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COWI buys Donaldson Associates

Engineering consultancy group COWI has acquired geotechnical design, tunnel and underground engineering firm Donaldson Associates Full story...

DriftShot promises better blasting

Commercial explosives player Dyno Nobel and its joint-venture partner DetNet have released an electronic initiation system for underground development blasting Full story...

First female president for Royal Academy of Engineering

Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK have selected Professor Dame Ann Dowling (DBE FREng FRS) as president Full story...

Mott MacDonald acquires water partner

Mott MacDonald has acquired long-term partner and major UK water civils player Bentley Holdings Full story...

Blast expert joins Brierley Associates

Drill and blast technical expert Andy Mckown has been appointed by Brierley Associates Full story...

Sunny summer for tunnelling projects

Weather aside, July was a hot month for tunnel contract announcements in the UK and France Full story...

Kicking up a stink

On page 11 we report on the planned £100 million (US$163 million) sewer tunnel in Glasgow, Scotland, a country which was on the brink of separation from the United Kingdom Full story...

Having a blast in Rio

In Brazil’s Copacabana life is a beach, while under the sand rock is being blown up on Rio de Janeiro’s Metro expansion Full story...

Counting the cost of tunnels

Are tunnels in Australia and New Zealand really more expensive to build than in the rest of the world? Kate Taylor investigates Full story...

New horizons

Roger Bridge, new chairman of the British Tunnelling Society (BTS), talks to WT about career ups and downs and the forthcoming BTS Conference Full story...

Having a blast in Rio

In Brazil’s Copacabana life is a beach, while under the sand rock is being blown up on Rio de Janeiro’s Metro expansion Full story...

Felice named as tunnelling chairman

In the US, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) has named Dr Conrad Felice (pictured) as chairman of the Tunnels and Underground Structures Committee Full story...
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Professional PlacementsProfessional Placements: Executive Director - PDAC

The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its operations from its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario

Russian precious metals company Polymetal International plc’s commitment to establishing an extensive pipeline of growth projects has continued with the acquisition of the Kyzyl gold project.
Russian precious-metals company Polymetal International plc has made significant progress at the Semcha platinum-group metals (PGM) property in the past year as it moves the project towards a preliminary economic assessment
The Republic of Guinea intends to launch, pursuant to the mining Code, a competitive and transparent invitation to tender for three bauxite mining blocks located in the prefectures of Boffa, Boké and Télimélé.
Indochine Mining Limited is developing a high-grade gold project at Mt Kare in PNG by rapidly developing wide, high-grade gold zones
Sarama Resources is a West Africa-focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mali.

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