DCA Mitgliederforum


The DCA is aimed at establishing a kind of “failure culture” with all members. For that purpose the DCA member forum has been installed at the beginning of 2018. Failures are not necessarily meant as faulty performance executions but rather as deviation from original planning.  An important role in this play of course misjudgements and misinterpretations (in terms of geology for example).

HDD drilling companies at the DCA are fairly aware what unplanned and unwanted incidents can impede the work or cause additional time and effort during the drilling execution in practice.  Loss of drilling fluids, blowouts, drill pipe ruptures, tool wear ... are just some items in the large list of problems that have to be solved.  If somehow possible, the contractors do not mind shutting these experiences away. Or we well treasure these experiences and estimate them as a future advantage in competition.


DCA Workshop Essen 2018 01 18 02 min


The association will increasingly avail itself of just these experiences together with its members in order to effectively augment the quality and reliability of the HDD method in its entirety.  DCA’s regular members are competing, finally, both with conventional pipe laying and with other trenchless construction methods.

Within the scope of the DCA member forum, a one-day event to exchange experiences will be held once a year. It addresses primarily site managers and machine operators but is also open to interested supervisors, planners and clients.   

Participation will be without charge and is exclusively reserved to DCA member companies.

Please contact the office in case of enquiries.



Drilling Contractors Association (DCA)
Charlottenburger Allee 39
D-52068 Aachen

Phone: +49 - 241 / 9019290
Fax: +49 - 241 / 9019299

Technical Guidlines

In order to ensure a high quality standard in the implementation of HDD projects, the DCA has issued a technical guideline, which is now available in its 4th edition in three languages, German, English and French.


DCA Sponsorship Award

The Drilling Contractors Association (DCA-Europe) aims to promote the new generation of academics in the field of Horizontal Directional Drilling.




in cooperation with 


 logo bohrmeisterschule 2017


Copyright © 2018 Verband Güteschutz Horizontalbohrungen e.V. All Rights Reserved. Created by fotografie-kerpen.de