January / February 2018

January / February 2018

Issue Highlights

  • Rig manufacturers gear up for more mineral exploration activity
  • Challenges related to piled offshore foundation methods
  • Digital solutions for a well-connected mine

February eNews

Massenza's multipurpose rig goes big

Massenza's multipurpose rig goes big

The MM8 is Massenza's new multipurpose drilling rig for micropiles, anchors and foundations

UK heat pump system breaks new ground

UK heat pump system breaks new ground

Kensa Contracting will deliver England's largest shared ground-loop heat pump system

Fugro investigates Norwegian highway project

Fugro investigates Norwegian highway project

NPRA has awarded Fugro a second major contract on Norway's largest road project

Devico offers new gyro system

Devico offers new gyro system

Devico has introduced the DeviAligner

Imdex looks to acquire Flexidrill

Imdex looks to acquire Flexidrill

Imdex has signed an exclusive option and technology development agreement to acquire Flexidrill

Master Drilling presents tunnel boring solution

Master Drilling presents tunnel boring solution

Master Drilling's Mobile Tunnel Boring solution will be ready for commissioning later this year

PDI instructs on deep foundations testing

PDI instructs on deep foundations testing

PDI is hosting one-day workshops focusing on the importance of deep foundations testing

Keller supports Crosstown subway works

Keller supports Crosstown subway works

Keller in Canada is providing supporting works on Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown line

Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill, GeoPoint Systems join forces

Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill, GeoPoint Systems join forces

Eijkelkamp GeoPoint Soil Solutions will focus on manufacturing SonicCPT tooling

Geodrill awarded Subika project

Geodrill awarded Subika project

Drilling services company Geodrill has secured a second long-term contract with gold miner Newmont

Terex Utilities auger drill heads for Antarctica

Terex Utilities auger drill heads for Antarctica

In December 2017, Terex Utilities shipped a Model 330 auger drill to Antarctica

Stabilising en route to Vegas

Stabilising en route to Vegas

A Hütte HBR 610 rig is part of a US$318 million freeway segment project near Boulder City, US

Robit opens South Korean factory

Robit opens South Korean factory

Robit has officially opened its new production facility in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea

Vermeer to offer Mincon HDD tools

Vermeer to offer Mincon HDD tools

Mincon and Vermeer have formed a global distribution alliance

Improving well-being

Improving well-being

Many people in the ground engineering sector are struggling with mental health issues

Offshore pile foundations of today

Offshore pile foundations of today

Providers of offshore foundation design and installation discuss cost- and time-efficient methods

Hidden depths

Hidden depths

Beneath Espoo, Finland, a project is under way to construct an underground wastewater treatment plan...

Taking control

Taking control

Maptek offers solution to move from managing data to managing the actual drill and blast process

Under the bridge

Under the bridge

Benjamin Halada describes a geotechnical investigation job for the Kennedy Mill Bridge replacement

Vermeer adds to HDD range

Vermeer adds to HDD range

Vermeer has launched the D8x12 Navigator horizontal directional drill

Rockmore 550T hammer arrives in Europe

Rockmore 550T hammer arrives in Europe

Rockmore International will introduce the 5in-class ROK 550T at Intermat

Epiroc introduces Exploration Manager

Epiroc introduces Exploration Manager

Epiroc has launched Exploration Manager, a new drilling and operational analysis tool

FPS issues guidance on safe tool handling

FPS issues guidance on safe tool handling

FPS has agreed on guidance that covers the handling of tools for specialist geotechnical operations

Explorers get busy

Explorers get busy

Nia Kajastie looks at methods and technologies in use on today's exploration sites

A clear picture

A clear picture

Hexagon Mining aims to help geologists form a clearer picture of what lies below the surface

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