A concrete tunnel ring segment is moved into place by TBM Sushila to create HS2's Northolt Tunnel. Credit_HS2 A concrete tunnel ring segment is moved into place by TBM Sushila to create HS2's Northolt Tunnel. Credit_HS2
INFRASTRUCTURE

HS2's Northolt Tunnel under the capital is 50% complete

Half of the 8.4-mile twin-bored HS2 Northolt Tunnel underneath London has now been completed

19 July 2024
Fugro is using two vessels: one focused on seabed sampling and downhole in situ testing, and the other on advanced seabed CPT to survey the New York Bight for a potential offshore wind project. Credit: Fugro
SITE INVESTIGATION

Fugro continues work with Community Offshore Wind on the US East Coast

US geotechnical work follows a successful site characterisation programme completed by Fugro in 2023

19 July 2024
Geocontrole believes it has created the World’s first fully automated geotechnical rig, where the whole operation is executed without any contact with the drilling tools, including SPT and core sample removal. Credit Geocontrole
CORE SAMPLING

The World's first fully automated geotechnical drilling rig?

Fully automated geotechnical rig believed to be World's first launched by Geocontrole

19 July 2024
The Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc. has embarked on the exploration and development of new geothermal energy sources in various parts of Luzon. Credit: Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc.
GEOTHERMAL

Philippine Geothermal's ongoing exploration to boost power security

PGPC starts exploration and development of new geothermal energy sources in various parts of Luzon

18 July 2024
Sandvik's DTH battery-electric concept surface drill rig will be at MINExpo. Photo: Sandvik
MINING

Sandvik to showcase 'vision of the future' at MINExpo 2024

Sandvik's diesel-electric truck and battery-electric concept surface drill rig go to Las Vegas

18 July 2024
Fugro is using two vessels: one focused on seabed sampling and downhole in situ testing, and the other on advanced seabed CPT to survey the New York Bight for a potential offshore wind project. Credit: Fugro
SITE INVESTIGATION

Fugro continues work with Community Offshore Wind on the US East Coast

US geotechnical work follows a successful site characterisation programme completed by Fugro in 2023

19 July 2024
Geocontrole believes it has created the World’s first fully automated geotechnical rig, where the whole operation is executed without any contact with the drilling tools, including SPT and core sample removal. Credit Geocontrole
CORE SAMPLING

The World's first fully automated geotechnical drilling rig?

Fully automated geotechnical rig believed to be World's first launched by Geocontrole

19 July 2024
GEOTHERMAL

Philippine Geothermal's ongoing exploration to boost power security

18 July 2024
MINING

Sandvik to showcase 'vision of the future' at MINExpo 2024

18 July 2024
Sandvik's DTH battery-electric concept surface drill rig will be at MINExpo. Photo: Sandvik
MINING

Sandvik to showcase 'vision of the future' at MINExpo 2024

Sandvik's diesel-electric truck and battery-electric concept surface drill rig go to Las Vegas

18 July 2024
MINING

Barminco's Khoemacau mining contract continuation

Barminco and MMG agree continuation of mining contract at Khoemacau copper mine in Botswana

18 July 2024
MINING

Rosond develops young drilling industry professionals

UN's World Youth Skills Day acknowledged by Rosond as it promotes its youth training programme

17 July 2024
MINING

PYBAR to deliver underground services for Jericho Copper Mine

AIC Mines awards four-year development contract to underground mining contractor PYBAR

16 July 2024
MINING

An automated and autonomous future

Richard Barrett discusses the role of virtual reality, machine learning and AI on drilling jobs

10 July 2024
The Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc. has embarked on the exploration and development of new geothermal energy sources in various parts of Luzon. Credit: Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc.
GEOTHERMAL

Philippine Geothermal's ongoing exploration to boost power security

PGPC starts exploration and development of new geothermal energy sources in various parts of Luzon

18 July 2024
GEOTHERMAL

Mud, glorious mud

A look at drilling fluid. Where and how ‘mud’ is used, why and what the benefits are

15 July 2024
GEOTHERMAL

DrillHeat surpasses 55,000m of geothermal probes installed

Milestone reached by French shallow geothermal install contractor as it grows fleet of rigs

12 July 2024
GEOTHERMAL

Atlas Copco unveils X-Air⁺ 1200-40 for deep drilling applications

New compressor aims to set new standards in deep drilling applications with greater efficiency

11 July 2024
GEOTHERMAL

XGS Energy acquires Capuano Engineering geothermal drilling services company

Capuano acquisition positions XGS Energy to construct power infrastructure projects globally

