Category Archives: Industry News

Righting the Costa Concordia – Creating a stabilization and holdback system for the ship.

More than a year after the Costa Concordia cruise liner ran aground and capsized off the coast of Tuscany, salvagers have righted the cruise ship during a complex, 600 million euro ($800 million USD) engineering project and will tow the vessel from Giglio Island on which it rested. But before…

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…