November 2018

November 2018

Issue Highlights

  • How to overcome problems associated with excess water on project sites
  • A look at the ancillary machinery needed to help drillers complete jobs
  • Different uses for grouting and application methods around the world

November eNews

What to consider when selecting a diesel generator

What to consider when selecting a diesel generator

What are the key points that need to be considered when choosing a diesel-powered generator?

Compressed air in the mining industry

Compressed air in the mining industry

An examination of compressed air use in the drilling and mining industry

The need for better site investigation

The need for better site investigation

Poor site investigation is almost worthless when it comes to designing worthwhile piling solutions.

Fraste World Dealers' Meeting

Fraste World Dealers' Meeting

Before Geofluid took place, Fraste held its 4th World Dealers' Meeting at its HQ in Nogara, Italy

RSK continues acquisitions with addition of CAN

RSK continues acquisitions with addition of CAN

RSK continues its run of acquisitions with the purchase of UK geotechnical specialist contractor CAN...

Soil mixing solutions for foundations

Soil mixing solutions for foundations

How Deep Soil Mixing used its expertise in soil treatment to stabilise a brownfield site

FPS awarding success from the ground up

FPS awarding success from the ground up

The Federation of Piling Specialists' Dinner and Annual Awards took place recently in London

Keller completes first UK helical pile job

Keller completes first UK helical pile job

Helical piles have been used for the first time in the UK by Keller thanks to Canadian knowledge

New rigs from Massenza

New rigs from Massenza

Lightweight MI2 and MM8 micropiling drilling rigs launched by Massenza at Geofluid 2018

Real-time 3D visualisation for minerals drilling projects

Real-time 3D visualisation for minerals drilling projects

IMDEX and Seequent partnering on real-time 3D visualisation solution for mining and mineral industry...

Longyear Diamond Drilling Bits complete line now available

Longyear Diamond Drilling Bits complete line now available

The complete series of colour-coded Longyear Diamond Drilling Bits is now being made available

Keller's innovation in Dubai

Keller's innovation in Dubai

Innovative deep compaction work employed by Keller at a harbour development project in Dubai

The Gravity Pioneer project hopes to end investigative drilling

The Gravity Pioneer project hopes to end investigative drilling

Quantum cold-atom sensors that will detect and monitor objects underground are set to be developed

Bauer undertakes Rosshaupten dam renovation work

Bauer undertakes Rosshaupten dam renovation work

Bauer Spezialtiefbau is constructing a diaphragm wall of 13,500m² to seal the Rosshaupten dam

Doofor introduces DF800s

Doofor introduces DF800s

Doofor's newly introduced state-of-the-art DF800S rock drill is ideal for drilling holes up to 127mm...

Watson & Hillhouse adds Movax

Watson & Hillhouse adds Movax

The Movax range of piling equipment is now available in the UK through Watson & Hillhouse

New generation of battery-driven mining machinery from Epiroc

New generation of battery-driven mining machinery from Epiroc

Epiroc launches a second-generation of battery-operated machines including a mid-sized drill family

Finding the prescription for the abuse of legal drugs

Finding the prescription for the abuse of legal drugs

The BDA's Simon Jackson examines the issue of legal drug use in the workplace

Increased choices for portable power

Increased choices for portable power

An overview of the generator options currently available from Doosan Portable Power

Schlumberger's new well testing technology

Schlumberger's new well testing technology

Schlumberger has launched its well testing live performance technology - Concert

Keller's rigid French connection

Keller's rigid French connection

When tasked with developing the rigid inclusions technique Arul Shankar went to France for help

Caisson successfully installed at IJmuiden sea lock

Caisson successfully installed at IJmuiden sea lock

The caisson for the outer lock head has been installed at the site of the new IJmuiden sea lock

Rental EMCI 4.50 rig samples a former gas works

Rental EMCI 4.50 rig samples a former gas works

An EMCI 4.50 rig hired from Skelair has been soil sampling at a former gas works site in the UK

Aarsleff prepares for new year's plant delivery

Aarsleff prepares for new year's plant delivery

In the new year, Aarsleff will bring its total of new drill rigs to four with two new additions

Boart Longyear to showcase sonic rig in Las Vegas

Boart Longyear to showcase sonic rig in Las Vegas

The LS250 sonic drill will be showcased by Boart Longyear during Groundwater Week in Las Vegas

Deep impact in Helsinki

Deep impact in Helsinki

Takanen is making use of its new Liebherr duty cycle crawler crane HS 8130 HD on a Finish project

Open house for training at Epiroc

Open house for training at Epiroc

Epiroc marks move to its new Scottish premises with training sessions during its Customer Open Day

Devico takes majority share in Downhole Surveys

Devico takes majority share in Downhole Surveys

Norway's Devico has become majority owner of its Australian distributor - Downhole Surveys

Royal designation for Van Oord

Royal designation for Van Oord

Specialist marine contractor Van Oord has been conferred the right to use royal designation

Leadership changes at Van Elle

Leadership changes at Van Elle

Leadership changes announced by UK ground engineering contractor Van Elle

ECA's Oktoberfest with Bauer

ECA's Oktoberfest with Bauer

ECA and Bauer Equipment America take valued customers to Bauer Oktoberfest in Germany

Soilmec launches SR-65

Soilmec launches SR-65

Soilmec has created the new SR-65 drilling rig to compliment its existing, smaller SR-45 rig

Bauer premiers innovative grab and cutter technology at Bauma China

Bauer premiers innovative grab and cutter technology at Bauma China

Bauer makes use of Chinese Bauma event to debut new machine technology

Seawater intrusion - a challenge for the 21st century

Seawater intrusion - a challenge for the 21st century

Examining how groundwater abstraction in coastal zones is prone to problems with salinization

DEEP commences geothermal power drilling

DEEP commences geothermal power drilling

DEEP Earth Energy Production has commenced drilling on its first geothermal power facility in Canada...

Changes to Contract Drilling & Blasting division at Skelair

Changes to Contract Drilling & Blasting division at Skelair

Joe Farnfield promoted to role of Drilling & Blasting Operations manager at Skelair

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