GeoResources Journal 4-2019

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GeoResources - German Journal for Mining, Tunnelling, Geotechnics and EquipmentGeoResources Journal for Resources, Mining, Tunnelling, Geotechnics and Equipment.

We are pleased to present to you the current edition of the English Journal GeoResources.

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   A Word on  

Roland Leucker

Opening new Horizons for liveable Cities

Finding eco- and climate-friendly infrastructure solutions for liveable cities, where space and financial resources are limited, poses huge challenges. If these are to be tackled effectively engineers need to think outside the box and explore new horizons.

A Word on … • Urbanisation • Sustainability • Infrastructure • Tunnelling • Cooperation


Christian Grimm and Holger Schüttrumpf

Innovative Vinyl Sheet Piles protect Climate and Environment

Innovative sheet piles made of plasticizer­free polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) are regulated in the German standard DIN 16456. They are an economical solution in various applications as an alternative to conventional steel sheet piling. They also make an important contribution to climate and environmental protection, particularly in the rewetting of moors.

Geotechnics • Environmental protection • Climate protection • Sheet piling • Innovation • Standards

   Geotechnics/Product News  

Huesker Synthetic GmbH

Geogrid made from recycled PET

Huesker launched the world’s first geogrid made from 100 % recycled PET. The new product offers the same quality as its conventional counterpart.

Geotechnics • Geosynthetics • Geogrids • Recycling • Environmental protection


Markus Hempel

Building with Geosynthetics in the Stuttgart-Ulm Major Project of the Deutsche Bahn AG – Part 2 Geogrid Applications

In the major project Stuttgart-Ulm of the Deutsche Bahn AG, geosynthetics are used in various areas and with different functions. This part 2 of a series of papers deals with applications of geogrids with a reinforcement function.

Geotechnics • Tunnelling • Major projects • Geosynthetics • Embankment construction • Construction operations • Geosynthetic reinforced earth


Joachim Zeitner

Soil Cement Foundations in no Time without Soil Exchange

Soil cement can be produced without excavating the soil and backfilling thanks to the Schökem process. The innovative method caters for manifold application possibilities in special foundation engineering.

Geotechnics • Construction ­process • Machinery • Innovation • Efficiency • Specialist foundation ­engineering


Desiree Willis

Over 1,200 Meters per Month at the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project in Nepal

Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP) is one of Nepal’s 11 National Pride Projects-prioritized plans sanctioned by the Government of Nepal to further develop the mostly rural country. The BBDMP TBM excavation was a success. Nepal’s first tunnel boring machine broke through in April 2019 – about one year ahead of the project schedule.

Tunnelling • Mechanized Tunnelling • TBM • Geology • Efficiency • Nepal


GeoResources Team in an interview with Klaus Wachter

SCAUT – the Swiss Competence Center for the innovative Use of the Underground Space

The GeoResources Team interviewed Klaus Wachter, CEO of SCAUT, the Swiss Center of Applied Underground Technologies. This competence center seeks to employ existing know-how for the innovative use of the underground space.

Tunnelling • Interview • Switzerland • Cooperation • Underground space • Innovation


Michael Lierau, Robert Binder and Klaus Wachter

Plug-in Crosscut Element – How standardised pre-manufactured Crosscut Wall Systems improve overall Tunnelling Effectiveness

The Plug-in Crosscut Element (PCE) is a highly standardised, high precision pre-manufactured and fully assembled ready-to-install concrete wall system. It is designed to close cross connecting galleries in a tunnel in one step. This article explains the remarkable advantages of the innovative PCEs as less manufacturing cost, installation and commissioning time saving, increased safety, and high system reliability.

Tunnelling • Crosscut • R & D • Logistics • Doors • Effectiveness


Oliver Langefeld and Angela Binder

Sustainable Mines of the Future with Energy Production and Storage

Of the top ten business risks facing the mining sector Ernst & Young ranks ‘License to operate’ in first place and ‘Energy mix’ sixth. Sustainability is therefore set to become increasingly important in the mining industry of the future. This article explains how energy production and storage can help overcome the challenges that lie ahead.

Mining • Energy • Sustainability • Development • Pumped Storage Power Plants • Photovoltaics


Jürgen Schmitt, Julien Ritter, Antje Bormann and Sinan Cemhan

Altering the Compressive Strength of Bunter Sandstone by Microwave Irradiation

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is currently conducting tests to determine how the compressive strength of rock can be altered by means of microwave irradiation. This paper presents the findings of tests carried out on samples of Odenwald Bunter sandstone.

Geotechnics • Tunnelling • Mining• Research • Rock • Compressive strength • Microwaves


Patrick Schneider

Innovative containerised Shaft Ventilation Plant for Projects in Belarus and the UK

CFT GmbH Compact Filter Technic has designed, built and installed containerised shaft ventilation systems for potash mines in Belarus and the UK. This article describes the new equipment and explains how the innovative design has proved successful.

Mining • Shaft sinking • Ventilation • Efficiency • Belarus • UK

   Ideas Workshop  

Klaus Böde

Implementation of BIM as a Key Element for Modernisation at the Construction Company Hochtief Polska

Construction is struggling with innovation, mainly due to intense price competition and low margins. The next innovation wave seems to be Building Information Modeling (BIM). This article deals with the implementation of BIM at Hochtief Polska.

Digitisation • Construction • BIM • Implementation • Change management



Time and Subject Schedule 2020


Market Place Geosynthetics



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