10 July 2024
When the first Fraste workshop opened in 1964 the company was a pioneer of hydraulic systems on drilling rigs. Credit: Fraste
GROUNDWATER

Fraste's 60th anniversary

Elena Fracca talks GDI through the 60-year history of Fraste and the evolution of its drill rigs

15 July 2024
GROUNDWATER

Special wells with GWE screen systems to safeguard Dubai's water supply

GWE’s double-walled screen system used in 542 water wells in the Middle East

11 July 2024
GROUNDWATER

Family in North Carolina gifted well upgrades through HometownH2O programme

Commerce and charity partnership brings clean water access to single mother and three children

24 June 2024
GROUNDWATER

Drilling in the Nordic states shows positive dynamics this year

Eugene Gerden reports on the uptick in geotechnical drilling activities in Scandinavia

14 June 2024
GROUNDWATER

Family of seven gifted well upgrades through Hometown H2O initiative

Xylem has brought clean water access to the Godin family of seven in Pennsylvania, US

13 May 2024
Fugro is using two vessels: one focused on seabed sampling and downhole in situ testing, and the other on advanced seabed CPT to survey the New York Bight for a potential offshore wind project. Credit: Fugro
SITE INVESTIGATION

Fugro continues work with Community Offshore Wind on the US East Coast

US geotechnical work follows a successful site characterisation programme completed by Fugro in 2023

19 July 2024
CORE SAMPLING

The World's first fully automated geotechnical drilling rig?

Fully automated geotechnical rig believed to be World's first launched by Geocontrole

19 July 2024
SITE INVESTIGATION

The necessity of site investigation

Debbie Darling asks is ground investigation the most important phase of a construction project?

12 July 2024
SITE INVESTIGATION

Fugro supports US 51 bridge redesign with nearshore geotechnical expertise

Fugro is undertaking site investigations for the new Cairo Bridge in Ballard County, Kentucky, US

09 July 2024
SITE INVESTIGATION

Robotics and automation are boosting cross-industry collaboration and innovation

The rise of robotics in Australia and the part played by the resources exploration sector

09 July 2024
A view of Lake Mertsee, under which part of a 1.2km long district heating pipe was partially installed for the open-air swimming pool on the right-hand side. Credit: Josepha und Markus
UTILITIES

Drilling horizontally under a reservoir

A German contractor utilised a Grundodrill 18N HDD rig from Tracto to bore under a reservoir

05 July 2024
UTILITIES

XCMG's advanced drilling rig conquers tough terrain in Serbia's gas pipeline project

XCMG’s advanced HDD rig, the XZ3600, paired with the XMP2800 mud pump for tough Serbian job

25 June 2024
UTILITIES

How catch rig technology transforms long-distance bores

Richard Levings talks about catch rig technology for HDD set-ups suited to use on longer bores

21 June 2024
UTILITIES

Inspecting HDD tooling: What can be serviced and what should be replaced

Advice on regular HDD rig inspection and service and when and why parts replacement may be necessary

18 June 2024
UTILITIES

HDD: seven key facts to know

A beginner's guide to the benefits and uses of horizontal directional drilling for utility installs

17 June 2024
PARTNER CONTENT

Geothermal Game Changer

Customer-inspired engineering leads to fieldwork simplified

PARTNER CONTENT

A Sneak Peek at the Future of Drilling Data

Drilling is the first step in an optimised mine value chain, so it is crucial to

PARTNER CONTENT

Gain Ground on the Competition

Rigs, tooling designed for direct push propel profits, production across industries

PARTNER CONTENT

Simplify your geotechnical Jobs

Multi-application drill rigs and enhanced tools boost productivity and profits.

A concrete tunnel ring segment is moved into place by TBM Sushila to create HS2's Northolt Tunnel. Credit_HS2
INFRASTRUCTURE

HS2's Northolt Tunnel under the capital is 50% complete

Half of the 8.4-mile twin-bored HS2 Northolt Tunnel underneath London has now been completed

19 July 2024
PILING

Casagrande's Olympic preparations

A Casagrande rig is being used during road improvements prior to the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy

17 July 2024
PILING

Electrification project lays firm foundations at new Hairmyres station

Scottish rail electrification project includes piling work for station improvements

17 July 2024
PILING

Ørsted pilots new technology to optimise offshore wind monopile installation

Lower noise technology used to install monopile foundations at Gode Wind 3 in Germany

16 July 2024
INFRASTRUCTURE

Webuild JV selected as preferred bidder for Melbourne rail project

JV partners will design and build section of Australian metro line with two parallel 10km tunnels

16 July 2024