Water-based pile driver aces trial

A consortium has wrapped up trials in the Netherlands of a new offshore pile driving technology that uses water and is claimed to be quieter and more cost-effective than conventional techniques. Development trio Fistuca, Van Oord and TNO put the  patented Blue Piling Technology through its paces at Van Oord’s…

Edmonton-area driller takes key role in $7B hydro project

An Edmonton-area firm noted for horizontal-drilling work for municipalities and pipeline companies has landed one of its largest contracts yet – in Newfoundland. In the fall, Direct Horizontal Drilling of Acheson will be moving one of its biggest rigs, along with a convoy of 30 trucks, to begin drilling eight…

DFI Announces the Winner of the 2013 Ben C. Gerwick Award

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces that BAUER Maschinen GmbH and BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH will be presented the 2013 Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in the Design and Construction of Marine Foundations at a dinner in Seattle, August 1. The dinner is being held in conjunction with DFI’s Marine Foundations…

Grand Opening of Liebherr’s new sales and service center in Miami, Florida

Under the motto “Meet Diversity and Innovation” Liebherr celebrated the grand opening of its new sales and service center on June 11, 2013 in Miami. The ceremony was attended by more than 300 invited customers and guests. The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Hialeah Gardens just off Okeechobee and…