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Bontexgeo – New Ownership and new Name

On 3 September 2019 Low & Bonar PLC has announced that it has completed the sale of their civil engineering business, which includes the production facilities in Belgium and Hungary, to Nimbus, a Netherlands based private equity fund. This sale is in line with the  strategy announced on July 11, 2018 to dispose of the civil engineering division in order to simplify their portfolio and improve their debt position.

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Festive Reopening for the Forggensee Reservoir Dam in Germany

 

Once again, traffic is driving along the dam crest, electricity generation is running full-steam ahead, and lake Forggensee is filled with water. After a total construction time of only 16 months, during which all participants worked at maximum capacity, remediation of the Forggensee reservoir dam in Rosshaupten was successfully completed in July 2019. After completion of the new street along the dam crest (including walking and biking paths) and other construction projects, the Rosshaupten reservoir dam was re-opened on September 12 during a festive ceremony.

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Kent von Maubeuge honored with Top Annual Award from ASTM International Geosynthetics Committee

ASTM International’s committee on geosynthetics (D35) presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Kent P. von Maubeuge, director of corporate identity and corporate communication and senior product manager with Naue GmbH & Co. KG in Espelkamp, Germany. The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to developing standards.

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GeoAmericas 2020 – Keynote Lecturers confirmed and Deadline for Abstracts expanded

Expanded deadline for to submit abstracts with the main theme "Geosynthetics Solutions for a Fast-Changing World"

See below the sub-topics:

  • Case Histories
  • Design Approaches and Numerical Solutions
  • Drainage and Filtration
  • Durability and Long Term Performance
  • Geosynthetics in Environmental Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Dynamic Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Mining Applications
  • Geosynthetics in Highways and Railways
  • Geosynthetics Properties
  • Geosynthetics Solutions for Natural Disasters
  • Innovative Uses and Solutions
  • New Geosynthetic Products
  • Reinforced Walls and Slopes
  • Reinforcement of Embankments and Unpaved Roads
  • Seismic Analysis and Applications of Geosynthetics Solutions
  • Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction
  • Sustainability of Earth Works with Geosynthetics

Keynote Lecturers confirmed

  • The Keynote Lecturers are:
  • Deny Parra
  • Dov Lechchinsky
  • Barry R. Christopher
  • Richard Brachman
  • Jie HAn
  • Kerry Rowe

More information: here

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Fugro Seep hunting Success Offshore Malaysia

Fugro has successfully completed the first of three Malaysian seep hunting and geochemical campaigns for the Provision of Surface Geochemical Survey for Domestic Waters for Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas company.

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