March 2019

March 2019

Issue Highlights

  • What are the new ways of driving piles into the ground that are being brought to market?
  • Training and new advances in technology are changing the direction of the horizontal drilling industry
  • Whether it is through pressuremeter testing or borehole drilling the importance of site investigation cannot be overlooked

March eNews

Van Oord's work already generating power

Van Oord's work already generating power

An offshore wind farm with foundations installed by Van Oord is producing power in record time

Socotec strengthens its infrastructure monitoring capabilities

Socotec strengthens its infrastructure monitoring capabilities

Socotec strengthens presence in the construction and infrastructure with Survey Associates purchase

First Terratec TBM breaks through on Mumbai Metro

First Terratec TBM breaks through on Mumbai Metro

A Terratec TBM has broken through on on the Mumbai Metro tunnelling project in India

Drilling under turnkey contracts in Uganda

Drilling under turnkey contracts in Uganda

On behalf of RWSN, Elisabeth Babb tells GDI about the popularity of turnkey contracts in Uganda

AMC ULW SRU featuring IMDEX Mud Aid

AMC ULW SRU featuring IMDEX Mud Aid

The IMDEX Mud Aid and AMC Ultra-light Solids Removal Unit are brought together into a single package...

Geothermal developers gets US$12.5 million investment boost

Geothermal developers gets US$12.5 million investment boost

Major international investors have committed millions of dollars to help develop geothermal projects...

Geothermal project success in Germany

Geothermal project success in Germany

A geothermal well has been successfully drilled in Schwerin, Germany

Drilcorp's Aberdeen harbour extension investigation

Drilcorp's Aberdeen harbour extension investigation

Drilcorp's site investigation prior to work beginning on the extension of Aberdeen harbour

Aeris provides updates on Torrens dry lake drilling project

Aeris provides updates on Torrens dry lake drilling project

Aeris has published an update on its core sample drilling on the dry bed of Lake Torrens, Australia

New Wirtgen soil stabilisation plant for Mick George

New Wirtgen soil stabilisation plant for Mick George

A UK-based contractor is focusing on developing its soil stabilisation and remediation solutions

Sandvik's new digital connectivity

Sandvik's new digital connectivity

Sandvik is introducing new technology to make it easier for drilling data to be shared digitally

Innovate UK grant to Keltbray Group

Innovate UK grant to Keltbray Group

Keltbray Group gets a significant grant as part of an £18 million Government funding project

Rio Tinto completes commissioning of Amrun bauxite mine

Rio Tinto completes commissioning of Amrun bauxite mine

New Australian bauxite mine up and running ahead of schedule for Rio Tinto

Transforming Cave Mining launches Cave Mining 2040 consortium

Transforming Cave Mining launches Cave Mining 2040 consortium

Industry and academia join forces to create mining think-tank to develop new cave mining methods

Sandvik introduces PowerCarbide

Sandvik introduces PowerCarbide

All Sandvik carbide-cemented rock tools now collected together under PowerCarbide brand name

Socotec invests in enhanced 3D utility mapping service

Socotec invests in enhanced 3D utility mapping service

New equipment allows Socotec to investigate underground utilities before research drilling begins

TyBot now available to purchase

TyBot now available to purchase

Automated rebar-tying robot - TyBot is now available for purchase alongside existing leasing options...

Fugro's geotechnical work showcased at Rail Museum

Fugro's geotechnical work showcased at Rail Museum

Fugro's geotechnical testing work for HS2 has been included in a museum display

Cervantes drill core results released by Aztec Minerals

Cervantes drill core results released by Aztec Minerals

Positive results from gold-copper drill core samples taken at Cervantes property in Sonora, Mexico

Climeon gets approval at first geothermal site

Climeon gets approval at first geothermal site

Climeon's Heat Power system gets site acceptance at Icelandic geothermal energy site

Headland Archaeology is the latest acquisition for RSK Group

Headland Archaeology is the latest acquisition for RSK Group

Headland Archaeology becomes 11th company to be acquired by RSK Group in 2018/2019 financial year

Eavor Technologies partners with Shell on geothermal project

Eavor Technologies partners with Shell on geothermal project

Shell is to partner with a company trialling new disruptive geothermal energy technology

Deep geothermal drilling at site of Norwegian Emergency Response Centre

Deep geothermal drilling at site of Norwegian Emergency Response Centre

For only the second time in history a geothermal project in Norway is drilling to 1,500m depths.

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