October 2018

October 2018

Issue Highlights

  • How new developments in core drilling are leading to increases in productivity
  • Overcoming difficult working conditions on infrastructure projects around the globe
  • Sonic drilling - more than just an expensive option for geothermal drilling

October eNews

MacLean acquires Sudbury underground test facility

MacLean acquires Sudbury underground test facility

MacLean Engineering has purchased the former MTI test facility in Sudbury, Ontario

Orica launches the next generation of its BlastIQ digital platform

Orica launches the next generation of its BlastIQ digital platform

Orica has released the latest version of its BlastIQ digital blast optimisation platform

DYWIDAG acquires Datum Group

DYWIDAG acquires Datum Group

DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) has acquired Datum Group, a UK-based, global monitoring company

Addressing the skills shortages: the BDA Apprenticeship Scheme

Addressing the skills shortages: the BDA Apprenticeship Scheme

Charlie Allardyce tells GDI about the British Drilling Association's Apprenticeship Scheme

Australian GEMCO drilling contract for Boart Longyear

Australian GEMCO drilling contract for Boart Longyear

Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) has awarded a three-year drilling contract to Boart Longyear

TMG partners with VersaDrill

TMG partners with VersaDrill

VersaDrill rigs now available from TMG Manufacturing

TEI showcases new products at Open House 2018

TEI showcases new products at Open House 2018

Guests from around the globe gathered together for TEI's Annual Open House event

Funded ground array offer from Kensa

Funded ground array offer from Kensa

Kensa has launched a ground-source heating funding and delivery package for new build properties

VolkerFitzpatrick piling into Rolling Stock Yard development

VolkerFitzpatrick piling into Rolling Stock Yard development

VolkerFitzpatrick will install sheet and CFA piling at the Rolling Stock Yard development in London

Can we improve access to drinking water by raising skills in Madagascar?

Can we improve access to drinking water by raising skills in Madagascar?

A look how UNICEF is working with Madagascar's government to improve the country's water supply

Skelair adds new TEI Rock Drill product to its portfolio

Skelair adds new TEI Rock Drill product to its portfolio

Skelair expands TEI product range with the launch of the TEI HCC20X Casing and Tooling Handler

i.Pile - the advanced pile integrity tester

i.Pile - the advanced pile integrity tester

FPrimeC's i.Pile provides best in class mobile instrumentation for integrity evaluation of piles

Geotechnica 2019 confirmed

Geotechnica 2019 confirmed

Equipe Group conforms dates for 2019 Geotechnica event in the UK and change of format

Women take control of Liebherr rigs in Colombia

Women take control of Liebherr rigs in Colombia

Mincivil employs women to operate Liebherr LRB 355 drill rigs on Colombian infrastructure project

EMCI 4.50 rig joins Skelair fleet

EMCI 4.50 rig joins Skelair fleet

An EMCI 4.50 drill rig is the latest addition to Skelair's rental fleet

Sandvik DL432i top hammer longhole drill

Sandvik DL432i top hammer longhole drill

Sandvik has released a new top hammer longhole drill, the first in a series of intelligent drills

Keltbray announces academic collaboration partnership

Keltbray announces academic collaboration partnership

Keltbray signs agreement with University of London to develop design and construction of foundations...

Trevi takes on education of deep foundation drillers

Trevi takes on education of deep foundation drillers

Trevi Group's Foundations Technology Academy offers training to rig operators around the world

Kensa benefits from £8.5 million investment

Kensa benefits from £8.5 million investment

Kensa appointed as preferred ground-source heat pump supplier in multi million pound deal

Caterpillar launches MD6200 rotary blasthole drill

Caterpillar launches MD6200 rotary blasthole drill

Caterpillar describes its MD6200 rotary blasthole drill as its most transportable rotary drill yet

Keller company takes on a major port expansion in south Florida

Keller company takes on a major port expansion in south Florida

Kelly's HJ Foundation will install more than 1,71,700 piles at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale

Anglo American introduces semi-autonomous drilling at Australian site

Anglo American introduces semi-autonomous drilling at Australian site

Anglo American starts remotely controlled drilling at Metallurgical Coal Dawson mine in Australia

Ditch Witch introduces industry-first HDD virtual reality simulator

Ditch Witch introduces industry-first HDD virtual reality simulator

Ditch Witch introduces industry-first virtual reality simulator for HDD operator training

Qteq and Wireline Services Groups announce merger

Qteq and Wireline Services Groups announce merger

Qteq and Wireline Services Group announcement set to shake up Australia's georesources sector

Epiroc set to acquire Fordia Group

Epiroc set to acquire Fordia Group

Epiroc is set to acquire Fordia Group, the Canadian manufacturer of exploration drilling tools

Cat designs tricone bits to lower drilling costs

Cat designs tricone bits to lower drilling costs

Caterpillar's latest tricone drill bits are designed to be cost effective for severe applications

Fraste names US dealer

Fraste names US dealer

Astec Foundation Equipment has been named by Fraste as its US dealer

Ivor King Piling gets 6th Giken silent piler

Ivor King Piling gets 6th Giken silent piler

Ivor King Piling has purchased a 6th Giken silent piler from AGD for use in a UK-based project

Aarsleff gets UK coastal slope stabilisation contract

Aarsleff gets UK coastal slope stabilisation contract

Aarsleff installing king post sheet piled walls for Jackson Civil Engineering's UK coastal project

Bauer technology in use for Scandinavia's tallest building

Bauer technology in use for Scandinavia's tallest building

Bauer equipment is being used to create the foundations of the tallest building in Scandinavia

Solitario to start drilling at Florida Canyon zinc project

Solitario to start drilling at Florida Canyon zinc project

Solitario Zinc will soon begin drilling at its Florida Canyon zinc project in northern Peru

Keller sponsors research into sustainable geotechnical solutions

Keller sponsors research into sustainable geotechnical solutions

Keller is working with the University of Surrey to develop sustainable geotechnical solutions

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