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28.01.2020 (794 Clicks)

Costain appoints Rail Sector Director

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has appointed Simon Ellison as rail sector director.

 

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28.01.2020 (681 Clicks)

Vale informs on the Sul Inferior Dam

Vale informed that it activated the Level 2 of the Emergency Action Plan for Mining Dams (PAEBM) of the Sul Inferior Dam, of the Gongo Soco Mine, in Barão of Cocais (MG). Due to the heavy rains in the region, there was erosion in the inner part of the structure's reservoir, which nonetheless remains stable.

 

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28.01.2020 (737 Clicks)

Endomines signs LoI with Transatlantic Mining to purchase US Grant Mine and Mill and Kearsarge Gold Project

Endomines AB announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Transatlantic Mining Corp., to purchase the US Grant Mine and Mill in conjunction with the Lease Assignment of the Kearsarge Gold Project in the Virginia City Mining District in Montana, USA.

 

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27.01.2020 (856 Clicks)

Golden Beaver Award for Jack Brockway: Major Recognition for Herrenknecht U.S. Manager


Jack Brockway, President of Herrenknecht Tunnelling Systems USA, received the prestigious Golden Beaver Award 2020 in Los Angeles on Friday, January 17, 2020. The association of leading representatives of the U.S. construction industry honored Jack Brockway's achievements in outstanding projects and technological advances in mechanized tunnelling with the Service & Supply Award.

'His motto is: American ingenuity combined with German engineering.' With these words, Jack Brockway was introduced as one of the four prize winners in Los Angeles on Friday, January 17, 2020. The prestigious Golden Beaver Award is presented annually by 'The Beavers', an association founded in 1955, to people who have made outstanding contributions to the U.S. building and civil engineering industry. Jack Brockway received the award last weekend in the category 'Service & Supply' for his commitment to the tunnelling industry over decades. He accepted the award in Los Angeles in front of around 3,000 guests at a festive evening event from the hands of David J. Miles, President of the Beavers.

Jack Brockway can look back on a very successful and challenging career. After completing a bachelor's degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and working for Boeing and in international tunnel construction, he joined Herrenknecht AG in 1997. His task was to establish and manage the Herrenknecht subsidiary for the USA in Seattle. From there, he would drive forward the development of the North American market. Over the years, he has established a highly effective, 30-person competence team for the U.S. market at the Seattle location. Today, even very complex projects are managed there in close cooperation with the experts from Schwanau in Germany.

Jack Brockway's broad-based know-how and his professional leadership qualities have been of great benefit not only to countless large and small infrastructure projects in mechanized tunnelling. He also played a particularly important role in the technological progress of the industry in the USA. Together with Werner Burger, Chief Engineer of Herrenknecht at the Schwanau headquarters, he laid the foundation for the introduction of state-of-the-art mechanized tunnelling technology in the USA. This enables safe and economical tunnel construction under the most difficult ground conditions. Lighthouse projects with Herrenknecht technology such as Lake Mead (convertible Mixshield for up to 15 bar pressure) or the Port of Miami Tunnel (project-specific EPB Shield with innovative 'Water Control Process') thus achieved the status of worldwide references.

Tunnelling gets into your blood

'I am quite proud to have been nominated for a Golden Beaver Award. I did not expect that', Jack Brockway stated happily. He took the award ceremony as an opportunity to encourage young professionals to embark on a career in tunnelling: 'Tunnelling gets into your blood. Building fascinating infrastructure projects is a first-class career opportunity for young engineers. Especially since it is not only engineering expertise but also a good hands-on feeling that counts'.

A Herrenknecht pioneer

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht, founder and Chairman of the Board of Management of Herrenknecht AG, said at the award ceremony in Los Angeles: 'Jack Brockway is a fascinating leader. He has carried out real pioneering work for Herrenknecht in the USA. Thanks to him, we have become an important partner for construction companies in mechanized tunnelling in the USA over the past two decades. We are involved in very challenging infrastructure projects with our most innovative machines and services. We can count on a first-class team in the USA that works closely and very successfully with us.' After Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht has received the Moles Award in New York in 2009, the company Herrenknecht is now represented with Jack Brockway's Golden Beaver Award at the two most important US construction industry awards on the East and West Coast.

The Golden Beaver Award

The other winners of the Beaver Award 2020 in Los Angeles besides Jack Brockway were: Timothy Barnard (Chairman of Barnard Construction Company, Inc.) in the 'Management' category, Clayton Gilliland (Senior Vice President and Area Manager of Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.) in the 'Supervision' category, and Daniel N. Adams (President and CEO of McMillen Jacobs Associates) in the 'Engineering' category.

