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Fugro boosts offshore wind projects in Taiwan

Complementing its 30 years of experience offshore Taiwan, Fugro has completed geotechnical and geophysical surveys for feasibility studies, installation, commissioning and cost-effective operation of offshore wind farms in UK, European and North American waters. In 2016 it undertook the first geotechnical and geophysical survey and metocean study project in Taiwanese waters for a major offshore wind developer for engineering design and environmental impact assessment purposes. Amongst Fugro’s successful projects in the region’s oil and gas sector is a large-scale clearance survey for an exploration 3D seismic survey programme. The survey was conducted with International Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant Co Ltd (IOVTEC), with whom the company has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Optimising their service offerings in marine site characterisation under this MoU, Fugro and IOVTEC will also install a lidar buoy to collect wind resource data off the Taiwanese coast in January 2018. In addition to its surveying activity, IOVTEC will provide logistic and operational support to Fugro’s offshore metocean projects. The agreement will see the two companies cooperate on marine survey projects in the waters surrounding Taiwan, with IOVTEC expanding survey services in the country and Fugro providing fit-for-purpose technology, equipment and expertise. “IOVTEC brings to the MoU its specialist skills in domestic hydrographic and bathymetric surveys for coastal mapping, government port and harbour agencies, dredging and marine contractors and offshore wind farm developers in Taiwan,”...

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Administrative Assistant

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation employing over 300 people. With over 60 years’ experience, our teams deliver high quality environmental and civil engineering solutions, safely, for a diverse range of projects and clients. Our flat management structure results in a flexible organisation where self-motivated, practical, problem solvers will thrive.This position will suit a clear communicator, able to use their own initiative. The role’s responsibilities will...

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BMT Secures Further R&D Funding for Hazardous Scene Responders

12-Oct-2017 BMT has secured funding through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), to build a prototype Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which will allow a team of responders to remotely assess a scene for potentially hazardous materials and predict the likely impact.  The system will be able to autonomously gather up-to-date information of the terrain, structures, weather and hazardous gases and then present the user with a 2D and 3D map of the area of interest in a matter of minutes in a familiar form. Antony Waldock, Principal System Analyst at BMT explains: “Responders to potentially hazardous scenes are required...

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Leading civil engineers complete two landfill projects in the east of England

Work has been completed on the construction of two engineered landfill cell projects for client Augean South Limited. Jones Bros was appointed by the leading hazardous waste management company to carry out works at two landfills near Peterborough; the East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF) near Kings Cliffe and Thornhaugh Landfill Site. The contract was worth £1.5m. Work started at the ENRMF in May. Jones Bros’ civil engineers excavated 85,000m3 of earth before installing an engineered clay liner, an artificial sealing liner of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) with a protective geotextile layer and finally leachate collection sumps and a leachate drainage layer of crushed aggregate to form a landfill cell designed to give a high level of environmental protection. The ENRMF operates as a hazardous landfill, which includes the acceptance of low level radioactive wastes, typically transported from decommissioned nuclear power stations and other industrial sources. Thornhaugh, which is located closely to the ENRMF, operates primarily as a non-hazardous landfill site with the capability to accept certain types of hazardous wastes. Work started on this site in July, with 50,000m3 of earth excavated and the cell lined with clay, HDPE, and baled tyres as a drainage layer. Geraint Thomas, regional manager at Jones Bros, said: “These are our first projects for Augean South Limited and we’re pleased with how they have gone. “We’ve had 15 lads working on site,...

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Creating an unparalleled O&M service provider

October 9, 2017 Four well-known renewable firms have joined forces to create an unparalleled operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operations. The Fred. Olsen related companies – led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and with Global Wind Service, Natural Power and ZephIR Lidar – have come together to offer the full range of their specialist services through a single point of contact. The scope will include inspections, major component exchange, integrated service campaigns, blade repair, high voltage management, life extension, decommissioning and repowering. This alliance means clients can source the complete range of O&M services through...

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Community leaders gather to celebrate launch of Zingisani Creche in Noupoort, South Africa

Community leaders gathered together with members of the Noupoort community, families and over 200 crèche children to celebrate the launch of the recently upgraded Zingisani Creche, in Noupoort. Along with the centre’s Principal and staff, the hundreds of community children who are taken care of at this early childhood development centre, expressed their delight and joy, on seeing the results of this extensive refurbishment programme, interiors and Lego equipment, a favourite amongst the youngsters. In addition to this, the crèche received education material and the outdoor equipment. The learning materials and equipment compliments early learning; its practitioners and principal...

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Installation and trenching of 91 Inter Array Cables at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site successfully completed.

09.10.2017 DeepOcean is pleased to confirm that all 91 Inter Array Cables have been safely installed and that the base scope trenching operations are complete at DONG Energy’s Race Bank Offshore Windfarm site. Once fully operational, Race Bank will have a capacity of 573MW which will provide sufficient green energy to power over half a million UK homes from the 91no. 6MW turbines off the Norfolk coast. This project, which is considered to be DONG Energy’s most complex to date, is located at a challenging worksite with strong currents, shallow waters, widely varied seabed soils, and of course, consistently...

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