the interests of HDD technology in the areas of technical development, quality assurance, training and further education, and research and development vis-à-vis clients, authorities and other institutions.

The association offers its members numerous important services, training opportunities and information. In addition, the DCA offers an international forum that facilitates a constant exchange of experience between HDD contractors, suppliers, planners, customers and authorities.

The Drilling Contractors Association DCA is holding its 25th annual congress this year. From 06th to 08 October 2021, members, partners and friends of the

At its last meeting, the DCA Board decided to relaunch the currently Task Group 4 “Digitisation” in the second half of 2021 under the title

Programme replaces the previous sponsorship award The DCA Board has decided to replace the sponsorship award with a new sponsorship programme which will support student