January / February 2019

January / February 2019

Issue Highlights

  • New developments in top hammer drilling tooling, technology, rigs and projects around the world
  • Software & simulation technology is increasing the use of virtual reality in training and remote site monitoring
  • An overview of how the market is turning from outright ownership in favour of rental contracts

January eNews

Socotec's Lantra off-road vehicle instructor accreditation

Socotec's Lantra off-road vehicle instructor accreditation

Socotec staff gain accreditation as Lantra off-road vehicle operating instructors

MBK releases ASM pile cage welding machine

MBK releases ASM pile cage welding machine

ASM cage welding machine for the production of reinforcements for driven and bored piles from MBK

D8x12 Navigator horizontal directional drill launched by Vermeer

D8x12 Navigator horizontal directional drill launched by Vermeer

Vermeer's D8x12 Navigator horizontal directional drill has been designed for use in confined spaces

WEDA submersible dewatering pumps from Atlas Copco

WEDA submersible dewatering pumps from Atlas Copco

Comprehensive range of electric submersible dewatering pumps launched by Atlas Copco Power and Flow

Noland Drilling Equipment acquired by Epiroc

Noland Drilling Equipment acquired by Epiroc

Epiroc continues its expansion through acquisitions with take over of Noland Drilling Equipment

Martello goes bespoke with MP4004 rig

Martello goes bespoke with MP4004 rig

MP4004 piling rig is latest bespoke addition to Martello Piling's in-house designed and built fleet

Anglo American chooses Epiroc for Peruvian mining order

Anglo American chooses Epiroc for Peruvian mining order

Anglo American has placed a US$42 million order with Epiroc in advance of opening a new mine in Peru...

Hayward Baker opens new office facility in Phoenix, USA

Hayward Baker opens new office facility in Phoenix, USA

Hayward Baker joins fellow Keller company Case Foundation as it opens an office in Phoenix, Arizona

PM announces support for Canada's first geothermal power facility

PM announces support for Canada's first geothermal power facility

Canadian PM announces funding support for new geothermal power facility in Southeastern Saskatchewa

Blastcrete's skid steer concrete pump attachment

Blastcrete's skid steer concrete pump attachment

Blastcrete's RD6536 pumps grout materials - 3/8in shotcrete and 3/4in structural concrete mixes

Aloro updates on drilling at Los Venados gold project

Aloro updates on drilling at Los Venados gold project

Aloro reverse circulation (RC) drill program completes 12 holes at Mexican Los Venados gold project

Xylem debuts Rental Solutions

Xylem debuts Rental Solutions

Xylem debuts Xylem Rental Solutions to provide holistic water project management

What's been happening Down Under?

What's been happening Down Under?

The Australian Drilling Industry Association's Peter Hall looks at the country's situation

BGS releases free-to-access 3D underground regional models

BGS releases free-to-access 3D underground regional models

Interactive 3D underground visualisations of the UK released by the British Geological Survey

Hannan commences drilling at Irish zinc project

Hannan commences drilling at Irish zinc project

Hannan Metals commences diamond drilling at Kilmurry zinc project in Ireland

Socotec appointed to South Wales civil engineering framework

Socotec appointed to South Wales civil engineering framework

Socotec has been appointed to the South West Wales ground investigation framework

RSK Group continues with European acquisitions

RSK Group continues with European acquisitions

RSK Group continues European acquisition with addition of Dr Tillmanns & Partner to portfolio

Keller bridges the gap for major DC project

Keller bridges the gap for major DC project

Keller companies come together to complete deep foundation works on a project in Washington DC, USA

Royal Eijkelkamp equipment heads to Sri Lanka

Royal Eijkelkamp equipment heads to Sri Lanka

Royal Eijkelkamp is shipping a large amount of equipment to Sri Lanka for a groundwater project

Deep geologic disposal of nuclear waste canister demonstrated

Deep geologic disposal of nuclear waste canister demonstrated

A public demonstration of potential underground disposal of nuclear waste has taken place in the US

West Antarctica ocean drilling expedition investigating climate change

West Antarctica ocean drilling expedition investigating climate change

Researchers are undertaking marine core drilling in Antarctica to investigate climate change

Atlas Copco DrillAir compressors with Stage V compatible diesel engines

Atlas Copco DrillAir compressors with Stage V compatible diesel engines

Stage V compliant diesel engines have are being introduced to Atlas Copco's DrillAir compressors

Certifications for drill rig operators introduced in US

Certifications for drill rig operators introduced in US

NCCCO and ADSC introduce a certification program for operators of drill rig equipment in the US

Ethos to start trenching and drilling at La Purisima gold project

Ethos to start trenching and drilling at La Purisima gold project

Trenching and subsequent drilling is about to begin at Ethos Gold's Mexican La Purisima project

Imdex continues to progress CoreVIBE and MagHAMMER towards commercialisation

Imdex continues to progress CoreVIBE and MagHAMMER towards commercialisation

Imdex continues with plans to commercially develop FlexiDrill's CoreVIBE and MagHAMMER technology

First of its kind in the UK Epirco drill rig for EPC-UK

First of its kind in the UK Epirco drill rig for EPC-UK

First of its kind in the UK Epiroc DTH rig delivered to EPC-UK

Roger Bullivant's 3D printing projects

Roger Bullivant's 3D printing projects

3D printers are being used by Roger Bullivant to prototype scale models of various products for R&D

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