As Ireland moves into a more intensive stage of mitigating the impacts and spread of Covid-19, the Irish Government outlined several measures including the cessation of non-essential construction activity. This necessary move compounds the economic impact felt by Geoscience Ireland member companies. Read more
Irish Offshore Engineering company, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG) have recently been appointed to support the Taiwanese Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm, by providing geotechnical and geophysical Owners Engineering services. The Hai Long 2 and 3 projects have consent for up to 1044MW of new renewable electricity and are in advanced development stages.
Sean Canney TD, acting Minister of State for Natural Resources, provided the keynote address at the “Ireland – Open for Business” forum at the Prospectors and Developers Association Canada (PDAC) Convention and Tradeshow held in Toronto, 3 March.
Enterprise Ireland hosted a seminar on supply chain opportunities for Irish companies who are considering entry into the English and Welsh water sectors. The UK’s Asset Management Plan for 2020-2025 (AMP 7) is valued at £51 billion. Read more
Sean Canney TD, Minister for Natural Resources, will lead the Irish delegation at PDAC this 1-4 March. Minister Canney will participate at the EU forum on sustainable futures and will deliver the keynote address at the Ireland business forum on Tuesday, 3 March.
Geoscience Ireland (GI) held its first workshop of 2020 in the Irish Management Institute on the 13th of February. The thematic workshop focussed on Offshore Renewable Energy Development; Ireland has an abundant offshore wind energy resource and its evolving policy landscape should lend itself to significant growth in the sector. Geoscience Ireland member companies are representative of a strong value chain which includes site selection, planning and environment, geotechnical engineering and drilling.
The annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention and Trade Show – the largest international meeting of its type in the world, with attendance in recent years exceeding 26,000 delegates – will take place in Toronto this 1 – 4 March.
FLI Group has announced the acquisition of Cadegeau, a French based Environmental Consultancy based in Cholet.
Cadegeau specialise in Water, Soils, Geotechnical and Ecology and has been operating since 2004. The company is managed by Guillaume Tamisier who has 20 years’ experience in the Water and the wider environmental sector.
The FLI Group have identified growth opportunities in soil remediation and stormwater management in France and the experienced team in Cadegeau are well placed to take advantage of these opportunities.
This is latest FLI acquisition in this field, having acquired QDS in 2018, enhancing its capacity in the remediation sector. See here for further details on QDS acquisition.