Applications of Solmax’s Geosynthetic Drainage Design Tool: Drainage Geonets & Geocomposites in Solid Waste Containment Facilities

Radical Change required in Order to meet London’s Infrastructure Needs

A new report from the Greater London Authority (GLA) has today revealed the capital’s strategic infrastructure investment requirements to 2050.  

Working with expert help from Arup, the new report titled ‘London Infrastructure Plan 2050 – A Consultation’, examines seven sectors - from transport, waste and energy to open spaces and broadband - and spells out the infrastructure needs of London over the next thirty-five years to cope with a growing population.


The Plan for Queensland

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the launch today by Premier Newman of a 30-year vision for the state. Chief Executive Michael Roche said the Queensland Plan was the product of an extensive consultation process to which the QRC and its members were proud to contribute.


Veidekke buys Concrete Element Factory in Sweden

Veidekke Entreprenad AB has entered into an agreement to buy 70 % of the shares in the Swedish concrete element factory AB Recess in the town of Sala, north of Stockholm. 'The acquisition of shares in Recess is a significant investment for Veidekke in element construction in order to achieve higher efficiency and lower costs,' says Group CEO, Arne Giske.


World Gold Council: New report urges investors not to overestimate the effect US interest rate rises may have on gold in their portfolio

The World Gold Council yesterday released its latest quarterly investment journal, Gold Investor, which includes the research paper “Gold and US interest rates: a reality check”. The paper analyses the impact on the gold market of higher interest rates, as financial markets factor in the impact any decision by the US Federal Reserve to wind down QE and tighten monetary policy might have.

Its conclusion is that, while


K+S increases capital expenditures for new potash plant in Canada

  • Basic engineering of the Legacy Project further advanced
  • Supervisory Board agrees to decision of the Board of Executive Directors for raising the capex budget to 4.1 billion CAD
  • Production capacity of 2 million tonnes will be available as planned by 2017
  • Commissioning in summer of 2016 (so far end of 2015) expected
  • Financing of the still economically attractive and strategically important potash project secured


K+S is committed to continuing the construction of the new potash plant in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

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