Engineer Pedro Repetto was integrated to the Committee
Engineer Pedro Repetto was integrated to the Committee
Soil samples in the laboratory may seem a world apart from the gleaming high tech of the high speed train. Yet both share the spotlight in a current exhibition at the National Railway Museum in York giving a rare insight into the role of testing and prototyping in pushing the boundaries of rail engineering.
A consortium of Van Oord and BAM International completed the construction of the APM Terminals Moín in Costa Rica. The inauguration of the container terminal will enable products to be shipped on transatlantic routes to European and Asian markets without transshipment.
Fugro has been awarded a further substantial marine site characterisation project off the Dutch Coast.
Lundin Gold Inc. reports that a landslide occurred on the North Access Road at the Fruta del Norte Project resulting in the death of an employee, despite the extensive rescue efforts of the Company and local response teams. The employee was operating a loader which was caught in the landslide.
Numbers: 395 located; 179 dead; 131 missing
Vale has been undertaking all efforts to support the people affected in Brumadinho (Minas Gerais), since the early hours of the breach of Dam 1 at the Córrego do Feijão mine, on January 25. The humanitarian assistance includes psychological and social support and emergency medical care; accommodation in hotels, hostels and provisional housing; and supply of food, personal hygiene items and essentials, medicines, clothing and transportation. Check out the latest data about the measures taken by Vale in the region:
- Barão de Cocais, Nova Lima and Ouro Preto:
- Sul Superior: approximately 450
- Forquilhas I, II and III: four people
- B3/B4: approximately 250 people
- Vargem Grande: approximately 40
- Dam I: 286
Whether it is drilling, diaphragm wall, piling or mixing plant technology, visitors to the Bauma booth FN 520 (open-air area north) of the Bauer Maschinen Group will once again experience the entire range of specialist foundation technology in April. "As we are a global player with Bavarian roots, Bauma in Munich is of course always a very special highlight," explains Dr. Ruediger Kaub, Managing Director of Bauer Maschinen GmbH. In addition to the core range of Bauer rotary drilling rigs, the MC series of duty-cycle cranes, diaphragm wall technology with cutters and grabs, the subsidiaries Klemm, Prakla, Hausherr, RTG, ABS Trenchless and MAT will also be showing off their equipment and systems.
E-Power Pipe® is a trenchless method for the economic and environmentally friendly installation of underground cables. The new development from Herrenknecht has been nominated for the bauma Innovation Award 2019 in the "Machine” category. Trenchless technology offers significant advantages over the conventional open-cut method. The innovative procedure closes a technical gap because it allows small diameter drives with ten times greater lengths, shallower depths as well as high precision and speed.
The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, located in Cengkareng, Banten, suburb of the Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, is one of the largest airports in Asia and 17th world’s busiest airport with an annual passenger volume of around 63 million (as of 2017). In order to deal with the increasing number of flights (now at over 447 thousand flight movements per year) and to optimize the time taken for ground handling of individual aircraft, a new connecting taxiway will be constructed to connect the existing runways at east side of airport. Currently, there is only one connecting taxiway located at west side of airport which supported for all aircraft’s movement.
Fugro’s innovative use of platform deployed ROV (PDROV) technology has demonstrated substantial reductions in the costs of subsea jacket inspections and significant operational improvements
Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon set the first turbine of the Rogun hydroelectric dam in motion at a ceremony attended by thousands to mark the latest milestone in this ambitious $3.9-billion project involving Salini Impregilo to double the country’s energy production.
At the beginning of October 2018, the Bauer Maschinen Group decided to sell the diesel hammer product line and the associated brand name Pileco to Wang LLC, a subsidiary of Wuxi Xinren Universal Machinery CO, a long-standing supplier and partner to Bauer. "This profitable sale was a logical step," says Christian Gress, member of the Management Board in the Bauer Maschinen GmbH, explaining that the sale was due both to market developments in the diesel hammer sector in the USA as well as to the fact that the product ultimately no longer suits Bauer's overall Portfolio.
Andrew Wyllie, Costain chief executive, becomes the 154th president of the ICE
Growing Coffey's Brisbane geoservices team with the appointment of two team leaders
Fugro has come away from this year’s British Drilling Association (BDA) awards with success in categories celebrating exceptional individuals, industry excellence and project performance in the geotechnical field.
Fugro is providing Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) with underwater inspection, geotechnical and geophysical services for its offshore operations in Qatar under a new 5-year call off contract.
The Emirate of Dubai is constantly attracting attention with spectacular construction projects, unique design concepts and exceptional superlatives. Not only does it feature the world's tallest building at present – the 828 m-high Burj Khalifa – in the city on the Persian Gulf, it is also renowned worldwide for the artificially built island of Palm Jumeirah with its villas, holiday homes and hotels. The Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbH subsidiary in Dubai was already playing a key role in the construction of the island in 2004. Vibro techniques were used to consolidate over 10 million m³ of sand and the subsoil was stabilized for the future development.
A highly successful Intergeo 2018 drew to a close in Frankfurt. The trade fair and conference reinforced their credentials as the world’s number one communications and networking forum for the geo-IT sector. “The industry is embracing digitalisation in all its fascinating facets,” sums up DVW President Hansjörg Kutterer.