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GDI June 2014

Deep drilling challenge

Slovakia-based technology SME GA Drilling introduces its plasma-drilling system, which can efficiently reach deep underground sources, aimed at the oil-and-gas, geothermal and mining sectors

Efficient to the core

At a time when safety, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and environmental stewardship are in demand, sonic drilling presents itself as a beneficial solution for many drilling applications. Terra Sonic International details the seven primary benefits that sonic drilling offers

Incentives for renewable heat

The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) launched the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Dom RHI) on April 9. The energy industry breathed a sigh of relief as the incentive scheme, set to support the inevitable growth of the renewable heating sector, became available

Gaining a cutting edge

Finnish dimension stone supplier Finska Stenindustri (Suomen Kiviteollisuus), specialised in quarrying and exporting rough granite blocks, is making the transition from drilling to diamond wire-cutting technology

Cornish tin mining returns

Working in extreme weather conditions is par for the course for Meridian Drilling, but when it came to starting a contract closer to home, the UK-headquartered company had to overcome a new set of environmental challenges

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Play fair!

The UK construction industry was rattled by recent data released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), showing that, on average, women in the sector are paid 12% less than their male counterparts
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Projects

BSP hammers away on Moroccan high-speed rail link

Construction of Morocco’s new high-speed rail line, linking Tangier with Casablanca, is well under way, with work having started on the initial phase in late 2011

BAM Ritchies helps guard Hampstead Heath

The Hampstead Heath ponds project aims to keep North London safe from dam collapse

Tellus South West reveals survey data

The Tellus South West survey project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and carried out by a partnership of the British Geological Survey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Exeter Camborne School of Mines, has launched its new maps and data

Boart’s Chile deal

Boart Longyear has won a contract for the exploration drilling services at Escondida copper mine in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile
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Equipment

MGS expands its services

UK-based Marton Geotechnical Services (MGS) set up its new plant services arm in February

New Klemm rig fulfils latest emission standards

German rig manufacturer Klemm Bohrtechnik recently presented its latest technology at the Bauer in-house exhibition

Digga Europe’s new UK premises

Australian machinery attachment manufacturer Digga’s European distributor has moved into new premises in Hungerford, Berkshire
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People

ADSC’s lecture award unveiled

The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) has announced the ADSC Michael W. O’Neill Lecture Award

Ausdrill appoints new Africa COO

Ausdrill has announced the appointment of John Kavanagh as chief operating officer – Africa
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Features

Deep drilling challenge

Slovakia-based technology SME GA Drilling introduces its plasma-drilling system, which can efficiently reach deep underground sources, aimed at the oil-and-gas, geothermal and mining sectors

Sonic tips

Boart Longyear operations manager Fred Hafner offers the following useful tips to get the most out of sonic drilling

Efficient to the core

At a time when safety, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and environmental stewardship are in demand, sonic drilling presents itself as a beneficial solution for many drilling applications. Terra Sonic International details the seven primary benefits that sonic drilling offers

Tackling all challenges

SonicSampDrill rigs prove the versatility of sonic, from New Zealand to New Jersey

Singing a new tone

Japanese drill rig and equipment manufacturer Toa-Tone Boring, which launched the new SD-125 high-frequency vibratory-rotary drill earlier this year, answers GDI’s questions about its sonic range

Still sonic

US supplier of drilling tools Hole Products discusses its sonic background and equipment

Big sonic power

Geoprobe Systems, a US-based manufacturer of soil, water and rock-sampling machines and tooling, introduced a new large sonic rig at its recent Open House event

Delivering clean water and heating

Devon-based Geologic Boreholes has been busy drilling water supply and geothermal boreholes

Access all areas

Multi-disciplinary environmental consultant Delta-Simons recently completed a specialist drilling job in a conservation area of historic Lincoln in the East Midlands

Fair and equal

Many UK construction companies are working hard to create fair work environments and practices, but there is still much to be done. Constructing Equality’s managing director Chrissi McCarthy talks to GDI about the CITB Be Fair Framework, which helps employers address fairness, inclusion and respect within their organisations

Leveraging collective knowledge

Martin Blower, new chairman of the UK’s Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS), spoke to GDI about the 50th anniversary of the industry body for piling and foundation contractors and geotechnical specialists, and his views on the industry

Managing and optimising GSES

Andy Howley, managing director of UK-based Ground Source Consult, explains how to maximise the efficiency of a ground-source energy system

Incentives for renewable heat

The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) launched the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Dom RHI) on April 9. The energy industry breathed a sigh of relief as the incentive scheme, set to support the inevitable growth of the renewable heating sector, became available

Gaining a cutting edge

Finnish dimension stone supplier Finska Stenindustri (Suomen Kiviteollisuus), specialised in quarrying and exporting rough granite blocks, is making the transition from drilling to diamond wire-cutting technology

Cornish tin mining returns

Working in extreme weather conditions is par for the course for Meridian Drilling, but when it came to starting a contract closer to home, the UK-headquartered company had to overcome a new set of environmental challenges
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COMPANY PROFILES
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.
Midway Gold is an emerging, near-term gold producer on track to bring its first million-ounce project, the Pan mine, to production in 2014
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