Herrenknecht references and current projects in the USA

Over the past two decades, Herrenknecht has delivered project-specific tunnel boring machines, additional equipment and services for more than 50 projects in traffic tunnelling (with a diameter of larger than 4.8 meters) to construction companies in the USA and Canada. These include modern subway projects in Minneapolis, Seattle and New York, high-capacity sewage tunnels in Washington, D.C. and Portland (Oregon), major road tunnels in i and Virginia, and a hydropower and a drinking water project in Canada.

Los Angeles has been relying on tunnel boring technology 'Made in Schwanau' for years: At present, for the Purple Line Sections 1, 2 and 3 with six machines, and in earlier years for the Gold Line, the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project and the Regional Connector. For more than 35 kilometers of subway tunnels, the American construction consortia have placed their trust in the expertise of Herrenknecht. Because of the gases expected in the Los Angeles underground, the machines for the Purple Line are designed to be explosion-proof.

In addition, there is a large number of successful smaller diameter utility tunnelling projects with Herrenknecht machines in North America. Here too, the Herrenknecht team was and is the first point of contact for current technological developments. For example, the Direct Pipe® method developed by Herrenknecht has now become established in the USA. With Direct Pipe®, a prefabricated pipeline is installed trenchlessly in just one step, and at the same time the necessary borehole is made. To further strengthen Herrenknecht's local presence, an additional service location was established in 2018 in Houston, Texas, at the heart of the U.S. oil industry. From this base, customers who are laying pipelines using the HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) method are supported.

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24.01.2020 (775 Clicks)

World-first public Database of Mine Tailings Dams aims to prevent deadly Disasters

Environmental organisation GRID-Arendal with support from the UN Environment Program has launched the world’s first publicly accessible global database of mine tailings storage facilities.

 

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23.01.2020 (745 Clicks)

Sika invests in Supply Chain in Colombia

Sika has invested in the production of concrete admixtures, acrylic liquid applied membranes, and mortars in Barranquilla, the fourth-largest city in Colombia, and has relocated and expanded the activities of an existing factory to the new state-of-the-art plant. The factory supplies the attractive Caribbean market and the northern part of Colombia and enables further growth.

 

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22.01.2020 (672 Clicks)

Cimic Group´s UGL secures Contracts in Mining Sector

Cimic Group company UGL has secured contracts to provide maintenance, shutdown and project services for its clients in the mining sector.

 

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22.01.2020 (782 Clicks)

Turquoise Hill appoints new Director

Turquoise Hill Resources announced the appointment of George Burns to the Company’s Board of Directors as an independent director.

 

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21.01.2020 (886 Clicks)

Orica launches Underground Blast Design Software to boost Productivity and reduce Costs

Orica, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems, announced the release of its new blast design and modelling software for underground mining applications, ShotPlus Underground.

 

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21.01.2020 (778 Clicks)

Balfour Beatty successfully electrified Rail Lines between Bristol and Cardiff in UK

Balfour Beatty, working on behalf of Network Rail, successfully completed the electrification of 77 km of the Great Western Railway (GWR) line between Bristol and Cardiff; a significant contribution to Network Rail’s overall Greater West Electrification Programme to electrify 275 km of train line between Cardiff and London.

 

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23.12.2022 

Pula Group’s Graphite Project positions Tanzania in the World’s Clean Energy TransitionPula Group’s Graphite Project positions Tanzania in the World’s Clean Energy Transition

Tanzania hosts world-class graphite deposits and the Pula Group leads with a profitable and socially responsible model for exploration.

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23.12.2022 

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21.04.2022 

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17. October 2022 (624 Clicks)

The consortium BTC Brennero Tunnel Construction and the Hosch Group jointly delivered on a world-class tunnelling project by combining excellent engineering with the innovative remote monitoring system Hoschiris Discover.  

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01. November 2020 (2894 Clicks)

Das Buch 5 der Reihe „Dokumentation der technischen Entwicklung bei der RAG“ stellt die Entwicklungen der vergangenen fünf Jahrzehnte aus dem Bereich Grubensicherheit dar. Der zweite Band behandelt die Staubbekämpfung und die technischen Maßnahmen im Arbeitsschutz.  

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24.01.2023 (232 Clicks)

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22.01.2023 (175 Clicks)

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PERI acquires Implenia Schalungsbau GmbH

16.01.2023 (146 Clicks)

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