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07.12.2021 (318 Clicks)

Decarbonizing Steel Production: Metso Outotec launches next Generation of the 100% hydrogen-based Circored Process for fine Ore Reduction

Finding new solutions to decarbonize the steelmaking value chain is a must for the industry to become fossil-free and to help limit global warming to 1.5°C. To support the efforts, Metso Outotec is introducing the next generation of its CircoredTM process for the direct reduction of iron ore fines. The game-changing process uses hydrogen as a reducing agent instead of CO produced from fossil fuels, allowing the iron and steel industry to efficiently tackle the decarbonization challenge. Circored is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio.

 

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06.12.2021 (306 Clicks)

Hexagon and Mineral Resources partner on the World’s first automated Road-Train Solution

Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning and Mining divisions today announced the development of an automated road-train solution with leading mining services company, Mineral Resources Limited (MRL). To be deployed on MRL’s haulage fleet, the solution integrates drive by-wire technology with an autonomous management system to orchestrate vehicle movement in road-train haulage. The automated road-train solution focuses on safety, productivity and sustainability for MRL operations and will be phased in over the next two years.

 

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06.12.2021 (298 Clicks)

Solmax completes Propex Acquisition, expanding its Position as the World’s leading Geosynthetics Provider

Solmax is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Propex, a leading North American geosynthetics manufacturer with a strong track record in the construction, transportation, flood protection, and automotive industries. With the closing of this transaction, Solmax further reinforces its position as a leading geosynthetics-solutions provider.

 

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03.12.2021 (321 Clicks)

Cimic's CPB awarded Road Projects in South Australia

Cimic Group’s CPB Contractors has been selected by the South Australian Government, as part of the Fleurieu Connections Alliance with the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Aurecon and GHD, to deliver duplication works on the Main South Road and the Victor Harbor Road in South Australia.

 

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03.12.2021 (282 Clicks)

Qld Students to play leading Role in the Future of Resources

An intensive 12-month focus on attracting more Queensland school students to work in the state’s resources sector is starting to reap results, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said.

 

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02.12.2021 (381 Clicks)

Hudson Tunnel Project clears final Regulatory Hurdle with Army Corps of Engineers Permit

Permit allows Construction of First Rail Tunnel Under the Hudson since 1910 Once Full Funding in Place

 

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02.12.2021 (312 Clicks)

Water Flows into the Irish Tara Mine stopped

The efforts carried out to stop the increased water inflow to the Irish Tara mine have been successful. Work is now beginning to restore the mine, which includes pumping and mapping of any damage as a result of the water inflow.

 

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01.12.2021 (411 Clicks)

SNC-Lavalin wins pre-project Engineering Services Contract for potential CANDU new Build in Romania

Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group (TSX: SNC), has won a 12-month, $8.4 million contract from Romanian firm, EnergoNuclear S.A., to provide engineering services during the preparatory stage of a precursor project to complete CANDU Units 3 & 4 in Romania.

 

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01.12.2021 (308 Clicks)

Webuild: Fabriano-Matelica Section of Marche-Umbria Quadrilateral Highway network open to Traffic

Mega project 74% complete with supply chain of 450 businesses to improve connections in Central Italy

 

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01.12.2021 (359 Clicks)

SNC-Lavalin-led Joint Venture selected to provide Flood Mitigation Support for FEMA


SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, announced that its STARR II Joint Venture (JV) has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, valued at up to $300 million USD to perform engineering and technical services for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The JV, which has been providing services since 2014, will support FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program.

“Flooding continues to make costly impacts threatening life and property throughout communities around the world, including the devastating situation that we are witnessing in British Columbia,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. “Deploying global capabilities locally, our experts continue to develop climate adaptation tools that help provide timely, useful information so that communities worldwide can prepare for and respond to flood risks.”

Led by SNC-Lavalin, the STARR II JV, which includes partner firms Stantec and Dewberry, will provide support to FEMA in the western United States. Services provided under the contract will include regional flood hazard mapping and risk management required to develop accurate flood hazard data that will increase risk awareness and facilitate local mitigation actions that reduce loss to life and property. Technical services, studies and activities may include hydrologic and hydraulic engineering, floodplain mapping, mitigation planning, portfolio management, dam and levee risk assessments, building code review, community engagement and post-disaster support.

“We have a long history working with FEMA, providing engineering and technical services related to Risk MAP. With the increasing frequency of devastating flooding events in parts of the country, our work for FEMA has taken on increased significance,” said George Nash, CEO, Atkins North America. “As we work in close collaboration with our JV partners, we never lose focus on our common vision and purpose that is to reduce the loss of life and property caused by floods.’’

Through the NFIP, property owners in participating communities can purchase federally backed flood insurance, an alternative to disaster assistance, to meet the escalating costs of flood damage repairs to buildings and their contents. The communities agree to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations to protect against future flood losses. The Risk MAP program supports the NFIP by providing communities and property owners critical flood risk maps and datasets that highlight areas of highest risk, areas that may be in need of mitigation, and areas where floodplain changes have occurred. This information is then used to enhance hazard mitigation planning strategies that help communities become more resilient.

Source: SNC Lavalin



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